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China barely notes start of Cultural Revolution 50 years ago

Vendors unfurl a banner from 1969 depicting former Chinese leader Mao Zedong as he "inspects the great army of the Cultural Revolution" and the slogan "Navigating the seas depends on the helmsman" at a curio market in Beijing, China, Monday, May 16, 2016. Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities about a period that was later declared a "catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) – Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities …

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Even on US turf, culture clashes make China firms tough foes

In this Friday, May 6, 2016, photo, Tang Energy CEO Patrick Jenevein poses for a photo in his office in Dallas. Several months earlier, Tang Energy won an arbitration case arising from a contract with Aviation Industry Corp., a conglomerate owned by the Chinese government. AVIC has challenged the ruling in federal court, arguing that as an arm of the Chinese government, it isn't subject to American arbitrators. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies have found it can be tough to do business in China. Now, as more Chinese firms invest in the United States, they’re finding it can be hard to contend with Chinese companies on American turf, too. Chinese companies can hide behind complex corporate structures. They …

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Philippine president-elect to offer Cabinet posts to rebels

FILE- In this May 9, 2016, file photo, then front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his second news conference after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines Monday, May 9, 2016. Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would offer Cabinet posts to communist rebels, move to amend the constitution to give more power to the provinces and reimpose the death penalty in some of his first policy pronouncements since winning last week's election based on an unofficial count. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he will reimpose the death penalty, offer Cabinet posts to communist rebels, and move to amend the constitution to give more power to the provinces, in some of his first policy pronouncements since winning last week’s election based on …

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Trump says he expects poor relationship with UK leader

FILE - In this May 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. Trump is now his party's presumptive nominee, but in many ways, he's breaking the Republican mold. On a handful of issues, from trade to national defense, Trump has the potential to run to the left of likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And on others, from taxes to social security, he sounds an awful lot like a Democrat. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

LONDON (AP) – Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he may have a poor relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron in light of the British leader’s criticism of Trump’s call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the United States. Trump’s comments, broadcast Monday on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” …

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S. Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on N. Korean threat

A mock Scud-B missile of North Korea, right, and other South Korean mock missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 16, 2016. South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said Monday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said Monday. The drills, set for around June 28, …

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