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Can China’s Authoritarians Keep the Economic Miracle Going?

BEIJING—Mao Zedong, China’s “Great Helmsman,” died four decades ago. Only after his murderous reign finally ended could his nation move forward.  The old dictator and his cronies wouldn’t recognize China’s capital today. Beijing hasShow More Summary

China's Geely to concentrate entirely on green energy cars

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Geely Automobile Holdings plans to concentrate entirely on developing green energy vehicles, eschewing traditional combustion engines and overhauling its entire product portfolio, the company said on Wednesday.

Beijing encourages support for tech upgrades

State Council urges local governments, banks to step up support for companies upgrading their technology.

China’s #1 conductor backs out

Long Yu, the all-conquering  music director of the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Guangzhou Symphony orchestras and artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival, has cancelled this month’s engagements in Liverpool and Houston with a back injury. Too much on his plate, perhaps? He is also principal guest conductor in Hong Kong and a regular with […]

Obama Calls on Beijing to Stop Construction in South China Sea

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In the Philippines for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, President Obama urged China to halt military activities on the disputed islands.

China tells Obama to keep out of Sea row

Beijing says US should 'stop complicating' disputes in the South China Sea.

Coffee, muffins and controversy

Storm erupts after McDonald’s opens McCafe in historic Chinese building once inhabited by former leader of Taiwan. ||| Beijing - A branch of McDonald's opened in a historic Chinese building once inhabited by a former leader of Taiwan is serving up muffins and coffee amid a storm of controversy, state media said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

China October home prices rise for 1st time in 14 months, outlook cloudy

By Xiaoyi Shao and Sue-Lin Wong BEIJING (Reuters) - Home prices in China rose for first time in over a year in October on an annual basis, signalling a housing market stabilisation that could help re-energise the listless economy. AShow More Summary

APEC: Xi vows to step up reforms

Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing will “substantially cut” restrictions on market access for foreign investment. ||| Manila - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will “substantially cut” restrictions on market access for foreign investment, as the country works to reinvigorate its slowing economy. Show More Summary

China Fully Supports Russia's Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Beijing fully supports Russia’s anti-terrorist efforts and actions in protecting its national security and is ready to fight together against the threat of terrorism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday.

US Led Sanctions Squeeze Massive Russian Gas Project, But Chinese Funds May Hold The Answer

On Monday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters at the intergovernmental energy cooperation commission in Beijing that a multinational deal to launch Russia's Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will be signed next month. “As for Yamal LNG, all the basic questions have been addressed,” he said. “Now [...]

Chinese security forces kill 17 in Xinjiang: Radio Free Asia

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese security forces in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have killed 17 people, including women and children, accused of involvement in an attack at a coal mine that left at least 50 dead, U.S.-based Radio Free Asia said on Wednesday.

U.N. secretary general to visit North Korea next week: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea next Monday and stay for about four days, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, citing the North's official KCNA news agency.

Despite Tensions, China and US to Hold Naval Drills

Despite tensions between Washington and Beijing over Chinese sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, a US warship docked in Shanghai Monday ahead of planned drills with the People's Liberation Army Navy.

China Must Push America to Solve the North Korean Crisis

Many U.S. policymakers see China as the answer to North Korean proliferation. If Beijing would just tell the North’s Kim Jong-un to behave, East Asia’s biggest problem would disappear.   Of course, it’s not that simple. To be sure, the...Show More Summary

US lawmaker reports 'heated exchanges' with China on Tibet

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lawmaker who joined a rare congressional visit to Tibet last week says there were "heated exchanges" with Chinese officials as lawmakers called for Beijing to renew dialogue with exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Video: China’s Power Play Tests Its Partnerships

As the APEC summit brings Asia-Pacific leaders to Manila, China's trading partners -- including the U.S. -- are struggling to calibrate their responses to Beijing's expansive maritime claims.

China Maintains It’s Shown 'Great Restraint' in South China Sea Dispute

As Washington and its allies criticize Beijing for what they perceive to be aggressive actions in the South China Sea, the Chinese government has pointed out that it has demonstrated "great restraint," even as the Pentagon patrols its territorial waters.

China Has "Right" To "Seize" Neighboring Islands, Official Says

Well you can say one thing for Washington’s narrative when it comes to Beijing’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea: the rhetoric has been consistent. That is, it’s always been about deterring Chinese “aggression”. And about China seeking to “militarize” the Spratlys. Show More Summary

Canadian Beauty Queen in a Battle With Beijing

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. But then the host country for the global beauty pageant was changed from Australia...

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