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Los Angeles Times | Aug 16, 2018

U.S. and Chinese officials said the two nations will resume lower-level trade talks this month in hopes of resolving an escalating battle over tariffs that threatens to damage both economies. China’s vice commerce minister, Wang Shouwen, will lead a delegation traveling to the U.S. this month and...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 16, 2018

China's vice-minister calls for different political systems to 'choose cooperation rather than pursue damaging unilateralism'.

Guardian | Aug 16, 2018

New round of talks to take place in Washington ahead of threatened $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goodsA Chinese trade delegation will visit the US this month to kick off a new round of talks, the first since negotiations broke down two months ago.China’s ministry of commerce said the US had invited a delegation, led by vice-commerce minister Wang Shouwen, to meet a group led by US Treasury undersecretary, David Malpass.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 16, 2018

Most of the new e-waste was imported illegally, as Thai factories saw a new way of making profits after China, the world's biggest importer of waste, stopped accepting 24 types of foreign waste last year, including from Australia.

Time | Aug 16, 2018

(BEIJING) — China is sending a trade envoy to Washington in a renewed effort to end a worsening tariff dispute that has raised worries it will chill global economic growth.
The delegation led by a deputy commerce minister will visit in late August to discuss “issues of mutual concern,” the Commerce Ministry announced Thursday. It gave no details of a possible agenda.
The two governments are poised to impose a new round of tariff hikes on $16 billion of each other’s goods next week in their worsening conflict over Beijing’s technology policy.
The Commerce Ministry said...

Time | Aug 15, 2018

(TOKYO) — For his last time, Japan’s Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed “deep remorse” for the war.
It was in keeping with what by all appearances has become a mission for Akihito over his 30-year reign: to make amends for a war fought in the name of his father, Hirohito. The 84-year-old monarch is set to abdicate next spring.
“Reflecting on our past and bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse, I earnestly hope that the ravages of war will never be repeated,” Akihito said in a two-minute speech...

npr | Aug 15, 2018

A top Buddhist monk in China was accused by multiple nuns in a report that circulated on social media. He has publicly denied the reports of misconduct. (Image credit: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

Guardian | Aug 15, 2018

Controversy around Buddhist abbot Shi Xuecheng seen as sign of #MeToo’s rise in China One of China’s most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from a national post after reports of sexual misconduct, a religious association has said.The Buddhist Association of China said on Wednesday its president, Shi Xuecheng, had passed his duties to a deputy.

npr | Aug 15, 2018

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Szokyoni, executive editor of The Journal of Commerce about how the tariff spat between China and the U.S. affects cross-ocean shipping and logistics.

Time | Aug 15, 2018

One of China’s highest-ranking monks resigned as the president of the Buddhist Association of China Wednesday amid accusations of sexual harassment, as the #MeToo movement continues to gather momentum in the country.
Shi Xuecheng has been under investigation by China’s National Religious Affairs Administration for alleged sexual harassment of six female monks.

Time | Aug 15, 2018

(NEW DELHI) — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations.
He said India will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to achieve the feat and its astronaut could be a man or a woman. The space capsule that will transport India’s astronauts was tested a few days earlier.
Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to travel in space, aboard a Soviet rocket in 1984. As part of its own space program, active since the 1960s, India has launched scores of...

Foxnews | Aug 15, 2018

One of China's most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct, a religious association said Wednesday.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 14, 2018

The Philippine president said China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong".

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 14, 2018

China says the latest move by the US to review foreign investment proposals exaggerates antagonism.