Beijing fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

China yesterday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took

HNA mystery man gives away fortune, raising fresh questions

Of all the mysteries surrounding HNA Group Co., one of China’s most acquisitive companies, the 29 percent stake held by Guan Jun has been among the

Plan allows officials to enforce mainland law in Hong Kong

The controversial plan, approved yesterday by the Executive Council, will effectively turn a quarter of the West Kowloon Terminus of the future high-speed rail link into mainland

Economists raise GDP forecast after growth beats estimates

Economists raised their forecasts for China’s economic output after growth in the first half beat estimates. That robust activity is giving policy makers’ room to curb excessive and speculative

Alibaba, Paytm are said in talks to invest in India’s Bigbasket

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its Indian associate Paytm E-commerce Pvt are in talks to invest about USD200 million for a stake of roughly 20

Beijing warns India of its ‘resolve’ amid border standoff 

China yesterday warned India not to “push your luck” by underestimating Beijing’s determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two

US student freed after week held over taxi dispute

An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute,

Analysis – Censorship | China can’t keep Winnie the Pooh caged forever

There’s an old adage from early in the web’s history, usually attributed to civil libertarian John Gilmore, which proclaims, “The internet treats censorship as damage

Rising politician under investigation for corruption

One-time rising Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai is being investigated for violations of party discipline, the ruling Communist Party announced yesterday, making him the highest-ranking serving official

Offbeat | China opens movie theater on disputed island

China has opened a state-of-the-art movie theater on disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea’s Paracel group in an effort to improve quality of life for the

Detained student’s mother: Zhengzhou police want ‘ransom’

The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a

Chelsea apologizes for Kenedy’s offensive Instagram messages

Chelsea apologized to China yesterday for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepted “caused great offense and hurt the feelings” of the country during

Louis Vuitton opens e-commerce store as sales rebound

Louis Vuitton has launched an e-commerce service in China, seeking to capitalize on a rebound in the world’s largest luxury-goods market, where online sales have been dominated

Goal of AI leadership by 2030 announced

China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese

UN rights chief says Liu Xia must be allowed to move freely

The U.N. human rights chief said last week he intends to keep pressuring China to allow the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to

Beijing would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as

The Buzz | Hong Kong lowers storm signal to standby

The Hong Kong Observatory lowered its warning to standby signal No. 1 from the third-highest warning issued yesterday as Cyclone Roke weakened after entering the inland area of

Beijing clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall

China is tightening control over foreign companies’ internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown