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Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Convicted Ahead of Election

A court in Kyrgyzstan sentenced opposition politician Omurbek Tekebayev to eight years in prison for corruption and fraud on Wednesday, two months ahead of a presidential election in which he planned to run. The Central Asian republic's pro-Russian president, Almazbek Atambayev, is barred from ...

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Trump Orders China Trade Investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered his trade office to investigate whether China is stealing American intellectual property, while Beijing has warned that both countries would end up losers in a trade war. Trump took a break from his working vacation at his golf resort in New Jersey to ...

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China Banning Coal, Iron, Seafood Imports From North Korea

China announced Monday it is banning imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other products from North Korea in line with new United Nations sanctions approved earlier this month. Chinese leaders had pledged to fully enforce the sanctions, which China and the other members of the U.N. Security ...

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China to Implement UN Sanctions on North Korea

China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too ...

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Chinese Newspaper Warns Trump Risks 'Trade War'

A Chinese state newspaper warned Monday that President Donald Trump "could trigger a trade war" if he goes ahead with plans to launch an investigation into whether China is stealing U.S. technology. In a commentary by a researcher at a Commerce Ministry think tank, the China Daily said Trump's ...

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Tibetan Exiles Support India in Border Standoff With China

Dozens of Tibetan exiles on Friday held a rally in New Delhi in support of India in the ongoing border standoff with Chinese forces over disputed territory high in the Himalayas. The Tibetan Youth Congress members waved Indian and Tibetan flags and demanded that China leave Tibet. "The ...

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Trump: Military 'Locked and Loaded' Should North Korea Take Military Action

U.S. President Donald Trump has issued yet another warning to North Korea, saying the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" and prepared to retaliate against Pyongyang if initiates warfare against the U.S. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act ...

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Developers File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in China

A Chinese law firm has filed a complaint against Apple Inc on behalf of 28 local developers alleging the firm breached antitrust regulations. The complaint, lodged by Beijing-based Dare & Sure Law Firm, accuses Apple of charging excessive fees and removing apps from its local store without ...

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Hard-pedaling Soft Power, China Helps Launch $13B Belt and Road Rail Project in Malaysia

China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia's east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure push. The planned 688-km (430-mile) East Coast Rail Link will connect the ...

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US Judge Tightens Confinement for Chinese Billionaire Convicted of Bribery

A federal judge in New York has tightened the house arrest conditions for a Chinese billionaire convicted of bribing United Nations diplomats. The judge ordered Ng Lap Seng to remain inside his closely guarded luxury Manhattan apartment 24 hours a day, meaning Ng can no longer have a daily ...

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