China raises stakes in cyberscam crackdown in Myanmar, though loopholes remain

China has intensified a crackdown on online scams operated in border areas of Myanmar. The drive has been showcased by confession videos and national TV broadcasts of arrests of high-profile suspects.

Chinese comedians living abroad are winning fans. But some topics are off limits

Standup comedy is booming in China, and Chinese people living around the world are setting up local Mandarin-language comedy clubs as far afield as Tokyo, Madrid and New York.

Janet Yellen is heading to Mexico after Treasury launches a new fentanyl trafficking strike force

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is heading to Mexico this week, a trip announced shortly after her agency created a new strike force to help combat illicit fentanyl trafficking.

China says a US Navy ship ‘illegally intruded’ into waters in the South China Sea

The Chinese military said that an American naval ship had “illegally intruded” on Monday into waters near the Second Thomas Shoal, the site of a hot territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.

Rodman’s goal caps 3-0 victory for the US women over China

Trinity Rodman had a goal and two assists for the United States in a 3-0 victory against China in an exhibition match.

Philippines says China has executed two Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking despite appeals

The Philippine government says China has executed two Filipinos for drug trafficking despite its appeals to commute their death sentences to life in prison.

A secret trip by Henry Kissinger grew into a half-century-long relationship with China

Henry Kissinger is being remembered positively in China as an envoy who was willing to overlook ideological differences at the height of the Cold War and long after.

The Taliban’s new ambassador arrives in China as Afghanistan’s rulers court foreign investment

The Taliban government’s new ambassador to China has arrived in Beijing. It is the first time Afghanistan’s rulers have officially sent an ambassador to another country since returning to power more than two years ago.

COP28 talks turn to a power game with Modi and bin Salman speaking — as Biden and Jinping are absent

Dozens of world leaders said they know the planet’s dangerously overheating and they are trying to keep it from getting worse.

Montana’s first-in-the-nation ban on TikTok blocked by judge who says it’s unconstitutional

A federal judge has blocked Montana’s first-in-the-nation law banning the video-sharing app TikTok in the state while a legal challenge to the law moves through the courts.

Thousands of fake Facebook accounts shut down by Meta were primed to polarize voters ahead of 2024

Meta says it has found and disabled thousands of fake Facebook accounts linked to China that were used to spread politically partisan content in the United States before next year’s election.

China says US arms sales to Taiwan are turning the island into a ‘powder keg’

The Chinese defense ministry’s top spokesperson has said that the U.S. should stop interfering in both Taiwan and the South China Sea. Senior Col.

Henry Kissinger’s complicated legacy draws admiration and scorn from across the globe

The death on Wednesday of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has drawn admiration and scorn from political leaders around the world, highlighting the complicated legacy of Kissinger’s views about what it meant to serve America’s interests during the Cold War — and how the country should

Congress members, activists decry assaults against anti-China protesters during San Francisco summit

A man protesting against the Chinese government during the recent Asia-Pacific economic summit in San Francisco says he was attacked by supporters of the Chinese ruling party and is urging local police to take action.

China presents UN with vague Mideast peace plan as US promotes its own role in easing the Gaza war

China has presented the United Nations Security Council with a four-point plan for Middle East peace in a demonstration of its ambitions to be a global superpower.

The world economy will slow next year because of inflation, high rates and war, OECD says

The global economy, which has proved surprisingly resilient this year, is expected to falter next year under the strain of wars, still-elevated inflation and continued high interest rates.

Myanmar and China conduct naval drills together as fighting surges in border area

Myanmar and China are conducting naval drills together as the military government in the Southeast Asian nation loses ground in the northeast to a coalition of armed ethnic militias that also has strong ties to Beijing.

A Hong Kong court hears final arguments in the subversion trial of pro-democracy activists

A Hong Kong court has started hearing the final arguments of some of the city’s best-known pro-democracy activists tried under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent.

11 die in coal mine accident in China’s Heilongjiang province

A violent rock burst in a coal mine has killed 11 people in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province.

127 Malaysians, suspected to be victims of job scams, rescued from Myanmar fighting

Malaysia’s government says more than 120 suspected victims of job scams have been rescued after being stranded by fighting in northern Myanmar between the military and armed ethnic groups.

One year after protests shook China, participants ponder the meaning of the brief flare of defiance

A year ago, Li Houchen was on the streets of Shanghai, hollering “Freedom!” to protest China’s harsh “zero COVID” controls and growing authoritarianism.

Japan and Vietnam agree to boost ties and start discussing Japanese military aid amid China threat

Japan and Vietnam have agreed to boost their security and economic ties in the face of China’s growing influence in the region.

Beijing police investigate major Chinese shadow bank Zhongzhi after it says it’s insolvent

Police are investigating a Chinese wealth management company owned by Zhongzhi Enterprise Group days after the firm told investors it was insolvent.

China calls for a cease-fire in Myanmar fighting but will continue its own border drills

Beijing is calling for a cease-fire in Myanmar after a coalition of ethnic fighters seized several crossings along Myanmar’s border with China in the past month.

Beijing court begins hearings for Chinese relatives of people on Malaysia Airlines plane

A Beijing court is holding compensation hearings for Chinese relatives of people who died on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 on a flight to Beijing.

Artist Zeng Fanzhi depicts ‘zero-COVID’ after a lifetime of service to the Chinese state

A year after protests pushed Beijing to end its stringent “zero-COVID” controls, a retired architect is on the road displaying portraits of life under the policy.

An alliance of Myanmar ethnic groups claim capture of another big trade crossing at Chinese border

An alliance of armed ethnic minority groups that launched a surprise offensive last month against Myanmar’s military has seized a major trading gate on the country’s northeastern border with China.

China says a surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by flu and other known pathogens

China’s health ministry says a surge in respiratory illnesses across the country that has drawn the attention of the APHealth Organization is caused by the flu and other known pathogens and not by a novel virus.

South Korea, Japan and China agree to resume trilateral leaders’ summit, but without specific date

The top diplomats from South Korea, Japan and China have agreed to revive cooperation among the Asian neighbors and resume their leaders’ trilateral summit.

Nissan, Eli Lilly rise; Nvidia, Alphabet fall, 11/24/2023

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: Nissan, Eli Lilly rise; Nvidia, Alphabet fall.