China complains to Sweden over tourists’ treatment

China yesterday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm.

Beijing calls for borderless research to promote AI development

A little more than a year ago, China released an aggressive plan to become the world’s leading artificial intelligence player. But with its technological dependence on the U.S. laid

Trade War | Beijing says Washington asks to resume talks on tariff fight

Washington has invited Beijing to hold new talks on their escalating tariff dispute, the Chinese foreign ministry said yesterday, ahead of a decision by President

Putin attends Russia-China war games

President Vladimir Putin yesterday attended Russia’s biggest-ever war games, which involved some 300,000 troops as well as a significant contingent of Chinese forces. The weeklong

Tehran looks warily to Beijing for help as sanctions resume

It’s hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran. From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western

From the Cold | Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia yesterday in the nation’s largest ever war games also joined by China — a powerful show of

Chinese, Asian leaders fault US, say open trade best growth option

A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries said yesterday that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat

Demographics | Authorities move points to possible end of birth limits

China is eliminating a trio of agencies responsible for enforcing family planning policies in a further sign the government may be planning to scrap long-standing limits on

Couple who immigrated from China killed on Oregon Coast

A wave hit two recent immigrants from China as they visited the Oregon Coast, sweeping them out into the ocean and killing them. Miaochan Chen, 49, and Wenjun

Russia, China kick off biggest war games in decades, amid tensions

Russia’s largest war games in recent history have kicked off in the Far East. The Defense Ministry said in a statement yesterday that the largest military drills since the

Belt & Road Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

Chinese-financed railways and other projects in Africa and Asia are helping to reduce economic inequality between regions in the countries where they are built, a group

Beijing ato regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist

Alibaba | Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s online retailing boom, announced yesterday that he will step down as the company’s chairman

Trade War | Beijing promises retaliation if US imposes more tariffs

China yesterday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out

Religion | Group says officials destroying crosses, burning bibles

China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to

Opinion | The US opioid crisis, fentanyl and China

America’s opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose death toll has continued its steady climb — reaching more than 49,000 in

China’s trade outlook darkens as Trump threatens total tariffs

China’s chances of escaping the trade conflict with the U.S. with only minor damage to its economy just got slimmer. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump

Xi plans to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants. The summit

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