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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

Fpo - Hong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence.

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention

Fpo - A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday, ending a two-week ordeal during which Beijing's state media smeared him with lurid allegations.

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Fpo - Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had las...

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention: family

Fpo - A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday.Simon Cheng disappeared after visiting the neighbouring city of Shenzhen on August 8 and was placed in administrative detention by police.

US-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing

Washington - The United States and China exchanged blows Friday as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a trade war that is threatening to engulf the global economy.

Trump lashes out at China, vows quick response

Washington - US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing on Friday, vowing a quick response to China's announcement of new tariffs and ordering American companies to leave the country.

Trump lashes out at China, vows quick response

Washington - US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing and vowed a quick response to China's plans for new tariffs, while ordering American companies to leave the country.

Family of detained UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

Bejing - The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he was detained in the mainland for visiting prostitutes.

Chinese students Down Under 'wedged' by politics back home

Sydney - Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence.It has become what one Chinese student calls the "dreaded question".

Family of detained UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

Bejing - The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he was detained in the mainland for visiting prostitutes.

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

San Francisco - Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Beijing hits back after Trudeau vows to stand up to China

Bejing - Beijing on Thursday accused Ottawa of worsening bilateral relations after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up to China amid deepening diplomatic and trade disputes.

Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China's 'empty promises' on aid

- Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against "empty promises" of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing.

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China's social media campaign

Bejing - More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of largely positive -- and government-approved -- stories about the authoritarian country.

Scores missing after SW China hit by mudslides

Bejing - Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China's southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Is Trump the 'Chosen one' or the 'King of Israel?' — Ask Twitter

Just hours after accusing Jewish people who vote for Democrats of “disloyalty," Trump quoted a controversial radio host who called him the “King of Israel” and “the second coming of God,” in the latest of a series of inflammatory comments.

US takes aim at deadly Chinese fentanyl networks

Washington - The US Treasury took action Wednesday to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths.

IMF to Trump: It's not working

Washington - US tariffs on China won't fix the trade deficit, and neither will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cuts, International Monetary Fund economists said Wednesday.

China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

Bejing - China on Wednesday blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter jets.

Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Bejing - An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday.

Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Bejing - A employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday.

Missing employee of UK consulate in Hong Kong detained: family

Fpo - The family of a missing employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that authorities told them he was detained while returning from a business trip but do not know why, where or how long he will be held.

Confiscated Bejing skyscraper sold via online auction

Bejing - A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction Tuesday for 5.18 billion yuan (US$734 million), the latest twist in a salacious saga dating back to before the 2008 Olympic Games.

Britain 'concerned' by reports HK consulate employee detained in China

Fpo - Britain's Foreign Office said Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a Hong Kong consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city.

Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

Shanghai - A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price with deteriorating eyesight, digestive problems and wrist and hand damage.

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of HK discord campaign

Fpo - Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban

Washington - The Trump administration gave Huawei Technologies a 90-day reprieve Monday from a ban on doing business with US companies, as high-stakes trade talks between Washington and Beijing struggle to show gains.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban: Ross

Washington - The United States gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve Monday on a ban against buying US technology, but added nearly four dozen subsidiaries of the Chinese telecoms giant to the prohibition.

China lashes Taiwan over offer to Hong Kong protesters

Bejing - China slammed Taiwan Monday for offering asylum to Hong Kong people facing prosecution for involvement in anti-government protests, telling the island's leaders to "stop meddling" in the territory's affairs.

China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong

Bejing - China's government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a "better place" than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub.
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