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Time | Aug 06, 2018

Relations between the U.S. and Japan 73 years ago were epoch-definingly bad: Monday marks the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima; the anniversary of the Aug. 9, 1945, bombing of Nagasaki falls on Thursday. A week later, it was announced that Japan would surrender, four years after its attack on Pearl Harbor had catapulted the U....

Guardian | Aug 06, 2018

Apollo space missions | China’s emissions | Denis Healy sightings | Telephones | Identifying artFurther to Peter Avery’s letter about watching cricket outside a TV rental showroom (4 August), in the late 1960s I was an avid follower of the Apollo space missions. One day the BBC announced the next broadcast from the capsule was going to be the first in colour.

Foxnews | Aug 06, 2018

A journalists' association in Hong Kong says it will defy the Chinese government and follow through with a planned speech by a pro-independence activist that has become a mounting political flashpoint in the city.

Guardian | Aug 06, 2018

Pyongyang appears to be evading curbs with help of lax approach by China and RussiaWithout the spectre of imminent nuclear war, there is not much appetite for strict enforcement of international sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. Related: North Korea's nuclear programme has not been halted, says UN ...

New York Times | Aug 06, 2018

After the government sought to ban the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, officials have tried to keep its leader from giving public talks

Foxnews | Aug 06, 2018

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.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 06, 2018

As China attempts to isolate Taiwan diplomatically, baseball is one of the island's potent instruments of soft power and a path to international recognition.

Guardian | Aug 06, 2018

As tariffs bite, Communist Party’s People’s Daily says trade has become a ‘zero-sum game’ thanks to US policyChinese state media has lashed out at US president Donald Trump’s trade policies in an unusually personal attack, that came as Beijing seeks to reassure investors about the health of China’s economy as growth concerns roiled its financial markets. China’s strictly controlled news outlets have frequently rebuked the United States and the Trump administration as the trade conflict has escalated, but they have largely refrained from specifically targeting Trump.

Guardian | Aug 06, 2018

Former British governor of Hong Kong defends foreign correspondents club after Beijing urged it to cancel speechFormer British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten has said it was “quite simply wrong” for Beijing to urge the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club to cancel a planned speech by an independence activist.Patten’s comments came after China’s ministry of foreign affairs stepped in to request the decades-old press club pull the talk by Andy Chan of the Hong Kong National Party, a group threatened with a ban.

New York Times | Aug 05, 2018

With ethnic Chinese constituting a majority of Singapore’s population, some fear the country could be an especially tantalizing target for China’s influence.

npr | Aug 05, 2018

Authorities in China have detained an 84-year-old dissident academic Sun Wenguang. They burst into his home and dragged him away just as he was being interviewed by U.S. government broadcaster, VOA.

Guardian | Aug 05, 2018

Beijing is playing its part in cracking down on the use of banned ozone-depleting CFC-11, says Zeng RongWe noted your report (July 9) on Chinese enterprises’ “production and use” of CFC-11. The Chinese government’s position on ozone layer protection is consistent and clear. We attach great importance to and conscientiously implement relevant international environmental conventions.

Foxnews | Aug 05, 2018

Beijing has been beset with rumors in recent weeks that China's authoritarian leader, Xi Jinping, is in trouble.

Guardian | Aug 05, 2018

A Finnish cartoon about a socially awkward stickman has become a hit in China – even inspiring a new word in Mandarin. Why has it struck such a chordPrivacy is something of a luxury in China, a land with a population of 1.4 billion. Personal space is not a concept that ordinary Chinese are familiar with. Pushing and shoving is a basic survival skill in cities. If you fail to push with fellow commuters to get on a packed underground train, you’ll be met with impatient stares.Privacy is also political: the concept of “private property” or “private space” was castigated in the Mao era as an...

Los Angeles Times | Aug 05, 2018

To the editor: At a White House briefing on Aug. 2, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was twice given the opportunity to declare that the press is not the enemy of the people. This phrase has been used by the most notorious of world dictators in the Soviet Union, China, Nazi Germany and even...