Taiwan | Six dead, 88 missing after strong quake hits island

Rescuers were working yesterday to try to reach people who were trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and

Retired cardinal Zen hits back at Vatican over deal with China

The retired archbishop of Hong Kong has slammed the Holy See’s negotiations with Beijing as a “catastrophe” that would bring suffering to millions of worshippers, as a bitter dispute

Jerry Chun | Lawyer for ex-CIA man: My client is not a Chinese spy

The lawyer for a former CIA officer accused of illegally retaining classified records is defending his client against accusations he was a Chinese spy. Jerry Chun

China solar supplier grows in India to avoid trade controls

One of China's biggest makers of solar panels said yesterday it will invest USD309 million to expand manufacturing in India in a move to guard against what it

Defense | Mid-course missile interceptor test successful

China said yesterday it successfully tested a mid-course anti-missile defense system within its own territory, a move that comes amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program and

Hong Kong | ‘Umbrella Movement’ activists walk free

Hong Kong's highest court yesterday overturned prison sentences for three young pro-democracy activists convicted for their roles in kicking off 2014's "Umbrella Movement" protests in the semiautonomous Chinese

Gui Minhai | Sweden FM slams Beijing as missing bookseller row escalates

Sweden has condemned China's "brutal" detention of Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, escalating a standoff sparked two weeks ago when Chinese agents seized the Hong Kong-based bookseller as

Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China’s backyard

The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said yesterday she would be promoting American weaponry at the largest air show in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence

Analysis | Why China could seize the lead in self-driving cars

In China, the cars are becoming smarter. Last week, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd. led a USD348 million fundraising round for Guangzhou Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co. Ltd.,

Nissan plans 20 electric models for China through 2022

Nissan and a Chinese partner announced plans Monday to develop 20 electric vehicles as part of a USD10 billion, five-year investment program, adding to efforts by global automakers to

Anti-dumping | Trade probe of US sorghum a ‘normal’ investigation

A Chinese government spokesman said yesterday an anti-dumping probe of imported U.S. sorghum is a "normal case of trade remedy" following suggestions it might be retaliation for Washington's

Eight killed in gas leak at Guangdong steel mill

Gas leaking from a pipeline at a steel mill in Guangdong province killed eight people and injured 10 early yesterday, local authorities reported. The Shaoguan city government said in

Rise of ‘morality schools’ for Chinese women sparks outcry

The video shows students at the so-called “female morality school” in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if

US lawmakers slammed for nominating activists for prize

China on Friday criticized U.S. Congress members who nominated Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protest movement and three of its most prominent student leaders for the Nobel Peace

China criticizes US for nuclear adversary claims

China yesterday criticized a U.S. government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much

Top legislator eyes Hong Kong’s role in Belt and Road Initiative

China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang urged Hong Kong to actively contribute to the national development strategy when participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. Hong Kong

Ningde | The rise of China’s colossus of electric-car batteries

The next global powerhouse in the auto industry comes from a small city in a tea-growing province of southeast China, where an unheralded maker of

Yu Wensheng | Germany urges release of detained human rights lawyer

Germany is calling on China to release a prominent human rights lawyer charged with inciting subversion, drawing a sharp rebuke from Beijing. German Human Rights Commissioner

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