- China, US promise better protection for business secrets Updated: Nov-24-15 1:18 am
BEIJING - U.S. and Chinese trade envoys on Tuesday promised to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appeared to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks.
- Beijing court hears appeal by senior journalist Gao Yu Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BEIJING - A Beijing court on Tuesday heard the appeal of a 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a conviction of leaking state secrets, but made no immediate ruling, the journalist's lawyer said.
- China pledges $14.5 million for search of MH370 Updated: Nov-22-15 1:31 am
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged an additional $14.5 million to fund the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.
- 3 Chinese business executives killed in Mali attack Updated: Nov-20-15 10:32 pm
BEIJING - Three senior executives of a powerful state-owned Chinese company were killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, officials said Saturday.
- China issues book commemorating reformist leader Hu Yaobang Updated: Nov-20-15 6:34 am
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping and other top Chinese leaders gathered Friday to commemorate reformist leader Hu Yaobang, whose death catalyzed the 1989 pro-democracy protest movement that was brutally crushed on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
- China breaks up $64 billion underground banking network Updated: Nov-20-15 5:00 am
SHANGHAI - Authorities in China have cracked the country's biggest-ever underground banking network, which handled illegal foreign exchange transactions worth 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), police said Friday.
- China confirms deadly Xinjiang attack, says suspects killed Updated: Nov-20-15 12:24 am
BEIJING - Chinese police have killed all but one of the 29 suspects in a deadly attack on a coal mine that killed 16 people in the restive region of Xinjiang, an official website reported Friday. The remaining suspect was arrested.
- China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage Updated: Nov-19-15 6:10 am
BEIJING - China's president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are enemies of mankind.
- China cuts rates on loans to small businesses Updated: Nov-19-15 5:46 am
BEIJING - China cut interest rates Thursday on loans by small lenders that finance the country's entrepreneurs in a new move to shore up lackluster economic growth.
- The Latest: Manila slum near APEC shows poverty challenge Updated: Nov-19-15 4:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also in focus. (All times are local.)
- Chinese financial reforms collide with 'too big to fail' Updated: Nov-19-15 2:03 am
BEIJING - Chinese leaders' ambition to use market forces to make the state-dominated financial system more efficient is colliding with their version of "too big to fail."
- IS group says it has killed Norwegian, Chinese captives Updated: Nov-18-15 1:28 pm
CAIRO - The Islamic State group said Wednesday that it has killed Norwegian and Chinese captives after earlier demanding ransoms for the two men.
- Miss World Canada: China denying me entry over activism Updated: Nov-17-15 12:27 pm
TORONTO - Anastasia Lin is an actress who believes her outspoken advocacy of human rights in her native China played a big role in her winning bid in May to become Canada's contestant in the Miss World pageant.
- Guo Jie, oldest surviving Olympian, dies at 103 Updated: Nov-16-15 9:57 pm
BEIJING - Guo Jie, a former Chinese discus thrower who was the world's oldest surviving Olympian, has died. He was 103.
- US Navy ship visits China in wake of recent tensions Updated: Nov-16-15 5:13 am
BEIJING - A U.S. Navy destroyer docked in Shanghai on Monday in a sign that contacts between the U.S. and Chinese militaries are continuing despite tensions over the South China Sea.
- Coal not going away anytime soon despite renewables push Updated: Nov-16-15 3:03 am
BEIJING - Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it - at least not yet.
- 5 Russian athletes who will be missed during ban Updated: Nov-14-15 8:56 am
MOSCOW - Russia was suspended Friday by track and field's world governing body the IAAF, four days after a World Anti-Doping Agency report alleged a vast, state-sponsored operation of performance-enhancing drug use.
- China says it respects navigation freedom in South China Sea Updated: Nov-13-15 8:57 am
BEIJING - China said Friday it respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea despite reports its ground controllers issued warnings to U.S. strategic bombers flying over the area this week.
- China reins in lending for stock trading Updated: Nov-13-15 5:33 am
BEIJING - China tightened limits Friday on lending to finance stock purchases in its latest step to wind down emergency measures aimed at stopping a market plunge.
- The Latest: Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority Updated: Nov-13-15 1:01 am
YANGON, Myanmar - The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.)
- Kenya soon expects to conclude doping cases from worlds Updated: Nov-12-15 7:38 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan athletics federation has held hearings for the two athletes who failed doping tests at this year's world championships and expects to release findings in the next few days.
- China allows biggest corporate bond default yet Updated: Nov-12-15 6:19 am
BEIJING - Communist leaders allowed China's biggest corporate bond default yet on Thursday in a fresh sign of wrenching economic change as growth slows and Beijing gives market forces a bigger role in its financial system.
- Rights group: China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform Updated: Nov-12-15 6:07 am
BEIJING - His arms were bent behind the chair, his wrists cuffed so tightly his hands swelled.
- Pelosi on rare visit to Tibet by US congressional delegation Updated: Nov-12-15 5:56 am
BEIJING - U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to China that included meetings with officials in Beijing.
- China's gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year Updated: Nov-12-15 2:17 am
BEIJING - Lawyer Wu Congsi has asthma and keeps air purifiers whirring away in his office, home and car to counter Beijing's hazardous smog. He prefers to stay inside unless the sky is blue. But this year, he's been able to regularly walk the 15 minutes or so to work.