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US State Department tells Americans to reconsider travel to Hong Kong
New guidance warns that Beijing’s national security law poses ‘heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion or prosecution’ for visitors to Hong Kong.
Livestreams Are the Future of Shopping in America
The U.S. has been slow to shop via live online video, but the coronavirus sparked interest: “It’s basically digitizing QVC and HSN.”
U.S. Sells Hong Kong Consulate Apartments at Discount
Hong Kong developer Hang Lung Properties bought former consulate apartments from the U.S. for $332 million and plans to redevelop them.
Chinese military calls U.S. biggest threat to world peace
China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the interna...
TikTok’s algorithm not for sale, ByteDance tells US: source
Chinese tech company decides not to sell or transfer code behind the popular video-sharing app, source says.
US-China row over 12 Hongkongers held in mainland grows as families seek help
Beijing’s foreign affairs arm in Hong Kong hits back after remarks by top diplomat Mike Pompeo and calls on US politicians to stop interfering in the city’s affairs.
'Legitimate response to the erroneous US moves': China imposes tit-for-tat restrictions on American diplomats
Beijing has introduced reciprocal restrictions on American diplomats and other staff at the US embassy and consulates in China, including Hong Kong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry...
The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak
A study of patients who came to UCLA clinics and hospitals to be treated for coughs suggests the coronavirus may have been in Los Angeles by Christmas.
Are BOTH candidates mentally unfit to be president? Majority of Americans in 6 swing states think so
As US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden accuse each other of being unfit for the job, voters in six swing states say they agree… with both of them. A po...
US government sells Hong Kong mansions in secrecy amid tensions with China
The US government has sold one of its biggest properties in the city under a shroud of secrecy amid worsening tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Washington puts heat on US executives working for Chinese firms
China links are increasingly stressful and unpredictable for American professionals in business, think tanks and academia.
Trump says US military ‘wants war’, drawing pushback from Army chief
Top general defends Pentagon leaders after US president accuses them of sending troops to combat to keep weapon manufacturers ‘happy’.
Assange's extradition trial to the United States resumed in London
A London court resumed the trial on Monday to decide whether the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange , should be extradited to the United States, which wants to try him for esp...
America's Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism
For many who have spent their lives fighting for racial equity, this moment of reckoning has been a long time coming
China refuses to renew press cards for US journalists as media row deepens
Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and Getty Images staff told curbs in response to US measures against Chinese media
US attempts to demonise Chinese Communist Party spill over into election
For most ordinary Chinese, US President Donald Trump’s hardball tactics have not had much effect, but they have created space for strategic hawks in his camp.
Chinese officials will be brought to account if I’m next US president: Biden
Democratic nominee said he would meet the Dalai Lama and press Beijing to return to dialogue with Tibetan representatives if elected.
China actively trying to interfere in US election, Trump aide says
Robert O’Brien said Beijing has the biggest programme to influence domestic politics. He called the scope of Chinese activity ‘relentless’
Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse
Stocks on Wall Street went into reverse on Thursday as shares in the five biggest US companies tumbled.
Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu
Chinese and US researchers have come up with an estimate of 4.54 per cent based on data from the initial outbreak in Wuhan. It compares to estimates ranging from 1.61 to 1.98 pe...
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