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Los Angeles Times | May 26, 2018

The Lakers will continue preparations for the NBA draft after the Memorial Day weekend when LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of point guard Lonzo Ball, will be one of six players the team works out Tuesday. LiAngelo Ball, who left UCLA in the wake of a shoplifting scandal during a team trip to China...

New York Times | May 26, 2018

The move comes as China tries to isolate Taiwan, leaving the self-governing democracy that China considers part of its territory with 18 diplomatic allies.

Foxnews | May 26, 2018

The West African Nation of Burkina Faso has formally resumed diplomatic ties with China after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

Guardian | May 26, 2018

Experts say change is unlikely to have big impact on country’s demographic direction Liu Wen, a public servant in China’s north-western Qinghai province, remembers the night before she went back to work after taking three months off to care for her newborn son. She was anxious. “I kept telling myself don’t worry, relax, have a good night’s sleep and a fresh start tomorrow.” Her husband, a doctor, was on a night shift, so she was alone. At about 1am, her son started to cry. While holding him, she also burst into tears.“He was crying and I was crying,” she said. At that point, Liu decided...

Foxnews | May 26, 2018

China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.

Foxnews | May 26, 2018

China's top anti-terrorism official has called for closer international cooperation to "destroy the breeding ground of terrorism."

Foxnews | May 26, 2018

President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program.

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 26, 2018

Two former French spies have been charged with treason for illegally aiding a foreign power, with judicial sources suggesting that China was responsible.

npr | May 25, 2018

President Trump has suggested China played a role in the unraveling of North Korea's rapprochement with the U.S.

Guardian | May 25, 2018

China aviation officials have written to world’s top airlines telling them to describe Taiwan as part of China • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon References to Taiwan had been altered on the websites of Australia’s biggest travel agencies to explicitly state that the island was part of China. China has taken an increasingly strident approach to foreign businesses that fail to embrace its “One China” principle on Taiwan.

Time | May 25, 2018

The European Union’s much-vaunted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force this week. But Europe isn’t the only entity trying to balance digital freedoms with citizens’ privacy rights.
These five facts look at the state of data privacy laws around the world.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is the updated replacement to Europe’s 1995 Data Protection Directive, one that’s taken almost a decade to get across the finish line.

npr | May 25, 2018

Taiwan's president says China crossed a "red line" after Burkina Faso became the latest country to cut ties with the island in favor of Beijing.(Image credit: Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense via AP)

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 25, 2018

Against a backdrop of waning American soft power in South and Central America, Taiwan and China are using a mix of diplomacy and money to advance their agendas.

Los Angeles Times | May 25, 2018

You can fly to Hong Kong for a fraction of what a European fare costs starting Sept. 4. Hong Kong Airlines is offering a $387 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Hong Kong. There are few restrictions on this fare: It is, of course, subject to availability but is offered for travel...

Los Angeles Times | May 25, 2018

Nearly two centuries ago, Chinese workers stir-fried an amalgam of home and sold it in America. Last month that legacy returned to China in a steaming pile of fried honey chicken and scallion pancakes. P.F. Chang’s, the Scottsdale, Ariz., chain that made its name off American-style Chinese food,...