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Protesters hold a banner as they walk down Elizabeth St in Sydney, Australia, during a protest against Hong Kong's proposed extradition law,  June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alison Bevege
The turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory is sending its wealthy in search of safe harbor
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August 22, 2019
FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the construction site of the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area as Kim Su-gil, third from left, newly appointed director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, looks on, in this und
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As a top North Korean military official concluded his visit to China, experts said Washington’s "big-deal approach" could make Pyongyang tighten military ties with Beijing
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August 21, 2019
Students walk between classes at the University of Kansas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015,  in Lawrence, Kan. As protesters sought and won leadership change at the University of Missouri last week, students on the University of Kansas campus 165 miles west…
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Feng 'Franklin' Tao, 47, an associate professor at a University of Kansas center that conducts sustainable technology research, was charged with one count of wire fraud and three counts of program fraud
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By Reuters
August 21, 2019
Officials of Ministry of Public Security, National Health Commission and National Medical Products Administration attend a news conference on fentanyl-related substances control, in Beijing, China April, 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
The US Treasury took action Wednesday to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths
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By AFP
August 21, 2019
FILE - Pro-China supporters take a selfie with a Chinese national flag during a rally in Hong Kong, Aug. 17, 2019. Twitter has suspended accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
US intelligence officials have been sounding the alarm regarding Beijing's information operations, and experts worry this week's takedown of Chinese social media accounts may only be scratching the surface
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August 21, 2019
FILE - China Shipping Company containers are stacked at the Virginia International's terminal in Portsmouth, Va., May 10, 2019.
Trump shows no sign of easing path to new trade deal
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August 21, 2019
A woman holds a poster of Simon Cheng, a staff member at the British consulate, during a protest outside the British Consulate-general office in Hong Kong, Aug. 21, 2019.
Analysts say that arrest of Simon Cheng on Hong Kong soil, which is considered diplomatically inappropriate or aggressive, will surely test relations between Britain and China  
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August 21, 2019