This weekend the government and protest movement claims of public support will be put to the test at the polling booth
Escalating violence in Hong Kong, including the shooting of an 18-year-old protester, has led the citys leader to invoke a colonial-era law -- still on the books -- to try to quell months of unrest with a ban on face masks. Many protesters flouted the ban, which a court has ruled unconstitutional. However, the powers the ordinance, similar to martial law, grants go much further, from curfews to confiscations to censorship. The law could be cited to authorize the blocking of messaging apps or we
Hong Kong will hold its district council election on Sunday the first governmental polls since the city's social unrest began in June.
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An unknown number of protesters remain holed up inside Hong Kongs Polytechnic University as riot police encircle the campus, which has been the site of violent clashes.
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Key News Asian equities were a sea of red as the headlines scream US China trade talks are faltering as President Trump says China needs to step up to get a deal done while the House passes the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 by a nail biter of 417 yes to 1 no.
As protests in Hong Kong approach their sixth consecutive month, those in charge of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing may be regretting they ever took control of the territory and particularly under a "one country, two systems" arrangement.
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Ships sailed close to China-claimed islands in the sea, which is also claimed by the Asian countries around it.
Two U.S. Navy warships sailed through the contentious South China Sea this week, a move likely to inflame tensions in a region caught between the U.S. and Chinas competing influence.
U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies.
The revelation has led to concern in the country, which has a territorial dispute with China.
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China claims 90 per cent of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of it, through which about $3 trillion of trade passes each year.
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A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs.
The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi's ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China.
The Christians in Jolo, Philippines, has seen renewed energy now that its faith has been "tested by fire,"Monsignor Romeo Saniel said.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at his vice president on Tuesday, calling her a "scatterbrain" who was discussing his war on drugs with outsiders and could put the country in danger if given sensitive information.
"China is slowing down a little bit, but (it is) still one of the fastest growth economy," Fosun CFO Thomas Xue says, "The population is there and we believe the growth is still there."
A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned Thursday that an armed conflict could break out between the United States and China if they fail to resolve their trade war. The sober remarks from Kissinger, who was instrumental in normalising diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing,
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China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday, in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling.
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Stock futures are down, but by less than earlier after a report Beijing wants U.S. negotiators to come back for more trade talks.
The premier of Malaita province in the Solomon Islands says the United States and its regional allies have pledged to develop a deep-sea port and will be invited to patrol its territory, creating a beachhead against increased Chinese investment.
Completion of a "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House say, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff rollbacks, and the Trump administration counters with heightened demands of its own. U.S. president Donald Trump
Outspoken, opinionated and a longtime friend Ai Weiwei -- artist Anish Kapoor may not have expected to be high on Beijing's invite list. Yet the sculptor's first solo show in China is a stone's throw from the heart of the country's establishment.
An upcoming exhibition at a Beijing arts center was canceled, the latest sign of how Chinas turn toward a more hard-nosed authoritarianism has crept into civil society.
(Reuters Breakingviews) - It may all make sense to Xi Jinping. For the Chinese leader, dissent, as seen in the Hong Kong protests, leads to disorder. Disorder could damage economic growth, undermine the government and end in disaster. The 19th century Taiping rebellion, as an extreme example, killed about 5% of the Chinese population. Thus, Xi might reason, firm repression is the only way forward.
The former head of Industrial and Commercial Bank's (ICBC) Shanghai branch, Gu Guoming, has been dismissed from public office and expelled from the Communist Party over bribery allegations, China's top anti-graft body said on Wednesday.
European markets are expected to open in positive territory on Tuesday despite uncertainty and pessimism over the outcome of trade talks between the U.S. and China.