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Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and 'last chance' for leader

Fpo - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city's pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening.

Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stock

Fpo - Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even fled overseas. But six months into Hong Kong's demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren't backing down.

China's single women seek sperm donors overseas

Bejing - Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes.

Where's the 'secret' White House Russia room? diplomat jokes

Washington - One of Moscow's top diplomats joked to President Donald Trump on Thursday after touring the White House that he was disappointed not to have seen the "secret" Russia room.

Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban

Shenzhen - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said on Thursday it has petitioned a US court to overturn a ban that prevents carriers in rural America from buying the firm's equipment by tapping an $8.5-billion federal fund.

NATO names China explicitly as a foe of the alliance

The treaty that formed NATO in 1949 never singled out a single enemy for the alliance to counter but it was clear at the time that the Soviet Union was the main target. There have been numerous attempts since to add new enemies or new functions to NATO.

Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Shanghai - Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console in China from next week.

China warns US of a 'price' for Uighur bill

Bejing - China warned Wednesday that a "price must be paid" after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.

China outclasses West in key education survey

Paris - Teenagers from four big Chinese regions outshone their contemporaries in Western nations in a keenly watched survey of education capabilities published Tuesday, which also showed no improvement trend in developed countries over the past two decades.

China outclasses West in key education survey

Paris - Teenagers from four big Chinese regions outshone Western contemporaries nations in a keenly watched survey of education capabilities published Tuesday, which also showed no improvement trend in developed countries over two decades.

China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrest

Bejing - China suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Expat Hong Kongers rally on 'keyboard frontline'

Berlin - Video messages featuring young Hong Kongers reciting what could be their last words before joining a protest are filling up the inbox of Glacier Kwong, a digital rights activist based in Germany.

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Kaohsiung - Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to escape the uncertainty at home.

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Moscow - Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter.

Australia launches anti-espionage task force amid China spy concerns

Sydney - Australia on Monday launched a high-level intelligence task force to combat what officials say is rampant foreign interference in the country and after claims of bold Chinese spying operations Down Under.

Australia slams China's 'unacceptable' treatment of jailed writer

Sydney - Australia's foreign minister on Monday said the treatment of a writer detained in China was "unacceptable", after reports emerged of torture and daily interrogation.

'Still angry': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

Fpo - Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election victory.

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

Bejing - China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country's information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls.

'I choose to stay': the holdout at Hong Kong campus siege

Fpo - In the final days of a police siege at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, a lone protester stalked the darkened corridors, determined to outlast the authorities waiting to arrest him.

Hong Kong protesters back on streets after election lull

Fpo - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a series of marches and rallies after a rare period of calm in nearly six months of unrest.

Chinese ambassador visits Huawei exec under house arrest in Canada

Ottawa - China's ambassador to Canada on Friday called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to "correct its mistake" of detaining Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou last year on a US extradition warrant.

India offers funds to Sri Lanka in bid to outdo China

New Delhi - India, anxious to counter China's influence in the region, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka as the island's new president made his maiden overseas trip in New Delhi.

Hotpot vs bread: the culinary symbols of Hong Kong's political divide

Fpo - A humble loaf of bread has become a new symbol for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters who have embraced a slew of colourful and sometimes surreal memes as they push the Beijing-backed government for reforms.

Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege

Fpo - Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters, as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days.

Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end university siege

Fpo - Hong Kong police on Friday said they were ending their siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days.

Hong Kong police enter ransacked campus after protest siege

Fpo - Hong Kong police on Thursday entered a ransacked university campus where authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters, gathering a huge haul of petrol bombs and other dangerous materials.

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

Bejing - Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip.In a post that has now been seen 1.

Furious China threatens retaliation over US law on Hong Kong

Fpo - China threatened retaliation against Washington on Thursday after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world's top two economies edge towards a trade truce.

Hong Kong police enter ransacked campus after protest siege

Fpo - Hong Kong police on Thursday entered a ransacked university campus where authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters, looking for petrol bombs and other dangerous materials left over from the occupation.

Video shows Chinese 'spy' who defected to Australia in court

Bejing - A Chinese newspaper on Wednesday published a video aiming to discredit the self-styled Chinese spy who recently defected to Australia with an apparent mountain of sensitive intelligence.
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