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BEIJING | Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

BEIJING — An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the chairs of the Congressional-Executive Committee … Continue reading BEIJING | Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

BEIJING | China’s yuan sinks further after US currency report

BEIJING— China’s politically sensitive yuan has sunk to a 22-month low against the dollar after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. The yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar at mid-morning on Thursday, the closest it has come to breaking the symbolic level of seven to the … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s yuan sinks further after US currency report

BEIJING | Release of film featuring fallen Chinese celebrity Fan nixed

BEIJING — The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film’s release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26. However, director Xiao Feng posted … Continue reading BEIJING | Release of film featuring fallen Chinese celebrity Fan nixed

BEIJING | Tesla secures land for Shanghai factory, first outside US

BEIJING — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla said Wednesday it signed a “land transfer agreement” on a 210-acre (84-hectare) site for the factory. It announced the plan for a China factory in … Continue reading BEIJING | Tesla secures land for Shanghai factory, first outside US

BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

BEIJING— A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China’s northwest. The group proposed legislation on Wednesday that would urge Trump to condemn “gross violations” of human rights in the Xinjiang region, where the U.N. estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs and … Continue reading BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

BEIJING | China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

BEIJING  — Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes. But the government’s announcement did little to address concerns raised about the risks of appointing Chinese officials … Continue reading BEIJING | China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

BEIJING | China cuts some tariffs _ but does not address US complaints

BEIJING  — China announced more tariff cuts Wednesday on imports of construction machinery and other goods, but took no action to address the U.S. complaints about its technology policy that are fueling an escalating trade battle. The move reflects the Chinese government’s desire to stick to plans to make the economy more competitive and its … Continue reading BEIJING | China cuts some tariffs _ but does not address US complaints