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Time | Jun 14, 2018

Xia Boyu isn’t looking his best. Slumped in his Beijing hospital bed in tatty ward-issue pajamas, the 69-year-old is a warren of aches and scuffs, and sports a whopping frostbite sore on each of his two cheeks. But Xia is far from downbeat: an aura of triumph beams all over him. It’s one that stems from defeating a lifelong foe — Everest, the world’s highest mountain, no less — at the fifth attempt. Oh, and without legs, to boot.
“Everest, for me, I hate it. Because it took away my legs,” Xia, who underwent a double amputation below the knee due to frostbite on his first Everest...

Guardian | Jun 13, 2018

Chinese company hits back at report it will be snubbed on security grounds and also says it hopes to avoid foreign influence register The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has said it is still talking to the Turnbull government about participating in the 5G wireless network and might not have to register on the proposed foreign influence transparency register.Huawei’s Australian chairman John Lord told the ABC on Thursday he had not been advised of any government decision to block the company’s participation in the 5G network on security grounds, and he said his executives were...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jun 13, 2018

When? How? If? The Trump-Kim Singapore agreement lacks crucial detail but one thing is certain: China's regional role is strengthened.

Time | Jun 13, 2018

“A stunning concession.” That was the consensus of the world’s media gathered in Singapore for the U.S.-North Korea Denuclearization Summit, after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would halt all military exercises with South Korea, including the nuclear war games.
At times, Singapore felt more like a blockbuster diplomatic reality TV show than a summit about nuclear weapons. But when it came to Trump’s decision to stop the “very...

npr | Jun 13, 2018

David Greene talks to the Wilson Center's Robert Daly, who has long diplomatic experience with China, about China's reaction to the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

New York Times | Jun 13, 2018

To calm security concerns about China’s growing influence in the South Pacific, Vanuatu’s foreign minister shared a contract his country signed with China in 2014.

Guardian | Jun 13, 2018

Trump’s surprise announcement that the US would halt military exercises was a measure first proposed by BeijingChinese officials have been quick to take credit for some of the outcomes of a historic summit between the US and North Korea on Tuesday. Following the meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi hailed China’s “indisputable” role in the process.

Foxnews | Jun 13, 2018

The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China.

Guardian | Jun 13, 2018

Turnbull announces joint project amid concerns about Beijing’s ‘soft diplomacy’ The Australian government has stepped in to help build a key piece of infrastructure for the Solomon Islands, as concerns about Beijing’s attempts at “soft diplomacy” continue to grow.Malcolm Turnbull announced that Australia would jointly fund construction of an underwater telecommunication cable network, which will link remote Solomon Islands communities to Honiara.

Time | Jun 12, 2018

In the politics of 2018, up is down, black is white, and political leaders meet to kick off negotiations rather than wrap them up. Both North Korea and the U.S. got what they wanted out of the Kim-Trump summit. But in the long-term the real winner may be China.
The two leaders shook hands in front of a sea of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags, and then retreated into a private meeting accompanied only by two interpreters. They emerged less than an hour later to be joined by their aides in a broader set of meetings, after which Kim and Trump signed a joint statement affirming...

npr | Jun 12, 2018

The first daughter's quote — "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it." — left many in China scratching their heads.(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

npr | Jun 12, 2018

A Chinese national who joined the U.S. Army is facing deportation before he has a chance to gain citizenship through military service. His lawyer says he'll face reprisals if he is returned to China.

Time | Jun 12, 2018

Speaking Tuesday after a summit on Singapore’s Sentosa Island with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a press conference that lasted over an hour.
Trump appeared relaxed and talkative, despite telling reporters that he had not having slept “in 25 hours.” He apparently decided to extend the conference partway through, asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders if he should continue taking questions.

Foxnews | Jun 12, 2018

Several left-wing activists have heckled and disrupted a televised Independence Day speech by the Philippine president and called him a "traitor" amid criticism of his handling of territorial disputes with China.

Time | Jun 12, 2018

With the world’s attention focused a few thousand miles southwest, where President Donald Trump was shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a historic summit in Singapore, diplomats and businesspeople gathered in Taiwan’s capital to mark another kind of milestone.