• This Feb. 9, 2012 photo shows a China's oil rig operated in the East China Sea. Two state-owned companies, China General Nuclear Power Group and China National Nuclear Corp., have announced plans to develop floating nuclear reactors for use by oil rigs or island communities. If they succeed, the achievement would raise concern the reactors might be sent into harm’s way to support oil exploration in the South China Sea, where Beijing faces conflicting territorial claims by neighbors including Vietnam and the Philippines. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    China’s nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters.

  • Saudi sprinter Masrahi to miss Olympics because of doping

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer’s Olympics after failing a drug test.

  • In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, Brazil's Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes points to the screen of a body scanner, during an inspection of safety procedures for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the International Airport in Brasilia, Brazil. Moraes surprised many last week by saying the chances of a terror attack at the games were “next to zero” and that the bigger concern is street crime. Just a day later, the federal police overseen by Moraes arrested 10 Brazilians allegedly belonging to an amateur cell that had professed allegiance to ISIS over the internet.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China issued a safety warning Friday to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • In this Friday, July 1, 2016, photo, protesters hold placards and wave Hong Kong colonial flags during the annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. As the Asian financial center prepares for legislative elections in September, a new wave of radical political activists are planning to join the campaign, including some who advocate the once-unthinkable idea of independence from China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    HONG KONG (AP) — Britain had its Brexit. Now some in Hong Kong are dreaming of their own version.

  • China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

  • FILE- In this July 26, 2016, file photo, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Despite the Philippines taking on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and winning big, other Southeast Asian nations with similar disputes who attended this week's meetings are apparently backing down from Beijing. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

  • China sends Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

    BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China.

  • Manchester derby in Beijing called off after bad weather

    BEIJING (AP) — The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing’s National Stadium unfit for play.

  • From left, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Othman Hashim, Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prepare for a group photo as they shake hands for a group photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia’s main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc’s members are victims of Beijing’s actions.