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Taiwan Investigates Threat to Chinese Targets

Taiwanese authorities tightened security at the island's airports as they investigated a threat of terrorist attacks in China, officials said Monday.<p>Officials of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, or CAA, stressed that they couldn't authenticate the threat, which they learned of Tuesday, …

Beijing pollution reaches 'crisis' levels

Residents in the Chinese capital of Beijing woke to another day of thick, choking smog on Feb. 25, 2014. The city has been under an "orange" smog …

Tentative China pension reforms tackle inequality, but financing issues remain | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s latest step to overhaul its pension system to even out payments between urban and rural residents is a move experts say is more symbolic than sweeping.<p>People rest next to a red wall near Tiananmen Square in Beijing November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic<p>After years of …

China Taunts U.S. Ambassador

China Slams U.S. Human Rights Record

A Chinese government report published on Friday accused the United States of “serious infringes on human rights.”<p>Beijing's announcement is widely seen as a response to an earlier U.S. State Department report that expressed concern over abuses of human rights in China.<p>The Chinese report, titled “The …

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China's human rights situation 'worst in decades'

First year under president Xi Jinping sees the most severe campaign against dissidents for decades<p>Sitting alone in his apartment in suburban Beijing, his estranged wife and young daughter far away in Hong Kong, 39-year-old Hu Jia knows his time is running out.<p>Soon, the police who watch the “Bobo …

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China train station knife attack: police hunt suspects

Chinese police said they were still hunting five of the assailants who hacked to death at least 29 people at a train station in south-western Kunming, in an attack the government has blamed on Xinjiang separatists.<p>More than 130 were injured in the brutal attack, which began just after 9pm on …

China Threatens Drama if Obama Meets the Dalai Lama

BEIJING – A planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama would "seriously damage" U.S. relations with China, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday.<p>The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, a …

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China training for 'short, sharp war' against Japan

US military analyst says Beijing's military exercises designed to invade and gain control of the disputed Senkaku islands<p>China is stepping up its training for a "short, sharp war" designed to seize the disputed Senkaku islands from Japan, according to the head of US naval intelligence in the …

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Beijing's spy chief falls in corruption probe

Beijing's spy chief has reportedly been detained by investigators looking into his former boss<p>Beijing's spy chief has been removed from his job and reportedly detained as a political investigation into his former boss, the retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang, gains pace.<p>Liang Ke, 48, was taken into …

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Xi Jinping’s strategy for his Germany trip is to definitely mention the war

The past is present in Asia these days, with China making pointed references to Japanese aggression during World War II, and the Philippines comparing China’s actions in the South China Sea to those of Nazi Germany. So it’s hardly a surprise that Chinese president Xi Jingping is trying to score …

China denounces appointment of U.S. special coordinator on Tibet | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never recognize the United States’ appointment of a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, saying it opposes any foreign intervention in its internal affairs.<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, addresses a …

Smog chokes China as public, experts demand change

"More forceful measures need to be taken," said Ma Jun, a leading voice on China's environment.<p>BEIJING – China banned outdoor school sports and cookouts as it grappled with a fourth straight day of thick, choking smog, a pollution problem that a recent report says makes Beijing "barely suitable" …

China 'Seriously Concerned' About U.S. Investigation Of Solar Imports

BEIJING, Jan 26 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry called on the United States on Sunday to stop anti-dumping investigations into imports of solar power products from China, expressing "serious concern" and vowing to defend its producers.<p>U.S. trade officials on Thursday opened investigations …

Oil tops $97 for highest close in over three weeks

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures on Thursday topped $97 a barrel for their highest close in more than three weeks as prices for natural gas …