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China reports exports fell 7.5% from a year ago in May, imports down 4%, adding to signs economic recovery is slowing

Jun. 07, 2023 00:00 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China reports exports fell 7.5% from a year ago in May, imports down 4%, adding to signs economic recovery is slowing.

Senior US, Chinese diplomats hold 'candid' talks to avoid escalation of tensions

Jun. 06, 2023 23:46 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior diplomats from China and the United States held “candid and productive” talks in Beijing and agreed to keep open lines of communication to avoid tensions from spiraling into conflict, officials said Tuesday. On Monday, Daniel Kritenbrink, assistant...

US, Japanese, Philippine coast guard ships stage law enforcement drills near South China Sea

Jun. 06, 2023 08:35 AM EDT

ABOARD BRP CABRA, Philippines (AP) — U.S., Japanese and Philippine coast guard ships staged law enforcement drills in waters near the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday as Washington presses efforts to reinforce alliances in Asia amid an increasingly tense rivalry with China. ...

Son Jun-ho selected for South Korean soccer team despite being detained in China

Jun. 06, 2023 03:35 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The selection of Son Jun-ho despite his detention in China took the focus off Premier League star Son Heung-min for once when South Korea’s soccer roster was unveiled. Son Jun-ho, who plays for Shandong Taishan and won the 2021 Chinese championship with...

China tightens access to Tiananmen Square, 32 detained in Hong Kong on anniversary of 1989 protests

Jun. 04, 2023 20:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests that left a still unknown number of people dead and discussions and commemorations forbidden within the country. In...

China defends buzzing American warship in Taiwan Strait, accuses US of provoking Beijing

Jun. 04, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling a gathering of some of the world's top defense officials in Singapore on Sunday that such so-called “freedom of navigation”...

US defense secretary says Washington won't stand for 'coercion and bullying' from China

Jun. 03, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday that Washington would not stand for any “coercion and bullying” of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer...

CIA Director William Burns met Chinese leaders in Beijing as Washington tries to thaw tensions

Jun. 02, 2023 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director William Burns went to Beijing in May to meet with Chinese counterparts, a U.S. official said Friday, in what is the highest level visit by a Biden administration official since a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down by American forces. Burns'...

China Ukraine envoy urges governments to 'stop sending weapons to the battlefield,' negotiate peace

Jun. 02, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ukraine envoy called on other governments Friday to “stop sending weapons to the battlefield” and appealed for peace talks at a time when Washington and its European allies are ramping up supplies of missiles and tanks to Ukrainian forces trying to recapture...

As China cracks down on dissent, New York City gives refuge to exhibit remembering Tiananmen Square

Jun. 01, 2023 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fangsuo Zhou, now in his 50s, remembers all too well that dispiriting spring day in 1989 when tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. University students and others were beaten and bloodied when communist troops swarmed in to end a pro-democracy protest. Hundreds and...