The wind has bite, but the sun is high and indiscriminate on this early-spring day. Three blocks from the local high school, the usual choke of cars that idle on my street at 3 o’clock has disappeared, as has the noise that blasted from them. […]
The United States led more than 30 countries on Tuesday in condemning what it called China’s “horrific campaign of repression” against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang at an event on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly that was denounced by China.
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.