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  • Chinese oil pipeline burns, thousands evacuated

    BEIJING (AP) — A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents, a government oil company said Tuesday. The pipeline was damaged by construction work at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, allowing oil to flow into a...

  • Oil slips on hopes of stabilizing Iraq

    The price of oil declined for the third straight day Monday on signs that the insurgency in Iraq has been slowed and may be turned back. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 37 cents to close at $105.37 a barrel in New York. The contract has fallen for three days in a row and five out...

  • China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will re-open its embassy in Somalia 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war. The decision came after Somalia established its first government and parliament in 21 years, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei...

  • Corruption crackdown snares former Chinese general

    BEIJING (AP) — A spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face bribery charges. Three other senior officials, including a former deputy...

  • Huge crowds upset with China expected for HK rally

    HONG KONG (AP) — An annual protest march in Hong Kong is expected to draw three times as many people as usual, angered by Beijing's insistence on limiting residents' say in picking the southern Chinese financial hub's next leader. Organizers expect at least 150,000 people to take to the...

  • China importer scraps plan to sell Clinton memoir

    BEIJING (AP) — A book importer in China said Monday it scrapped plans to distribute Hillary Clinton's memoir "Hard Choices," which talks about Chinese censorship and a dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, due to sensitive content. Shanghai Book Traders canceled after...

  • Big turnout in HK democracy vote as Beijing fumes

    HONG KONG (AP) — An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down Sunday after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce. Hong Kongers used the straw poll to express their desire for greater say...

  • For every winner Export-Import Bank creates, there's also a loser

    This isn't a fight between airy ideas and real-world benefits. It's a fight between outspoken beneficiaries and hidden victims. In other words, it's another fight between the politically connected and the less powerful.

  • China says it will never seek regional hegemony

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday his country will never seek hegemony no matter how strong it becomes, even as his neighbors worry about Beijing's actions in several territorial disputes. Xi made the comments as he hosted leaders of India and Myanmar to commemorate 60...

  • Protesters disrupt China envoy's Taiwan trip

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese envoy on a historic visit to Taiwan on Saturday canceled two events after protesters, who are opposed to closer ties with Beijing, threw paint on his motorcade. China's Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun skipped visits to a fishing harbor and another...

  • US to ask China to restart cyber working group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told The...

  • Beijing meddling with HK, protesting lawyers say

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched in silence Friday to protest a recent Beijing policy statement they say undermines the Asian financial hub's rule of law. The demonstration is the latest sign of growing anger over mainland China's expanding influence...

  • The Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare: War by other means

    "Corporate welfare in the defense of liberty is no vice." That's the punchy opening my AEI colleague Tom Donnelly uses to defend the Export-Import Bank, the imperiled federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports by extending taxpayer-backed financing to foreign buyers. Donnelly is completely...

  • Shootings rise after China gives its police guns

    BEIJING (AP) — A string of shooting incidents involving Chinese police — leaving at least four people dead — has the public wondering if rank-and-file officers are really ready to carry guns, as mandated by new regulations. Last month, two policemen brought a loaded gun to a kindergarten...

  • Fund manager Q&A: Sticking with China

    NEW YORK (AP) — China's stumbling stock market has spooked many investors, but Justin Leverenz isn't one of them. He runs Oppenheimer's Developing Markets fund, the largest actively managed mutual fund specializing in emerging-market stocks, and he still sees big opportunities for stocks from...



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