South China Sea | ASEAN shuns mention of Beijing’s new islands, arbitration loss

Southeast Asian nations avoided mention yesterday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the

China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela

China yesterday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem. The statement from

China renews call for North Korea, US ‘freeze-for-freeze’

China yesterday reiterated its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its

Briefs | 30 vehicles collide in heavy fog, 18 dead

Chinese national accused of taking GRE for other people A 25-year-old Chinese citizen is facing federal charges in Massachusetts after officials say she took the GRE graduate

Lifeline thrown to builders facing record wall of debt 

The nation reported the deepest slowdown in new home sales in almost three years on Tuesday, as local authorities have rolled out curbs to cool runaway

PRC sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said yesterday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between

October auto sales stall as sedan demand shrinks

China’s auto sales growth fell below 1 percent in October as demand for sedans contracted, an industry group said yesterday. Sales rose 0.4 percent

Beijing is said to consider resumption of new electric car permits

The National Development and Reform Commission, which oversees new investments in the auto industry, halted a license program earlier this year to rein in capacity expansion. While Beijing

China-Australia year of tourism records impressive gains 

Within the first nine months of this year, more than 950,000 Chinese tourists had visited Australia and more than 540,000 Australians had traveled to China, compared with a

US colleges draw fewer Chinese, foreign students but avoid crisis so far

The Institute of International Education reported yesterday that the number of new students coming from abroad fell by an average of 7 percent at nearly 500

Analysis | Singles’ Day needs a Grinch. Just don’t tell advertisers

That hasn’t stopped media and analysts covering the event as though it were the Super Bowl of online shopping. At least that other over-hyped yearly occurrence,

South China Sea | Trump offers to mediate in protracted territorial feud

President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing’s military buildup and the prospects

Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code

Southeast Asian leaders were to announce the start of negotiations with China on a so-called “Code of Conduct” in the disputed South China Sea in what they

Chinese spend billions shopping online on ‘Singles Day’

Chinese consumers have spent billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on “Singles Day,” a day of promotions that has grown into the

Xi Jinping makes state visit to Vietnam

Vietnam gave Chinese President Xi Jinping the red carpet treatment yesterday at the start of a state visit, as the two communist neighbors try to broaden their

Hong Kong, Southeast Asian nations sign free-trade pact

Hong Kong signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal yesterday with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it said are a vote against

Hong Kong | Defiant football fans boo China anthem at match

HONG Kong football fans loudly booed China’s national anthem at a match yesterday in the Chinese-controlled city, defying Beijing days after Communist leaders tightened penalties for

The Buzz | Chinese authorities say 3 American students are under investigation

Chinese authorities are investigating three Americans following media reports that three UCLA freshmen were arrested for shoplifting ahead of their basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.

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