- Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest Updated: May-01-16 12:27 am
BEIJING - Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.
- China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan Updated: Apr-30-16 9:14 am
BEIJING - China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.
- China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading Updated: Apr-29-16 6:15 am
BEIJING - A prominent investor and the general manager of China's biggest stock brokerage have been arrested on insider trading charges, the government announced Friday, in the latest aftershock from a plunge in stock prices last year.
- Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.
- China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
BEIJING - China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.
- Defense publisher leaving Hong Kong over safety concerns Updated: Apr-28-16 3:25 am
BEIJING - The publisher of a leading magazine on Chinese and regional defense issues says he's leaving Hong Kong out of concern he could be targeted by China's state security bodies, a further sign of how Beijing's growing presence is chilling the political atmosphere in the territory.
- Movie 'Doctor Strange' turns Tibetan man into European woman Updated: Apr-27-16 10:16 pm
BEIJING - A Tibetan male character from the "Doctor Strange" comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market.
- Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea Updated: Apr-27-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.
- China human rights campaigner Harry Wu dies Updated: Apr-27-16 2:57 am
BEIJING - Harry Wu, a former political prisoner who dedicated his later life to exposing abuses in China's brutal prison labor camp system, has died. He was 79.
- Beijing opposes EU report on HK booksellers case Updated: Apr-26-16 9:18 am
BEIJING - Beijing told the European Union on Tuesday to stay out of its internal affairs in response to criticism that China's investigation of five Hong Kong booksellers undermined the territory's autonomy and damaged its rule of law.
- China auto show highlights luxurious SUVs in slowing market Updated: Apr-25-16 9:11 am
BEIJING - Automakers are showcasing a new generation of luxurious SUVs at China's biggest auto show of the year as they battle for buyers in the country's cooling, crowded market.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Tussle over plane; Russia backs China Updated: Apr-25-16 8:48 am
Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.
- Chinese man tried for ramming car into students, killing 1 Updated: Apr-25-16 8:47 am
BEIJING - A retiree from a local prosecuting office in central China stood trial Monday for killing one student and injuring 11 by purposely ramming a car into them, a local court said.
- India revokes visa for Germany-based Uighur activist Updated: Apr-25-16 5:42 am
NEW DELHI - India has revoked a tourist visa given to a Germany-based ethnic Uighur activist to attend an upcoming conference at the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India, an official said Monday.
- China's Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad Updated: Apr-24-16 11:10 pm
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad.
- China police stop Western diplomats from visiting dissident Updated: Apr-23-16 10:24 am
BEIJING - A Chinese lawyer said police stopped five Western diplomats who were trying to visit her in Beijing on Saturday after she had been prevented from travelling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work.
- Chinese foreign minister praises Cambodia for support Updated: Apr-22-16 5:59 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - China's top diplomat praised Cambodia for its support of Beijing's positions on world affairs as he ended a visit to one of the country's closest allies in Southeast Asia on Friday.
- Clinton pivots from Obama's Asia policy with TPP opposition Updated: Apr-22-16 3:55 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton was the first standard-bearer for the Obama administration's strategic push into Asia, but her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be a major obstacle to sustaining it should she win the presidency.
- 45 Taiwan wire fraud suspects have confessed: Chinese police Updated: Apr-22-16 1:11 am
BEIJING - All 45 Taiwanese wire fraud suspects detained in Beijing after being deported from Kenya have confessed to their crimes and will be put on trial, a Chinese police official was quoted on Friday as saying, signaling a refusal to compromise on a case that has raised new frictions between Taiwan and China.
- China's Xi moves to take more direct command over military Updated: Apr-21-16 10:21 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country's powerful armed forces as head of its increasingly important joint operations, displaying both his strong personal authority and China's determination to defend its interests.
- US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea Updated: Apr-21-16 9:52 am
HANOI, Vietnam - A U.S. official on Thursday questioned China's intentions with its massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and urged it to follow international laws.
- China's Defense Ministry appears to confirm new missile test Updated: Apr-21-16 8:49 am
BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry appeared Thursday to confirm a test of an intercontinental missile.
- More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas Updated: Apr-21-16 8:48 am
BEIJING - China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said Thursday.
- China tells banks to lend to expand steel exports Updated: Apr-21-16 7:26 am
BEIJING - Regulators told Chinese banks on Thursday to finance steel exports to help reduce a supply glut in a move that could worsen trade tensions with Europe and the United States.
- US envoy says China, US united in opposition to NKorea tests Updated: Apr-21-16 6:41 am
BEIJING - Pointing to stronger China-U.S. cooperation on North Korea, a U.S. envoy said Thursday the two nations are united in their opposition to the North's nuclear tests and worked together to develop the tough sanctions imposed in March.