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A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose

TIANJIN, China — Bella Wang barely noticed the section on the application inquiring whether she was married or had children. Employers in China routinely ask women such questions, and she had encountered them before in job interviews. It was a surprise, though, after she accepted a position as a manager …

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As Duterte Courts China, U.S. Says Don’t Forget Your Old Friend

MANILA — The Philippines stressed Tuesday that the country was not drifting into the military orbit of China, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s perceived warming ties with Beijing and fresh concerns about Beijing’s aggressiveness in the South China Sea. The assurances were made as top American diplomats and defense officials met …

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Bali Earthquake Forces Hotel Evacuations

A strong undersea earthquake shook the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, forcing tourists to leave their hotels as a precaution. The magnitude 6.1 quake followed days of seismic activity in the region, including a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Sunday that killed at least two people in a …

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Hong Kong’s Leader, Faced With More Clashes, Condemns Violence

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, on Monday condemned violent clashes between a number of protesters and the police over the weekend, as her government scrambled to assert its authority after several increasingly volatile demonstrations and a surge in anti-police sentiment. “We are here to thank our …

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