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China halts World Trade Organisation fight over market economy status

Official says Beijing was forced to halt action against the EU and United States because ‘they were losing so much’.

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Official says Beijing was forced to halt action against the EU and United States because ‘they were losing so much’.

China halts World Trade Organisation fight over market economy status
‘The workload is inhuman’: Indian doctors stage nationwide strike over violence from patients, long hours

The Indian Medical Association is demanding tougher punishments for those who attack doctors, as well as higher recruitment to support the overworked staff.

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The Indian Medical Association is demanding tougher punishments for those who attack doctors, as well as higher recruitment to support the overworked staff.

‘The workload is inhuman’: Indian doctors stage nationwide strike over violence from patients, long hours
Ping An’s fintech unit, OneConnect leans towards New York over Hong Kong for IPO, say people familiar

While Hong Kong took the global IPO crown last year, its new listings were the worst performers versus those on other leading bourses

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While Hong Kong took the global IPO crown last year, its new listings were the worst performers versus those on other leading bourses

Ping An’s fintech unit, OneConnect leans towards New York over Hong Kong for IPO, say people familiar
China to fire up small test nuclear reactor to heat smog-prone north

Compact plants proposed to ease pollution but backers must win over wary public.

17 Jun 2019 - 2:49PM

Compact plants proposed to ease pollution but backers must win over wary public.

China to fire up small test nuclear reactor to heat smog-prone north
North Korean defectors targeted by Chinese authorities in crackdown on ‘underground railroad’

The increase in arrests is likely driven by multiple factors, including deteriorating economic conditions in North Korea and China’s concern about the potential for a big influx of refugees.

17 Jun 2019 - 11:52AM

The increase in arrests is likely driven by multiple factors, including deteriorating economic conditions in North Korea and China’s concern about the potential for a big influx of refugees.

North Korean defectors targeted by Chinese authorities in crackdown on ‘underground railroad’
Tiananmen exiles seek UN investigation into 1989 crackdown

Protest leader Wang Dan and other activists submit complaint to Human Rights Council.

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Protest leader Wang Dan and other activists submit complaint to Human Rights Council.

Tiananmen exiles seek UN investigation into 1989 crackdown
US Open: Gary Woodland holds nerve to claim first major and hold Brooks Koepka at bay

Woodland cards a two-under 69 to seal title as Koepka finishes three shots short of Woodland’s 13-under score

17 Jun 2019 - 10:48AM

Woodland cards a two-under 69 to seal title as Koepka finishes three shots short of Woodland’s 13-under score

US Open: Gary Woodland holds nerve to claim first major and hold Brooks Koepka at bay
US chip makers, including Qualcomm and Intel, quietly lobby Washington to ease Huawei ban

Executives from Intel, Xilinx and other suppliers attended meeting with Commerce Department to discuss response to Huawei being placed on government blacklist.

17 Jun 2019 - 7:41AM

Executives from Intel, Xilinx and other suppliers attended meeting with Commerce Department to discuss response to Huawei being placed on government blacklist.

US chip makers, including Qualcomm and Intel, quietly lobby Washington to ease Huawei ban
Doctors in India threaten strike, demand safety after attack in Kolkata by family of dead patient

Association calling for nationwide strike on Monday, which could paralyse India’s public health facilities. One official condemned the striking doctors, saying police did not stop work when colleagues were killed.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:18PM

Association calling for nationwide strike on Monday, which could paralyse India’s public health facilities. One official condemned the striking doctors, saying police did not stop work when colleagues were killed.

Doctors in India threaten strike, demand safety after attack in Kolkata by family of dead patient
‘You can even buy a gas chamber’: European Union seeks ban on trade in torture items

‘It will not eradicate torture, but it will make it harder to get the products,’ said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:17PM

‘It will not eradicate torture, but it will make it harder to get the products,’ said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

‘You can even buy a gas chamber’: European Union seeks ban on trade in torture items
Girl from India dies from heatstroke in Arizona desert after being smuggled into the US

Increasing number of Indian nationals among Asians and Africans who fly to third countries, trek through Mexico then get smuggled into the US by cartels.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:30AM

Increasing number of Indian nationals among Asians and Africans who fly to third countries, trek through Mexico then get smuggled into the US by cartels.

