Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea yesterday, in the

China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

Authorities from China and Pakistan are working together to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan, a Chinese government spokesman said yesterday. Chinese foreign

AlphaGo | Computer wins second game against Chinese go champion

A computer beat China’s top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time yesterday in a competition authorities

China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound

China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported yesterday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a

Beijing shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies

Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling

Why the Chinese will pay for content that Americans won’t

Back in early 2016, Li Xiang was just another overworked magazine editor in Beijing. Then along came an opportunity to produce a business newsletter on a

South China Sea Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in troubled waters

Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam’s coast guard in the South China Sea. Indonesia’s Maritime

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting

Hong Kong | Police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown yesterday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center.

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica

China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate

Online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans yesterday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. The company

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health

Taiwan’s health minister yesterday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body

Beijing confirms detention of six Japanese amid report of spying

China confirmed yesterday that it is investigating six Japanese citizens, following a Japanese news report that Chinese authorities had detained six men possibly for spying.

Duterte says Xi threatened war if he pushed sea dispute

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said China threatened to go to war after he asserted the Southeast Asian nation’s sovereignty over disputed territory. In an unspecified

Taiwan’s Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China’s isolation

After a year in office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration is shunned by an angry China and facing even greater international isolation. Yet, the island’s first female president

Kuomintang elects Wu Den-yih as chairman

Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang elected Wu Den-yih as chairman, and the former vice president immediately pledged to lead the century-old party back to power and called for peaceful relations