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Wary Beijing keeping a close eye on Taiwan polls

Wary Beijing keeping a close eye on Taiwan polls

TAIPEI — Beijing is watching today’s Taiwan local elections closely for signs that the ruling pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) party is losing its political grip, amid opinion polls...

In HK, tycoons and fishermen can tip the polls

In HK, tycoons and fishermen can tip the polls

HONG KONG — In a former fishing village, now packed with high-rise apartment blocks, Mr Law King-shing reflects on the quirk of history that made him one of the 1,200 elite that...

Hong Kong protest movement’s unlikely teen leader

Hong Kong protest movement’s unlikely teen leader

HONG KONG — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities’ plans to launch a “national education” curriculum, calling...

Beijing considers car ban on alternate days

BEIJING — The Chinese capital of Beijing is considering permanently banning vehicles from the roads on alternate days based on their number plates, as part of smog-control...

Nine injured in south China knife attack

BEIJING - Nine people were rushed to the hospital after a man stabbed them at a grocery store in south China on Thursday, state media reported, the latest in a series of...

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