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Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison.

HONG KONG " Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Dunford: US-SKorea drills not being negotiated.

BEIJING " The Latest on the North Korea crisis :4:25 p.m.The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. will not negotiate away its joint exercises with South Korea as long as the threat of an attack by North...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison.

HONG KONG " The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders :4:35 p.m. A court has overturned the earlier sentences of young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders and sentenced...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pamamaril sa negosyanteng Chinese sa Maynila, nahuli-cam.

Nakunan sa closed-circuit-television camera ang ginawang pamamaril ng isang lalaking nakamotorsiklo sa isang negosyanteng Chinese sa Tondo, Maynila nitong Huwebes ng gabi.

- GMA News - PH

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province.

BEIJING - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.  

- GMA News - PH

Ice cream as a snack is on the rise in China.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ice cream remains a popular summertime treat for many and new Mintel research reveals that consumption of the sweet indulgence is on the rise. Today, half of urban Chinese consumers* say they eat ice cream at home as a ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

China, Philippines eye joint exploration.

China and the Philippines are discussing joint exploration of an area off the island nation claimed by Beijing.

- OGJ - US

Is a War between China and America Simply Unstoppable?.

Peter Van Ness Security, Asia The future of U.S.–China relations is a gloomy picture. Building his analysis on Thucydides' study of the Peloponnesian War, Graham Allison and his colleagues have studied the classic international relations problem of military conflict between a rising power and an established dominant ...

- The National Interest - US

America: China Doesn't Care about Your Rules-Based Order.

Koh Swee Lean Collin Security, Asia The new Asian security concept' gives Beijing self-conjured legitimacy to rule every extra-regional involvement as meddling' and therefore, justified for tough counteraction. Until the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Beijing's state media would continue the same ...

- The National Interest - US

Asia in the Time of Trump.

Richard BernsteinWhile the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.

- Pulitzer Center - US

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn.

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Foxconn announced three weeks ...

- SFGate - US

Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy Activists

Press Releases Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy ActivistsAugust 17, 2017 Hong Kong authorities imprisoned three young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow. 

- Freedom House - US

Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

The high school students made 'Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.

- International NY Times - US

China July money data show softer deleveraging approach

PBoC treads cautiously on financial system risk as Congress approaches

- Financial Times - US

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

BEIJING - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.

- Reuters - US

RFE/RL: Russia, China warn US against military conflict with North Korea

Russia joined with China on August 17 in urging the United States not to take military action against North Korea, saying the escalating threats of war being traded between Washington and Pyongyang could reach the “point of no return.” The separate statements from Moscow and Beijing came as U.S. military leaders ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Now, China starts 'video war' against India

The video, produced by Xinhua, China's official news agency, ridicules India and Indians, and has poorly spelt subtitles and racial stereotypes.

- Rediff.com - IN

'Chinese border guards were very aggressive'

'There were a lot of abuses shouted at one another, but that was a waste in the absence of interpreters,' an Indian Army officer tells Ajai Shukla.

- Rediff.com - IN

HK: No 'political motive' in jailing Joshua Wong, 2 others

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

- BangkokPost - TH

‘We can only marry one’: Philippines courts China and Japan for US$135 billion investment in energy projects

The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for US$135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to fast track. The Southeast Asian nation has held discussions with China, Japan, Russia and other countries about helping it boost generation capacity by 43 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Joshua Wong’s mother’s letter to son blasts Hong Kong government’s pursuit of jailed pro-democracy activists

Imprisoned political activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung’s mother has urged her son to “follow the truth and be courageous”, as she expressed disappointment in the justice department’s decision to seek jail terms for young student leaders. Grace Ng Chau-mei said the government’s pursuit of her son ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

South China’s Guangdong raises status of its Hong Kong affairs

The southern Chinese province of Guangdong has elevated the status of its Hong Kong affairs portfolio by placing it under the direct control of its governor. According to a government announcement on Thursday, responsibility for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan affairs has been passed to governor Ma Xingrui. It is a move that ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Employers of Filipino domestic helper killed by fall in mainland China arrested in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong employers of a Filipino domestic helper who died last month in Shenzhen were arrested on Thursday for conspiracy to defraud, a police source said. They were released on bail and will have to report to police in mid-September. The man surnamed Gu, 47, and his wife surnamed Liu, 32, were arrested by appointment ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Doklam stand-off: Japan extends support to India, Bhutan

In a major development, Japan has decided to support India and Bhutan in the ongoing India-China border standoff at Doklam in Sikkim. There should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force, said Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu.

