SOUTH CHINA SEA | US proposes construction freeze

The U.S. State Department proposed that Asian nations not build new outposts or expand existing ones in the South China Sea to help lower the risk of a conflict as

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access to some of the agency's databases in March before the threat was detected and blocked, the Times reported in an article posted

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China

Bradley Klapper & Louise Watt, Beijing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that the United States and China had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's

US, China vow to improve cooperation

Bradley Klapper, Beijing The United States and China vowed yesterday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn't let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a

Tibetan activist gets home arrest as Kerry arrives

Didi Tang, Beijing A well-known Tibetan writer said yesterday that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing as China plays host to U.S. State Secretary John

Rejected! Yao Ming says no to wildlife trafficking

The former NBA star, a Chinese basketball icon, is working with top American and Chinese officials to stamp out global trade in endangered species and their parts. Yao, who retired from

China inflation eases to 2.3 percent in June

China's inflation rate eased to 2.3 percent in June as politically sensitive food prices softened, government data released yesterday showed. Inflation remains below the 3.5 percent annual target set by the

Auto sales cool in June

Car sales in China cooled in June, with domestic brands falling further behind their foreign rivals in the world's biggest auto market, an industry group reported yesterday. Passenger vehicle sales rose

Powers differ on global plan to cut emissions

Louise Watt, Beijing China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change yesterday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain

Finance minister Lou says it’s up to US to drive global economy

China's finance minister said that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy. Lou Jiwei said that

ECONOMY | Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

Youkyung Lee, Technology Writer, Seoul Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in

US-CHINA | Strategic talks get test this week

Bradley Klapper, Beijing The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just

MERKEL TO CHINESE YOUTH: German chancellor argues for sustainability, economic growth

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Chinese youth yesterday to help protect the environment and conserve energy, telling a group of elite university students that sustainability does not have to

Chinese scenic spot plans to sue over ‘Transformers’

A company that operates a scenic landscape area in southwest China which features in the latest "Transformers" movie says it will sue its producers for breach of contract. It is the

Merkel in Beijing Premier Li says country’s economy improving

China’s economy improved in the latest quarter but faces “downward pressure,” and Beijing will increase the strength of targeted policy measures to shore up growth, the country’s premier said yesterday. Speaking

German leader: US spy reports serious if true

Gillian Wong, Beijing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a “clear contradiction”