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Foxnews | Jan 18, 2018

The season-ending WTA Finals will be held in Shenzhen, China for a decade starting next year.

Guardian | Jan 17, 2018

There is growing concern about Beijing’s attempts to shape the thinking of politicians and the public overseasThe arrest of a former CIA agent this week is the stuff of a classic murky spy tale. Though he is charged with unlawfully retaining national defence information, the US reportedly suspects that he leaked the names of informants. An earlier report alleged that China imprisoned or killed...

npr | Jan 17, 2018

Chinese authorities say they've found the Iranian tanker that sank Sunday after a collision and several explosions. The incident left the crew presumed dead — and released two miles-long oil slicks.(Image credit: Liu Shiping/Xinhua via AP)

npr | Jan 17, 2018

Jerry Chung Shing Lee, 53, was arrested at New York's JFK airport on Monday, capping a six-year investigation that began when the FBI searched his hotel room in 2012, uncovering classified notes.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 17, 2018

The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense FBI inquiry that began around 2012, two years after the CIA informants in China started dying.

Time | Jan 17, 2018

(SEOUL, South Korea) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.
The agreements still require approval from the International Olympic Committee. But they are the most prominent steps toward rapprochement achieved by the Koreas since they recently began exploring cooperation during the Olympics following a year of heightened tension over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

Guardian | Jan 17, 2018

Stabilising pound deters bargain hunters, knocking sales at established stores down 8% Burberry has reported a slump in sales as a luxury tourism shopping spree in the UK comes to an end.The British brand known for its trenchcoats said sales at established UK stores were down by about 8% in the three months to 31 December, largely because of a drop in the number of high-spending visitors from China. Continue...

Guardian | Jan 17, 2018

Bitcoin dropped a further $2,000 in value, leading the general slide across cryptocurrency markets as investor confidence waiversCryptocurrencies continued their sharp tumble on Wednesday as bitcoin dropped by over 16% as continued fears of regulation from Russia and China dent investor confidence.The price of the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency fell $2,000 to as low as $10,000, on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, for the first time since November, and down from lows of $11,200 on Monday and $12,000 at 2pm GMT Tuesday.Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, "...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 17, 2018

Retailer Mark Werts was dining in a Hong Kong restaurant a few years ago when he noticed most people were doing more than chewing. “Of about 130 people, 129 people were on their phones,” said Werts, who owns the brands American Rag Cie clothing and Maison Midi home goods. “So it struck me that...

Foxnews | Jan 17, 2018

China's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died.

Foxnews | Jan 17, 2018

China says "Cold War thinking" is behind a meeting of U.S. allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding it risks splitting international opinion over the issue.

Foxnews | Jan 17, 2018

An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts.

Time | Jan 17, 2018

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in massive protests in 2014, dealing another blow to the pro-democratic youth movement in this semi-autonomous region of China.
Wong, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of defying a court order to leave a demonstration site at the end of the mass democracy protests known as the Umbrella Movement, a 79-day occupation of the city demanding freer elections and greater political autonomy.
“They can lock up our bodies, but they cannot lock up our minds,” Wong told reporters outside...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 17, 2018

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a US citizen who now lives in Hong Kong, used to maintain a top secret clearance.

Guardian | Jan 17, 2018

Wong jailed, along with fellow activist, for obstructing clearance of encampment during pro-democracy protestHong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for three months on Wednesday for obstructing the clearance of a major encampment during mass pro-democracy protests in 2014, the second time he has been imprisoned over the rallies.Wong, 21, who had pleaded guilty to the contempt charge, was already on bail pending an appeal over a six-month sentence for another offence related to the Umbrella Movement.

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