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Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Nov. 26, 2022 03:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday. The announcement is...

China's Xi pledges support for Cuba on 'core interests'

Nov. 25, 2022 22:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing. In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi...

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

Nov. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports...

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

Nov. 25, 2022 06:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of...

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund

Nov. 25, 2022 01:30 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal and five others in Hong Kong were fined after being found guilty Friday of failing to register a now-defunct fund that aimed to help people arrested in the widespread protests three years ago. Cardinal Joseph Zen, a retired...

AP PHOTOS: Beijing life on hold for lockdowns, COVID testing

Nov. 24, 2022 19:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — As cases of COVID-19 hit record daily highs, China is reimposing a range of strict measures under its “zero-COVID" policy, including lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines for anyone suspected of having come into contact with the virus. The restrictions cover...

EU Council chief Michel to travel to China for talks Dec. 1

Nov. 24, 2022 12:16 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Council president Charles Michel will travel to China next week for talks with President Xi Jinping to address the economic imbalance between the two trading giants and the Asian nation's relations with Russia and neigboring Taiwan. The one-day visit...

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Nov. 24, 2022 03:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home...

Philippines asks China for explanation over latest sea feud

Nov. 24, 2022 02:57 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has sought an explanation from China after a Filipino military commander reported that the Chinese coast guard forcibly seized Chinese rocket debris in the possession of Filipino navy personnel in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Thursday. ...

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Nov. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Foxconn, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other...