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A United Continental Holdings Inc. airplane prepares for landing as the New York City skyline stands in the background at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. United Airlines is under fire for forcibly removing a passenger from a plane in Chicago …

U.S. Airlines Resist ‘Orwellian Nonsense’ of Chinese Speech Controls

The Wall Street Journal noted on Monday that several U.S. airlines appear to be resisting Beijing’s demand to change their websites to describe Taiwan as part of China. The Trump White House denounced such demands as “Orwellian nonsense” over the weekend.

Police officers run toward protesters to try to disperse them outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding that China's central government stay out of a political dispute in the southern Chinese city after …

Disappearances, Mass Arrests as China Cracks Down on Taiwan and Hong Kong

China has evidently exceeded its tolerance for democracy along its fringes. There are reports this week that a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist mysteriously vanished during a visit to Macau, while the leaders of 2014’s democracy protests in Hong Kong have been politely arrested.

Kang Chol, North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, approaches journalists outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 20, 2017

World View: Malaysia Expels North Korean Ambassador as Relations Deteriorate

Contents: Malaysia expels North Korea’s ambassador Kang Chol; Malaysia accused of fronting North Korean weapons sales; Kim Han-sol, son of Kim Jong-nam, under guard to prevent North Korean assassination; New sanctions indicate China is running out of patience with Kim Jong-un

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UN Bribery Investigation Ropes in Former General Assembly Leader

U.S. authorities have charged six people in connection with an alleged bribery scheme at the UN, including a former head of the General Assembly. The bribes were for real estate developments in Macau, a peninsula in mainland China.

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China Chasing Hundreds of Billions from Casino Money Laundering

The former Portuguese colony of Macau took in $45 billion in gambling revenues in 2013, up 20% from the prior year and nearly seven times the action on the Las Vegas strip. But in the last six months, China’s President Xi Jinping has devastated the “Monte Carlo of the Orient” as he accelerates his anti-corruption campaign against vast layers of entrenched officials. Xi hopes his purge will deflect blame away from the Communist Party as China suffers its worst economic crisis in two decades.

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Macau Sex Ring Bust Shows China Expanding Crackdown on Graft

The arrest of a prominent Macau executive in the largest prostitution bust in the city’s history shows China’s President Xi Jinping is broadening his crackdown on corruption to restrict even long-tolerated vices.