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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:12:48 +0800
Kim Jong-un returns after Beijing talks: media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has left for Pyongyang later in the day after making his third visit to China this year, according to the state media reported, underscoring the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbours. Xinhua ...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:52:13 +0800
Xi hopes US, N Korea will uphold summit pact
President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearisation in exchange for US security...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:02:41 +0800
Kim visiting Beijing for more talks, says report
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is visiting China on Tuesday and Wednesday, state broadcaster CCTV said, a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump. CCTV did not say whether Kim had arrived in Beijing, but security lined th...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:34:39 +0800
China urges Australia against 'bias and bigotry'
China's ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday that the strained diplomatic relationship between the two countries needs to move away from "bias and bigotry" and on to building trust. Ambassador Cheng Jingye was giving a speech in Australia's Parli...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:19:00 +0800
Japanese airlines rename Taiwan on their websites
Japan's two largest airlines have changed "Taiwan" to "China Taiwan" on their Chinese-language websites, officials said on Tuesday, a move likely to please Beijing but anger Taipei. The change was made on June 12 and is meant to accommodate customer...

Hong Kong Local

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:37:22 +0800
Victoria Park July 1 fair to hail Greater Bay Area
The chairman of the Hong Kong Celebrations Association, Cheng Yiu-tong, said on Wednesday that his group is planning an exhibition publicising the Greater Bay Area, a carnival and a gala night at Victoria Park, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of th...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:34:46 +0800
Mother found guilty of brutal child abuse
A woman was found guilty on Wednesday of child neglect so severe that it left her daughter in a vegetative state. The High Court heard that the seven-year-old child, Suki, suffered from serious malnutrition and permanent brain damage in 2015. The g...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:50:51 +0800
Baggage-gate case now 'academic' after rule change
The Airport Authority has told the High Court that a judicial review mounted over the "baggage-gate" scandal two years ago is now nothing more than an academic discussion, as requirements for baggage checks were changed recently "to save the court ti...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:27:05 +0800
Govt push to fast track paternity bill backfires
A move by the government to get Legco to fast track a paternity leave bill backfired on Wednesday, as angry lawmakers rejected a call to avoid one of their usual procedures. Labour Secretary Law Chi-kwong urged lawmakers to avoid setting up a bills...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:41:32 +0800
LGBT group blasts 'appalling' library book purge
The government has been accused of "appeasing hate groups" by removing children's books that cover LGBT issues from the shelves of public libraries. Ten books have been hidden from public display after a complaint from an anti-gay rights group led ...

South China Morning Post

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:15:03 +0800
US lawmakers want Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to investigate Chinese research partnerships at American universities
The White House and Congress are at odds over whether to save Chinese telecom giant ZTE, which has been accused of threatening US national security. But that is not the only Chinese company in lawmakers’ sights. Huawei, another Chinese “n...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:06:19 +0800
In trade retaliation, EU to start taxing Harleys, bourbon and other US imports
The European Union will start taxing a range of US imports on Friday, including quintessentially American goods like cranberries and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on European ...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:34:53 +0800
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to assess espionage threat of ZTE at urging of senator
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been urged by a US senator to address whether his department believes that Chinese telecoms giant ZTE poses an espionage threat to the United States. Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, posed the question at a Se...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:32:46 +0800
Calling China’s Huawei a ‘security threat’, US lawmakers urge Google to reconsider its ties to the telecom
A group of Republican and Democratic US lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday to reconsider its work with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, which the politicians described as a security threat. In a letter to Google chief exe...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:24:01 +0800
‘The only thing that awaits me is death’: Crossing US border may mean being separated from your children; not crossing can be worse
In the last few days, the Trump administration has come under fire for its “zero tolerance” policy at the US-Mexico border. Under the policy, officials must prosecute as many border-crossers as possible. That means parents caught coming t...

Xinhua China News

China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.

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