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As More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a Response

China usually hews to a foreign policy of nonintervention in other countries’ affairs. Terrorism could change that

Beijing's super commutes reflect a city bulging at the seams

BEIJING, (Reuters) - The commute for millions of people living in and around Beijing is a daily grind that is ever more time-consuming, costly and crowded as residents dodge, push and elbow their way onto buses and subways.

China's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform push

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shake up its military by establishing a joint operational command structure by 2020 and rejig existing military regions as part of overall reforms, President Xi Jinping said in a comments reported on Thursday.

Beijing's largest illegal basement will take a month to fill in at a cost of 1 million yuan

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While it may have taken them a while to find the 700 sq meter basement illegally constructed under a hutong in Dongcheng District, Beijing authorities are wasting absolutely no time in filling that sucker in. [ more › ]

China military in talks for logistics 'facilities' in Djibouti

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military is in talks with the Horn of Africa country Djibouti to build logistics "facilities" to support Chinese peacekeeping and anti-piracy missions, the foreign and defense ministries said on Thursday.

Chinese Court Upholds Conviction Against Journalist but Lowers Sentence by Two Years

The Beijing high court reduced Gao Yu's sentence to five years for leaking a party document

Chinese court upholds conviction against journalist but lowers sentence by two years

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court upheld a conviction on Thursday against a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website but reduced her jail sentence by two years in a case criticized by the West and rights groups.

China Will Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation With Africa Following Mali Attack

According to the Chinese foreign minister, Beijing decided to strengthen bilateral cooperation with African countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Photos: World Robot Conference in Beijing

A look at the World Robot Conference, which comes as China's leaders are seeking to ramp up the quality of the country's robotic innovation.

Chinese journalist's prison sentence reduced to 5 years from 7

A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on charges of leaking state secrets had her sentence reduced from seven years to five, a Beijing court announced Thursday, apparently because of deteriorating health.  Gao Yu, who was convicted in April, suffers from a heart ailment and high blood pressure....

China pledges to work with Africa in fighting militancy after Mali attack

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strengthen its cooperation with Africa in the fight against violent extremism after an attack last week by Islamist militants in Mali killed 19 people, including three Chinese citizens, China's foreign minister said on Thursday.

China Is Setting Up Its First Military Base in Africa

The People’s Republic of China is setting up its first military base in Africa as it continues its evolution into a global superpower. Beijing has signed a 10-year leasing agreement with Djibouti to build a logistical hub in that nation, which is located in the Horn of Africa. “They are...

Apple Poised to Beat Visa, PayPal Into China E-Payments

Bottom line: Apple could become the first big foreign company to offer domestic electronic payment services in China, representing a major accomplishment for CEO Tim Cook in his recent campaign to improve relations with Beijing. Big names like Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have been waiting for years to offer electronic payment [...]

Russia, China in Talks on Purchase of S-400 Air Defense Systems

Russian presidential aide said that Moscow and Beijing are in talks on the deliveries of Russian-made advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems to China.

China police cracks $4.5 billion underground bank: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have busted an underground banking network that handled $4.5 billion worth of illegal transactions at Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (AgBank) alone, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday. Show More Summary

China securities body finds $166 billion error in CITIC Sec reports

By Shu Zhang BEIJING (Reuters) - CITIC Securities Co, China's biggest brokerage, overstated some of its financial derivatives by more than 1 trillion yuan ($166 billion) in monthly reports from April to September, the country's securities association said. Show More Summary

Young gay rights activist calls on officials to remove homophobic Chinese textbooks

On Tuesday, LGBT activist Chen Qiuyan met with government officials in Beijing after months of campaigning to have the Ministry of Education remove textbooks which identify homosexuality as a mental disorder. [ more › ]

China agri leaders gather at Alltech event in Beijing

Challenging the audience to ''do what makes your heart sing,” Alltech founder and president Dr Pearse Lyons concluded the Alltech China REBELation Day in Beijing, where more than 100 industry leaders gathered to explore innovation, inspiration and enormous opportunities for growth in China.

Beijing Confident of French Security at UN Climate Summit in Paris

According to deputy foreign minister, China is confident that the French government will provide the highest level of security at the UN Climate Conference in Paris.

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi's trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.

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