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China's Wanda withdraws plan to buy London property

Bejing - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda said Tuesday it was abandoning plans to buy a 470 million pound ($606 million) plot of land in London, as Beijing presses companies to halt overseas acquisitions.

Second academic journal pressed to censor China content

Bejing - A second academic journal has received requests to censor content in China, following an international outcry after Cambridge University Press temporarily agreed to block sensitive articles from another publication under pressure from Beijing.

China rights lawyer confesses in 'subversion' trial

Bejing - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer whose case has attracted international concern confessed Tuesday to "inciting subversion of state power" in what Amnesty International called a sham trial.

Op-Ed: Is the VT 5 tank the sign of the end of the old arms market?

Beijing - In a move which is likely to rattle the trillion dollar/any number global arms market, China is pushing its wares, pretty hard. China is building a new profile, and aiming at selling to the world. They might rewrite the arms market, too.

China's Great Wall Motor eyes Fiat Chrysler deal

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious acquisition deal with Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles following a report that it wants to buy the Jeep brand.

China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

Bejing - China on Monday renewed its call for the United States and South Korea to suspend joint military drills as the two nations began annual war games that have infuriated nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious offer to buy all or part of Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

New wearable predicts if you’re getting flu

Boston - A new type of wearable thermometer allows researchers to gather data to make predictions of seasonal influenza outbreaks. The device sends data to the Thermia online health educational tool.

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

Bejing - The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities.

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

Bejing - China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using "so-called democracy" to conduct "illegal violent activities".

Alibaba profit nearly doubles on robust revenues

Shanghai - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of solid revenue growth in its core shopping business and in cloud computing.

Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

Bejing - The United States' top general condemned "racism and bigotry" on Thursday, joining other military leaders in their denunciation of deadly violence in Charlottesville.

Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US general

Bejing - Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime.

China rejects US criticism on religious freedom

Bejing - China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report.

US military chief urges China to pressure North Korea

Bejing - The head of the US military said during a visit to Beijing that it was increasingly urgent for China to step up pressure on North Korea, according to a Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday.

China blockbuster joins top 100 grossing films worldwide

Shanghai - Fresh from shattering China's box-office record, patriotic blockbuster "Wolf Warriors 2" has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood film to break into the top 100 all-time grossing movies worldwide.

China says N.Korea crisis faces 'turning point'

Bejing - China said Tuesday that the North Korean nuclear crisis had reached a "turning point" and it was time to enter peace talks.

China warns of retaliation as Trump launches trade probe

Bejing - Trade tensions between the United States and China heated up on Tuesday as Beijing warned that it "will not sit idle" if a US probe into its intellectual property practices leads to sanctions.

China warns it 'won't sit idle' if US harms trade ties

Bejing - China warned on Tuesday that it "will not sit idle" if the United States takes actions that impair trade ties after President Donald Trump launched a probe into Beijing's intellectual property practices.

China warns against 'trade war' with US

Bejing - China warned Monday that nobody would win in a "trade war" with the United States as President Donald Trump prepared to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual property practices.
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