Snooker players handed big bans for fixing matches

Two Chinese snooker players were handed long bans on Saturday for fixing matches in one of the sport’s biggest corruption scandals. Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng admitted to

US, China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came

The Buzz | Airport workers’ bus hits taxi on Hong Kong road, killing five

A bus ferrying workers to Hong Kong International Airport slammed into a stopped taxi on a highway Friday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said.

Beijing halts work by team on gene-edited babies

China’s government ordered a halt yesterday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of

In China, your car could be talking to the government

Global automakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centers, potentially adding to China’s rich

PRC expresses concerns over US warships in Taiwan Strait

China said yesterday that it had expressed concerns to the U.S. over the passage of a pair of Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait, days ahead of

Prominent photographer taken by police, wife says

Lu Guang’s photos exposed the everyday realities of people on the margins of Chinese society: coal miners, drug addicts, HIV patients. Now, the award-winning photographer is

Spain honors Xi’s visit, inks business deals

Spain has rolled out the red carpet for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is seeking global allies amid souring trade clashes with Washington. Xi and

Furor over gene-altered babies deepens with project halted

The Chinese researcher who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-altered babies revealed a possible second pregnancy had resulted from his project, highlighting the dilemmas facing

Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly said Tuesday that he never witnessed “anything improper” on the part of a prominent Hong Kong businessman on trial

Religious persecution | Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

A member of the Uighur minority yesterday detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds

Dr Patrick Ho | US prosecutors say Hong Kong man in UN bribe case motivated by greed

Greed motivated a Hong Kong businessman to line the pockets of government officials in two African nations — bribes intended to land lucrative business deals and oil

South China Sea Watch | US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over waters

A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong last week, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the South China Sea. The arrival of

Exclusive | First gene-edited babies claimed in China

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful

Dolce&Gabbana fiasco shows importance, risks of China market

Don’t mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers. Dolce&Gabbana learned that lesson the hard way when it faced a boycott after

Terrorism | Four killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two

British man seeks China state TV ban for forced confession

A British corporate investigator filed a complaint Friday to U.K. regulators about China’s state TV channel, saying its British license should be revoked because it aired his forced

Taiwan | Ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections

Taiwan’s ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island’s independence-leaning president amid

Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will

Olympic referendum tomorrow | Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’

Athletes from Taiwan compete at the Olympics under the name of a make-believe country: Chinese Taipei. They march behind an imaginary national flag and, if they

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