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Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

18 Aug 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 18 Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what has been a summer of violent protests in the Asian financial hub.

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions.

Hong Kong government: protests are pushing city to 'extremely dangerous edge'

04 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's government said violence and illegal protests were pushing the city to an "extremely dangerous edge", as police fired multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters on Sunday and Beijing said it would not let the situation persist. | Video

Refinitiv removes Reuters story on Hong Kong protests from screens in China

02 Aug 2019

BEIJING Under pressure from Chinese regulators, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminals in China a Reuters story detailing how an official with Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong had urged residents of a rural area to drive away anti-government protesters days before a violent clash nearby, according to Eikon users and a person with knowledge of Refinitiv's action.

Refinitiv removes Reuters story on Hong Kong protests from screens in China

02 Aug 2019

BEIJING, Aug 2 Under pressure from Chinese regulators, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminals in China a Reuters story detailing how an official with Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong had urged residents of a rural area to drive away anti-government protesters days before a violent clash nearby, according to Eikon users and a person with knowledge of Refinitiv's action.

Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

23 Jul 2019

BEIJING Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.

China's President Xi to visit North Korea this week

17 Jun 2019

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years.

China exports grow despite U.S. tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly three years

10 Jun 2019

BEIJING China's exports unexpectedly returned to growth in May despite higher U.S. tariffs, but imports fell the most in nearly three years in a further sign of weak domestic demand that could prompt Beijing to step up stimulus measures.

Platz des Himmlischen Friedens - EU fordert Rechenschaft von China

04 Jun 2019

Brüssel/Peking Die EU hat China zum 30. Jahrestag der Niederschlagung der Proteste auf dem Pekinger Platz des Himmlischen Friedens gemahnt, das Massaker einzugestehen und inhaftierte Menschenrechtler sofort freizulassen.

Refinitiv blocks Reuters stories on Tiananmen from its Eikon platform

04 Jun 2019

BEIJING Under pressure from China's government, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminal Reuters news stories related to the 30th anniversary of the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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