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Communism is 'beyond' them, but Chinese still flock to the party

Bejing - Marx might struggle to recognise his heirs among the billionaires, skyscrapers and stock exchanges of modern China.

Coin-tossing elderly Chinese woman causes flight chaos

Shanghai - She was flying Lucky Air, but that wasn't enough for an elderly Chinese woman who tossed coins at the jet's engine to wish for a safe flight, prompting authorities to detain her and ground the flight.

India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

New Delhi - India on Friday welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments that Washington would rather work with New Delhi than Beijing over the next century, saying it shared his optimism about their burgeoning relationship.

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Bejing - Beijingers are going without barbecue. Construction sites have halted work. Factories hundreds of kilometres away have halted production.

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

Shanghai - The Shanghai site of the first Chinese Communist congress 96 years ago might be expected to draw admiring crowds as the party gathers in Beijing for its 19th such meeting.

Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.

Beijing says US should 'abandon biased views' of China

Bejing - China said Thursday the United States should "abandon its biased views" towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speech

Bejing - Missed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone.

China's economic growth slows in Q3 but on course to beat target

Bejing - China's economy slowed marginally in the third quarter but is well on course to beat the government's annual target, cementing Xi Jinping's standing as he prepares to be handed a second term in power at a key Communist Party conclave.

Red handed: Xi's anti-graft campaign set to roll on

Bejing - In the past five years, Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign has steamrolled over 1.5 million crooked Communist Party officials. And it may just be getting started.

Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'

Washington - The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies.

Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised India a new century of "strategic partnership" on Wednesday, accusing its Asian rival China of undermining international order.

'My god, 3.5 hours': Xi gives marathon speech, China listens

Bejing - As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words.

China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence.

Xi is everywhere: China's omnipresent leader

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping's stiff smile greets visitors in room after room at a Beijing exhibition put up by the Communist party to tout its past five years of accomplishments.

China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meeting

Bejing - Rumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party's leadership Congress.

Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens

Bejing - President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a "new era" of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power.

Chinese businesses herald Communist congress by closing shop

Bejing - Businesses ranging from cookware to karaoke in China's teeming capital have temporarily shut down as the ruling Communist Party prepares to hold its most important political event of the last five years.

China's People's Daily launches English app in soft power push

Bejing - The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party, launched an English-language mobile application on Sunday in what it called a "strategic step" to strengthen Beijing's influence internationally.

Xi to tighten clutch on power at Communist conclave

Beijing - Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to tighten his grip on power at a Communist Party conclave this week, cementing his stature as the country's most dominant ruler in decades.

Op-Ed: Chinese leaked plans to invade Taiwan in mid 2020s in new book

Sydney - According to a new book called "The Chinese Invasion Threat" by Ian Easton, research fellow of the 2049 Institute, China has drawn up plans to invade Taiwan some time in the mid-2020s. These plans are deemed credible in Washington.

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taipei - Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies.

China urges US to 'preserve' Iran nuclear deal

Bejing - China on Friday called on the United States to maintain its commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump is expected to declare no longer in America's interest.

Evergrande boss is wealthiest as China's rich get richer

Shanghai - The net worth of China's ultra-rich surged this year with Evergrande real estate mogul Xu Jiayin's $43 billion fortune catapulting him to the top, a survey released Thursday said.

China raps Britain after activist barred from Hong Kong

Bejing - China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Britain after London demanded to know why a British human rights activist was barred from entering Hong Kong, it said Thursday.

Model village shows cracks in Xi's fight to end China poverty

Lankao - When President Xi Jinping last came to central China's Lankao county, it was famous for two things: poverty and the government official who reputedly died trying to end it.

More security, less soccer, for China Communist Congress

Bejing - Nightclubs have been raided, TV dramas targeted by censors and football matches postponed -- China is tightening security and discipline to ensure a landmark Communist Party meeting passes off flawlessly.

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

Bejing - China said Wednesday it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

With a gilded cage visible from Trump Tower, Ai Weiwei honors pro-migrant New York

New York - He has worked his way through refugee camps, capturing the stories of migrants across the world. Now celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has brought the fruits of his labor to New York, scattering over 300 works across the metropolis.
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