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Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists opposed to extradition legislation urged the leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others on Wednesday to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan. Beijing has strongly opposed any such discussion, saying Hong Kong...

Hong Kong protests raise alarm special freedoms are fading

Jun. 25, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland. Twenty-two years on, those are rights many here believe Hong Kong cannot live without. The hundreds of...

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Jun. 25, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the move follows Chinese customs inspectors' detection of...

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

Jun. 25, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve. If history repeats itself — and most analysts are betting it will — Trump and President Xi Jinping will agree to some kind of ...

A few Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

Jun. 25, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A small number of Hong Kong protesters handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by Tuesday to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office for nearly two hours the previous day. They said they are trying to maintain public support for future protests. "We...

Global stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined and Wall Street drifted toward a lower open. Traders looked ahead to a meeting...

China criticizes possible US penalties against banks

Jun. 25, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday criticized Washington's efforts to enforce U.S. law abroad following a news report three Chinese banks might be penalized over dealings with North Korea. The banks named by The Washington Post as facing possible loss of access to the U.S. financial system denied they were...

Asian stocks lower ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul and Sydney were little-changed. Investors were encouraged by the...

China says US-China trade teams in contact ahead of G-20

Jun. 24, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are discussing ways to resolve disputes ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan later this week, a Chinese official said Monday. The sides were seeking to "consolidate the important consensus reached...

Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and lobby of...