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China tells UK to butt out of Hong Kong affairs

China has told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong while London called for Beijing to honour the agreements made when the city was handed over in 1997, escalating a diplomatic spat over the former British colony.

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Protests wrack Hong Kong over China extradition move

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has apologised to its people as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.



Trump raises stakes in China trade standoff

US President Donald Trump has taken steps to authorise new tariffs on $US325 billion ($A465 billion) in Chinese imports, as officials prepare for last-ditch talks to avert an escalation of a trade war that threatens to derail the global economy.