Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing as evictions draw fury

Five people died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its

Venezuela quickly resolves financial dispute with China

Venezuela’s cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds billions in

South Korean President Moon in Beijing on visit to repair ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping yesterday on a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute

Exclusive | Sold North Korean brides face hard choices in China

The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled

Xi reaps reward of softer approach as Moon heads to Beijing

As Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to Beijing, he’ll be showing off the gains of a foreign policy shift that has seen China

Beijing marks Nanking Massacre’s 80th anniversary

Chinese officials struck a tempered tone on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre yesterday, saying China would “look forward” and deepen friendship with its neighbor Japan

How China’s debt curbs could start weighing on the economy

China’s sweeping deleveraging push is poised to inflict more pain next year. Authorities tightening funding in financial markets and reining in excessive borrowing will likely

Australian lawmaker quits over political links with Beijing

An influential Australian opposition lawmaker under fire over his close links to wealthy Chinese political donors announced yesterday that he was quitting the Senate for the good

Environment | India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

Officials in India’s northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of the largest rivers that flows into India are likely turning

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court yesterday to appeal his conviction. Lawyers

Gas giant focuses on homes amid winter crunch criticism

China National Petroleum Corp. is restricting natural-gas sales to industries across the country to divert more of the fuel to heat homes in the northern part of

Chinese regulator cracks down on booming hedge-fund industry

China’s securities regulator is cracking down on the fast-growing hedge-fund industry, investigating 10 cases of alleged wrongdoing. Officials are probing private fund practices including

Economy | November auto sales growth flat

China’s auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world’s biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent

Hong Kong | Executives arrested as ‘Enigma Network’ probe stepped up

Five months after one of the most dramatic stock crashes in Hong Kong history, the city’s authorities are stepping up their investigation into a group

Beijing accuses Australian leader of undermining trust

China on Friday said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has undermined mutual trust by accusing foreign powers of seeking to influence the country’s political process.

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. Hans-Georg Maassen said in

Top leaders throw weight behind push to control debt

China’s top leaders said they will effectively control leverage next year and prevent major risks, stepping up their pledges to ensure stability amid rising debt.

Audit finds provinces faked data and borrowed illegally

China found some local governments inflated revenue levels and raised debt illegally in a nationwide audit, a setback for Beijing in its bid to boost the

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