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China hosts Japan, S. Korea ministers in bid to smooth row

Aug. 21, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearization at a time of tense relations between Tokyo and Seoul over trade. In talks with Japan's Taro Kono and South Korea's Kang Kyung-wha, Chinese...

China appeals to Washington: 'Get along with us'

Aug. 21, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is appealing to Washington to "get along with us" after President Donald Trump said "somebody had to take China on" over trade complaints. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Wednesday that trade has been "mutually beneficial" and expressed hope Washington can "meet China...

Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

Aug. 21, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they're needed for more important long-term benefits. He contended he does not fear a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth. Asked if...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

Aug. 21, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on the ongoing protests...

China says British consulate staffer detained 15 days

Aug. 21, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating a law on public order. At a daily briefing Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the case was "not a diplomatic...

Chinese woman accused of Mar-a-Lago trespass angers judge

Aug. 20, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents is frustrating the federal judge hearing her case as she ignores his questions and leaves him bewildered with her answers. The woman, 33-year-old Yujing Zhang,...

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Aug. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway...

The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong

Aug. 20, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Japan's top diplomat has told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is "deeply concerned" about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday that he told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that...

Britain concerned about consular employee missing in China

Aug. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The British foreign ministry said it is "extremely concerned" about an employee of its consulate in Hong Kong who has been missing since going to mainland China on a business trip. A statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is seeking information from Hong Kong and...