Taiwanese fighter jet goes missing above East China Sea

A Taiwanese fighter jet has gone missing while flying above the East China Sea north of Taiwan during a routine training exercise, the air force said yesterday.

Soldiers, jumping children greet Trump at Beijing airport

China pulled out all the stops for President Donald Trump’s Beijing airport arrival: honor guard, marching band, jumping children. The ceremony accompanying Trump’s arrival

US, Chinese companies sign contracts during visit

U.S. and Chinese companies yesterday signed business deals the two sides valued at USD9 billion during a visit by President Donald Trump in a tradition aimed

Analysis | Tweeter-in-chief ready to confront China’s ‘great firewall’

America’s tweeter-in-chief is set to face off bit-to-bit against China’s “great firewall.” President Donald Trump’s arrival in Beijing today will serve as a test of

Taiwan | Activists ask Trump to raise rights case with Xi

Taiwanese human rights activists yesterday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to use his visit to Beijing this week to ask for the release of a

Hong Kong | Top court clears young activists to appeal prison sentences

Hong Kong’s top court yesterday gave three young democracy activists, including Joshua Wong, a last chance to appeal prison sentences related to their involvement in huge 2014

Beijing is going after click farms and fake online sales

China enacted sweeping changes to a business competition law to address fraud in the e-commerce industry, which is plagued by malfeasance ranging from fake positive reviews to merchants goosing

China adds two satellites to homemade global navigation system

China has added two satellites to its homegrown global navigation and positioning network that seeks to reduce reliance on the U.S.-based Global Positioning System, state media reported Monday. The

Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit

President Donald Trump visits South Korea today on the second leg of his first official Asian tour. While Trump will be looking to use his trip to strengthen Washington's

Liu Xia | Writers urge US President to seek release of Nobel laureate’s wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize

China border traders losing money amid North Korea sanctions

For Yu Kaiguang, harsh new United Nations sanctions on North Korea are a disaster. The trader in the Chinese border city of Dandong has seen

China’s answer to anthem disrespect: 3 years in prison

China’s rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison amid rising nationalist appeals from the

National anthem law to be implemented in Macau, HK

China’s top legislature on Saturday announced that it would implement the newly-adopted National Anthem Law in the Macau and Hong Kong SARs. Effective October 1,

Exclusive Interview | Wong says China rise means trade trumps rights

Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned yesterday that China’s rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests.

Academic freedom | Springer Nature blocks access to articles in China

Academic publisher Springer Nature says it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government. The company said yesterday about

Police scour for details leading up to Utah Chinese student slaying

Authorities are trying to figure out how a longtime criminal recently released from an Alabama prison ended up in a Utah canyon where he’s suspected of

NPC may mandate prison for disrespecting national anthem

China’s legislature is considering a bill mandating prison sentences of up to three years for disrespecting the national anthem, amid rising nationalist appeals from the

Trade | Xi promises reform in event with US business leaders

President Xi Jinping has promised to open China’s economy wider during a meeting with American business leaders ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump

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