- Taiwan leader warns successor to keep status quo with China Updated: Oct-10-15 1:51 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's China-friendly president warned his successor Saturday to continue to meet Beijing's condition for dialogue that the two sides see each other as parts of one country, despite growing discontent at home toward the mainland's Communist leadership.
- China starts operating lighthouses on South China Sea reef Updated: Oct-10-15 12:47 am
BEIJING - China has started operating two lighthouses on a reef on a disputed island chain in the South China Sea, a state news agency reported, amid rising concerns among the U.S. and China's neighbors about Beijing's maritime ambitions.
- Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking Updated: Oct-09-15 4:48 am
BEIJING - Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
- China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim Updated: Oct-08-15 7:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed "serious concern" Thursday about a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's South China Sea territorial claims by sailing a Navy ship near one of its newly built artificial islands.
- China foreign exchange reserves fall $43.3B in September Updated: Oct-08-15 1:11 am
HONG KONG - China's foreign exchange reserves shrank again last month in a sign the country's central bank continues to support the currency's exchange rate after a surprise devaluation. But the smaller size of September's fall indicates receding pressure on the currency.
- White-gloved butlers a new must-have for China's super-rich Updated: Oct-05-15 8:12 am
BEIJING - Soup spoon, salad fork ... Zhang Zhejing struggled to remember how to lay out the cutlery on either side of the plate. She also forgot to put the water glass next to the wine glass - a crucial mistake that would not go unnoticed by her two examiners.
- Serena Williams withdraws from WTA Finals and China Open Updated: Oct-01-15 10:42 am
BEIJING - The 2015 season is over for Serena Williams.
- China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy a troubled Portuguese bank this year, its staff took heart.
- China manufacturing index improves slightly, services wobble Updated: Oct-01-15 12:29 am
BEIJING - Chinese manufacturing activity improved slightly in September while growth in service industries slowed due to disruptions from a massive military parade, surveys showed Thursday.
- Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 pm
Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall.
- China holding 2 Japanese citizens on spying allegations Updated: Sep-30-15 10:18 am
TOKYO - China has arrested two Japanese citizens on spying allegations, officials said Wednesday.
- Chinese investors fined for violating 'no sell' order Updated: Sep-30-15 5:33 am
BEIJING - China's securities regulator has announced the first penalties for violators of a ban imposed in July on stock sales by major shareholders as part of frantic government efforts to stem a slide in prices.
- China micromanages Tibet, floods it with money to woo locals Updated: Sep-30-15 4:31 am
LHASA, China - Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism.
- Chinese solar company blames short-sellers for stock trouble Updated: Sep-30-15 12:51 am
BEIJING - The chairman of a troubled Chinese solar panel manufacturer has denied wrongdoing and blamed short-selling by hedge funds for a plunge in the price of its Hong Kong-traded shares.
- Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.
- Typhoon lashes Taiwan, killing 2, injuring more than 300 Updated: Sep-29-15 2:00 am
BEIJING - A typhoon struck mainland China on Tuesday after lashing Taiwan, where it killed two, injured hundreds and left hundreds of thousands without power or water.
- Beijing says Clinton 'biased' on Chinese women's issues Updated: Sep-28-15 6:46 am
BEIJING - A Chinese government official said Monday that Hillary Clinton was "biased" on women's issues in China, while a newspaper compared the presidential hopeful to Donald Trump for her tweet saying it was "shameless" for China's president to preside over a U.N. conference on gender equality.
- Leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women's equality Updated: Sep-27-15 10:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS - World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by China's President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women's rights activists.
- Tracing China's long, convoluted relationship with the UN Updated: Sep-26-15 2:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - China's President Xi Jinping is poised to address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time on Monday. Here are some milestones in China's long, convoluted relationship with the world body:
- With Olympics coming, US swimming and track look for rebound Updated: Sep-26-15 3:46 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The buzz in U.S. Olympic circles is about bringing the 2024 Games to Los Angeles.
- Odd partnership: Ties warm between India and North Korea Updated: Sep-26-15 2:05 am
NEW DELHI - It's not the most obvious international friendship. On one side is the world's largest democracy, with its riotous collection of battling political parties and a freewheeling media with thousands of newspapers, TV stations and websites. On the other is a deeply isolated nation, a country with no political opposition and a media that does not question the long-ruling family. Access to the Internet, except for a handful of government-approved websites, is restricted to a tiny elite.
- The Latest: Hollywood and big business meet at China dinner Updated: Sep-25-15 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments from the state visit that President Barack Obama is hosting for Chinese President Xi Jinping. All times local:
- Obama, China's Xi agree to curb economic cyberspying Updated: Sep-25-15 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Skeptical of Chinese assurances on cyberspying, President Barack Obama on Friday laid out a fresh threat of sanctions for economic espionage emanating from China, even as he and President Xi Jinping pledged their countries would not conduct or support such hacking.
- How China is watching Xi's trip to US Updated: Sep-25-15 4:19 am
BEIJING - As state media reports have it, China's President Xi Jinping is dispelling all concerns about cyberhacking, the economy and the South China Sea during his U.S. trip, and relations between the two countries have never been rosier.
- China plans to launch national cap-and-trade system Updated: Sep-24-15 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON - China is preparing to announce plans to launch a national system to limit greenhouse gases and force industries to purchase pollution credits, Obama administration officials said Thursday.