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Philippine officials to visit Beijing to discuss investment deals, ASEAN summit


MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a cabinet-level delegation to Beijing this week to meet with China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and other top Chinese officials to discuss investment deals and his country's chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year.

Playing politics? Chinese tourism under scrutiny as Lunar New Year nears

SHANGHAI/BEIJING With 6 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue.

World, South Korea 1:20am EST

China to prosecute former Tianjin mayor for suspected graft

BEIJING China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said on Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in his conviction.

World, Jan 21 2017

China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills

BEIJING China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal.

World, Jan 21 2017

Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party

PANGSAN, Myanmar In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings.

Chinese state media hopes for best with Trump, prepares for worst

BEIJING Chinese state media on Saturday said that it hoped the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump understood the importance of relations with China, but that Beijing should also prepare for the worst.

World, Jan 20 2017

China sees 'grim' situation in relations with Taiwan this year

BEIJING Relations between China and Taiwan this year will be "even more complex and grim" and Beijing will resolutely oppose any form of separatist activity, a senior Chinese official said, but added China would also maintain peace and stability.

World, Jan 20 2017

Germany must prepare for 'rough ride' under Trump: Vice Chancellor

BERLIN Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.

Taiwan's president tweets congratulations to Trump

TAIPEI Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate U.S. President Donald Trump on his inauguration in a move likely to draw objections from China, already angry with a protocol-breaking phone call a month ago between the two leaders.

World, Jan 20 2017

China-U.S. trade tensions high on Big Oil's worry list

DAVOS, Switzerland Oil executives and Middle East producers are concerned that trade tensions between the United States and China risk clouding the outlook for global energy demand growth and a recovery in the price of oil.

Davos, Jan 20 2017