Can gov’t really limit how long kids play games?

Xi Jinping’s government has demonstrated a unique ability to exert control over everything from political speech to the internet. It may now have met its match: China’s

Police detain 46 after violent protest over schooling

Police in central China have detained 46 people who were part of a protest against a government plan to address overcrowded classrooms that escalated into violence.

China-Africa trade deficit prominent at conference

African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to

China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps

China said yesterday that U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass

Beijing urges US to make ‘right decision’ as USD200b tariffs near

China urged the Trump administration to back away from imposing new tariffs on another USD200 billion tranche of its goods, as the end of a formal comment

Private fund chief arrested after USD2.6b goes missing

Shanghai Fuxing Group’s chairman was arrested overseas and escorted back to China on suspicion of manipulating stocks and other economic crimes, according to Shanghai’s police department.

Gov’t says no plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan

China yesterday denied reports that it plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan, saying the neighbors are engaged merely in “normal military and security cooperation.” Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu

Offbeat | Hong Kong’s co-working surge sees a landmark leasing deal

One of Hong Kong’s biggest co-working leasing deals has added to an explosion in the number and size of such agreements. Start-up Campfire Collaborative Spaces leased three floors of

Rights groups urge no censored Google search for China

More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it

Hong Kong | Professor charged with murder after wife’s body found in office

A Hong Kong university professor was charged with his wife’s murder yesterday, a day after her decomposing body was found inside a suitcase in his campus office, reports said.

Taiwanese exchange student pleads guilty to firearm charge for threat

A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge yesterday . An-Tso

India arrests five rights activists for alleged Maoist links

Indian police arrested five rights activists for suspected links to Maoist rebels in raids on their homes and offices in several places in the country. Police

Beijing denies Trump’s claim it hacked Clinton’s emails

China has denied an accusation by U.S. President Donald Trump that it hacked the emails of Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election.

Opinion | Can PRC afford to be the next superpower?

Donald Trump has launched a trade war with China, worried that previous administrations have unwittingly been helping Beijing to overtake the U.S. But can China afford to be

Analysis | Trump focus on Mexico trade dashes hope for quick China progress

The Trump administration is putting trade negotiations with China on the back burner while focusing first on resolving issues in the North American hemisphere, reaching a

Rohingya refugees | Beijing says sanctions, criticism won’t help settle issue

China said yesterday it isn’t blocking action by the United Nations on the issue of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but that it doesn’t believe sanctions or criticism of

China in struggle to curb reliance on US market, suppliers

Faced with plunging U.S. orders, surgical glove maker Ren Jiding is hunting for new markets amid Chinese government calls to reduce reliance on the United

Nissan launches China-focused electric car

Nissan’s first electric sedan designed for China began production yesterday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by

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