- Zee News - IN

The potential conflict between nuclear powers that Trump barely acknowledges

China and India are having their most serious standoff in decades.

- Washington Post - US

A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks

Housing prices rose more slowly in China's interior for the second time in two months,a potentially worrying sign for growth following a raft of weak data in July.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijani student wins silver at bodybuilding and men's physique DMS-2017

Azerbaijani student at Beijing Sport University Sadig Hasanov has claimed two medals at the Bodybuilding and men's physique DMS-2017 held in Xi'an.

- AzerNews - AZ

Ahead of Xiamen summit, BRICS discuss new rules of global governance

The BRICS summit is being held in China's coastal city of Xiamen from September 3-5. It highlights the theme: "BRICS: stronger partnership for a brighter future."

- The Hindu - IN

Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

BEIJING " Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict.Last week, North Korea said...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Top US military leader: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'

BEIJING " Top US military leader: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

BEIJING " The top U.S. military officer said Thursday a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lebanon prepares for Syria's post-war construction windfall

TRIPOLI, Lebanon " The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it's ready for business.British safety managers are training local hires to operate heavy machinery and Chinese technicians are running diagnostics...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

N.Korea Still Selling Seafood to China

The North continues to export seafood to China despite a blanket ban under UN sanctions by trading it on the high seas before it is labeled as Chinese, Radio Free Asia reported Thursday.RFA quoted a source in China as saying that "maritime markets" crop up at night on the West Sea, where Chinese tra...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Trump Is Undercutting America's Allies and Strengthening China's Hand

Meanwhile, the Presidents of South Korea and Taiwan are trying to ride the tiger of Trumpian uncertainty .

- The Diplomat - US

Japanese Public Broadcaster Wins Acclaim in China for World War II Documentary

Japan's NHK broadcasted a program on the crimes committed by Japanese Unit 731 during World War II.

- The Diplomat - US

Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues

Top U.S. and Japanese officials discuss North Korea, the East China Sea, and much more.

- The Diplomat - US

China's African Knot

China's involvement in Africa is changing from "business only" to include peacekeeping and other political interests.

- The Diplomat - US

China's Lenovo sinks to loss on higher costs, sluggish PC market; outlook challenging

HONG KONG - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due to supply constraints.

- Reuters - US

Lenovo says more confident it can achieve mobile turnaround goal

HONG KONG - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd is more confident it can achieve its turnaround goal for its mobile business in the second half of fiscal year 2018, Chairman and Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing told Reuters on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Chinese Investor Launches Puji Films With Backing for Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched a movie investment subsidiary, Puji Films. Its first investment is the backing of Peter Guber's new Mandalay Endurance Ventures. MEMV is a joint venture between Mandalay Entertainment, Endurance Media and sports owner Jeff Vinik. Puji describes MEMV as a film ...

- Variety - US

Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailing democrats as criticism mounts

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

- Reuters - US

Top US General Meets Chinese President Xi to Discuss North Korean Threat

The top U.S. general has wrapped up his visit to China as tensions on the Korean peninsula are expected to increase. On Monday, U.S. and South Korea are expected to conduct joint military exercises. VOA’s Carla Babb is traveling with General Joe Dunford and has the latest from Beijing.]]

- Voice of America - US

Alibaba's Net Income, Revenue Surge on Growth in Online Sales

The Chinese e-commerce giant's efforts to expand product offerings and leverage big-data assets,all aimed at getting consumers and advertisers to spend more,appear to be working.

- Wall Street Journal - US

China gets tough on long, odd company names

SHANGHAI, China , “Beijing Afraid of Wife Technology” and “What You Looking at Technology” are among the kind of company names that will become a thing of the past under new Chinese Government rules.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Japan backs India on Doklam standoff

In a significant act of support for India in its protracted military standoff with China at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction, Japan has said there should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force.

- Times Of India - IN

China and India Face Off at Another Himalayan Hotspot

As the Sikkim border standoff festers, Sino-Indian tensions are flaring up in Kashmir. The post China and India Face Off at Another Himalayan Hotspot appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Steve Bannon called a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism and his "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he says of his State Department rivals.

- NPR - US

Fast Asia Open: Malaysia Q2 GDP, China FDI

- Financial Times - US

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