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Editor, CEO denied bail in Apple Daily case in Hong Kong

Jun. 19, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law. Ryan Law, the...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks

Jun. 17, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The new president of the Tibetan exile government said on Thursday he will do his best to resume a dialogue with China after more than a decade, and that a visit by the Dalai Lama to Tibet could be the best step forward. The Buddhist spiritual...

Macao closing office in Taipei amid rising Chinese pressure

Jun. 17, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

MACAO, China (AP) — The tiny Chinese autonomous region of Macao has joined its larger neighbor Hong Kong in closing its representative office in Taiwan as China seeks to intensify the diplomatic isolation of the self-governing island democracy. Macao gave no reason for...

Mistrial declared in case of University of Tennessee prof

Jun. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. U.S. District...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 16, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that...

China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

Jun. 16, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

LHASA, China (AP) — A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honored Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervor, of China's ruling Communist...

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

Jun. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running rift over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will suspend billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will let the two sides focus on a common economic...

Jurors deliberate over whether professor hid ties to China

Jun. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors have begun weighing the fate of a University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. Anming Hu, an associate professor in the...

China sends record 28 fighter jets toward Taiwan

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew a record 28 fighter jets toward the self-ruled island of Taiwan on Tuesday, the island's defense ministry said, the largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis last year. Taiwan's air force...