Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

Facebook anonymously launched a new photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the world’s most populous country. China’s ruling Communist

US warship sails close to China-held island in disputed sea

A U.S. warship sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in an operation that challenged China’s excessive territorial claims in busy international waters,

Ex-college employee sentenced in Chinese student rape case

A former University of Illinois-Springfield employee accused of raping a 17-year-old Chinese exchange student has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. Xuesong “Gary”

Sichuan | Authorities raise toll to 20 dead, over 400 injured in quake

Chinese monitors say they’ve detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country’s mountainous southwest that killed at least 20

Sichuan | Rescuers find bodies after quake kills 19, injures 247

Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with

Niagara Falls | Chinese woman awarded USD461,000 over run-in with US border agent

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Chinese businesswoman who was injured during a 2004 confrontation with American border agents at Niagara Falls and

4,500 outlets by 2022 | McDonald’s plans to nearly double restaurants in China

McDonald’s will nearly double the number of restaurants in China in the next five years, eventually surpassing Japan as the hamburger chain’s second-biggest market outside the U.S. The

Hong Kong | Palm oil blobs cover beaches after sea crash

Cleanup efforts are underway in Hong Kong after white blobs of congealed palm oil washed up on the city’s shores following a collision between two ships.

Analysis | US, allies slow Beijing’s South China Sea momentum

With the rise of a friendly leader in the Philippines, China has been spared a vocal adversary in the disputed South China Sea. In the process, it

Economy | Export, import growth weaken in July, dimming outlook

The pace of growth of China’s exports and imports weakened in July in a discouraging sign for the world’s second-largest economy and global demand. Exports rose

Landslide kills 23 in village in Sichuan province

A rain-triggered landslide hit a village in southwest China yesterday, killing 23 people and leaving two others missing, authorities said. Rescuers were able to pull

Battle against Chinese fake foods drives new tech

A bowl of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall. It also inspired the then-trade consultant

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on

Beijing sets conditions for start of talks on sea feud code

China’s top diplomat said yesterday that talks for a nonaggression pact aimed at preventing clashes from erupting in the disputed South China Sea may start this year

Wang urges North Korea to halt tests

A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost yesterday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on

Ex-provincial leader sentenced to life for corruption

A Chinese court sentenced the ex-Communist Party chief of a rust-belt province that had been hit by massive electoral fraud to life imprisonment for accepting bribes worth more than

Country’s hottest Internet sector is old-fashioned food delivery

China’s fastest-growing online industry segment in the first half was food delivery, as startups backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. touted discounts and

The Buzz | Chinese official fired for not fighting extremism

A Communist Party official who oversaw a portion of China’s restive northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang has been dismissed on charges including that he failed to do enough