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As China absorbs Hong Kong, why do both get Olympic teams?

Jul. 30, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two teams, from two Chinese cities, confronting each other on a badminton court, thwacking the shuttlecock back and forth. Nothing unusual there. In China, teams play each other all the time. For the mixed doubles pairing from Beijing that emerged...

Taiwan's economy loses momentum as anti-virus controls pinch

Jul. 30, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

TAIPEI, China (AP) — Taiwan's economic growth slowed to 7.5% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as anti-coronavirus controls depressed consumer spending and manufacturing. Growth in the three months ending in June decelerated from the previous quarter's 8.9%,...

U.S. warns China is building more nuclear missile silos

Jul. 30, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. military is warning about what analysts have described as a major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Washington. Researchers at the Federation of American Scientists...

NBC mum on Chinese complaints about map during ceremony

Jul. 26, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has chosen not to engage in debate following complaints from China over the weekend about how the network depicted the country's map when its athletes marched during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Relations between the network and China...

South Korean men claim archery gold in Tokyo, teen leads way

Jul. 26, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Led by the steady shooting of teenager Kim Je-deok, South Korea defended its Olympic men's archery team title at the Tokyo Games. The energetic 17-year-old came up clutch in the semifinals to hold off host nation Japan and then again in a 6-0 win over...

Naohisa Takato wins Japan’s 1st gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei in men’s 60kg judo final

Jul. 24, 2021 07:09 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato wins Japan’s 1st gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei in men’s 60kg judo final.

China cancels flights, moves ships as typhoon approaches

Jul. 24, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan. In-fa was forecast to hit the coast of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on...

Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win

Jul. 24, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato won Japan’s first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei in the men’s 60-kilogram judo final on Saturday night. Kosovo’s Distria Krasniqi beat Japan’s Funa Tonaki in the women’s 48-kilogram final less than...

Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

Jul. 23, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central Chinese province caused at least 51 deaths. Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and expected to...

China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after deadly storms

Jul. 22, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Thursday were shoveling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods that killed at least 33 people in the city and surrounding areas. ...