Hong Kong protests

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protesters and police clash

Standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descends into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in renewed clash with protesters

Hong Kong

China releases UK's Hong Kong consulate staffer

Simon Cheng returns to Hong Kong after 15-day detention, police say, as city braces for more anti-government protests.

China releases UK's Hong Kong consulate staffer

AJ Impact

Markets sink as Trump presses US companies to leave China

Stocks dive as US president makes Twitter threats and announces higher tariffs in response to new Chinese import taxes.

Markets sink as Trump presses US companies to leave China

Podcast

Hong Kong's long game to secure democracy

Protests continue to grow after nearly three months of unrest in the territory.

Hong Kong's long game to secure democracy

AJ Impact

G7 dysfunction makes unified action on Hong Kong near impossible

Trade wars, Brexit and other divisions threaten unity of bloc as summit gets underway.

G7 dysfunction makes unified action on Hong Kong near impossible

US & Canada

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

Missile launcher used in Sunday's test same model that US has deployed in Romania and Poland, but with modifications to allow it to launch offensive intermediate nuclear missiles.

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Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

IMF warns it may slash its world economic forecast by half a percentage point if US-China trade dispute escalates.

 Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

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China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

Import taxes to take effect in two stages in September and December, including 25 percent hike for American automobiles.

China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

AJ Impact

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end staff intimidation

Hong Kong unions accuse Chinese aviation officials of dismissing airline staff over involvement in anti-gov't protests.

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end staff intimidation

Hong Kong

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Advisory comes days after China confirmed it has arrested British consulate worker Simon Cheng.

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Russia

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

Countries' exit from the INF Treaty has stoked fears of a new nuclear arms race, which could include China.

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

AJ Impact

Turmoil in Hong Kong’s streets and markets worries investors

Hong Kong's protests are forcing analysts to lower their growth projections for the Chinese territory.

Turmoil in Hong Kong’s streets and markets worries investors

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as activists target airport

Court extends order prohibiting demonstrations at the Hong Kong airport as multiple protests are expected on Friday.

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as activists target airport

AJ Impact

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

A report by a state-owned think-tank says China's coal usage will drop as renewables and nuclear energy rise.

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

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China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

China's commerce ministry says Beijing will retaliate if the US places new import levies on Chinese goods.

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action