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Workers protest and are beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

Workers protest and are beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Workers at Apple’s world’s largest iPhone factory were beaten and detained during protests over pay amid virus checks, according to witnesses and social media videos on Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to tackle a further rise in infections. Videos that said they had been filmed at the factory in the …

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Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders across Asia-Pacific have called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies towards sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings on Saturday. Host Thailand won a diplomatic coup by successfully bridging the rifts among the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum …

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Analysis: Have China and India changed their position on the war against Russia?

Analysis: Have China and India changed their position on the war against Russia?

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — China and India, after months of refusing to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, did not block the release this week of a statement by the world’s major economies that sharply criticizes Moscow. Could this finally signal yet another bold policy shift by Beijing and New Delhi to align with what …

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Chinese firms secure top spot at World Cup after team flops

Chinese firms secure top spot at World Cup after team flops

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – China may not send a team to Qatar, but Chinese companies will be the main sponsors of the 2022 World Cup. Chinese brands are the biggest sponsors of the tournament, surpassing even the list of American companies which include iconic names such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Budweiser. Chinese sponsors have paid …

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