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A photo illustration of a US astronaut planting an American flag on Mars.

‘We want our country to do it first’: A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

Some experts say a race to Mars would "be a waste of taxpayers' money" and that NASA and China should work together. But US law doesn't make it easy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has met Trump at least 5 times in a year in a desperate bid to keep him on-side amid the trade war

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Donald Trump sat down for dinner on Friday while the president is on a working vacation at his golf club in Bedminster.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019.

The White House quietly appointed a new China director who could rattle Beijing and make a US-China trade deal even less likely

The National Security Council has hired Elnigar Iltebir, a Uighur-American, to direct its China policy. Uighurs face severe oppression in China.
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, took to Hong Kong's streets to protest the extradition bill.

A protester takes us inside the demonstrations in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong protests have now turned into a fight for democracy and against police violence. Here's what it looks like on the front lines.
Chinese People's Armed Police units massing at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, just a short drive from Hong Kong

Chinese armed police are drilling at a stadium outside Hong Kong in a ‘clear warning’ to protesters

Drills by China's paramilitary forces are likely a warning to protesters. Experts said China would use these riot-control forces as a "last resort."
The author, Zirui Yan, moved from China to the US three years ago.

I moved from China to the US — here are the 14 most disappointing aspects of American culture

Several aspects of US culture were different than I had imagined. And in some cases, those differences left me disappointed.
Riot police officers stand outside a branch of HSBC bank as anti-extradition bill protesters demonstrate in Wan Chai neighbourhood in Hong Kong, China, August 11, 2019.

Hong Kong protesters are calling for massive ATM withdrawals in an economic warning to China

After 10 weeks of protests, some activists are turning to a new form of protest — withdrawing all their cash, or converting it to US dollars.

MORGAN STANLEY: These are the 4 biggest risks keeping analysts and economists up at night

Morgan Stanley sees a number of macro risks on the horizon including the trade war and a slowing global economy.

Trump baselessly claims the press is trying to ‘crash the economy’

First it was the Federal Reserve. Now it’s the press. Trump wants someone to blame for recession concerns.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board warns against a tariff-fueled ‘Navarro recession’ for the second time in one week

Investors have become increasingly unnerved by slower global growth and escalating global tariff disputes.