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US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

Iran: Lifting US sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

Aug 29, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says Iran's supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its "economic terrorism" that has hurt ordinary Iranians

Police say 1 soldier killed in protest in Indonesia's Papua

Aug 28, 2019

Police say an Indonesian soldier has been killed and five police officers injured in a violent protest in the restive Papua region

Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protest

Aug 28, 2019

Trade union members in Hong Kong are rallying against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees linked to ongoing pro-democracy protests

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

China lets currency sink to 11-year low after Trump threats

Aug 26, 2019

China allows yuan to sink to 11-year low against dollar following Trump tariff hike, trade threats

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug 24, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

Aug 23, 2019

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's planned Sept. 1 increase

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