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China 'will not sit idly by' over US arms sale to Taiwan

Aug. 22, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer said Thursday while warning of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal. Beijing considered the sale a...

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

Top Chinese, North Korean generals meet in Beijing

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top military leaders from North Korea and China have recommitted themselves to strengthened exchanges between their armed forces during a meeting in Beijing. The meeting Saturday came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an...

Hong Kong police: not aware of any military plans by China

Aug. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as images this week showed paramilitary exercises in a neighboring mainland city. The officers added that they are...

The Latest: HK police: not aware of any China military plans

Aug. 15, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7 p.m. Three senior Hong Kong police officers say they are not aware of any plans for the Chinese military to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations. But the senior police officers said Thursday they are unsure whether they would be...

Latest: Hong Kong police: 5 arrested after airport protests

Aug. 13, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Hong Kong police say they have arrested five people for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons after a second day of mass protests at the city's airport. Officials said in a statement that some...

China denies US Navy ship visits to Hong Kong amid unrest

Aug. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Chinese government has denied requests for two U.S. Navy ships to make port visits to Hong Kong amid civil unrest. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday said the USS Green Bay had been scheduled to visit Hong Kong on Aug....

The Latest: Protesters besiege Hong Kong police HQ

Aug. 5, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): ___ 12:15 a.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown bricks and flaming bottles at the headquarters of the city police in the latest assault against law enforcement after more than 12 hours of anti-government demonstrations....

Royal Navy ship shadows Chinese destroyer in English Channel

Aug. 3, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Navy says one of its ships shadowed a Chinese destroyer as it sailed through the English Channel. A navy statement said the HMS Westminster met up with the guided-missile destroyer Xian as it entered Dover Strait on Saturday. The Xian was returning from Russia's annual Navy...

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

Aug. 1, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese army has released a promotional video for its Hong Kong-based troops showing them dealing with a mock street demonstration at a time of uncertainty over whether the military will intervene in the city's summer of protest. On the eve of Thursday's anniversary of the army's...