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Hong Kong protests ‘trample on the rule of law’

China’s government has issued strong backing for Hong Kong’s embattled administration, saying the occupation and vandalising of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters were...

Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit

Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians and activists have rejected a new apology by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she...

Protesters demand resignation of embattled Hong Kong leader

Demonstrators in Hong Kong, joined by a leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement after his release from prison, have gathered outside the office of...

Hong Kong legislative work suspended amid political crisis

Hong Kong's legislature has suspended meetings following violent clashes between police and protesters who oppose a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland...

Trade talks in China ‘constructive’, says US treasury chief

Chinese and US negotiators have adjourned trade talks in Beijing with US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin saying they were "constructive". Neither side gave any details...

North Korea open to US talks under right conditions, diplomat says

North Korean officials would be willing to meet the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set", a top Pyongyang diplomat said. Choi Sun-hee,...

China not amused by Dalai Lama interview on John Oliver show

British TV host John Oliver has won rave reviews for his Last Week Tonight interview which showed the Dalai Lama in all his candour...

IOC announces 16 more positive doping tests from Beijing 2008

Sixteen more positive doping cases from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have been confirmed, with all but one coming from Russia or a former...

Russian trio disqualified from Beijing Olympics after re-analysis of samples

Russia's appalling doping record continues to bring shame on the country as three more of its athletes were belatedly disqualified from the Beijing Olympics...

China jails lawyer for ‘spreading subversive thoughts’

Chinese lawyer has been jailed for seven years in the third in a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist Party's determination to...

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