S. Korea Bans Flying of Leaflets Toward N. Korea by Balloon

South Korea’s parliament on Monday approved contentious legislation criminalizing the flying of anti-communist leaflets by balloon toward North Korea, despite fierce criticism that the country is sacrificing freedom of expression to improve ties with the rival North.

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China Condemns New US Hong Kong Sanctions, Taiwan Arms Sale

China lashed out at the U.S. on Tuesday over new American sanctions against Chinese officials for their actions in Hong Kong, along with the sale of more U.S. military equipment to Taiwan, moves touching on two of the most sensitive issues in the increasingly contentious relationship between the nations.

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