Actors exchange ‘I do’s’ on Chinese concert stage

The closing act at a charity event, Chinese actress Zhou Xun sang two songs then stayed on stage for the best of encores. Rumors had swirled beforehand that Zhou would be

CHINA AND COMPANY | Mainland’s growth pickup reassuring but no game changer

A pickup in China's growth has fortified confidence the world's second-biggest economy is stabilizing as the past decade's explosive growth decelerates to the 7 percent range. China's economic transformation since the

BRICS | nations agree to create own development bank, headquarter in China

The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit yesterday (Macau time) that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth USD100 billion that will

State to civil servants: Get on the bus

China is telling thousands of civil servants to give up their Audis and get on the bus. State media reported yesterday that most Chinese officials must sell their government vehicles in

GUANGZHOU|Police arrest suspect in bus explosion

Police in Guangzhou said yesterday they had arrested a suspect who had confessed to arson in relation to a bus explosion that killed two people and injured 32 others. The statement

Hong Kong asks Beijing for greater democracy

Hong Kong’s leader formally asked Beijing yesterday for legal changes that would ultimately let residents of the southern Chinese city elect his successor, but he downplayed calls for the public

Coast guard frees 13 Vietnamese fishermen, seizes boat

China’s coast guard said yesterday it released 13 Vietnamese fishermen who were seized off the country’s southern coast in two separate incidents amid tensions over disputed waters. The coast guard said

QINGHAI PROVINCE | Explosion hits airport in Xining

An explosion in a parking structure at an airport in the northwest caused slight injuries to an employee who was hit by debris but no one else was hurt, news

Jailed pastor’s family escapes to US

Three members of an imprisoned pastor’s family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese

Beijing indicts US, British corporate investigators

British investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife Yingzeng Yu, a U.S. citizen, were charged in Shanghai’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said this

Samsung suspends Dongguan supplier over child labor

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The South Korean company, which is the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said in its

Local governments pile on stimulus undeterred by debt

China’s regional governments are starting to pull out their own stimulus cards to shore up growth as central authorities limit aid for the economy. Northern Hebei province, whose 4.2 percent first-quarter

TV anchor held in anti-corruption drive

A prominent television presenter at China’s state broadcaster known for his nationalist commentary has been detained, in a sign that the country’s anti- corruption campaign is reaching deeper into the

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some

China tells reporters to work within state media

Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside

MOST OF THE PASSENGERS WERE FROM CHINA | 3 people injured in US bus crash

Three people injured when a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side while traveling through Grand Teton National Park remained in the hospital yesterday. Two people were being treated

Xi’s Latin American visit to expand ties: experts

Xi will visit the four countries at the invitation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Raul Castro, president of the Council of

Chinese firm buys UK’s Pizza Express chain

Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds (USD1.5 billion.) Gondola Group, which also owns other British

SOUTH CHINA SEA | US proposes construction freeze

The U.S. State Department proposed that Asian nations not build new outposts or expand existing ones in the South China Sea to help lower the risk of a conflict as

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access to some of the agency's databases in March before the threat was detected and blocked, the Times reported in an article posted

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