BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — Zhang Boheng of China edged Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto on Friday to win the gold medal in the men’s all-around at the gymnastics world championships.
Zhang, who didn’t qualify for China’s team for this summer’s Olympics, held a slim lead over local favorite Hashimoto heading into the final apparatus, the horizontal bar — an event Hashimoto won at the Tokyo Games.
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government said Friday it is investigating possible tax evasion by a subsidiary of high-profile real estate developer SOHO China Ltd., the target of an aborted takeover attempt this year by Blackstone Group.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics.
Anyone 18 or older who have received two-dose Chinese vaccines and belong to at-risk groups, including those participating, organizing or working on games facilities, would be eligible for the additional shot, state media reported Friday.
BEIJING (AP) — Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case.
A message on the force’s microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation opened on Thursday involving a woman identified by her surname Chen and a man named as “Li di," with the first part of his personal name deleted as is standard in police cases.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 40 mainly Western countries criticized China at a U.N. meeting on Thursday for the reported torture and repression of Uyghurs and other religious and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, keeping a spotlight on the region where foreign governments and researchers say an estimated 1 million people or more have been confined in camps.
Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics center Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetan independence.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia and Britain on Thursday defended their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s leading financial magazine has been dropped from an official list of outlets websites can republish, reducing the exposure of a rare independent voice as the authorities tightens control over the media.
BEIJING (AP) — An apparent gas explosion gutted part of a high rise in northern China on Thursday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 30.
It occurred at a hotel in Shenyang, a city of more than 8 million people and a major industrial center that is in the process of renovating and replacing decaying gas lines, state media reported.
BEIJING (AP) — A major Chinese real estate developer whose struggle to avoid defaulting on billions of dollars of debt rattled financial markets says it has called off the sale of a $2.6 billion stake in a subsidiary and has made no progress in selling other assets.
China was accused of a laundry list of trade felonies and economic bullying during a series of attacks by other nations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on Wednesday, laying bare growing geopolitical rifts and widening schisms in the multilateral trading system.
US ambassador to China nominee takes tough line toward Beijing, cites ‘genocide in Xinjiang’ and need to support Taiwan
US President Joe Biden 's nominee for ambassador to China took a tough line toward the Asian giant at a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, citing its "genocide in Xinjiang " and the need to better support Taiwan and countries such as Australia and Lithuania subjected to "bullying" and "intimidation campaigns".
China-EU relations: Beijing calls on European business group to help ‘clear up doubts’ tarnishing economic relations
Beijing has called on the European business community in China to do more to "enhance trust" and "clear up doubts" threatening to hold back the bilateral economic relationship.
At a meeting on Tuesday, commerce minister Wang Wentao told Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, the government hoped the association would continue to play a bridging role between the two economies, according to a summary of the talks released by the Chinese commerce ministry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to Beijing told lawmakers considering his nomination on Wednesday that Americans should "have confidence in our strength” when dealing with the rise of China, a nation he said the U.S.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of a Chinese national charged with trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies is underway in federal court in Cincinnati.
The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Yanjun Xu recruited experts who worked at aviation companies, including GE Aviation in Cincinnati.
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong mother whose daughter was killed in Taiwan in 2018 on Wednesday lambasted authorities in the Chinese city for letting the man who confessed to the crime walk free, while Hong Kong blamed self-ruled Taiwan for “political manipulation” in the case.
BEIJING (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games.
Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flame at a closely-guarded airport ceremony.
Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches
The world’s facing an energy crunch. Europe is feeling it most as natural gas prices skyrocket to five times what they were at the start of the year, forcing some factories to throttle back production.
Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas.
BEIJING (AP) — Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday.
Li Xianhua said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon’s chemical composition and the way heat affected its development.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes on Tuesday to boycott what they called China's “genocide games” as Greek officials handed over the Olympic flame to 2022 Beijing Winter Games organizers.
HONG KONG (AP) — For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career enhancing tool.
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.
The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could provide a convenient and affordable way to make a round trip for mankind’s peaceful use of space,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
China is deviating from its minimal nuclear deterrence strategy, the US State Department charged on Monday, following a report that Beijing had recently tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.
