It’s a big gamble for Mr. Trump, coming as he plans to ratchet up conflict with Beijing over trade issues that have animated his political rise.
Our analyst looks at how Mr. Trump’s “fire and fury” and “locked and loaded” warnings have left many wondering whether his strategy is more method or madness.
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• Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations were marred by a suicide attack on a military truck in the southwestern city of Quetta, above, that killed at least 15 people, including eight soldiers, and wounded at least 40 others on Saturday.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which a military spokesman said had been aimed at sabotaging today’s events to mark the country’s 70th anniversary.
• In Vietnam, activists say a government report — possibly posted by accident — confirms their fears of high rates of executions, forced labor and deaths in custody. Above, a father’s altar to a son who died in custody.
Among its findings, the report said 429 prisoners had been executed from August 2013 to June 2016, giving Vietnam the world’s third-highest execution rate over that period, after China and Iran.
• Many Indonesians remember the New Order regime that Suharto led from 1967 to 1998 as a byword for corruption and repression, including a brutal campaign of anti-communist purges that historians describe as one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
But in this country where open discussion of his rule remains taboo, the General Suharto Memorial Museum celebrates him as a kindly father and heroic nation-builder. To some, this is a rewriting of history that’s too much to bear.
• And Hideki Matsuyama is trying to become the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major at the P.G.A….