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Foxnews | Nov 20, 2017

Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies.

Time | Nov 20, 2017

The executive wing of New Zealand’s parliament is nicknamed—for reasons immediately obvious to anybody who has seen its exterior—the Beehive. And fittingly, three days after its newest occupant has moved in, the ninth floor is buzzing.
Bubble-wrapped possessions and cardboard boxes clutter many of the rooms now inhabited by aides to Jacinda Ardern, who, on Oct. 26, and at the age of 37, became the world’s youngest female leader. The new prime minister is in the process of personalizing her Cabinet Room. Several books by Robert Fisk lie on the shelves, along with a child’s history of...

Foxnews | Nov 20, 2017

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.

Time | Nov 20, 2017

(JOHANNESBURG) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.
Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe’s enforcer — a role that gave him a reputation for being astute, ruthless and effective at manipulating the levers of power. Among the population, he is more feared than popular, but he has...

Los Angeles Times | Nov 19, 2017

President Trump complained Sunday that the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for shoplifting had played down his role in winning their release, and that he therefore should not have interceded with China’s president. “I should have left them in jail!”...

Guardian | Nov 19, 2017

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matterDays after claiming credit for ensuring that three UCLA college basketball players were released after being arrested for shoplifting in China, Donald Trump tweeted that “I should have left them in jail!” The US president lashed out at LaVar Ball, the father of one of the arrested players, for questioning how instrumental the president was in resolving the incident.

Foxnews | Nov 19, 2017

China's foreign minister met with Myanmar's top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh's prime minister.

New York Times | Nov 18, 2017

President Xi Jinping’s special envoy met with North Korean officials in Pyongyang as Washington presses China to rein in its neighbor’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 18, 2017

Less than two weeks before political turmoil hit Harare, Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga visited Beijing for a meeting with China's defence minister.

npr | Nov 18, 2017

President Trump has returned from his trip to Asia, which included stops in China. NPR's Scott Simon highlights some of the dissidents Trump didn't mention on the trip.(Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

Guardian | Nov 17, 2017

Xinhua has issued a lengthy hagiography of president Xi Jinping. Here are the essentials so you can pass the pub testChina’s official news agency, Xinhua, has released a titanic and oleaginous 8,000-word profile of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Pushed for time? Here’s a quick Xi-nopsisName: Xi Jinping. Continue reading...

Foxnews | Nov 17, 2017

A strong earthquake has shaken China's Tibet region but there's no immediate word on damage or casualties.

Los Angeles Times | Nov 17, 2017

The three knuckleheads said “I'm sorry” for being caught stealing items in China, The head coach said “I'm sorry” I have to indefinitely suspend the three knuckleheads from basketball … which means "until Pac-12 conference play starts.” The AD said “I’m sorry”I have to return my BBB shoes back...

Time | Nov 17, 2017

It would seem as if Zimbabwe’s military has President Robert Mugabe backed into a corner.

New York Times | Nov 17, 2017

GAC Motor wants to lead an export push as China prepares the rest of its auto industry to go global and, in particular, target the American market.