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The Great Game: Is Britain playing both sides in China-Vietnam standoff?
Just a day after the UK pledged to bolster its support for Vietnam, the British government has promised China almost identical defense cooperation – despite the fact that the two Asian nations are teetering on the edge of a potential armed standoff. Read Full Article at RT.com
157 points by Russia Today | South China Sea United Kingdom British Empire People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency People's Liberation Army Spratly Islands Suez Crisis
Obama calls North Korea's latest nuclear test a 'grave threat' to international stability
President Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the rogue state.  North Korea’s fifth test, which South Korean officials called its most...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | South Korea North Korea Korean language Kim Il-sung World War II People's Republic of China Korea Pyongyang
Obama: U.S. will not accept a nuclear North Korea
U.S., allies promise new sanctions in light of the most recent nuclear test.       
102 points by USA Today | United States Nuclear weapon World War II People's Republic of China Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Bill Clinton United Kingdom
Air China forced to recall magazine following outrage over 'blatant racism'
Air China has been forced to remove all copies of this month's in-flight magazine following outrage over the “blatant racism” of an article about areas "mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.” Read Full Article at RT.com
569 points by Russia Today | People's Daily People's Republic of China Communism United Kingdom Mao Zedong Chinese Civil War Beijing Communist Party of China
China marks Mao anniversary, but President Xi makes no mention
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, with articles praising him, but President Xi Jinping visited a school and did not mention the day.
18 points by Reuters | Mao Zedong Deng Xiaoping Communist Party of China People's Republic of China Cultural Revolution People's Daily Liu Shaoqi China
Is China totally impotent on N. Korea?
North Korea's latest nuclear test will pile the pressure on China -- the country's economic benefactor and only real ally -- to rein in Kim Jong Un's regime.
248 points by CNN | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea People's Republic of China Pyongyang Korean War Korea
China says it "resolutely opposes" North Korea's nuke test and "intensely urges" Pyongyang to abide
BEIJING (AP) - China says it "resolutely opposes" North Korea's nuke test and "intensely urges" Pyongyang to abide by its non-proliferation promises.
1 points by The Washington Times | North Korea People's Republic of China South Korea Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Beijing Russia Pyongyang East Asia
China's Li tells Duterte he hopes ties can get back on normal track
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte he hopes the two countries can work together to bring bilateral ties back to a normal track, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Friday.
663 points by Reuters | South China Sea Southeast Asia United States Reuters People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Philippines China
Southeast Asian Nations Moderate Tone With China in Sea Dispute
China declared a diplomatic win after Southeast Asian leaders demurred on joining U.S.-led criticism of Beijing’s defiance against an international ruling that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea.
384 points by The Wall Street Journal | Southeast Asia South China Sea United Nations Southern United States Asia East China Sea People's Republic of China Vietnam
Eat like a Chinese! Beijing 4-year-olds pressed to give up spoons, master chopsticks
When news surfaced last month that Panda Express was considering introducing a new half-fork, half-chopsticks plastic utensil known as the chork, reaction among American patrons of the Chinese fast-food chain was swift and largely enthusiastic: Finally, a common flatware for the both the deft and...
274 points by Los Angeles Times | People's Republic of China China Overseas Chinese American Chinese cuisine United States Culture Chinese New Year Mandarin Chinese
Girls drugged and sold as child brides
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
18727 points by CNN | Vietnam Marriage China People's Republic of China Southeast Asia Chinese character Laos Chinese language
Why China's elite want to live in these
When Sotheby's listed a 32-bedroom house in Suzhou last month, it was the property's price tag that made headlines.
5231 points by CNN | Mao Zedong China People's Republic of China Real estate Chinese Civil War Cultural Revolution Beijing Communist Party of China
Beijing's silence on Hong Kong election underscores a fundamental conundrum for China
This week, Hong Kong sent mainland China a stinging rejection of its authority and a brash demand for greater political freedom. Beijing barely acknowledged it.   As voters showed up in record numbers Sunday to catapult a handful of young, more radical citizens to Hong Kong’s legislature, mainland...
