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Time | Jul 17, 2018

Former President Barack Obama gave his first significant speech since he left the Oval Office on Tuesday, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
Speaking to a crowd of around 15,000 people at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, Obama called the South African political leader “one of history’s true giants” and someone whose “progressive, democratic vision” helped shape international policies.

Time | Jul 17, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama used his first major speech since leaving office to call out a global rise in authoritarianism and defend globalization, but did not directly address the current President, Donald Trump, as some thought he might.
Beginning his speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said we are in “strange and uncertain times” with “head-spinning and disturbing headlines.” He went on to deliver an extensive defense of democracy while criticizing “strongman politics,” which he described as “ascendant.”
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Foxnews | Jul 17, 2018

Authorities on Tuesday told a political party that advocates independence for Hong Kong the group might be banned on national security grounds, in one of the most severe steps against separatist voices since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

New York Times | Jul 17, 2018

Less than a month after “Saturday Night Live China” debuted, episodes can no longer be seen on the video-streaming platform that was hosting it.

Guardian | Jul 17, 2018

Hong Kong National Party must explain why it should not be barred, in latest push by government to silence dissent against ChinaHong Kong’s security bureau is moving to ban the city’s first pro-independence party, a measure that would be the government’s strongest yet against a movement pushing for separation from China. Police on Tuesday delivered documents to Hong Kong National Party founder, Andy Chan Ho-tin, detailing their recommendations to the city’s secretary of security that the group halt operations.

Time | Jul 17, 2018

Hong Kong’s top court recently delivered a landmark decision to allow a spousal visa for a British lesbian woman, in what was seen by many in the city as a significant victory for the LGBTQ community.
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Hong Kong, and gay expatriates who come to the city to live and work were, until now, unable to obtain dependent visas for their partners to join them.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 17, 2018

Surveillance cameras are everywhere in China. They perch on poles, glare from streetlamps. Some zip around in uniform.

Los Angeles Times | Jul 16, 2018

China on Monday presented itself as a bastion of international order and global rules on trade while announcing its filing of a World Trade Organization challenge against a threat of $200 billion more in tariffs by the United States. A Chinese government spokeswoman said fair trade called for international...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 16, 2018

The US is at the centre of an alliance system embracing some 40 countries, the sum of which is greater than the individual parts. China has nothing like it.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 16, 2018

The US is weighing further measures to impose "costs" on China for militarising the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea.

Time | Jul 16, 2018

Right before President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared for their joint press conference at Helsinki on Monday morning, a man identifying as a journalist was forcibly removed from the room after holding up an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper that read “Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.”
A spokeswoman for the publication confirmed to Yahoo News that the man was Sam Husseini, from the Nation. The spokesperson said...

Guardian | Jul 16, 2018

Dismal first-weekend takings and suggestions of organised trolling responsible for film’s withdrawal by producersThe massively hyped Chinese fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a disastrous opening weekend.With a production budget reported at 750m yuan (£85m), Asura – with its complex special effects, big-name stars and huge crew – was hailed as China’s most expensive film ever made. However, its opening weekend takings...

Foxnews | Jul 16, 2018

China is using the World Trade Organization as one of its weapons to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

npr | Jul 16, 2018

An anthropologist takes a deep dive into the history of gathering, raising and eating insects, and why in America and Europe, they're unlikely to become a mainstream food option anytime soon.(Image credit: VCG/Getty Images)

npr | Jul 16, 2018

The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.(Image credit: Ben Margot/AP)