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China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong

Nov. 21, 2019 4:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy...

China bats away rumors, says trade talks with US continue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as inaccurate “rumors.” Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he had no new information to release. But he said China...

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The House overwhelmingly approved the bills Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed them on voice votes. The bills now go to the White House for...

Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

Nov. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would...

Number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii continues to decline

Nov. 20, 2019 12:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii is decreasing in a trend that has continued for the past four years, officials said. The Hawaii Tourism Authority found Chinese visitors to the state are down 26% through the third quarter of 2019 that closed at the end of September, Hawaii Public...

A glance at NATO’s aims for Dec. summit, as tensions simmer

Nov. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to make final preparations for an imminent summit of the military alliance’s leaders amid deep political tensions between the allies. The rift was exacerbated by French President Emmanuel Macron’s allegations that NATO is...

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

Nov. 20, 2019 1:25 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations with Japan are worth killing a major symbol of their security cooperation with Washington. After...

Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

Nov. 19, 2019 3:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A specially equipped Boeing 777 jet took off from Dulles International Airport on Tuesday carrying a true Washington celebrity: Bei Bei, a 4-year-old giant panda. Visitors to Washington’s National Zoo have watched him grow up since Day One. But now he’s headed to China....

The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is calling on authorities in Hong Kong to do all they can to de-escalate a standoff between security forces and anti-government protesters holed up in a university. The spokesman for the United Nations...

Taiwan president alleges Chinese electoral interference

Nov. 19, 2019 7:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese attempts to interfere in Taiwan’s presidential election campaign are happening “every day,” the island’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, said Tuesday. Tsai gave no details, but she said China was using “every means they can” to influence the...