A banner which reads "Hong Kong Independence" is displayed at the University of Hong Kong

Independence banners at HK varsities in defiance of China

(From Reuters) Around a dozen Hong Kong universities draped large banners calling for the city's independence on China's National Day, defying authorities with demands for the Chinese-controlled territory to split with mainland China. Large banners reading "Hong Kong independence" were strung up across the financial city on Saturday, local broadcaster RTHK reported. The statement said it was not clear who ...
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Fireworks explode over Parisian Macao as part of the Las Vegas Sands development during its opening ceremony in Macau, China September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Macau gambling revenue rises a second month after two-year decline

HONG KONG(Reuters) - The world's biggest casino hub of Macau posted a better than expected 7.4% rise in gambling revenue in September, marking the second consecutive month of growth after more than two years of decline, as new resorts spur ...
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Cheng Yu-tung, founder of Hong Kong property group New World Development, attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Hong Kong billionaire property tycoon Cheng Yu-tung dies aged 91

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Hong Kong property group New World Development Co Ltd, Cheng Yu-tung, died late on Thursday aged 91, the company said on Friday. Cheng amassed an over $16 billion fortune building an empire ...
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China set to export corn, threatening global market: Sources

By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China has given approval to at least two companies to export corn, trading sources said, in a radical move by the world's No. 2 producer to cut its ballooning surplus and unleash more supply ...
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File photo of customers purchasing beauty care products at a cosmetics store in Hong Kong January 21, 2011.   REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

China cuts consumption tax on cosmetics to stir growth

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will reduce or remove consumption tax on all cosmetic products, the finance ministry said on Friday, as the country looks to stimulate domestic spending to help prop up slowing economic growth. The new policy will see ...
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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at an Iowa Democratic Party Early Vote campaign rally in Des Moines

Clinton fears emergence of nuclear suicide bombers from Pakistan

(From PTI) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of emergence of nuclear suicide bombers from Pakistan if jihadists get access ...
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China's President Xi Jinping reviews honour guards during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing

Xi set to consolidate power by curbing Communist Youth League

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A year before a Communist Party conclave that could decide who will eventually replace him ...
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US, South Korea will ‘pay the price’ for planned missile system

BEIJING (Reuters) -- The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system ...
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UN seeks probe after US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan

(From Reuters) At least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations said late ...
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Wan, Communist Party Secretary of Guangzhou, gestures as he speaks at a meeting in Guangzhou

Former party boss of China’s Guangzhou jailed for life for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed the former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou for life on Friday after finding him ...
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Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to give a public religious lecture to the faithful in Strasbourg

Countering Dalai Lama top ethnic priority in Tibet, says China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will make countering the Dalai Lama's influence the "highest priority" in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region's Communist ...
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