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npr | Nov 14, 2017

"It's been a great 12 days," the president said, capping off the longest overseas trip by a U.S. leader in 25 years. Trump insists there was more progress on trade than might have been visible.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

New York Times | Nov 14, 2017

The president’s marathon trip left many unsure about America’s staying power and fed a growing sense that China drives the region’s agenda.

Time | Nov 14, 2017

(MANILA, Philippines) — Wrapping up his extensive tour of Asia, President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed “tremendous amounts of work” on trade and said nations around the globe have been put on notice that the U.S. will demand improved trading conditions.
Trump told reporters in Manila that the “fruits of our labor are going to be incredible.” He was closing a nearly two-week trip through Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines that included one-on-one meetings with the leaders of those nations during which he stressed trade.

Time | Nov 14, 2017

China now has more of the world’s most powerful computer systems than any other country, replacing the U.S as the dominant nation on the list of the planet’s 500 fastest supercomputers.
Six months ago the U.S. logged 169 supercomputers among the fastest 500. That’s ten more than the 159 China had at the time. But according to a report published on technology site CNET Monday, China’s share of the list has swollen to 202, while the U.S.’s has plunged to 144.

Time | Nov 14, 2017

Europeans have been squeezing wine from grapes for hundreds of years longer than previously believed, a new archaeological find in Georgia suggests.
A series of excavations in the Caucasus Mountains has revealed wine residue on pottery fragments dating back to 5980 BC — the earliest evidence discovered yet of wine-making from grapes, the BBC reports.
Archaeologists found the earthenware jar fragments at two sites near Tblisi, Georgia. Some of the jars were originally decorated with images of wine-making...

Time | Nov 13, 2017

Author and academic Clive Hamilton says that his exposé on the Chinese Communist party’s alleged activities in Australia will still see the light of day.
After receiving legal advice, Hamilton’s publisher, Allen & Unwin, wanted to delay the publication of Silent Invasion, which details purported efforts by the Chinese government to influence Australian society.
However, Louise Cornegé, head of publicity at Allen & Unwin, said in a statement to TIME that “Clive was unwilling to delay publication and requested the return of his rights, as he is entitled to do.”...

Los Angeles Times | Nov 13, 2017

President Trump has asked China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players being detained at a hotel in Hangzhou for allegedly shoplifting. Trump made the request while in Beijing last week before departing Friday for Vietnam and the Philippines. He asked...

Time | Nov 13, 2017

Changes to China’s energy mix amid President Xi Jinping’s push for an “energy revolution” have the potential to accelerate the global transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.
The country has sought to move away from coal and other fossil fuels to address a pollution problem that leads to millions of premature deaths and foster economic development outside of heavy industry. China has also sought to...

npr | Nov 13, 2017

Despite international criticism and thousands of people killed, 7 to 8 out of 10 Filipinos continue to support President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs, according to the latest polls.(Image credit: Ezra Acayan/AP)

New York Times | Nov 13, 2017

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

Los Angeles Times | Nov 13, 2017

The three UCLA basketball players enmeshed in a legal fiasco in China emerged publicly for the first time Monday and a spokesman insisted they are “doing fine.” LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley walked out of Hangzhou’s Hyatt Regency health club in Bruins workout gear and lumbered toward...

Time | Nov 13, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.
All that went unmentioned in public by President Donald Trump when the leaders held talks Monday in the Philippines.
Reporters saw the beginning of the leaders’ bilateral meeting in during which Trump praised Duterte’s hospitality, the organization of the summit he was hosting and even Manila’s weather. Trump said nothing about human rights and...

Time | Nov 13, 2017

(YANGON) — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her nation’s plight.
In a newspaper editorial published in 1999, the former opposition leader slammed the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, saying its “policy of non-interference is just an excuse for not helping.”
“In this day and age,” she wrote in an editorial in Thailand’s The Nation newspaper on July 13 of that year, “you cannot avoid interference in...

Foxnews | Nov 13, 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.

Foxnews | Nov 13, 2017

Southeast Asian leaders are to announce the start of negotiations with China on a so-called "code of conduct" in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a milestone but some experts dismiss as a non-starter.

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