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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

A weeklong police siege of a university in Hong Kong may be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city’s long-running anti-government protests.


Hong Kong leader vows to ‘seriously reflect’ on election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on a stunning landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the city’s local election that was a clear rebuke of …


Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

A classified blueprint shows that the detention camps that hold more than a million ethnic minorities in China’s far west are really ideological and behavioral re-education centers to rewire their …


China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests.


Chinese state media deny torture of ex-UK consulate staff

China’s ruling Communist Party’s newspaper published surveillance videos Thursday which it said prove the guilt and voluntary confession of a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who was detained …


Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

Protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university have partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violence

University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest …


Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government …


Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Police and protesters engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong’s nightlife district on Thursday after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government …


China’s Communists hold key meeting amid rising challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party is holding a key meeting this week amid a drastically slowing economy, ongoing protests in Hong Kong and pushback abroad against Beijing’s global ambitions.


Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks as they formed human chains across the semiautonomous Chinese city on Friday night, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings …


Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to “kill or to harm” riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Hong Kong’s undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests

Underground networks of volunteer medics have sprung up in Hong Kong to treat wounded protesters who fear arrest if they go to government hospitals. One such network that calls itself …


Hard-line protesters resume violence over Hong Kong mask ban

Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on Monday night as groups of hard-line protesters took to the streets in continued violence since the government banned face masks at rallies, …


Thousands protest mask ban as HK leader toughens stance

Violence erupted across Hong Kong as defiant masked protesters rampaged and police fired tear gas Friday, hours after the city’s embattled leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary

In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester in the chest at close range Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the …


Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle lands on Alaskan island due to engine issue, Alaska Public Media reports

A commercial passenger flight by Delta Airlines has landed on a remote Alaskan island due to an engine issue, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a statement by the airline. The …


Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, state news agency said.


Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities raze his Beijing studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

North Korea’s Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week’s groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump, the North’s official media reported Wednesday.


U.S. commerce secretary in Beijing for talks on trade surplus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China’s promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

Going it alone: US alienates allies before taking on Beijing

The Trump administration’s decision to slap tariffs on its top allies could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ hand as he landed in Beijing on Saturday to try to fend off …


U.S. group: Beijing will retaliate if Trump acts on trade

The head of an American business group said Tuesday that Chinese officials warned him “there will be retaliation” if President Donald Trump launches trade remedies in disputes over technology, steel …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

China, U.S. sign another $206.6B in deals during Trump visit

China on Thursday signed business deals it said totaled $253.4 billion with American companies during President Donald Trump’s visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing’s trade policies.


Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade

After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump visits Beijing this week amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market …


U.S. awash in ‘terrible’ human rights abuses, Chinese government report claims

The Chinese government has released a report on human rights in the United States, just a week after the U.S. State Department released its own report on human rights around …