41 points by Los Angeles Times | Mainland China Hong Kong People's Republic of China China University of Hong Kong Mainland South China Sea Qing Dynasty
Sinosphere: Air China Will Fly You to London, and Warn You About Dark-Skinned People There
A recent in-flight magazine article said that “precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.”
-1 points by The New York Times | Twitter People's Republic of China Han Chinese Beijing Chinese Civil War Mao Zedong China Communist Party of China
Is Hong Kong's future bleak?
The Hong Kong elections for the city's Legislative Council held Sunday -- the parliament for Hong Kong's Special Administrative Region -- were always going to be significant: they are the first to have been held since the anti-Beijing Occupy Central protests that attracted international attention in 2014.
231 points by CNN | Hong Kong People's Republic of China De facto Qing Dynasty Chief Executive of Hong Kong North Korea Guangzhou Xi Jinping
Asian stocks drift as Fed rate outlook eases on service data
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks meandered Wednesday after a weak report on U.S. service companies added to expectations that the Fed won't move anytime soon to raise interest rates.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | People's Republic of China China Stock market index Japan Mainland China Hong Kong Economy of the People's Republic of China Humid subtropical climate
Hong Kong politician says pressed by Beijing to quit city election
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong politician has said he was pressured to bow out of a city election to clear the field for a candidate favored by the Chinese government, which, if confirmed, could offer rare evidence of interference by Beijing in city politics.
63 points by Reuters | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Reuters National People's Congress China Cinema of Hong Kong Macau
North Korean nuclear envoy visits China: Yonhap
SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior diplomat from North Korea involved in stalled international talks to end its nuclear program has visited China, a South Korea news agency said on Wednesday, as China endorsed a fresh rebuke of the North by the United Nations.
17 points by Reuters | South Korea North Korea Korea People's Republic of China United States Korean War Korean language Korean Peninsula
Chinese August imports up for first time since 2014
Imports into China unexpectedly rose in August for the first time in nearly two years, and the fall in exports abated, signaling a possible trade recovery in the world’s second-largest economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
28 points by Russia Today | International trade Trade People's Republic of China Export Balance of trade Supply and demand China Iron ore
Is China building more islands?
Is China building more islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea?
476 points by CNN | Southeast Asia South China Sea Philippines Singapore United States Barack Obama People's Republic of China Spratly Islands
Wanda-Owned Infront CEO Philippe Blatter on China’s Sports Buying Spree
Philippe Blatter is President and CEO of Switzerland-based global sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, which Dalian Wanda Group acquired in 2015 for more than $1 billion. A nephew of ousted FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, he is proving instrumental to turning China into a soccer nation, in accordance with a mandate that comes straight from... Read more »
15 points by Variety | FIFA World Cup FIFA 2006 FIFA World Cup United States People's Republic of China Association football Winter Olympic Games FIFA World Rankings
Pressing Asia Agenda, Obama Treads Lightly on Human Rights
Some advocates fear the topic has fallen off the American list of priorities in the region amid Beijing’s rise as a geopolitical power.
312 points by The New York Time | Human rights United States Vietnam People's Republic of China Vietnam War Philippines Aung San Suu Kyi President of the United States
Hong Kong to choose new leader amid anger at perceived China meddling
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension.
-1 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Thomson Reuters Reuters China People's Republic of China Executive Council of Hong Kong Cantonese people Hong Kong order of precedence
Beijing Takes Aim at 'Fake Divorces'
Beijing has targeted the “fake divorce” loophole—used by couples eager for a piece of the city’s highflying property market—raising the down payment required from people who apply for mortgages within a year of splitting up.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | People's Republic of China Qing Dynasty Nanjing Ming Dynasty Payment Song Dynasty Mandarin Chinese Economics terminology
Beijing Defends Its Right to Guard South China Sea With Arms
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made an unusually elaborate defense of Beijing’s deployment of military gear on artificial islands in the South China Sea, saying the disputed facilities were partly intended to protect maritime trade and air routes.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | South China Sea People's Republic of China Pacific Ocean Australia Island Canberra Artificial island East China Sea
Did Rex Tillerson misspeak or intentionally kowtow to China?
