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China's tale of two cities: Beijing, Hong Kong prepare for anniversary

As China prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic on Oct 1, Beijing is on security lockdown ahead of celebrations headlined by President Xi Jinping that will be capped by a..
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What's next for Hong Kong's protest movement

Global media coverage of petrol bombs, tear gas and street clashes in Hong Kong days before China wants to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China present..
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China says has no intent to play 'Game of Thrones' but warns on sovereignty

China's top diplomat hit back at U.S. criticism of its trade and development model on Tuesday, saying Beijing had no intention to "play the Game of Thrones on the world stage" but warned Washington to..
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Apple Daily condemns attack on reporter covering Hong Kong protests

The publisher of Hong Kong's Apple Daily controlled by pro-democracy tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai on Wednesday condemned an assault on one of its reporters by unknown assailants at a restaurant.
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Timeline: Seven decades of Communist China

China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1 with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade though central Beijing.
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Explainer: China's celebrations to mark 70 years of the People's Republic

Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee a massive military parade through central Beijing on Oct. 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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Ahead of huge parade, China complains of 'strange logic' about its military

China's military complained on Tuesday that if it displayed new weapons at next week's huge military parade in Beijing it would be seen as a "show of force", and if it didn't then it would be blamed..
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Amnesty calls on Hong Kong to investigate police action in protests

Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the Hong Kong government to investigate police use of force during nearly four months of protests, and to encourage Beijing to safeguard protesters' right to..
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China bristles at Pomepo saying it's trying "to erase" Muslim culture

But amid the war of words over secretive "re-education" camps, video has emerged challenging Beijing's insistence that they're not prisons
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Pompeo urges world to resist China's demands to repatriate ethnic Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called on all countries to resist China's demands to repatriate ethnic Uighurs, saying Beijing's campaign in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang was an..
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Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing on Sunday to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.
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China's Pacific influence grows as it signs up new friend in Solomon Islands

China and former Taiwan ally the Solomon Islands established diplomatic ties on Saturday in a sign of Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific that has angered Washington, with a top Chinese diplomat..
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China, Solomon Islands establish ties as Taiwan's allies dwindle

China and the Solomon Islands signed an agreement on Saturday to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as a Chinese province and..
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Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Newly installed lawmakers of the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu elected a new prime minister on Thursday, a potential blow for ally Taiwan, which had diplomatic ties to another Pacific island..
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U.N. Security Council overcomes Chinese veto threat to renew Afghanistan mission

The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to extend a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan after last-minute talks overcame a Chinese threat to veto if there was no reference..
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Solomons to have 'unprecedented' development opportunities, China says

The Solomon Islands will have unprecedented development opportunities now that it has ditched ties with Taiwan in favor of China, Beijing said on Tuesday, a major victory for China in its campaign to..
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China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghan U.N. mission: diplomats

China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road..
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Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior.
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Taiwan president condemns China's 'dollar diplomacy' as Solomon Islands switches allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday condemned China's "dollar diplomacy" to squeeze the self-ruled island's international space after the Solomon Islands switched allegiance to Beijing.
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Clashes during pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Another confrontation in Hong Kong on Saturday – this time between a flag-waving flash mob of Beijing supporters and a crowd of locals at a suburban shopping centre. (Sept. 14)  
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U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two..
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Democrats in presidential debate hint at no swift end to China tariffs

Democratic presidential hopefuls criticized President Donald Trump's trade war with China but gave no hint they would work toward a quick resolution if elected, pledging during their debate on Thursday..
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Solomons task force recommends switch from Taiwan to Beijing

A Solomon Islands task force recommended to the government on Friday that the South Pacific archipelago sever its long-standing ties with Taiwan and normalize diplomatic relations with Beijing.
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Exclusive: China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong

China has called on its biggest state firms to take a more active role in Hong Kong, including stepping up investment and asserting more control of companies in the financial hub, executives familiar..
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U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb 'economic espionage'

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers asked the Pentagon on Thursday to name companies owned by the Chinese military operating in the United States in an attempt to curb Beijing's effort to "steal"..
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Philippine vice president blasts 'reckless' Duterte over China deal

The vice president of the Philippines on Thursday rebuked the country's leader for being "reckless" in suggesting he would consider ignoring an arbitration ruling in its favor over a territorial..
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I won't stop meeting Chinese activists, says German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he would continue to meet Chinese human rights activists and lawyers, both at home and on trips to China, after his meeting this week with a Hong Kong democracy..
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Beijing set to exit list of world's top 200 most-polluted cities: data

China's capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world's top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August,..
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China envoy raps Germany over meeting with Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal..
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China summons German envoy to foreign ministry over Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sent very negative signals for bilateral relations, China's ambassador to Germany said on Wednesday, adding that the..
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Taiwan urges citizens to avoid Hong Kong and China after detention

Taiwan's ruling party on Wednesday urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Kong after a person from Taiwan was detained in China on state security charges, as Hong Kong's protests add to already tense..
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Germany's Merkel urges China to uphold human rights in Hong Kong

China's economic rise brings an increased responsibility for Beijing on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that she had told Chinese leaders last week..
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Canada again sails warship through sensitive Taiwan Strait

Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said on Tuesday, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa over a..
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Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral..
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Solomon Islands says 'business as usual' with Taiwan as it mulls diplomatic switch to China

Solomon Islands said on Monday that its diplomatic ties with Taiwan were stable, giving the assurance even as China woos the Pacific nation with a development fund if it switches alliance from Taipei..
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Voices from Hong Kong: Lawmaker Caudia Mo

Claudia Mo is a former journalist who covered the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. Since then she has become a popularly elected member of Hong Kong's legislature.
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Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google findings

Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that China's Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed..
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Pence to deliver postponed China speech this fall: White House official

A major speech on China by Vice President Mike Pence that was expected to take a tough line on Beijing has been rescheduled for later this year, a White House official said. 
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U.S.-China trade talks scheduled for October, Beijing says

Stock markets jumped on Thursday after Chinese officials said the two sides want to create "favorable conditions"
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Solomon Islands to sever ties with Taiwan, shift alliance to Beijing

The Solomon Islands intends to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and align itself with Beijing, the leader of a high-level government team representing the South Pacific archipelago has said.
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Beijing offers development fund if Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan: government

China is offering to bankroll a development fund for the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific if it switches diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing, a parliamentary committee in the small island nation..
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Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill that sparked massive protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has scrapped a controversial bill that would have allowed criminal extraditions to mainland China. The bill became a symbol of Beijing tightening its grip on Hong Kong and..
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Be on your guard, Hong Kong activists tell Merkel before China trip

Days before Angela Merkel leaves for a tricky visit to Beijing, prominent Hong Kong activists have written to the German Chancellor calling her to be guided by her memories of life in dictatorial East..
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Hong Kong leader says she never discussed resigning with Beijing

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she had never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the Chinese-ruled city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a..
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China says Hong Kong's status as part of China not up for discussion

Hong Kong's status as a Chinese territory is not up for discussion and Beijing will not sit idly by if the situation there endangers national security, China's Hong Kong affairs office said on Tuesday.
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Hong Kong leader denies Beijing won't let her resign

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of..
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As Hong Kong protests grind on, China warns "the end is coming"

Pro-democracy movement soldiers on after violent weekend clashes, but Beijing is sending more signals that a major crackdown could be imminent
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