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China to protect 'legitimate rights' after US penalizes ZTE

Apr 17, 2018

China's government says it is ready to protect its 'legitimate interests' after U.S. authorities punished a major Chinese telecoms equipment maker over exports to North Korea and Iran

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

Apr 17, 2018

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as China reports 1Q GDP expanded 6.8 percent

Korean Air suspends 'nut rage' sister from work over tantrum

Apr 16, 2018

Korean Air Lines says it has suspended one of its chairman's daughters from work after she threw a tantrum at a business meeting, triggering a police investigation and public outrage

South Korean businessman kills himself in Hong Kong custody

Apr 16, 2018

Hong Kong authorities say a South Korean businessman accused of murdering his wife and son in a five-star hotel has killed himself while in pre-trial custody

China, Japan seek to mend ties as Trump trade war looms

Apr 16, 2018

China and Japan have taken another step toward mending their troubled relations, resuming high-level economic talks for the first time in nearly eight years

Samsung denies Pyeongchang Olympic lobbying allegation

Apr 16, 2018

Samsung denies Pyeongchang Olympic lobbying allegation

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Apr 16, 2018

Chinese exporters of goods from electronics to motorcycle parts are scrambling to insulate themselves from President Donald Trump's proposed tariff hike

Myanmar takes back 1 Rohingya family despite UN concerns

Apr 15, 2018

Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home