Girl from India dies from heatstroke in Arizona desert after being smuggled into the US
‘It depends on what the Chinese do’: US ‘unlikely to move’ on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation over extradition bill

US official says Washington might consider sanctions if Chinese forces move into city and use violence against protesters.

15 Jun 2019 - 5:37AM

US official says Washington might consider sanctions if Chinese forces move into city and use violence against protesters.

‘It depends on what the Chinese do’: US ‘unlikely to move’ on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation over extradition bill
Donald Trump says sanctions are hurting North Korea and he is in no rush for a deal with Kim Jong-un

Trump on Tuesday said he had received a very warm letter from Kim, calling the correspondence ‘beautiful’.

15 Jun 2019 - 1:11AM

Trump on Tuesday said he had received a very warm letter from Kim, calling the correspondence ‘beautiful’.

Donald Trump says sanctions are hurting North Korea and he is in no rush for a deal with Kim Jong-un
What would Churchill say? UK PM contest rival Jeremy Hunt taunts Boris Johnson for ‘hiding away’

Johnson, the front runner to replace May as British PM, needs to be braver and face the media, foreign minister Hunt says.

14 Jun 2019 - 8:50PM

Johnson, the front runner to replace May as British PM, needs to be braver and face the media, foreign minister Hunt says.

What would Churchill say? UK PM contest rival Jeremy Hunt taunts Boris Johnson for ‘hiding away’
UK court sets February 2020 for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing

Assange, 47, is accused by American authorities of 18 charges, including conspiring to hack US government computers and violating an espionage law.

14 Jun 2019 - 8:13PM

Assange, 47, is accused by American authorities of 18 charges, including conspiring to hack US government computers and violating an espionage law.

UK court sets February 2020 for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing
Chinese buyers look to delay soybean cargoes from American suppliers

Beijing’s state-owned companies trying to roll about 2 million tonnes of July cargoes into August, source says.

14 Jun 2019 - 2:43PM

Beijing’s state-owned companies trying to roll about 2 million tonnes of July cargoes into August, source says.

Chinese buyers look to delay soybean cargoes from American suppliers
Chinese investors welcome in Brazil as long as they ‘create jobs, play by the rules’

Companies ‘can’t arrive here and bring 100,000 Chinese people to work’, Vice-President Hamilton Mourao says.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:51PM

Companies ‘can’t arrive here and bring 100,000 Chinese people to work’, Vice-President Hamilton Mourao says.

Chinese investors welcome in Brazil as long as they ‘create jobs, play by the rules’
United States names former defence attaché to Beijing as top diplomat for East Asia

Retired air force fighter pilot David Stilwell speaks Chinese and Korean and has knowledge of regional issues.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:12PM

Retired air force fighter pilot David Stilwell speaks Chinese and Korean and has knowledge of regional issues.

United States names former defence attaché to Beijing as top diplomat for East Asia
US Senator Marco Rubio queries MSCI over inclusion of Chinese shares in major benchmark

The letter forms part of a broader push by Rubio and other Washington lawmakers to crack down on Chinese companies operating in the US equities markets.

14 Jun 2019 - 2:47PM

The letter forms part of a broader push by Rubio and other Washington lawmakers to crack down on Chinese companies operating in the US equities markets.

US Senator Marco Rubio queries MSCI over inclusion of Chinese shares in major benchmark
Sudan’s public prosecutors charge jailed former president Omar al-Bashir with corruption

Without giving specific information, the public prosecutor’s office said the charges related to ‘suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders’.

14 Jun 2019 - 5:17AM

Without giving specific information, the public prosecutor’s office said the charges related to ‘suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders’.