During his visit to Beijing last weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a strange move - adopting Chinese verbiage to characterize the U.S.-China relationship. Both before and after his meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Tillerson said that "the U.S.-China...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama People's Republic of China United States China South China Sea Republic of China Democratic Party Inauguration of Barack Obama
China asks US to respect air defense ID zone after report of B-1 flyover
China says the US should respect its self-declared air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after a report alleged that a US bomber illegally flew inside the area in the East China Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | East China Sea Japan South Korea Taiwan Senkaku Islands People's Republic of China South China Sea Pacific Ocean
US urges China to keep pressure on N. Korea, as Beijing stops coal imports from Pyongyang
The US has called on Beijing to keep the pressure on North Korea, as Chinese authorities announced they were suspending all coal deliveries from Pyongyang. Read Full Article at RT.com
612 points by Russia Today | North Korea South Korea People's Republic of China Korea Korean War Pyongyang Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Russia
China cuts off North Korea import amid growing tension
China says it'll halt all coal imports from North Korea from Sunday for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week.
24 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung People's Republic of China Korea Korean War Kim Jong-il Korean language
US carrier in 'routine' patrols in South China Sea
The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations."
32 points by CNN | South China Sea People's Republic of China East China Sea Southeast Asia Republic of China China Japan Taiwan
China stages another mass anti-terror rally in Xinjiang
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese security forces have staged another mass anti-terror rally in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, parading hundreds of armed men through the streets of the regional capital Urumqi in a show of force after an uptick in violence.
-2 points by Reuters | Xinjiang Uyghur people Terrorism Reuters Kashgar Thomson Reuters Han Chinese People's Republic of China
China suspends coal imports from North Korea over missiles
BEIJING (AP) - China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The ban is in line with U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty People's Republic of China Korean War Nuclear weapon World War II United Nations Security Council North Korea
US aircraft carrier group deployed for ‘routine patrols’ in S. China Sea
Ignoring repeated warnings from Beijing not to aggravate tensions in Southeast Asia, the US Navy has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group for “routine” maritime patrols in the vicinity of the disputed South China Sea waters. Read Full Article at RT.com
32 points by Russia Today | South China Sea Barack Obama East China Sea Spratly Islands South China Sea Islands Aircraft carrier People's Republic of China United States
China to suspend coal imports from North Korea
Country loses crucial source of foreign exchange following latest missile test as China implements UN sanctions.
3288 points by Al Jazeera English | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty North Korea South Korea People's Republic of China Korean War Korea Russia Kim Jong-il
Tillerson Urges China to Confront North Korea
Meeting with China’s foreign minister on the sidelines of a G-20 meeting in Bonn, the new U.S. secretary of State says Beijing should ‘use all available tools’ to pressure Pyongyang following its latest missile test.
114 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States United States Department of State People's Republic of China North Korea Korea President of the United States Donald Trump Foreign minister
Chinese foreign minister meets U.S. Secretary of State in Germany
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi met U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers of the G20 top economies in the German city of Bonn, the official Xinhua news agency said.
17 points by Reuters | News agency Reuters People's Republic of China President of the United States Donald Trump Xinhua News Agency United States Thomson Reuters
China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak
BEIJING (AP) - China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people. State media reported Friday that the National Health and Family Planning Commission ordered closures anywhere that cases of the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hong Kong China Severe acute respiratory syndrome Influenza Xinhua News Agency World Health Organization People's Republic of China Yangtze River
Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court sentenced seven policemen to two years jail on Friday for beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during mass democracy protests in 2014, a rare case of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.
