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Foxnews | Oct 15, 2018

A slithering python spooked bank staffers in China when, during a meeting, it suddenly fell from the ceiling.

npr | Oct 15, 2018

Certain aspects of China today are without historical precedent, but some lessons do arise from Japan's and America's own imperial pasts, write historians Alexis Dudden and Jeffrey Wasserstrom.(Image credit: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Time | Oct 15, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday to begin their first major foreign tour as a married couple. The trip is timed around their attendance at the Invictus Games, which begin in Sydney next weekend, but its implications are sure to reach far beyond the sporting world.

Time | Oct 15, 2018

Members of a student group that advocates for Hong Kong’s independence from China camped out in front of the city’s U.S. Consulate Sunday night to demonstrate against what they view as a rising tide of political repression, calling on Washington to intervene on behalf of the semi-autonomous region.
Hong Kong, a former British colony, was promised a “high degree of autonomy” and the preservation of its civil liberties when it was handed over to Chinese administration in 1997 under an arrangement known as “one country, two systems.” But many fear that China is violating the spirit of...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 15, 2018

Foreign Minister Taro Kono didn't mention China specifically but said the Pacific region was important in a strategic sense to Japan and New Zealand.

Guardian | Oct 15, 2018

Residents say ‘Lantau Tomorrow Vision’, the city’s largest land reclamation project, is costly and will kill marine life Thousands of Hong Kong residents protested at the weekend over a government plan to build artificial islands to deal with the city’s severe housing shortage.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last week announced a plan to reclaim about 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) from the ocean and build infrastructure and transportation links to create a major business district. The islands, which would be Hong Kong’s largest land reclamation project, would eventually house up to 1.1 million...

Guardian | Oct 15, 2018

The US president spoke at length, usually before interviewer Lesley Stahl had finished her questionDonald Trump sat down for a wide-ranging interview with 60 Minutes, in which he was pushed on China, Russia, climate change, his mockery of Christine Blasey Ford, and whether, as he came toward the end of his second year in office, he had any regrets. Here are eight key takeaways: Related: Trump: Jim Mattis 'sort of a Democrat' and could quit as defense secretary soon I will...

Time | Oct 14, 2018

(Bloomberg) — North Korea’s economy is in such dire straits that the reclusive nation can’t afford to go back on a promise to Donald Trump to wind down its nuclear program, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with Le Figaro.
Speaking to the French daily ahead of a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, Moon explained why he believes North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will deliver on the pledges made at his historic summit with the U.S. leader in June.
“North Korea’s economy is in huge difficulty due to international sanctions,” Moon said, according to a transcript...

Guardian | Oct 14, 2018
  • Cui Tiankai says other diplomats in DC face same problem
  • Economic adviser Kudlow says China talks ‘unsatisfactory’

China’s ambassador to the US said on Sunday he and other diplomats in Washington did not know which advisers Donald Trump turns to when forming policy on trade.Cui Tiankai was asked on Fox News Sunday if he thought the president is guided by moderates or hardliners. ...

Time | Oct 14, 2018

China’s ambassador to the U.S. said Beijing has no choice but to respond to what he described as a trade war started by the U.S.
“We never wanted a trade war, but if somebody started a trade war against us, we have to respond and defend our own interests,” Ambassador Cui Tiankai said on “Fox News Sunday” in a rare U.S. television appearance.
His comments come amid rising political and economic tensions between the world’s two largest economies, and as international bodies and other countries warned that global growth will suffer if the dispute isn’t resolved.

Guardian | Oct 14, 2018

The Chinese embassy responds to our report on criticism from PakistanThe Chinese ambassador to Pakistan recently met with Pakistan’s minister for religious affairs, Pir Noorul Haq Qadri (Report, 21 September). They discussed bilateral relations, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and took the same stand on religion issues.We would like to clarify that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners. CPEC is a landmark of bilateral economic...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 14, 2018

China's ambassador to the US said Beijing had no choice but to respond to what he described as a trade war started by the US.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 14, 2018

While Mohammed bin Salman is known to refer to China, with its authoritarian leadership and soaring economy, as a better model for Saudi Arabia than the West.

Guardian | Oct 13, 2018

Official warns of ‘infiltration of religious extremism’ amid crackdown on region’s large Muslim populationThe “sinicisation” of religion in China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang must be upheld to promote ethnic solidarity and religious harmony, a senior Communist party official has said.China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted You Quan, the head of the “united front work department”, which oversees ethnic and religious affairs, while on a visit this week to Xinjiang, home to a large Muslim population.

Time | Oct 13, 2018

(Bloomberg)—President Donald Trump said the U.S. would be “foolish” to cancel arms deals with Saudi Arabia in response to the controversy surrounding the fate of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

At a White House event with U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who arrived in Washington after being freed in Turkey, Trump said China and Russia would be ready to swoop in and get the business.
In an excerpt from an interview with “60 Minutes” released earlier today, the president added pressure on the kingdom, vowing “severe punishment” should the kingdom’s leaders be linked to his...