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18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

Bejing - A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

N. Korean leader's 'bitter sorrow' after fatal China tourist crash

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un visited China's embassy in Pyongyang to express his "bitter sorrow" after a bus crash killed dozens of Chinese tourists, state media reported early Tuesday.

Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea

Bejing - A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing's burgeoning navy in disputed waters that have riled neighbours.

China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study

Bejing - China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed Monday.

Russia, China to stop bid to 'sabotage' Iran deal: Lavrov

Bejing - China and Russia will block any attempts to "sabotage" the Iran nuclear agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, as US President Donald Trump mulls whether to scrap the deal.

Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

Bejing - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

Chinese, Indian leaders to meet this week

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet in central China this week, Beijing announced Sunday, as the Asian powers work to improve strained ties.

Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting

Washington - The gathering of world finance ministers began with heightened anxiety about the potential damage a US-China trade war could do to the economic recovery but ended Saturday with a door open to negotiations.

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.

US brands China and Russia 'forces of instability'

Washington - The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat.

France rejects 'vain and pointless' trade fight with China

Washington - France criticized Washington's trade tactics on Friday, demanding Europe be permanently exempt from US steel tariffs, while refusing to be drawn into a "vain and pointless" trade fight with China.

US brands China and Russia 'forces of instability'

Washington - The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat.

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 manufacturing firms plunge on foreign ownership plan

Shares in top Chinese manufacturing companies plunged Wednesday after Beijing announced plans to phase out ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms.

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.

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.

US suspends export privileges to China's ZTE

Washington - US authorities issued an order Monday barring US exports of sensitive technology to Chinese telecom giant ZTE because of false statements made during an investigation into its illegal sale of goods to Iran and North Korea.

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.

N.Korea, China 'discussing Xi visit to Pyongyang'

Apo - China and North Korea have been holding talks about a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang, a Japanese newspaper reported Monday as regional leaders step up diplomatic dialogue.

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.

China, Japan vow 'new starting point' in ties

Apo - Asian rivals China and Japan on Monday pledged a "new starting point" for bilateral ties, vowing to co-operate closely amid a flurry of diplomacy on the North Korean missile threat.
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