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npr | Aug 04, 2018

The Chinese dissident artist says his studio is in the process of being demolished. The surrounding arts district, which Ai created, is also being destroyed. (Image credit: Don Arnold/WireImage)

Time | Aug 04, 2018

(BEIJING) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio.
The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Friday without prior notice and posted videos of an excavator smashing the windows of his “Zuoyou” studio.
The studio in the northeast Beijing suburbs has been Ai’s primary work space since 2006, although his has mostly been based in Europe in recent years.
It’s unclear whether the demolition is targeting Ai. Beijing authorities have demolished large swaths of the suburbs in the past year in a...

Time | Aug 04, 2018

(SINGAPORE) — The North Korean foreign minister has shot back at the U.S. over its warning to other countries against violating international sanctions on North Korea, saying recent moves by the U.S. are “alarming.”
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said at a Southeast Asian regional forum in Singapore on Saturday that the U.S. “is raising its voice louder for maintaining the sanctions against” North Korea.
Ri said that while North Korea has “initiated goodwill measures” including a “moratorium on the nuclear test and rocket launch test and dismantling of nuclear test ground,” the U....

Los Angeles Times | Aug 04, 2018

To the editor: Yong Wang’s op-ed article about trade with China is helpful, but it misses two important points: first, that trade causes prosperity, and second, that trade causes peace. The best metric of the wisdom of the trade deals in both 1994 and 2000 is American GDP per capita following those...

npr | Aug 04, 2018

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations are meeting in Singapore amid concerns about North Korea and the state of U.S.-China relations.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 04, 2018

China said on Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $US60 billion ($81 billion) worth of US imports.

New York Times | Aug 04, 2018

Mr. Khan has promised to improve the country’s economic fortunes, but Pakistan is torn between two financial powers: China and the International Monetary Fund.

Guardian | Aug 04, 2018

Mike Pompeo building bulwark against China as he calls for the release of Reuters jornalists held in MyanmarMike Pompeo has pledged that the United States will provide nearly $300m in new security funding for south-east Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region. The US secretary of state unveiled the figure to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other officials from around the world in Singapore.

Guardian | Aug 04, 2018

Intellectuals voice criticism as analysts point to disharmony in the Communist partyRumours have swirled in Beijing in recent weeks that China’s seemingly invincible leader, Xi Jinping, is in trouble, dogged by a protracted trade war with the US, a slowing economy and a public health scandal involving thousands of defective vaccines given to children.Xi’s name seemed...

Foxnews | Aug 03, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 03, 2018

Two agricultural researchers from China were charged on Friday in connection with a 2013 attempt to steal US rice technology for use in the medical field.

Guardian | Aug 03, 2018

Beijing retaliates against Trump’s threatened tariffs on $200bn of Chinese importsChina has unveiled plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports worth $60bn (£46bn), firing the latest volley in the mounting trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.Signalling the nation’s readiness to respond to higher tariffs threatened by Donald Trump on $200bn of Chinese imports, officials in Beijing said...

npr | Aug 03, 2018

Earlier this week, the Trump administration threatened to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent. China quickly vowed to take countermeasures.(Image credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 03, 2018

China has announced retaliatory tariffs on US goods and warned of further measures, signalling that it won't back down in a protracted trade war with Washington.

Time | Aug 03, 2018

China’s Foreign Ministry has attempted to block a planned address by a pro-independence activist in Hong Kong, in the latest sign that Beijing’s tolerance is wearing thin for pro-democratic discourse in the semi-autonomous financial hub.
Andy Chan Ho-Tin, the 27-year-old convener of a political party that advocates for the territory’s independence from China, was scheduled to speak next week at the Foreign...