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AP, which is headquartered in New York, operates in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S. Two-thirds of its staffers are journalists.

Last Updated: June 27, 2016

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea

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Associated Press
Weekly look at the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.

Leaders of South Korea, Japan, China to Discuss North Korea

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Associated Press
The annual trilateral summit since 2008 will focus on North Korea and its nuclear weapons.

Wanted Chinese Tycoon Seeks US Political Asylum

Gerry Shih
Associated Press
Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States.

American Student Arrested in China Has Been Freed

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Chinese authorities have dropped charges against Guthrie McLean, an American college student who was arrested and detained in the Asian nation a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute, a U.S...

U.S.-China Trade Rifts Resurface Even After Friendly Summit

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Associated Press
The Trump administration risks igniting a trade war by considering slapping tariffs on steel imports.

Second Landslide Hits Stricken Site in Southwest China

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Associated Press
A second landslide struck a village in southwestern China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris.

Pakistan Confirms Chinese Couple Killed after IS Claim

Asif Shahzad 
Associated Press
Pakistan confirmed Monday that a Chinese couple abducted at gunpoint has been killed, three days after Islamic State militants claimed the killing and sent a video to local journalists purporting to show their bodies.

China Auto Sales Fall 2.6 Pct in May; SUVs up 13.5 Pct

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China's auto sales shrank for a second month in May amid weak demand following a rise in the sales tax, an industry group reported Monday...

Beijing Lashes Out Over Pentagon Report on Chinese Military

Christopher Bodeen
Associated Press
Beijing says it is “firmly opposed” to a Pentagon report that highlighted China's construction of military facilities in the South China Sea and speculated that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas...

China’s Reserves Rise For 4th Month

Joe MacDonald
Associated Press
China's foreign currency reserves rose again ahead of a possible U.S. interest rate hike that might put new pressure on Beijing's exchange rate controls...

Chinese Send Fake Trump Tweets as Jokes, New Year Wishes

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In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation.

China Swings back at Golf, Shutting down 111 Courses

Normaan Merchant
Associated Press
China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links.

US-China Gap on North Korea Policy Widening as Interests Diverge

Christopher Bodeen
Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump’s hopes for China’s help with restraining North Korea appear to have gone nowhere, with the two sides growing farther apart as their approaches and concerns diverge.

China State Media Promote Rap Song Praising Karl Marx

Associated Press
Entitled "Marx is a post-90"—China's version of a millennial—the song extols the communist godfather's supposed coolness...

China Says Better US-Vietnam Ties Must Not Threaten Beijing

Matthew Lee
Associated Press
China has underlying concerns that closer relations between the two would undermine its claims in South China Sea.