A worse-than-expected third quarter economic performance for China has indicated there could be more pain ahead in the final three months of the year, while stoking fears of "stagflation", analysts say.
Nobody is perfect, least of all US President Joe Biden, but at least his heart is in the right place in getting the economy back up and running.
HELSINKI (AP) — The Chinese-controlled Swedish car maker Volvo Cars will make a return as a listed company after a hiatus of more than two decades following an initial public offering and share listing in Sweden later this month.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece (AP) — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China sneaked into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the newly lit torch holding a Tibetan flag and a banner that read “No genocide games.”
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for increases in Japan's military capability and spending in response to what he described as growing threats from China and North Korea in a public debate with eight other political party leaders ahead of upcoming national elections.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September.
The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4% to 3,559.96 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong declined 0.4% to 25,246.38.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth is sinking under pressure from a construction slowdown and power shortages, prompting warnings about a possible shock to its trading partners and global financial markets.
Northern Ireland Open: John Higgins downs Yan Bingtao to set up final against Belfast boy Mark Allen
John Higgins gave a sensational performance as he romped past Masters champion Yan Bingtao on Saturday night to set up a Northern Ireland Open final against hometown hero Mark Allen.
Higgins comfortably made his way 6-2 past a potential banana skin in China's Yan, who overcame world number three Ronnie O'Sullivan in the third round.
When China's late paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, came up with his creative idea of "one country, two systems" more than four decades ago for governing postcolonial Hong Kong, he had a bigger picture in mind: this special formula should apply to Taiwan some day for eventual reunification.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong ramps up efforts to create cross-border health code that will satisfy mainland authorities, remain voluntary
Hong Kong has come up with several Covid-19 health code-sharing options in a bid to meet strict contact-tracing requirements in mainland China and eventually enable residents to cross the border without having to undergo quarantine, the city's technology minister has revealed.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal.
Is this China’s ‘Great Resignation’? Freelancers find both hope and uncertainty in bid to escape 9-to-5 grind
With China's working environment becoming increasingly stressful and competitive, Zheng Lizhu's career ambitions as a designer shifted dramatically earlier this year.
"The competition and anxiety in the design industry made my toes curl," Zheng said.
Cross-strait tensions could spur efforts in Beijing to use legislation to target independence-seeking politicians in Taiwan, according to mainland observers.
For Indonesian-Chinese in Yogyakarta, a Dutch colonial law is the reason for why they can’t own land
For doctoral candidate Kezia Dewi, studying the history of Indonesia 's Chinese settlements is more than just of personal interest, being one of the country's roughly 3 million ethnic Chinese.
Young Chinese are increasingly reluctant to get married, according to a new survey " a trend that threatens to make the country's dire demographic prospects even worse.
China’s electric car start-ups turn to private equity, venture capital for funds as they are turned away from Shanghai’s Star Market
China's cash-hungry electric vehicle (EV) start-ups, are actively looking to private equity and venture capital for funding, as they seek alternative financing sources in the face of tougher thresholds for initial public offerings (IPOs) on Shanghais Star Market.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's policy address on October 6, which was by far her most ambitious and visionary, could be her last if she does not win a second term.
China faces increasingly serious challenges at its land and sea borders on almost every side and must urgently reinforce its defences in these regions, according to a Chinese military researcher.
Investors in two-thirds of companies listed globally risk losing US$8.4 trillion because of declining ocean health: WWF
Investors in two-thirds of companies listed around the world were at the risk of losing US$8.4 trillion " or around a tenth of global gross domestic product (GDP) " due to declining ocean health and climate change if business continued as usual, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
As National Hockey League players kick off the 2021-22 season, the best ice hockey players in the world are set to showcase their talent in the first full campaign post Covid-19.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants, a letter obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel says.
Amazon's audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, in the latest examples of the country's tightening rules for internet firms.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese astronauts began Saturday their six-month mission on China's first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft.
The astronauts, two men and a woman, were seen floating around the module before speaking via a live-streamed video.