Asia Pacific · 9:22 AM UTCEXCLUSIVE HK's Apple Daily to shut within days, says Jimmy Lai adviser
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will be forced to shut "in a matter of days" after authorities froze the company's assets under a national security law, an adviser to jailed owner Jimmy Lai told Reuters on Monday.
ChinaBachelet seeks Xinjiang visit this year, says HK trials key test
The top U.N. human rights official, for the first time laying down a timeline, said on Monday that she hoped to agree with China on the terms of a visit to Xinjiang region this year to look into reports of serious violations against Muslim Uighurs.
ChinaFactbox: German conservatives agree election manifesto "for stability and renewal"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have agreed an election programme intended to see off the fading challenge of their main rivals, the ecologist Greens, ahead of a federal election in September.