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Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted in more than four months of anti-government protests.

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Trade war rejuvenates ‘Silicon Valley’ firms in Malaysia

PENANG, Malaysia: Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off. Sales at his Malaysia-based Hotayi Electronic are surging, it’s hiring more workers, considering an expansion, and picking and choosing orders. Lee

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Modi and Xi to discuss border issues amid Kashmir row

NEW DELHI: Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit today, officials said, in an effort to smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir.

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Tsai tells China to back-off, vows to defend Taiwan’s democracy

TAIPEI: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty, saying her government would defend freedom and democracy as Beijing ramps up pressure on the self-ruled island it considers a ‘wayward province’. In a National Day speech, Tsai said China’s

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US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

WASHINGTON: The US has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the US State Department said yesterday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited

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Daim to negotiate with China to retrieve RM8.3bln for pipeline projects

KUALA LUMPUR: The former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin is leading the negotiations with China to retrieve the RM8.3 billion that was already paid to contractors of the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP)

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Japan: China a bigger threat than nuclear-armed North Korea

China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defence review indicated yesterday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a

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Carrie Lam given a dressing down by public at first dialogue

Hong Kong residents turned on leader Carrie Lam yesterday, criticising her for curbing electoral freedoms as she began the first “open dialogue” session with the public in a bid to end more than three months of sometimes violent protests. Lam

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Tale of two cities: Beijing, Hong Kong prepare for anniversary

BEIJING/HONG KONG: As China prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic on Oct 1, Beijing is on security lockdown ahead of celebrations headlined by President Xi Jinping that will be capped by a massive military parade down

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Asean’s future cannot be determined by China and US

SINGAPORE: Superpowers China and United States of America cannot determine the future of Asean but Asean members must maintain good ties with both the nations, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “The best way forward for them (Asean) is

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