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US charges against Huawei ‘could inflame China trade talks’  Listenfacebook
China has called on Washington to stop what it described as its "unreasonable crackdown" on Huawei after the US escalated pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on more than 20 charges. In a statement, the foreign ministry said Beijing will "firmly defend" its companies, and complained that the case was politically motivated. The charges against Huawei and a senior executive, Meng Wanzhou, include fraud, stealing technology from an American rival and evading US sanctions on Iran. Annemarie Evans asked Glenn Shive, the executive director of the Hong Kong America Center, if he thinks the row will affect upcoming trade talks between Beijing and Washington:
Hospital cash injection ‘may be too late’  Listenfacebook
Medical Association member Leung Chi-chiu says a HK$500mn-cash injection the government is giving the Hospital Authority to help local hospitals cope with a surge in patients, may have come too late. The money is to be used to hire part-time doctors and to give staff more overtime pay. Dr Leung told Jim Gould this will help, but what's really needed is early planning months ahead of the winter flu season:
US reaches ‘agreement in principle’ on Afghan peace talks  Listenfacebook
The United States and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, according to special US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. His comments to the New York Times follow six days of talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar, where he urged the insurgents to enter into direct negotiations with Kabul. Annemarie Evans asked Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, if the war may really be coming to an end: