• China is building a bridge on a disputed Himalayan border with India0

    An Indian fighter jet flies over a mountain range in Ladakh at the height of a military confrontation with China in June 2020 during which 20 Indian soldiers died. Tauseef Mustafa | Afp | Getty Images China is building a bridge across a lake in Ladakh on China’s Himalayan border with India — a move

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  • Force a ‘last resort’ for China on Taiwan reunification, former PLA official says0

    BEIJING — The central Chinese government in Beijing would only use force as the “last resort” for Taiwan reunification, said a retired officer of the People’s Liberation Army. “The Chinese PLA is getting stronger and stronger, and we have geographical proximity,” said Zhou Bo, now a senior fellow at Tsinghua University’s Center for International Strategy

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  • Steve Kerr condemns senators for inaction on guns0

    A visibly angry and shaken Steve Kerr on Tuesday evening condemned senators, particularly Republican leader Mitch McConnell, for failing to act on gun legislation, hours after a gunman killed 18 children and at least one adult at an elementary school in the west Texas town of Uvalde. “When are we going to do something?” Kerr,

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  • Chip stock picks to cash in on semiconductor boom0

    A massive sell-off in semiconductor stocks this year has created an opportunity to buy the dip, Morgan Stanley says, naming the two global chipmakers it expects to dominate. Semiconductor stocks have taken a beating this year, amid a broader sell-off across the tech sector. But Morgan Stanley believes this has created an opportunity to invest

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  • ‘Cheap’ stocks to buy to beat rising prices, slowing growth: Strategists0

    The global economy is beset with rising inflation and slowing growth. Here, CNBC Pro sifts through recent research notes to identify strategists’ top stocks in this tricky environment. The U.S. Federal Reserve hiked rates in March for the first time in more than three years, and announced a further 50-basis-point hike earlier this month .

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  • Asia stocks rise; New Zealand central bank hikes rates by 50 basis points again0

    SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific nudged higher in Wednesday morning trade, with New Zealand’s central bank announcing yet another 50 basis point rate hike. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.64%, while the Shanghai Composite in mainland China edged about 0.6% higher and the Shenzhen Component gained 0.207%. The Nikkei 225 in Japan sat fractionally

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