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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

U.S. cancels planned tariffs on China

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

S&P 500, Nasdaq at records as hopes build for a trade deal

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at all-time highs Thursday on renewed optimism that the U.S. and China are close to reaching a deal in their costly trade war.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

U.S., China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.


Christmas cards collected for jailed Hong Kong protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong wrote hundreds of Christmas cards on Thursday for people jailed in the city’s pro-democracy movement, promising they won’t be forgotten as they face spending the festive …


China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world’s …


China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into …


China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

China has accused the UN high commissioner for human rights of emboldening “radical violence” in Hong Kong by suggesting the city’s leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use …


Trudy Rubin: In Washington and in Hong Kong, the fight to preserve democratic values

Whatever their future, the determination of Hong Kong’s citizens to fight for rule of law should inspire Americans to defend their own rule of law against White House challenges.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

China has summoned the U.S. ambassador to strongly protest President Donald Trump’s signing of bills on human rights in Hong Kong


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.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

One year after Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies, mystery surrounds his fate as well as theirs.


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 sets tougher guidelines to protect patents, copyrights

China issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in a move that may be timed to help along halting progress in trade talks with …


Trudy Rubin: Hong Kong crisis has become a crucial test of future U.S.-China relations

HONG KONG – Impeachment proceedings have overshadowed another riveting drama half a world away: ongoing pro-democracy protests in this iconic city.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China.


U.S. regulators bar govt telecom funds for Huawei, ZTE

U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats.


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: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

Crowds flocked to the National Zoo over the weekend to bid their final goodbyes to Bei Bei, the giant panda cub, as he prepared to leave the only home he …


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 …


Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Chinese troops come out of the barracks in Hong Kong – not to quell protests but to help clean up


Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder

A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit …


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: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Washington producers may get boost with Beijing’s lifting of 5-year ban on U.S. poultry imports

China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal. The …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There’s a building boom on China’s Tibetan plateau, but this time, the Chinese government wants to set limits on the region’s growth to implement its own version of one of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with U.S. sanctions

Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other businesses.