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A Chinese military buff inadvertently bought 4 books of military secrets for under $1

Jun. 13, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A military history buff in China appears to have made an alarming discovery after picking up four discarded books for less than $1 at a neighborhood recycling station: They were confidential military documents. The country's Ministry of State Security told the story...

Chinese Premier Li and New Zealand’s Luxon hail close ties as they sign trade deals in Wellington

Jun. 13, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang met with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon on Thursday in Wellington, where the two leaders played up the ability of “good friends” to respectfully disagree — while publicly diverging on little. Li, China’s...

Hong Kong invokes a new law to cancel passports of 6 overseas-based activists, including Nathan Law

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government on Wednesday canceled the passports of six overseas-based activists under the new national security law, stepping up its crackdown on dissidents who moved abroad. Among them were former pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law, unionist Mung...

Chinese police say a suspect is in custody after a knife attack on 4 instructors from Iowa’s Cornell College

Jun. 11, 2024 06:57 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police say a suspect is in custody after a knife attack on 4 instructors from Iowa’s Cornell College.

US and Filipino forces end drills that tested their endurance in brutal heat and volatile weather

Jun. 10, 2024 09:46 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of American and Filipino troops concluded Monday a new combat exercise in the northern Philippines that tested their endurance in more than a week of brutal heat and volatile weather, and braced them to respond to any threat in tropical jungles and on scattered...

China says it is willing to upgrade economic corridor with Pakistan and deepen ties with Brazil

Jun. 07, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is willing to work with Islamabad to build an upgraded version of an economic corridor linking the two countries, China's leader Xi Jinping told visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday. Sharif pledged to ensure the safety of Chinese workers...

After crackdown on Hong Kong, overseas communities carry the torch to keep Tiananmen memories alive

Jun. 05, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As the 35th anniversary of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square crackdown neared, Rowena He, a prominent scholar of that bloody chapter of modern China's history, was busy flying between the United States, Britain and Canada to give a series of talks. Each was aimed at speaking out for...

Craft unfurls China's flag on the far side of the moon and lifts off with lunar rocks to bring home

Jun. 04, 2024 02:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said its lunar spacecraft unfurled the country's red and gold flag for the first time on the far side of the moon before part of the vehicle blasted off early Tuesday with rock and soil samples to bring back to Earth. The mission was hailed as a success in...

Beijing accuses 2 Chinese citizens of being British spies in latest test of relations

Jun. 03, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Beijing on Monday accused two Chinese citizens of spying for Britain, in the latest test of a relationship that has grown increasingly fraught. In a message on social media, the Ministry of State Security, China’s main intelligence service, said it uncovered...

Today in History: June 3, Muhammad Ali dies

Jun. 03, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 3, the 155th day of 2024. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 2016, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, whose athletic feats and activism put him among the most...