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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

Pro-democracy protesters are marching on one side of Hong Kong’s harbor to demand the government heed their demands, while across the water, a pro-government rally is calling for an end …


Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

An investigation involving two of the world’s biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

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

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the …


Satellite photos: Chinese armored vehicles near Hong Kong

Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Facing pressure, Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods

Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to …


Airline, luxury brands follow China’s lead on Hong Kong

The chief executive of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways warned Monday there will be “disciplinary consequences” for employees involved in “illegal protests,” as the airline joins a slate of businesses …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Stocks stumble on trade-war worries, capping wild week

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Why a U.S.-China deal that once looked close now seems far off

U.S.-China trade peace proves elusive 3 months after the two countries seemed close to a deal


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China stabilizes currency

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street regained its footing a day after the market had its biggest decline in a year.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

A general strike in Hong Kong descended into citywide mayhem Monday as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and hurled bricks and eggs at officers. After disrupting traffic early …


Trump accuses China of manipulating currency as yuan weakens

President Donald Trump accused China of manipulating its currency after Beijing let the yuan fall to a politically sensitive level against the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

S&P 500 plunges in worst loss of year as trade war escalates

U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss of the year Monday, and investors around the world scrambled to sell on worries about how much President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

How Trump’s latest China tariffs could squeeze U.S. consumers

The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite …


Top China envoy: US ‘fanning flames’ of Hong Kong protests

The U.S. and other Western nations are “fanning the flames” of street protests in Hong Kong that aim to undermine the semi-autonomous region’s prosperity, stability and security, China’s top diplomat …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Trump threatens 10% tariffs on China; stocks plummet on news

President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports …


U.S. says new round of talks with China were ‘constructive’

U.S. and Chinese envoys held “constructive” trade talks on Wednesday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump rattled financial markets by accusing Beijing of trying to stall in hopes …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

China: Most people in Xinjiang camps reintegrated to society

Officials from China’s Xinjiang region say most of those detained in the area’s contentious re-education centers have been moved from the facilities, but those assertions have been challenged by accounts …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

U.S., China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Two months after U.S.-Chinese trade talks broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war resume Tuesday facing even …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

USDA reveals details of relief for cherry growers affected by Chinese tariffs

U.S. cherry growers – including those in the Yakima Valley – negatively affected by retaliatory tariffs from China can receive up to $250,000 in direct payments, the U.S. Department of …


China hints at military options to quell Hong Kong protests

The Chinese government’s tone toward the weeks of protests gripping Hong Kong has darkened drastically with a military spokesman on Wednesday declining to rule out using troops to quell the …


Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. …


China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against …


Duterte: No way to stop China from fishing in exclusive zone

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese nationals from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone claimed by China and added that he would …


Pompeo takes aim at China at religious freedom conference

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the “stain of the century” of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

China’s economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff …