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China auto sales rise 7.9 percent in May as electrics surge

Jun 12, 2018

China's auto sales rose 7.9 percent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000

Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns

Jun 12, 2018

Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

Jun 12, 2018

A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster Radio Free Asia is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe the oppressed Muslim minority

Global markets higher ahead of Trump-Kim meeting

Jun 11, 2018

Global markets are mostly higher as Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

Jun 11, 2018

Vietnamese protesters have clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Jun 11, 2018

Asian markets were mixed Monday before President Donald Trump planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and after his outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade

Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit

Jun 10, 2018

President Donald Trump's seat-of-the-pants foreign policy is facing its toughest test yet as he attempts to broker an end to North Korea's nuclear program

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

Jun 10, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade during the closely orchestrated summit of a Beijing-led bloc Sunday, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray.

Putin: Cooperation with China at "unprecedented level"

Jun 8, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that cooperation between their countries has reached an "unprecedented level," underscoring how pressure from the West has brought the sides closer

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