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Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE: World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash. The 24-year-old Spaniard, chasing his ......

Leader of the Week: Reigning Emperor

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and ...

Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed accumulation of personal power has been oft-noted throughout his first term, no clear “banner term” representing his ideological and political legacy had yet emerged as he approached his se...

Nelson Report on Xi and Taiwan

Duona in PingtungThree and a half hours... what did Xi say? Pretty much the usual noise... but note the last paragraph of R Bush's remarks at the bottom. I am off for my first bike vacation in months, so I won't be back til Tuesday... +++++++++++++++++++++++++THE TAIWAN QUESTION...came up in forcefu...

Tech leads Wall Street’s retreat from record high

REUTERS: Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, amid a broad decline that was led by technology stocks and disappointing quarterly reports from major companies. Apple dropped 2.4 percent on growing worries about slack demand for the new iPhones. The other high ......