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Exclusive: Trump considers big ‘fine’ over China intellectual property theft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big “fine” as part of a probe into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China. Reuters: Business News

Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, bitcoin slumps

TOKYO (Reuters) – The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China’s regulator said a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying was possibly wrong. Reuters: Business News

China Sentences ‘Vulgar Butcher’ Rights Activist to Eight Years in Prison

(BEIJING) — A prominent activist who called himself the Ultra Vulgar Butcher as he mocked and pressured Chinese officials was given an eight-year prison sentence Tuesday for subversion, the harshest sentence handed down in a sweeping crackdown on rights campaigners. The Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court handed down the sentence after finding activist Wu(…)

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A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 11, 2017 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories