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Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

Aug 5, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign as protesters filled public parks and squares in several districts in a general strike

China's yuan falls below sensitive level of 7 to US dollar

Aug 5, 2019

China's yuan falls below 7 to US dollar, possibly fueling tension with Washington

The Latest: Lam says she has no plans to resign over unrest

Aug 5, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has no plans to resign over the civil unrest targeting her administration

China threatens unspecified 'necessary countermeasures' against U.S. if Trump goes ahead with latest tariff hike

Aug 2, 2019

China threatens unspecified 'necessary countermeasures' against U.S. if Trump goes ahead with latest tariff hike

Australia launches $55M anti-trafficking effort for ASEAN

Aug 1, 2019

Australia has launched a 10-year, $55 million program to help Southeast Asian nations combat human trafficking in the region

US says new round of talks with China were 'constructive'

Jul 31, 2019

The White House says U.S. and Chinese envoys have held "constructive" trade talks

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return

Jul 30, 2019

Malaysia's foreign ministry says Myanmar's government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely

China: US demand of WTO shows 'arrogance and selfishness'

Jul 29, 2019

China accuses Washington of 'arrogance and selfishness' after President Donald Trump added to trade strains with Beijing by pressing for the World Trade Organization to stop allowing some countries to more lenient treatment as developing economies

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Jul 29, 2019

Two months after U.S.-Chinese trade talks broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war resume Tuesday facing even more disputes

Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Jul 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall to prevent the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea

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