‘One China principle’ not negotiable, Beijing tells Trump

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China’s Foreign Ministry yesterday said the country’s “one-China principle” regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any

IMF raises national growth forecast but warns on debt

The International Monetary Fund yesterday raised its growth forecast for China but warned rising debt that has prompted concern about the country’s finances increase the risk of a sharper

Critics attacked, history revised as China nationalism rises

Writer Lu Yong had merely wanted to show support for a professor who had taken flak online for criticizing Mao Zedong, the founder of the communist state

Father of Chinese Romanization, dies at 111

Zhou Youguang, a linguist considered the father of modern China’s Pinyin Romanization system, died Saturday at the age of 111. Born in 1906 during China’s last imperial dynasty, the

Paper calls Tillerson’s South Sea threat ‘foolish’

China’s state media rebuffed a suggestion by President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state that Beijing must be denied access to reclaimed reefs in the disputed

Hong Kong | No. 2 official quits, becomes favorite for top post

Hong Kong’s No. 2 official, Carrie Lam, announced plans to seek the chief executive’s post, a move buoyed by perceptions she’s the person China prefers to lead a city wracked

Taiwan protests Nigeria order to move trade mission from capital

Taiwan accused China of interference after the Nigerian government ordered the island to move its trade mission from the capital Abuja to Lagos. Nigerian Minister of

Clean energy spending drops most on record as growth slows

Global investments in renewable power dropped the most on record in 2016 as demand in China and Japan faltered. Worldwide spending on clean energy fell

Auto market has bumper year but 2017 outlook is weaker

China’s auto market had a bumper year in 2016 as sales grew by 15 percent, with drivers rushing to buy cars before a tax break expired at

Credit growth exceeds estimates

China’s broadest measure of new credit expanded faster than expected, bringing the total of new loans extended last year to roughly equal the size of Italy’s USD1.8

China says committed to peace as carrier passes near Taiwan

China said yesterday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait amid

Education | Head teacher tries alternative education for left-behind children

Chinese schools are inclined to focus on the discipline and obedience of students, less so on individual autonomy, but a village school in eastern China is trying

Big-city renters feel 20 percent inflation

Project manager Yuan Fang says she’s cutting spending and working overtime after a 20 percent surge in the cost of both her Beijing room rent and

Beijing delegation open to meeting Trump’s team at Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s delegation to next week’s World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos is open to meeting with President-elect Donald Trump’s team,

Environment | Clean air bid scares rivals in duel over dirty fuel

China’s recent push to clean up its air is leaving some of its neighbors feeling threatened. The Asian country’s road to cleaner air has

Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying yesterday. State media reported Shohrat Zakir