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Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet Monday for their first trilateral talks since 2019

May. 23, 2024 03:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week in Seoul for their first trilateral talks in more than four years to discuss how to revive their cooperation, South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday. Since their inaugural stand-alone...

Taiwan scrambles jets and puts missile, naval and land units on alert over China's military drills

May. 23, 2024 01:59 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan scrambled jets and put missile, naval and land units on alert Thursday over Chinese military exercises being conducted around the self-governing island democracy where a new president took office this week. China’s military said its two-day exercises...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

China sanctions US defense-related companies and executives over Russia, Taiwan

May. 22, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

BEIJING, China (AP) — China on Wednesday sanctioned 12 U.S. defense-related companies and 10 executives over arms sales to Taiwan in retaliation for earlier American sanctions on Chinese companies tied to Russia. The entities include units of Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General...

A man charged with helping the Hong Kong intelligence service in the UK has been found dead

May. 22, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of assisting Hong Kong authorities gather intelligence in the United Kingdom who was found dead in a park over the weekend had attempted suicide after he was charged, a prosecutor said. Matthew Trickett, 37, was found dead in a park in Maidenhead, west...

A citizen journalist imprisoned for 'provoking trouble' by reporting on COVID in China is released

May. 22, 2024 03:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Zhang Zhan, a citizen journalist, was released from prison after serving four years for charges related to reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to a video statement she released Tuesday, eight days after her sentence ended, though there are concerns about...

China is accelerating the forced urbanization of rural Tibetans, rights group says

May. 21, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is accelerating the forced urbanization of Tibetan villagers and herders, Human Rights Watch said, in an extensive report that adds to state government and independent reports of efforts to assimilate rural Tibetans through control over their language and traditional...

China sanctions former US lawmaker who supported Taiwan

May. 21, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday sanctioned Mike Gallagher, a former Republican member of Congress from Wisconsin who has shown support for Taiwan. Gallagher will be banned from entering China, any assets he holds in the country will be frozen and he will be barred from various...

Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports

May. 21, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As president, Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on foreign steel, which hurt Clips & Clamps Industries, a Michigan auto supplier — raising its materials prices, making it harder to compete with overseas rivals and costing it several contracts. Jeff...

Corn, millet and ... rooftop solar? Farm family’s newest crop shows China’s solar ascendancy

May. 20, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

JINAN, China (AP) — Shi Mei and her husband earn a decent enough living by growing corn and millet on their small farm in eastern China's Shandong province. In 2021, they diversified by investing in solar energy — signing a contract to mount some 40 panels on their roof to feed energy to the...