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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the implementation of an extradition bill that ignited a summer of peaceful and violent protests throughout the region. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong criminal suspects to be extradited and tried in mainland China, which many Hongkongers interpreted as an intrusion on the region’s independent government system. “The
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Following months of protests, the leader of Hong Kong has agreed to scrap a bill that would have allowed residents of the former British territory to be extradited to mainland China to stand trial. Here’s what we know Carrie Lam, the leader of Hong Kong appointed by the Chinese government, announced the decision on Wednesday.
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A new poll shows that for the first time in President Donald Trump’s first term, more Americans believe the economy is worsening than the percentage of Americans who believe the economy is getting better. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 37 percent of Americans responded that the economy was deteriorating, 6 percentage points more than
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The first Costco store in China opened Tuesday in Shanghai, and the enthusiasm from customers was so great that the store had to shut down by the afternoon due to out-of-control crowds, according to the South China Morning Post. Anticipation was so intense for the store’s opening that traffic leading into the store blocked streets
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China escalated its trade war with the United States this week by placing additional tariffs on U.S. goods despite the increasing rate at which foreign companies are exiting the country. Beijing announced Friday that it will resume tariffs on imported U.S. automobiles and auto parts and put a 5-10% tariff on agricultural products, whiskey
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Twitter disclosed more than 900 accounts originating from within China that deliberately attempted to promote disinformation in Hong Kong as activists engage in pro-democracy demonstrations in the region. The company’s disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from inside the communist country. Twitter said in a blog post Monday that it has “reliable evidence to support
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Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin and Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner issued stern warnings to China on Tuesday and Wednesday against military intervention in Hong Kong. The senators’ notices come amid threats from China to send military personnel into Hong Kong in retaliation for the violent protests there that have been ongoing since Sunday. Troops
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China’s state-owned media might talk tough, but major tech companies are fleeing the country due to Beijing’s unfair trade practices, national security concerns, continued economic warfare with the United States and rising labor costs. The Nikkei Asian Review reported Wednesday that HP, Dell and Microsoft are joining Amazon, Google, Apple and other tech giants
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Some Chinese exporters are putting fake “Made in Vietnam” stickers to try and avoid the U.S. tariffs, Vietnam alleged on Sunday. Vietnam said in a government statement that they have found dozens of cases where Chinese exports, including textiles, iron, steel, and aluminum, are being illegally transferred to Vietnam where fake stickers are then placed so
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday it would allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol gasoline. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency was fulfilling President Donald Trump’s promise to Midwestern agriculture states, which have been hit hard by retaliatory Chinese tariffs. EPA previously restricted the sale of “E15” gasoline — fuel blended with
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China is trying to stem an economic slowdown, including rising unemployment, continuing into the first two months of 2019 after documenting its worst year of economic growth in nearly 30 years in 2018. Beijing is trying to counter the slowdown by spending more on infrastructure project and encouraging banks to extend loans to small
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Documents from a case brought by U.S. authorities against Chinese tech giant Huawei suggest that the company was using front companies in Iran and Syria to circumvent U.S. sanctions against those countries. What’s the story? For the past two years, U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether Huawei had been shipping U.S. goods to Iran, in
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U.S. President Donald Trump was able to extract a number of concessions from Chinese President Xi Jinping in exchange for not imposing any new tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump reached a major agreement while meeting with the world’s top leaders over the weekend. At the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Trump and Xi
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