TAIWAN | Gov’t orders evacuations as typhoon Fung-Wong approaches

Taiwan evacuated more than 2,700 people from endangered areas as Typhoon Fung-Wong, which left at least 10 dead in the Philippines and caused Manila’s worst flooding in two years, approached

iPhone delay fuels black market

  Liu Min stands a few feet from an Apple store in Beijing hawking something that can’t be bought inside: the new iPhone 6. While the device debuted yesterday in the U.S.,

Dalai Lama praises Xi as ‘realistic’

The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being “more realistic” and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi’s three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist

Guangdong town protests again over trash incinerator 

Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval. People “illegally gathered”

88 fugitives apprehended from abroad in ‘Fox Hunt’ crackdown

China’s police ministry yesterday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries

Outspoken minority scholar denies separatism at trial

A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show yesterday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a

HONG KONG | Gov’t to spend USD14.2b on seven new rail routes

The total length of railways in Hong Kong will increase by about 38 percent to more than 300 kilometers when the new lines are completed in 2031, the government said

Trade, investment hopes as Xi begins India visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister’s home state of Gujarat yesterday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India’s need to improve worn out infrastructure

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on trial for separatism 

A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial yesterday in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists

Police formally arrest Jaycee Chan in drug case 

Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries

Beijing to launch port city in Sri Lanka 

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka yesterday to forge closer ties and help launch a USD1.4 billion port city project funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to

Xi’s India visit highlights changing power dynamic 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China’s traditional relationship with

Exploration rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff 

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South

China dismisses comments by last governor of Hong Kong

China has backed its envoy’s remarks on Hong Kong’s political reform, after China’s ambassador to Britain criticized the last colonial governor of Hong Kong in a British newspaper. “Britain has never

Chongqing creates first no-cellphone lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and

Police detain famed film director Wang Quan’an for prostitution 

Chinese film director Wang Quan’an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies “Tuya’s Marriage” and “White Deer Plain,” has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes,

Shanghai free trade zone’s top official leaves post

The most senior official of Shanghai’s free trade zone left his position weeks before the project’s first anniversary this month, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Dai Haibo “no longer holds”

Hearing planned amid Guangdong incinerator protests 

Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant’s location and

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