China’s Xi promises market opening as import fair begins

China 11/04/18, 22:43

President Xi Jinping has promised to open China's market wider as he opened a trade fair meant to promote the country's image as an importer, but he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on foreign business.In this photo released by China's Xinhua News ...

Australia doubts Chinese regime’s forced organ harvesting Program

China 11/04/18, 05:40

Australia is unconvinced over the Chinese Communist regime’s move for an opt-in process or a voluntary donor system for organ harvesting from executed prisoners on death row. At a Senate committee hearing, Australian Liberal Party member, Eric Abetz, was quoted saying, "So these people have just kindly said to the ...

Woman fought with driver, causing 15-people bus to fall in China river

China 11/02/18, 01:48

A fight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River, police said Friday. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead. An eight-second surveillance video released by Chongqing city police on its Weibo social media account ...

China’s Xi promises tax cuts, other help to entrepreneurs

China 11/02/18, 00:55

President Xi Jinping has promised tax cuts and other help to China's entrepreneurs in a renewed effort to revive growth in a cooling, state-dominated economy amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. Xi's comments, reported Friday by state media, follow a decline in Chinese economic growth to a post-global crisis low ...

US senator says China, US ‘competitors but not adversaries’

China 11/01/18, 07:03

China and America are "competitors but not adversaries," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, despite a spiraling trade war and other tensions that have pushed relations to their lowest point in years. The upbeat message at their meeting in Beijing came amid concerns that the U.S.-China ...

US warships pass through politically sensitive Taiwan Strait

China 10/22/18, 23:11

The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident. The 100 mile-wide (160 kilometer-wide) strait divides the island nation from mainland China. Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway Chinese province and objects to U.S. defense support for self-governing Taiwan. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, ...

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

China 10/22/18, 23:07

China has opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance.Photojournalists take photos of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. The bridge, the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a ...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

China 10/22/18, 22:20

Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the two countries.The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with Beijing beyond trade and technology and ...

Eastern China coal mine accident kills 2, leaves 20 trapped

China 10/20/18, 21:52

Two people died and 20 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.The spontaneous fracturing of rock — a kind of earthquake induced by excavation — took place around 11 p.m. ...

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

China 10/20/18, 21:36

Millions of people each year are drawn to Baishui Glacier No. 1 and its cold beauty in a region of Central Asia with the world's third largest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.This Sept. 22, 2018 photo shows glaciologist Wang Shijin photographing an ice crevasse in the Baishui Glacier ...