Chinese workers tricked into illegal work on Saipan

Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China’s rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid

China tells Vatican it’s fighting illegal organ transplants

Chinese health authorities told a Vatican trafficking conference that Beijing’s efforts to crack down on illegal “underground” organ transplants have resulted in 220 arrests and 100 victims being

Hong Kong | Pipe dream? Architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Hong Kong’s notoriously expensive housing makes owning an affordable home a pipe dream for many residents. A local architect has proposed a novel idea to help

Analysis | Trade wars aside, Trump’s ‘Taiwan card’ is Beijing’s real worry

Forget steel and intellectual property. The biggest potential flash point between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is an island of 23

Xiamen Beibadao | Gov’t levies record USD870 million fine for stock manipulation

China slapped a logistics company with fines totaling 5.5 billion yuan (USD870 million) for manipulating the stock market, the biggest ever punishment for such an

Economy strong start faces risks at home and abroad

China’s crackdown on financial risks and trade tensions with the U.S. threaten to undermine a stronger-than-expected start to the year for the world’s second-largest economy.

No term limit could allow leader to be bold on Hong Kong, Taiwan

China’s move to scrap term limits and allow Xi Jinping to serve as president indefinitely puts him on track to deal with some of the

NPC | New anti-graft body set to boost Xi’s extended rule

China is set to give President Xi Jinping a powerful new weapon as he prepares to rule indefinitely — a Communist Party-led anti-corruption agency to police

Analysis | Xi Jinping’s rise shatters already low hopes for democracy

Orville Schell, a longtime China expert, has vivid memories of his first trip to the country back in 1975. Mao Zedong was leading China through the tumultuous Cultural

Hong Kong | Democracy movement loses ground in key by-election

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won back only two of four seats in a crucial by-election in the semiautonomous Chinese region, final results showed yesterday. The opposition

Koreas | Seoul praises Beijing’s role in nudging North to talks

South Korea’s national security director yesterday praised the role of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s administration in nudging North Korea toward denuclearization talks, following word of a possible

China makes historic move to allow Xi to rule indefinitely

China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers yesterday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The amendment upends a

Election tests Hong Kong’s stomach for defying Beijing

Hong Kong residents voted yesterday in by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a contest measuring voters’ appetite for democracy in the

HKSAR seen draining liquidity with currency near ‘84 low

Hong Kong’s central bank will probably take steps to tighten liquidity in the financial system, a survey of analysts showed, as the city’s currency approaches

Minister says trade war would bring ‘disaster to global economy’

China’s trade minister Zhong Shan warned that a trade war with the U.S. would bring disaster to the global economy, but said his nation won’t start one

Beijing-Taipei | Phone fraud schemes worsen tensions

Liu Tai-ting was hoping to make money to support his child when he moved to Kenya from Taiwan and joined in what Chinese authorities say was a

China to build massive USD1.5 billion panda conservation area

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan (USD1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province,

Top diplomat eyes greater global leadership role, downplays fears

The world can only benefit as China marches toward “irresistible” national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China’s top diplomat said yesterday as

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