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China seethes as Biden plans Olympic diplomatic boycott


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Xi to lead Macau handover party as Hong Kong seethes

Xi to lead Macau handover party as Hong Kong seethesMacau on Friday marks 20 years since the former colony was returned to China with a celebration led by President Xi Jinping touting the success of the pliant gambling hub while Hong Kong boils. The day’s festivities will centre around the inauguration of a new leader for a city that China views as a shining example of its “one country, two systems” model. Ho Iat-seng, a former member of China’s top lawmaking body, won a one-horse race this summer to become Macau’s new chief executive — a position that is chosen by a 400-member committee stacked with Beijing loyalists.



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Chinese leader Xi visits gambling hub Macau as nearby Hong Kong seethes

Chinese leader Xi visits gambling hub Macau as nearby Hong Kong seethesMACAU/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau on Wednesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, and is expected to announce economic perks as a reward for its stability and loyalty as protests rock nearby Hong Kong. Security was tight in the gambling hub, especially for people arriving from Hong Kong. “We will join hands to draw the blueprint for Macao’s future development,” Xi said after arriving at Macau’s airport, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.



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Trump seethes over impeachment inquiry and slams critics

Trump seethes over impeachment inquiry and slams criticsPresident Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried him to his Virginia golf course, Trump defended his comments and lashed out at critics, including a past foil, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. The inquiry reached deeper into the White House when the House sent a letter Friday to Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, informing him that the White House was being subpoenaed for documents it had refused to produce.



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As Putin seethes over Olympic ban, doping whistleblower fears for his life 

As Putin seethes over Olympic ban, doping whistleblower fears for his life The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s systematic doping of Olympic athletes has been warned by U.S. officials that Russian agents may be inside the United States looking for him and that new security measures needed to be taken to insure his safety, the lawyer for the whistleblower tells Yahoo News.



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China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis

China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisisBy Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang. While a conflict on the Korean peninsula would affect China, and in worst-case scenarios unleash a radioactive cloud or waves of refugees into its northeast, Beijing has kept a low profile as tension has escalated in recent days. North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States as a “load of nonsense”, and outlined plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.



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