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China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiwan tensions rise

Bejing - China has carried out aircraft carrier drills in the Pacific, its navy said Saturday, ramping up tensions with Taiwan over its military exercises in the sensitive region.

China doctor detained over 'poison' tonic comments released

Bejing - A Chinese doctor held without charge for three months for calling a popular brand of traditional medicine "poison" has been released on bail following a public outcry, reports said.

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Shanghai - Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.

China's ZTE vows to fight US supplier ban

Bejing - Chinese telecom giant ZTE vowed on Friday to fight back against a US order banning it from purchasing and using US technology for seven years, a move that has angered Beijing.

Helicopters hold live-fire drills in southeast China

Bejing - Chinese combat helicopters conducted live-fire drills with missiles off the country's southeast coast, state media said Thursday, without confirming whether the exercises took place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait.

China fights big smog with big air purifier

Xian - China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.

China holds live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China held live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday but Taipei dismissed the exercises as "routine" after expected large-scale naval manoeuvres failed to materialise.

IMF sees emerging Asia as top global growth engine

Bejing - The IMF said Tuesday it remains upbeat about the economic prospects of emerging Asia, labelling the region "the most important engine of global growth" despite concerns over trade disputes and mounting debt.

China to relax foreign ownership limits on cars, other industries

Bejing - China announced Tuesday a timeline to open up its manufacturing sector including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms -- addressing a contentious issue in its trade dispute with the United States.

China's ZTE halts share trading following US export ban

Bejing - Chinese telecom giant ZTE halted trading of its shares in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Tuesday following a US ban on its purchase of sensitive technology, which drew a pledge by China to "safeguard" its companies if necessary.

China hits US sorghum with anti-dumping measure

Bejing - China announced Tuesday that it was slapping provisional anti-dumping duties on sorghum imported from the United States amid heightened trade tensions between the world's two top economies.

China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers

Bejing - China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access for their companies in the world's biggest car market.

China growth beats forecasts in face of trade row, financial risk

Bejing - China's economy grew more than expected in the first quarter as it withstood headwinds from Beijing's fight against financial risk and pollution, and trade tensions with the United States.

China's former insurance regulator charged with bribery

Bejing - The former head of China's insurance regulatory body has been formally charged with bribery and abuse of power, prosecutors said on Monday, becoming the most senior financial regulator to be targeted in a continuing crackdown on corruption.

China's Weibo backtracks on gay content ban

Bejing - China's popular Weibo microblogging platform on Monday reversed a decision to block "homosexual" content, in an unusual concession to a storm of online protest at the weekend.

China launches website to report foreign spies

Bejing - China has stepped up its campaign against foreign espionage with a website in Mandarin and English encouraging people to report national security threats such as bids to "overthrow the socialist system".The website, www.12339.gov.

'I am gay' protests as China bans 'homosexual' content on Weibo

Bejing - China's Sina Weibo said it would remove "homosexual" content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests Saturday under the hashtag "I am gay".

Chinese urged to boycott US firms, but Big Mac fans unconvinced

Bejing - The messages began to pop up on Chinese social media as the trade spat with the United States sizzled, urging people to boycott McDonald's and other American firms to "defend the economic Great Wall".

China's trade surplus with US surges, calls for patience

Bejing - China's trade surplus with the United States surged by a fifth in the first three months of the year with Beijing calling on Washington Friday to be patient as tensions between the economic superpowers simmer.

Xi makes surprise visit to fleet in South China Sea drill

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed the "urgent" need to build a powerful navy during a surprise visit to observe naval exercises in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported as the country prepares for live-fire drills in the Taiwa...
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