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How Trump Inadvertently Eased Pressure on Xi to Rein In Kim

President adopted Aug. 5. The panel was acting in response to Pyongyang’s tests of two intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the U.S. mainland.“China’s central bank has been strengthening sanctions against countries like North Korea since last year and the banks themselves also don’t want to do business with

North Korean Minister Says Trump Is the One on a Suicide Mission

North Korea’s foreign minister unleashed a torrent of criticism at the United Nations General Assembly in response to President Donald Trump’s speech at the same venue, saying Pyongyang is ready for a preemptive nuclear attack if needed.Photographer: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty ImagesRi Yong Ho’s comments came hours after U.S. Air

Australia Has a Taxing Problem When It Comes to Ghost Homes

On a wet, midweek evening when most Australians are home cooking dinner, less than a third of the lights are on in the apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands. Most shops and restaurants are closed. The only people passing through seem to be on their way elsewhere.These "ghost towers," as the high-end

China reportedly orders all cryptocurrency exchanges to shut down

Image: ShutterstockChina's cryptocurrency trading ban is very close to reality. The country's regulators have reportedly issued an order to all local cryptocurrency exchanges to halt new user registration by midnight on Sept. 15 and publicly notify users when they'll formally close.  China's state-owned Caixin broke the news on Friday,

China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

Expect more of these on China's roads.Image: Xinhua News Agency/Getty ImagesChina is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is a gorgeous beast of a phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2Image: XiaomiXiaomi is probably the only company who'd dare launch a new flagship phone one day before Apple's big iPhone announcement.  But the Chinese smartphone maker has done it in style. The company launched the Mi Mix 2, a beautiful, nearly bezel-less device with pretty crazy

Weibo users given one-week warning to provide real names

The 340 million users of Sina Weibo, China’s popular microblogging service, have been given one week to link their accounts to a real name. The crackdown is being conducted in order to comply with new government rules restricting anonymous online conversation. There have actually been similar rules since 2011,

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