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Old foes China and Vietnam agree to build ‘shared future’

World
David Turner

Xi embarked on first Vietnam trip in six years China, Vietnam committed to “shared future” Countries sign 37 deals, including on railways ...

Japanese ex-soldier wins battle for justice in landmark sexual assault case

World
David Turner

[1/2]Rina Gonoi, a former member of Japan’s Self Defence Forces, who has accused colleagues of sexually assaulting her during her time in ...

Hong Kong ‘patriots only’ election falls flat with record low turnout

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David Turner

[1/2]A volunteer campaigns for the New People’s Party during the District Council election in Hong Kong, China, December 10, 2023. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Acquire ...

Japan PM pledges to ‘restore trust’ as fundraising scandal rocks government

World
David Turner

Fumio Kishida, Japan’s prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, November 2, 2023. ...

Argentine President Milei warns economic shock unavoidable in maiden speech

World
David Turner

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Argentina libertarian economist Javier Milei took office on Sunday warning in his maiden speech that he ...

Hong Kong activists arrested in city’s ‘birdcage’ election

World
David Turner

HONG KONG, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were arrested on Sunday, just before voting began in a “patriots ...

China’s consumer prices fall fastest in 3 years, factory-gate deflation deepens

Business
Jessica Roberts

[1/4]People walk along Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, ahead of the National Day holiday, in Shanghai, China September 26, 2023. ...

China’s exports grow for first time in 6 months in relief for factories

Business
Jessica Roberts

BEIJING, Dec 7(Reuters) – China’s exports grew for the first time in six months in November, suggesting factories in the world’s second-largest ...

China’s state banks seen swapping and selling dollars for yuan – sources

Business
Jessica Roberts

U.S. Dollar and Chinese Yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration taken January 30, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights SHANGHAI, ...

China Evergrande liquidation hearing in Hong Kong court adjourned to January

Business
Jessica Roberts

[1/4]The company logo is seen on the headquarters of China Evergrande Group in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File ...