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China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

Feb 22, 2019

China blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior

China's new policy against gender bias meets fans, sceptics

Feb 22, 2019

New measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as whether they are married

Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

Feb 22, 2019

Global shares are mixed as investors nervously eye U.S.-China trade talks in Washington

Saudi crown prince hails China relations at talks with Xi

Feb 22, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hails relations with China as trouble-free, during talks with President Xi Jinping in Beijing aimed at strengthening relations in the face of criticism from the West

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Feb 22, 2019

Asian shares are mostly lower after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington

Strong quake hits Japan's northernmost main island Hokkaido

Feb 21, 2019

A strong earthquake has hit Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage

Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks

Feb 21, 2019

Global stock markets are mostly higher as investors look ahead to U.S.-Chinese negotiations on a tariff war.

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Feb 21, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia aiming to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

Feb 21, 2019

Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth

Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

Feb 21, 2019

Report: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance