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China says French ship entered its waters illegally

Apr. 25, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said it has complained to France after a French warship entered Chinese territorial waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait this month. In a related development, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua blamed British activity in the South China Sea for a downturn in...

Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

Apr. 25, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of pirated...

Nokia sees tough competition in market for 5G networks

Apr. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Telecoms gear maker Nokia reported Thursday a surprise first-quarter loss amid tougher competition for the new, superfast wireless 5G networks that are expected to increase in business this year. The company, based in Espoo, Finland, said its net loss for the January-March period was 116...

UK government says it hasn't decided yet on Huawei 5G role

Apr. 25, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has not yet decided whether to allow China's Huawei to supply parts for the U.K.'s new 5G wireless network, Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright said Thursday, as he condemned leaks from private government discussions on the sensitive issue. Wright said government officials...

Disappointing 3M earnings weigh on Wall Street ahead of bell

Apr. 25, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Disappointing earnings from 3M, the maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics, is weighing on stocks ahead of Wall Street's open Thursday. The failure of two projected mergers in Europe dented market sentiment, too. St. Paul Minnesota-based 3M said it plans to cut 2,000 jobs...

China and Russia to hold joint navy drills next week

Apr. 25, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that it will hold joint naval drills with Russia next week, in another sign that the countries' militaries are growing closer in the face of shared opposition to U.S. military dominance. The "Joint Sea 2019" drills will be held off the northern port city of Qingdao,...

China faces debt fears ahead of construction forum

Apr. 25, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's finance minister tried Thursday to dispel complaints its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative leaves developing countries with too much debt, promising "sustainable financing" as leaders gathered to celebrate the project. Liu Kun's comments came as Chinese authorities...

Hand-carved mahjong tiles are a dying craft in Hong Kong

Apr. 25, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong's few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic. With a knife in his right hand, Cheung Shun-king turns the tile with the other to cut into it....

11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Apr. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred around 8 a.m....

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

Apr. 24, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea, which appeared to hit a wall after a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump collapsed in...