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'Be water': Police swoop as Hong Kong protests shift tactics

Oct. 13, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Taking a page from ancient Chinese military philosophy, black-clad protesters in Hong Kong changed tactics and wreaked havoc by popping up in small groups in multiple locations across the city Sunday, pursued by but also often eluding police who made scores of muscular arrests. Violence...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five...

Taiwan's Tsai says China threatens regional peace, stability

Oct. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is threatening Taiwan "nonstop" and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability, the island's President Tsai Ing-wen said in a National Day speech Thursday. Tsai's comments come amid a renewed push by China to internationally isolate the self-governing island...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

The Latest: Britain calls HK shooting 'disproportionate'

Oct. 1, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 10 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says the shooting of a teenage pro-democracy protester by a Hong Kong police officer during mass demonstrations was "disproportionate" and could stoke tensions in the...

Hong Kong's older protesters awed, humbled by zeal of youth

Sep. 30, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Watching from a side road, Edmund Lau was struck with admiration and wonder as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smoking canisters and rushing to aid the stricken who wept...

China's Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

Sep. 30, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi made his remarks at a reception on the eve of a massive...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 30, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ALLIES STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO MANAGE IMPEACHMENT THREAT Republicans' talking points on the whistleblower scandal include a debunked conspiracy theory, the "deep state" and Joe Biden's son. 2. 'THIS WAS A...

China's government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN

Sep. 27, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at U.S. economic policies and proudly pronounced itself "a country that is open and on the move." With Chinese...

AP Photos: 70 years of Communist rule in China

Sep. 27, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

China's 1.4 billion people have gone through periods of tremendous upheaval and change under 70 years of Communist rule. The once impoverished war-torn country has grown into the world's second-largest economy. In between, tens of millions died in the Great Leap Forward, which was anything but that; the Cultural...