Latest Greater China News

Olympics Latest: Baseball tournament opens in Fukushima

Jul. 28, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Japanese baseball great Sadaharu...

Asia Today: Sydney lockdown extended, record cases in SKorea

Jul. 27, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month. The New South Wales state government announced that the lockdown of the city of 5 million would last at least until Aug. 28, after reporting on Wednesday 177 new infections in...

The Latest: S Korea sets another new high for daily cases

Jul. 27, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow a nationwide spread of infections. The 1,896 cases announced Wednesday...

Starbucks hits sales record as customers return to stores

Jul. 27, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

Starbucks saw record sales in the third quarter as the impact of the pandemic receded and customers flocked to its stores. But the company's shares fell after it lowered its forecast for sales growth in China, its second-largest market outside the U.S. ...

Weakness in tech stocks pulls Wall Street back from records

Jul. 27, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

A slide in technology and consumer-oriented companies helped pull stocks lower on Wall Street Tuesday, dragging the major indexes below the record highs they set a day earlier. The S&P 500 fell 0.5%, snapping a five-day winning streak. The selling was most pronounced...

Activists: Morocco arrests Uyghur man at China's request

Jul. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have arrested a Uyghur activist in exile based on a Chinese terrorism warrant distributed by Interpol, according to information from Moroccan police and a rights group that tracks people detained by China. Activists fear...

Japan beats US 2-0, turns incredible DP to win softball gold

Jul. 27, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They marched single file onto the podium near shortstop with the blank expressions of the condemned. When silver medals were handed out, they dangled them around each other’s necks like weights. Eyes were red and damp....

Residents mourn drowned subway riders in central China

Jul. 27, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Residents on Tuesday laid bouquet after bouquet, the neatly tied yellow and white flowers standing on end, outside an entrance to a subway station in central China where 14 people died last week after a record-breaking downpour flooded large swaths of Henan province....

Brazil's Mourao trades bike for skis for next Winter Games

Jul. 27, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — The real work began for Jaqueline Mourao the moment she finished a muddy mountain bike race at the Tokyo Games. With her seventh Olympics behind her, the 45-year-old Brazilian planned to immediately swap her bike for her skis. She...

Blinken's India visit puts human rights, China on table

Jul. 27, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in India on Tuesday to discuss strengthening Indo-Pacific engagement, seen as a counter to China, as well as New Delhi’s recent human rights record and other issues. Blinken’s visit includes meetings...