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China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Qian, job-hunting with a new master's degree, said two employers interviewed her and then said the positions had been eliminated. Others asked her to take lower pay. She is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus...

Chinese envoy tells Australia to show 'caution' over Taiwan

Aug. 10, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s recent change of government was a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with caution,” a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Australia...

Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, linking divided region

Jul. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Tuesday opened a long-awaited bridge connecting two parts of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a small sliver of Bosnia's territory. Top officials and guests gathered in the evening for a formal opening ceremony that included a...

Indonesia's Widodo to meet Xi on rare China trip before G20

Jul. 25, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was heading to Beijing on Monday for a rare visit by a foreign leader under China's strict COVID-19 protocols and ahead of what could be the first overseas trip by Chinese President Xi Jinping since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago....

China envoy says Australia fired first shot with Huawei ban

Jun. 24, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia had fired the “first shot” in its deteriorating relations with China four years ago when the then-government banned Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei from rolling out the country’s 5G network due to security concerns, a Chinese ambassador...

China's envoy to Australia says 2 nations at 'new juncture'

Jun. 13, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s ambassador to Australia says relations between the two countries are at a “new juncture” with the election of a new Australian government and the first minister-to-minister talks in more than two years. Ambassador Xiao Qian gave an upbeat...

Next Hong Kong leader says city must work harder at COVID-19

May. 31, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive, John Lee, said Tuesday the city still has to work hard at controlling the coronavirus and boosting vaccination rates. Lee, who returned home after meeting with Communist Party officials in Beijing, said Hong Kong needs to...

Hong Kong's next leader receives official appointment letter

May. 30, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s next leader, John Lee, received an official letter of appointment from Beijing on Monday, a month before he is to take over the leadership of the semi-autonomous city. Lee received his letter of appointment from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who...

Hong Kong's incoming leader John Lee to travel to Beijing

May. 27, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Incoming Hong Kong leader John Lee will travel to Beijing on Saturday to accept a letter that officially approves his appointment as the city’s next chief executive. A government statement confirmed that Lee will go to Beijing with his private secretary and press...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake for China on South Pacific visit?

May. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing's growing military and diplomatic presence in the region. The U.S. has traditionally been the area's major power, but China has been...