Edition:
United States

Ben Blanchard

China's parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

6:53am EDT

BEIJING Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from activists. | Video

China says Trump 'misleading' people linking trade deal, slowing economy

Jul 16 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday rebuffed a suggestion from U.S. President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy is slowing, saying this was "totally misleading" and that both countries wanted an agreement.

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell Taiwan arms

Jul 15 2019

BEIJING China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.

World cannot shut China out, vice president says, in jab at U.S.

Jul 08 2019

BEIJING China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States, with which Beijing is trying to resolve a bitter trade war.

China to Britain: Keep your 'colonial' hands off Hong Kong

Jul 04 2019

BEIJING/LONDON China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honor the agreements made when the city was handed over in 1997, escalating a diplomatic spat over the former British colony. | Video

Britain denies supporting violent Hong Kong protests as China media slam 'Western ideologues'

Jul 04 2019

LONDON/BEIJING British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong, after Chinese state media blamed "Western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in the former British colony.

China's outrage over Hong Kong violence may prompt tighter embrace

Jul 02 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday deplored violence in Hong Kong that saw protesters ransack the city's legislature, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of vandalism went largely unreported on the mainland.

China's outrage over Hong Kong violence may prompt tighter embrace

Jul 02 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday deplored violence in Hong Kong that saw protesters ransack the city's legislature, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of vandalism went largely unreported on the mainland.

China warns of long road ahead for deal with U.S. after ice-breaking talks

Jun 30 2019

BEIJING/OSAKA China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries' presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.

World News