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New York Times | Apr 18, 2018

The live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait come as China and the United States are at odds over the self-governing island, which Beijing considers its territory.

Guardian | Apr 18, 2018

State media calls for Chinese citizens to stand up for phone makers ZTE and Huawei as backlash growsNew US regulations affecting Chinese technology companies have raised the stakes of an ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.After banning US companies from selling parts, software or services to mobile phone maker ZTE, US regulators said on Tuesday they would also bar government programs from buying from any company deemed a security threat. The measure is likely to affect ZTE as well as the Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, two of China’s largest telecommunication...

Guardian | Apr 18, 2018

My country, the Czech Republic, has bent over backwards for President Xi, with little benefit to citizens or the wider economyThe scrapping of limits on Xi Jinping’s presidential term last month drew attention to the profound changes the Chinese leader has imposed on his country’s political system. But the significance of this move is global – and it concerns Europe in many ways. China has identified a “window of historic opportunity” for itself across the world...

Foxnews | Apr 18, 2018

China's navy is holding live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence after moves by the U.S. to increase support for Taiwan's government.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Apr 18, 2018

China has issued a warning against attempts to "split" its territory as it began live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.

Time | Apr 17, 2018

(WASHINGTON) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The highly unusual, secret visit comes as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next couple of months.
The officials spoke about Pompeo’s trip on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The Washington Post, which first reported Pompeo’s meeting with Kim, said it took place over Easter weekend — just over two weeks ago, shortly...

Guardian | Apr 17, 2018

Former classmates of Gao Yan say she was raped by a professor and the assault led to her suicidePeking University, China’s top academic institution, admitted this month that 20 years ago a professor had been involved in “inappropriate student-teacher relations” with a female student. Former classmates of that student, Gao Yan, a star pupil studying Chinese literature, say she was raped and that the assault pushed her to commit suicide less than a year later.

Los Angeles Times | Apr 17, 2018

The newest attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will open June 15, starring an overweight panda and cutting-edge projection-mapping that places riders in the middle of an action-adventure yarn in China. “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest,” is a theater experience featuring seats that gyrate...

npr | Apr 17, 2018

China has announced it will take steps to make good on promises to open up to foreign automakers. In coming years, it will ease longstanding rules that were barriers for car companies like Tesla, Volkswagen and GM seeking a foot-hold in China.

Time | Apr 17, 2018

As carmakers race to sell glitzy new models to wealthy Chinese, the old-fashioned golf cart is the hottest buy in one corner of Hong Kong, with prices topping those of a Tesla Model S and Porsche’s Boxster sports cars.
On the two-lane streets of Discovery Bay — a residential development about a 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Hong Kong — the golf carts are both the transportation of choice and an investment play for the wealthy. The buggies can sell for more than HK$2 million ($255,000) in the upscale neighborhood that’s home to airline pilots, bankers and lawyers.

npr | Apr 17, 2018

"Why should one country take aim at another country's policy to develop its own economy?" a Chinese auto industry leader says of U.S. threats and tariffs. "Just mind your own business."(Image credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Times | Apr 17, 2018

Born in Beijing in 1983, filmmaker Chloé Zhao wasn’t exposed to any American movies until the mid-1990s, when China began to open itself up to the West. Once she was, she quickly became entranced. “When Western culture came in, it was like a tsunami because we’d been closed off for so long,” Zhao...

npr | Apr 17, 2018

China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized. (Image credit: Christopher Sherman/AP)

Guardian | Apr 17, 2018

Historical accounts say unit conducted lethal experiments on second world war prisonersJapan has disclosed the names of thousands of members of Unit 731, a notorious branch of the imperial Japanese army that conducted lethal experiments on Chinese civilians in the 1930s and 40s as it sought to develop chemical and biological weapons.The country’s national archives passed on the names of 3,607 people in response to a request by Katsuo Nishiyama, a professor at Shiga University of Medical Science, in a move that could reignite the public debate over Japanese atrocities committed in occupied...

Time | Apr 17, 2018

Donald Trump won’t be the only embattled leader at this week’s U.S.-.Japan summit. It’s been a rough spring for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe—he needs this summit to go well, maybe even more than Trump. Here’s why:
1. Abe is facing trouble at home

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