-2 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Police Reuters Thomson Reuters People's Republic of China Constable China Mainland China
China holds 'anti-terrorism' mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland
BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.
-2 points by Reuters | Xinjiang Uyghur people Reuters Han Chinese Hotan Thomson Reuters People's Republic of China Terrorism
Chinese man jailed for eight years for airport blast
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A court in Shanghai jailed a man for eight years on Friday after he set off an explosive device last year at the city's Pudong International Airport, injuring at least three travelers and delaying flights.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency China Explosive material News Mutual fund People's Republic of China
China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
BEIJING (AP) - China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years. More than 250 cases of H7N9 flu have been reported to the National Health and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Hong Kong Guangzhou Shanghai Beijing Economy of the People's Republic of China China
Exclusive: China 'Silk Road' project in Sri Lanka delayed as Beijing toughens stance
COLOMBO (Reuters) - China will delay a planned $1.1 billion investment in a port on its modern-day "Silk Road" until Sri Lanka clears legal and political obstacles to a related project, sources familiar with the talks said, piling more pressure on the island nation.
-2 points by Reuters | Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa People's Republic of China Chandrika Kumaratunga President of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Freedom Party Colombo Buddhism
Exclusive: EU preparing early China summit in message to Trump - sources
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is preparing an early summit with China in April or May in Brussels to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of a more protectionist and inward-looking Washington, three EU officials said.
-2 points by Reuters | European Union International trade World Trade Organization United States Switzerland People's Republic of China Europe Brussels
Chinese father ‘forced’ to have vasectomy by authorities – reports
A father of four in China has reportedly been forced to have a vasectomy by local authorities.The 42 year old was visiting his hometown of Luokan in the province of Yunnan when he was allegedly abducted by family planning officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
435 points by Russia Today | One-child policy Abortion People's Republic of China Implementation Infanticide Crime China Sex-selective abortion
CMC Partners Invests in Formula E Electric Car Race Series
CMC Partners, part of the Li Ruigang-led China Media Capital group, has become a shareholder in Formula E Holdings the company that controls the FIA Formula e electric car racing series. CMC is investing in a consortium that includes its portfolio company SECA. The value of the deal and the size of the stake acquired... Read more »
10 points by Variety | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland China China Qing Dynasty Beijing Automobile Electric vehicle
China eyes maiden flight of world’s biggest amphibious plane after engine test
The AG600 – the world’s largest amphibious aircraft – has successfully passed an engine test, bringing it one step closer to its maiden flight later this year, its Chinese producer announced. The main use of the plane will be fighting wildfires. Read Full Article at RT.com
53 points by Russia Today | Aviation Industry Corporation of China Beriev Be-200 Turbofan China United Aircraft Corporation Beriev A-40 People's Republic of China Search and rescue
In China, Intrigue Swirls Around North Korean's Killing
Speculation churns in a country said to have sheltered Kim Jong Un’s older half brother before his mysterious demise.
152 points by The Wall Street Journal | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea People's Republic of China Kim Il-sung Kuala Lumpur East Asia Korea
Knife-wielding attackers kill five in China's Xinjiang: govt
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three knife-wielding attackers have killed five people and injured another five in China's far western region of Xinjiang before police killed the "thugs", a regional government said, in the latest bout of violence on China's border with Central Asia.
32 points by Reuters | Uyghur people Xinjiang Central Asia Reuters Han Chinese People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Terrorism
UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's latest ballistic missile test
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.
-2 points by The Washington Times | United Nations Korean War United Kingdom Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Russia United States People's Republic of China United Nations Security Council
Beijing ‘gravely concerned & firmly opposed’ to US support of Japan’s territorial claims
China has once again reminded Washington that it will defend its “national sovereignty and territorial integrity” in the South and East China Seas, urging the US to exercise "prudence" in extending its commitment to allies in the region. Read Full Article at RT.com
620 points by Russia Today | East China Sea Japan Taiwan Senkaku Islands South China Sea United States Ryukyu Islands People's Republic of China