South China Sea | US reportedly planning fresh freedom of navigation mission

The U.S. Navy is planning a fresh freedom of navigation operation around China’s man-made islands, the first under President Donald Trump, the Navy Times reported yesterday,

Beijing-backed HK candidate eyes growth to quiet unrest

Carrie Lam, widely seen as the frontrunner to lead Hong Kong, vowed to avoid moves that could revive anti-China street protests, and focus on revving up

Trump seen winning support to declare China as currency manipulator

President Donald Trump would win congressional support if he declared China a currency manipulator as pledged during his election campaign, according to two members of the

Hong Kong | Tsang found guilty in unprecedented graft trial

A former leader of Hong Kong was convicted Friday of corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement, local media reported. The nine-member jury deliberating

Coal imports from N.Korea suspended over missiles

China yesterday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give

January bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years, the country’s national health authority said.

Drugs | Carfentanil ban a ‘game-changer’ for opioid epidemic

So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China — until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s

Police, pollution protesters clash in Daqing

Police and protesters opposed to the construction of a massive aluminum plant clashed in a northern Chinese city yesterday despite the local government’s announcement that it was suspending

Human rights | Report says lawyers beaten, arrested

Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression,

Amid protests, aluminum firm says eco standards met

A Chinese aluminum company targeted by protests over pollution fears in a northern Chinese city says its production facilities conform to the highest international environmental standards, but

Eight dead after knife attack in Xinjiang region

Eight people were killed in China’s far western Xinjiang region, including three knife- wielding assailants, in the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile territory, authorities

A matter of timing | China awards Trump valuable new trademark

The government of China awarded U.S. President Donald Trump valuable rights to his own name this week, in the form of a 10-year trademark for construction services.

Xi’s Campaign | Ex-leader of northern Chinese province sentenced for graft

The former Communist Party chief of the major northern Chinese province of Hebei has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges, a court

Chinese Super League | Shanghai SIPG sign Portuguese defender Carvalho

Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea central defender Ricardo Carvalho, yesterday. “We have completed the

Hunan | Eight dead, three missing after coal mine blast

A coal mine explosion yesterday in central China has left eight people dead and three injured, state media reported. The blast occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at the

Hong Kong | Seven police guilty in activist’s 2014 filmed beating

Seven Hong Kong police officers were convicted yesterday of a lesser charge in the assault of a pro-democracy activist whose videotaped beating during the height of 2014 pro-democracy protests sparked