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Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

Aug. 21, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday. Mahathir told...

Global shares mostly gain, focus on China-US talks, Fed

Aug. 21, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher in subdued trading Tuesday, tracking gains in Asia despite doubts over the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 climbed 0.5 percent to 5,406.69 and Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent at 12,388.87....

Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

Aug. 21, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation. Former top internet regulator Xu Lin will be in charge of efforts to portray China as a progressive force for good in the world at a...

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

Aug. 21, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation...

Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

Aug. 21, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,273.82 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,268.16. Hong Kong's...

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

Aug. 20, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday amid signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.6 percent to 5,378 while Germany's DAX added...

Malaysia lobbies for Chinese help amid fiscal woes

Aug. 20, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Monday that he hoped China would sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he met with the country's leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar construction projects financed by Chinese loans. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at a news briefing with...

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

Aug. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.3 percent in...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Aug. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles,...

Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit

Aug. 18, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's leader courted Chinese e-commerce investment in his country on Saturday, the start of his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to the world's second-largest economy is being watched for signs on the fate...