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Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spat

Oct. 22, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Around 500 Japanese business leaders will accompany Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visits Beijing this week, amid an ongoing China-U.S. trade feud that is hurting industries on both sides. A Japanese government official speaking Monday on routine condition of anonymity said Abe's...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

Oct. 19, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct. 19, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million)...

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct. 18, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the...

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

Oct. 18, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's politically sensitive yuan sank to a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. The closely watched yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar at mid-morning, coming its closest to breaking...

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

Oct. 18, 2018 5:52 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military, after a rocky few months, may be stabilizing, although face-to-face talks between their respective defense chiefs Thursday produced no new agreements. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met for nearly 90 minutes, 30...

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

Oct. 16, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest effort...

Chinese vaccine maker fined $1.3 billion after scandal

Oct. 16, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine was fined 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) on Tuesday for falsifying production records in a scandal that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry. Disclosure of the case, and the failure of authorities to act immediately after finding inconsistencies...

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

Oct. 16, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last...