Sudan’s public prosecutors charge jailed former president Omar al-Bashir with corruption
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iranian leadership, tries to ease tensions with United States

Iran promised not to ‘produce, possess or use nuclear weapons’ during the talks, but refused to exchange messages with the United States via Shinzo Abe.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:44PM

Iran promised not to ‘produce, possess or use nuclear weapons’ during the talks, but refused to exchange messages with the United States via Shinzo Abe.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iranian leadership, tries to ease tensions with United States
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet welcome to visit Xinjiang, Chinese ambassador says

Chinese diplomat defends ‘education training centres’ where more than a million Muslims are thought to be detained.

13 Jun 2019 - 8:26PM

Chinese diplomat defends ‘education training centres’ where more than a million Muslims are thought to be detained.

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet welcome to visit Xinjiang, Chinese ambassador says
China’s environment ministry summons six city mayors for failing to deal with winter smog

Leaders from Baoding, Langfang, Luoyang, Anyang, Puyang and Jinzhong accused of ‘relaxing efforts to defend blue skies’.

13 Jun 2019 - 1:30PM

Leaders from Baoding, Langfang, Luoyang, Anyang, Puyang and Jinzhong accused of ‘relaxing efforts to defend blue skies’.

China’s environment ministry summons six city mayors for failing to deal with winter smog
Huawei fights to keep US funds flowing to its rural mobile customers

Telecoms giant argues against proposed Federal Communications Commission ban on US firms using government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks.

13 Jun 2019 - 6:37AM

Telecoms giant argues against proposed Federal Communications Commission ban on US firms using government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks.

Huawei fights to keep US funds flowing to its rural mobile customers
Huawei demands US carrier Verizon pay more than US$1 billion for over 230 patents

Licensing fee issue surfaces amid growing feud between Beijing and Washington, with the Chinese telecoms giant playing a key role.

13 Jun 2019 - 6:15AM

Licensing fee issue surfaces amid growing feud between Beijing and Washington, with the Chinese telecoms giant playing a key role.

Huawei demands US carrier Verizon pay more than US$1 billion for over 230 patents
India braces for Cyclone Vayu with 300,000 people evacuated from western coastal state of Gujarat

It follows Cyclone Fani, the first major storm of the year, which killed at least 34 people on the country’s eastern coast last month, destroying houses and ripping off roofs.

12 Jun 2019 - 5:54PM

It follows Cyclone Fani, the first major storm of the year, which killed at least 34 people on the country’s eastern coast last month, destroying houses and ripping off roofs.

India braces for Cyclone Vayu with 300,000 people evacuated from western coastal state of Gujarat
China counts its rare earth blessings as ban speculation persists

State planners survey seven regions rich in the resources including Inner Mongolia and Jiangxi province.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:08PM

State planners survey seven regions rich in the resources including Inner Mongolia and Jiangxi province.

China counts its rare earth blessings as ban speculation persists
Grab said to eye Singapore banking licence as regulator studies virtual banks in city state

A potential entry by Grab – backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group – and others would mark the biggest shake-up in years for a market dominated by traditional banks.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:30AM

A potential entry by Grab – backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group – and others would mark the biggest shake-up in years for a market dominated by traditional banks.

Grab said to eye Singapore banking licence as regulator studies virtual banks in city state
To reduce reliance on China, US will team up with Canada and Australia to boost output of key minerals

US will share mining expertise to help boost global supply, reduce reliance on China.

12 Jun 2019 - 5:40AM

US will share mining expertise to help boost global supply, reduce reliance on China.

To reduce reliance on China, US will team up with Canada and Australia to boost output of key minerals
Donald Trump says he received ‘beautiful letter’ from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US president tells reporters ‘I think that something will happen that’s going to be very positive’.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:57PM

US president tells reporters ‘I think that something will happen that’s going to be very positive’.

Donald Trump says he received ‘beautiful letter’ from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un