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Feb 14 2017

Fearing pollution, north China residents protest plant despite government warning

BEIJING Fearing pollution, hundreds of residents in a northeastern Chinese city on Tuesday protested the building of an aluminum processing plant, ignoring warnings from authorities against disturbing social order.

Jan 27 2017

Chinese Lunar New Year 'ticket snatching' apps raise hackles

BEIJING As China gears up for Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people head home, popular software charging extra to improve the odds of getting coveted rail tickets has been criticized by state media and some users as being akin to modern-day touting.

Jan 20 2017

China rules out abuse, woos foreign diplomats in graft fight

BEIJING China pledged to banish abuse in graft investigations and urged foreign diplomats to help "weave a cooperative network against corruption", as it tries to build international support for President Xi Jinping's four-year war on graft.

Jan 19 2017

China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government

BEIJING China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a Chinese newspaper warned U.S. business could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by President-elect Donald Trump.

Jan 16 2017

China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns

BEIJING China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. | Video

Jan 13 2017

China again arrests prominent pastor on suspicion of embezzlement

BEIJING One of China's highest profile former pastors, Gu Yuese, has been formally arrested for the second time on suspicion of embezzling funds, people close to his family said on Friday.

Jan 11 2017

China's Xi to promote globalization at Davos, not 'war and poverty'

BEIJING/GENEVA China's President Xi Jinping will promote "inclusive globalization" at this month's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist approaches can lead to "war and poverty", Chinese officials said on Wednesday.

Dec 15 2016

Too big to fail: China maps out its Trump strategy

BEIJING When Donald Trump becomes U.S. president next month, one issue above all others could force his new administration to work closely with China and underscore why he and Beijing need each other - North Korea.

Dec 15 2016

Foreign NGOs on back foot as new Chinese law looms

BEIJING Foreign organizations including social and environmental advocacy groups fear they could inadvertently break broadly defined new rules that take effect in China next month, with some even shutting up shop to avoid such pitfalls.

Dec 14 2016

Popular Chinese Muslim website down after posting letter critical of Xi

BEIJING A popular website for Chinese Muslims has been inaccessible since Saturday after a critical letter addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping was posted in one of its forums.

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