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Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, even as its U.S. drugmaker collapses...

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Nov. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and...

Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

Nov. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police trying to extract information about massive anti-government protests in the territory. Simon Cheng said in an online statement and media interviews that he was hooded, beaten,...

World shares retreat on jitters over US bill on Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares declined Wednesday after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of increasingly violent protests. The resolution has added to worries over prospects for Beijing and Washington to resolve a tariff war that is hammering...

E-commerce giant Alibaba raises $11 billion in share listing

Nov. 20, 2019 6:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised at least $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, netting the city’s biggest offering since 2010 despite recent political turmoil. Alibaba said Wednesday that it has set the price for the offering at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($22.50)...

A Hong Kong protester on why he won’t surrender to police

Nov. 20, 2019 6:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Pale and thin, a teenager wandered the nearly deserted campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. He hugged his body with his arms, whether because of the chill in the air or gnawing worry he felt was unclear. Only a handful of protesters remain at “Poly...

Esper accuses China of intimidating smaller Asian nations

Nov. 20, 2019 6:20 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday accused China of using coercion and intimidation against smaller Asian nations to impose its will in the South China Sea. He urged Vietnam and others in the region to push back. “We will not accept attempts to assert unlawful...

Correction: China Open-Young Ye story

Nov. 20, 2019 4:50 AM EST

TIANJIN, China (AP) — In a story May 2, 2013, about 12-year-old amateur golfer Ye Wocheng creating history by becoming the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that his coach, David Watson, was a former amateur coach of Lee Westwood and Justin...

Hong Kong Open golf tournament postponed amid social unrest

Nov. 20, 2019 4:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed because of violent unrest in the city. The tournament was scheduled to be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. A statement posted on the Hong Kong Open’s website said the European Tour made the decision to postpone...

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

Nov. 20, 2019 1:25 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations with Japan are worth killing a major symbol of their security cooperation with Washington. After...