• Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Duterte was meeting Thursday with Xi in Beijing as part of a charm offensive aimed at seeking trade and support from the Asian giant by setting aside a thorny territorial dispute. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

    Philippine leader meets China’s president in charm offensive

    BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony.

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts after getting a point against Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo.  The ATP has suspended Nick Kyrgios for at least 3 weeks and fined him extra $25,000 for conduct contrary to 'integrity' of tennis.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Kyrgios skips tennis event in favor of NBA celebrity game

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Controversial tennis player Nick Kyrgios will be free to participate in an NBA celebrity game in February after being released from his contract with an ATP event in the Netherlands.

  • Rob Chandhok, LeEco North America chief research and development officer, holds a LePro 3 phone while speaking at an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    China’s LeEco sets out to shake up US consumer tech market

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about LeEco’s entrance into the U.S. market, The Associated Press erroneously reported the address of the company’s online store. It is LeMall.com, not LeWeb.com

  • A pro-democracy protester, left, falls as he scuffled with pro-Beijing supporters, right, outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Tensions flared at Hong Kong's legislature Wednesday as pro-Beijing lawmakers prevented a pair of newly elected representatives advocating independence for the Chinese region from getting a second chance at taking their oaths. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Pro-Beijing side thwarts new Hong Kong lawmakers’ oath redo

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chaotic scenes erupted at Hong Kong’s legislature Wednesday as pro-Beijing lawmakers prevented a pair of newly elected representatives advocating independence for the Chinese region from getting a second chance at taking their oaths.

  • A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Asian stock markets rose Tuesday ahead of China's release of quarterly growth data and a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Asian shares climb as China posts steady growth, oil higher

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday as China reported its economy expanded at a steady 6.7 percent pace in the July-September quarter, better than some forecasters had expected. Sentiment was also lifted by a strong day on Wall Street, fueled by upbeat earnings reports.

  • This Sept. 21, 2016 photo released by Uruma City Board of Education shows the head of a coin, which is likely dating to the Roman Empire, found with nine other coins during an excavation at Katsuren Castle in Uruma on Japan's southernmost prefectural island of Okinawa. The 10 copper coins were unearthed in December 2013 at the 12th-15th century Katsuren Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during an annual excavation for study and tourism promotion by the board of education in Uruma, a city in central Okinawa. While the find has yet to be submitted for publication in an academic journal, an outside expert is convinced that the coins are real. (Uruma City Board of Education via AP)

    Roman coins ID’d in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

    TOKYO (AP) — The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island.

  • Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday, trading within a narrow range as cautious investors considered the most recent comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Asian stocks gain before China data, Europe rate meeting

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday ahead of China’s release of quarterly growth data and a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the week.

  • In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, the Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's Shenzhou 11 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. China has launched a pair of astronauts into space on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

    China launches its longest crewed space mission yet

    BEIJING (AP) — Two Chinese astronauts began the country’s longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower.

  • In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong walks off the stage after making a speech during a luncheon in the Great Hall at Australian Parliament in Canberra. Singapore's prime minister visited Australia to upgrade a free-trade agreement and finalize a deal that will double the capacity of Singaporean military training facilities in the Australian tropics. (AP Photo/Sean Davey, Pool, File)

    Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

  • In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 photo, a sign of KFC’s grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee is lit outside its outlet in Yangon, Myanmar. The end of most U.S. sanctions against Myanmar is raising hopes western businesses will join the rush to invest in Myanmar that up to now has been dominated by China and other Asian countries. But much hinges on how the government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi reshapes the country’s outdated laws and other policies. (AP Photo/Elaine Kurtenbach)

    End to US sanctions a boon Myanmar economy, but woes remain

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — KFC’s grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee are among the few prominent signs of U.S. brands or business in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon.