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Protests interrupt Hong Kong traffic, flights

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/05/19, 11:28 am

Protesters in Hong Kong blocked streets and train stations, spray-painted buildings, and clashed with police on Monday. They also staged a general strike, prompting the city’s airport to cancel more than 200 flights. In one district, a mob of men threw wooden poles at the protesters, who retaliated with traffic cones and rods. Riot police arrested at least 82 people by early evening.

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Tariff talk heats up again

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/02/19, 12:06 pm

Virtually all Chinese imports, including iPhones, shoes, and toys, could be taxed beginning Sept. 1. President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will impose 10 percent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese products not already covered by U.S. import taxes.

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Suppression and spin

China | As China continues to jail political opponents and ‘reeducate’ religious minorities, the international community offers little more than reprimands
by June Cheng
Posted 8/02/19, 11:31 am

Three big stories in this week’s China news: The founder of a Chinese human rights website is given a 12-year prison sentence. Pro-Beijing students in New Zealand and Australia violently clash with fellow students supporting Hong Kong freedoms. The Chinese government claims it has set free most Uighurs, who it says are now “living very happy lives.”

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