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The Latest: 8 Hong Kong protest organizers sentenced

Apr 24, 2019

A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests for their convictions on public nuisance offenses

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

Apr 24, 2019

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

Apr 23, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging closer ties among the world's navies amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

Apr 23, 2019

Beijing is again lashing out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East

China criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales

Apr 22, 2019

China criticizes Washington's decision to tell other governments to stop buying Iranian oil or face sanctions

World markets mixed, oil rises on Iran concerns

Apr 22, 2019

World stock markets lower in post-Easter trading; oil prices surge on reports Washington wants to block Iran exports

China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

Apr 22, 2019

Huawei says quarterly revenue up 39% despite US pressure on allies to shun the Chinese tech giant as a security risk

Asian markets mixed in post-Easter trading

Apr 22, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed in post-Easter trading as investors look ahead to US quarterly data

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance

China sentences military veterans for protesting

Apr 19, 2019

Chinese courts have sentenced more than three dozen military veterans to years in prison for protesting over the lack of benefits, saying they disrupted social order in a bid to further their own interests

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