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AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Aug. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties. Nonetheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he expects no permanent relief because of the political climate in Washington. In an interview with The Associated Press, he also...

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

Aug. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn't want relief...

Britain concerned about consular employee missing in China

Aug. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The British foreign ministry said it is "extremely concerned" about an employee of its consulate in Hong Kong who has been missing since going to mainland China on a business trip. A statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is seeking information from Hong Kong and...

Chinese, Japanese foreign ministers meet amid calming ties

Aug. 20, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Japan met Tuesday amid an unusually lengthy stretch of calm in their countries' often turbulent relationship. The meeting between China's Wang Yi and Japan's Taro Kono came a day before a three-way summit also involving their South Korean counterpart, Kang...

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

Aug. 20, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan's right to defend itself. President Donald Trump announced approval of the $8 billion deal on Sunday. The sale is...

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

Aug. 19, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of Taiwan, a...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Aug. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

Stocks notched their third gain in a row Monday after the U.S. gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. The move put investors eager for any signs of progress in the trade war between Washington and Beijing in a buying mood that drove a broad rally led by...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Aug. 19, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing's...

Hong Kong bakery's mooncakes carry protest movement slogans

Aug. 19, 2019 4:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city's pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message. At Wah Yee Tang, the traditional Chinese harvest festival treat comes with a twist: slogans opposing the city's Beijing-backed government and promoting Hong Kong's...