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Fresh Malaysian durians will make their way to China as trade deals signed during Premier Li's visit

Jun. 19, 2024 03:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fresh Malaysian durians will soon make their way to China as the two countries signed a slew of trade and economic deals Wednesday during a visit by Premier Li Qiang to celebrate a half-century of diplomatic relations. Li held private talks with...

US lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China

Jun. 19, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

DHARAMSHALA, India (AP) — A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday at his residence in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled leader as dangerous separatist. The high-level delegation, led by Republican...

Luxury sales are flattening amid a self-inflicted creativity crisis and price hikes, study finds

Jun. 18, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The post-pandemic surge in global sales of luxury handbags, shoes and apparel is set to stall this year amid a creativity crisis and price hikes as brands shift focus to the biggest spending customers, a new study by the Bain consultancy said Tuesday. Bain is...

Religious and cultural mentions removed from names of China's Xinjiang villages, rights groups say

Jun. 18, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region have been systematically replacing the names of villages inhabited by Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities to reflect the ruling Communist Party’s ideology, as part of an attack on their cultural identity, a report released...

24 people charged in money laundering scheme involving Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors say

Jun. 18, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A five-year investigation by U.S. officials has uncovered a complex partnership between one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels and Chinese underground banking groups in the U.S. that laundered money from the sale of fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs, federal prosecutors...

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

Jun. 18, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Athletic apparel company Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling “millions of euros,” according to news reports. ...

China's premier gets a red-carpet welcome as he begins visit in Malaysia

Jun. 18, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China's premier received a red-carpet welcome as he arrived Tuesday in Malaysia, the last leg of a regional tour, to celebrate a half-century of diplomatic ties between the two nations. Li Qiang is the first Chinese premier to visit Malaysia since...

Ecuador suspends an agreement with China waiving visas for Chinese nationals, citing an increase in irregular migration

Jun. 18, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador suspends an agreement with China waiving visas for Chinese nationals, citing an increase in irregular migration.

China targets Europe's farmers, and not its automakers, in response to EU tariffs on electric cars

Jun. 18, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is taking aim at European farmers instead of German automakers by launching an investigation into European Union pork imports, just days after the EU said it plans to impose provisional tariffs on China-made electric vehicles. The Commerce...

The Olympics are more than fun and games. They're a billion-dollar business with political overtones

Jun. 18, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

The Paris Olympics involve about 10,500 athletes from 200 countries or regions. But the Olympics are more than just fun and games. They are a giant business that generates billions of dollars in income for the International Olympic Committee. They're also a proxy for geopolitical...