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Benjamin Kang Lim

Mar 10 2017

China official says congress adopting 'new language' on Taiwan

BEIJING China will formulate "new language" towards relations with self-ruled Taiwan when the ruling Communist Party holds a key congress later this year, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, holding out hope for an improvement in strained ties.

Mar 03 2017

China's anti-corruption overhaul paves way for Xi to retain key ally

BEIJING China's sweeping overhaul of its anti-corruption architecture could enable President Xi Jinping to justify retaining his key ally and top graft buster Wang Qishan beyond retirement age, sources with ties to the leadership say.

Mar 02 2017

Route to more power for China's Xi runs through remote Guizhou

BEIJING When China rejuvenates its top leadership team toward the end of the year, sources close to senior leaders say President Xi Jinping could reveal his grip on power with a possible leapfrog promotion for Guizhou Communist Party boss Chen Miner.

Jan 23 2017

China, Philippines agree to cooperate on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion

BEIJING China has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the two countries said after a meeting in Beijing on Monday.

Dec 31 2016

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

BEIJING China's military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said.

Dec 28 2016

Beijing prepares to dissolve ancient grip on salt market

BEIJING From Sunday, China's long campaign to make sprawling state-owned industries more efficient will stretch beyond commodities like coal and steel into one of the most ancient markets of all - the salt trade.

Dec 25 2016

"Underground" Catholics pose challenge for Pope's hopes of better relations with China

BEIJING/HONG KONG Every winter Sunday in the Chinese village of Youtong, hundreds of Catholic faithful brave subzero temperatures to meet in a makeshift, tin-roofed church. Tucked away in a back alley in a rural area of Hebei, the province with China's biggest Catholic community, the gatherings are tolerated – but are illegal in the eyes of the local authorities.

Dec 15 2016

Targeting U.S. automaker signals possible China retaliation over Trump talk

WASHINGTON/BEIJING China's plan to punish a U.S. automaker accused of price-fixing is a sign of how Beijing could retaliate if President-elect Donald Trump upends decades of relations between the two nations. | Video

Nov 17 2016

China sees THAAD deployment as 'weather vane' under Trump

BEIJING Whether President-elect Donald Trump goes through with a deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea will be a key indicator to how political ties unfold with China, sources with ties to the leadership in Beijing said.

Oct 27 2016

China's Xi anointed 'core' leader, on par with Mao, Deng

BEIJING China's Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of "core" leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signaled his power would not be absolute.

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