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AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

Dec. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China. A family man in his late...

US stocks notch modest gains as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

Wall Street capped a wobbly day Wednesday with modest gains for stocks, snapping a two-day losing streak for the S&P 500. The market shook off a mixed start after the Federal Reserve announced it is would be leaving interest rates unchanged this month and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020....

World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

Dec. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt rose in...

Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislation

Dec. 11, 2019 6:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials lashed out at the U.S. on Wednesday over recent legislation passed by Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western China, as well as ongoing trade disputes. They marked the latest salvos in an ongoing campaign of...

Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government

Dec. 11, 2019 5:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Foreign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong's police watchdog quit Wednesday, saying the agency lacks teeth. The expert panel's decision to stand aside is likely to increase pressure on the territory's government for an independent probe of police behavior during six months...

The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

Dec. 11, 2019 4:38 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear. Audience members wept, dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs, big tears...

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Dec. 10, 2019 10:04 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking...

Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes.

Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

Dec. 10, 2019 3:41 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said they defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people" in the latest reported seizure of weaponry during six months of anti-government protests that have shaken the city. Police said the bombs found Monday evening...