• Cabrera Bello extends lead at Hong Kong Open

    2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Justin Rose, of Great Britain, wins the gold medal during the final round of the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    HONG KONG (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello extended his lead to three strokes at the Hong Kong Open on Friday after a 5-under 65.

  • Report: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China

    BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing’s rule, a U.S. government-backed radio station and rights monitoring group said.

    Updated: 9:34 pm

  • Cabrera Bello takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open

    2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Justin Rose, of Great Britain, wins the gold medal during the final round of the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    HONG KONG (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello had four birdies and an eagle Thursday for an opening 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open.

  • Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

    In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan waves during the match of Charlotte Hornets against the Los Angeles Clippers at the 2015 NBA Global Games in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. China's highest court ruled Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in favor of Jordan at the conclusion of a years-long trademark case. The former NBA star has been in dispute with a sportswear company based in southern China called Qiaodan Sports since 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long case over use of the Chinese rendering of his globally-known name and trademark.

  • 7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

    BEIJING (AP) — Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China’s mining industry, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown’s history at stake

    In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo provided by Virginia Tow, players of the Boston Knight A volleyball team, front, go up for a spike against the Boston Hurricanes Black team during the August Moon Festival at Reggie Wong Park in the Chinatown neighborhood in Boston. The fate of a modest asphalt court where Chinese immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball is uncertain. The state of Massachusetts is seeking proposals to develop a prime slice of real estate near Boston's Chinatown that was a nursery for nine-man volleyball. (Virginia Tow via AP)

    BOSTON (AP) — On the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Boston’s Chinatown, immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball now played in Chinatowns across the country. Now, an asphalt court where the game still thrives stands in the way of development.

  • Trump’s Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China

    In this combination of three 2016 file photos shows, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, left, speaking at a ceremony at the Gen. Andres Rodriguez school in Asuncion, Paraguay, on June 29, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, center, talking with President Barack Obama at White House in Washington, U.S.A. on Nov. 10, and China's President Xi Jinping arriving at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Nov. 22. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Luis Hidalgo, Files)

    BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump’s unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan’s president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world’s two largest economies.

  • New cross-border stock link widens access to China’s Nasdaq

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. Chairman Chow Chung-kong, left, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, right, smile after beating a gong during a ceremony to launch the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock trading link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, the latest step to widen access to China's markets for global investors. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    HONG KONG (AP) — Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, widening access to China’s markets for global investors.

  • Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

    President-elect Donald Trump gestures toward reporters as he arrives for a party at the home of Robert Mercer, one of his biggest campaign donors, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Head of the Harbor, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

  • Trump’s call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

    This combination of two photos shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, left, speaking during a "USA Thank You" tour event in Cincinatti Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File)

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.