Society | State Council to consider ending birth limits as soon as 2018

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in what

Space Odyssey | PRC launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

China launched a relay satellite yesterday as part of a groundbreaking program to be the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

South China Sea | Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs Beijing in feud

The Philippine government is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China

China says it can’t guarantee no more trade tension with US

China’s government said yesterday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

TAIWAN’S president said yesterday her government will step up security measures to respond to military threats from China. President Tsai Ing-wen gave no details in comments

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

Panda Beer,” ‘’Little General,” ‘’Flying Fist IPA,” and “Mandarin Wheat” are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding

‘Thank the Party!’ China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps

Day after day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved

Trade War | Beijing vows to defend its own interests in Washington talks

China said yesterday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it’s

China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner’s widow

China rejected an appeal from dozens of writers and artists for the release from house arrest of the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Chinese firms eye Frankfurt listings to boost European fortunes

A little-known Chinese-backed venture in Germany is emerging as a listing venue for mainland companies seeking to expand in Europe. Appliance maker Qingdao Haier Co. plans

LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

The Los Angeles Times suspended the head of its Beijing bureau yesterday after he was accused of sexual misconduct for a second time.

Analysis | Tencent opens the WeChat spigot, just a little

A momentous thing happened at Tencent Holdings Ltd. last quarter. The details were buried in its 44-page earnings statement late yesterday. To cater to the strong demand for

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane’s windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming

Beijing says military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan

A Chinese government spokesman said yesterday that the country’s military exercises around Taiwan are intended as a direct threat to the self-governing island’s government over moves Beijing sees as

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam. The tourists arrived

Taiwan | Former president Ma sentenced for leaking information

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in jail for leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader

Trump defends decision to revisit action on telecom giant ZTE

President Donald Trump defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions “get back into business, fast,” despite criticism from Democrats

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