Megha Rajagopalan

EU trade chief: Populist movements can bring isolation, failure

Jul 11 2016

BEIJING The European Union's trade chief described populist movements in the United States and elsewhere as "a recipe for isolation and failure" on Monday even as she sought to allay fears about Britain's exit from the EU during a trip to China.

China says wants peace after paper warns on South China Sea clash

Jul 05 2016

BEIJING China's government sought to downplay fears of conflict in the South China Sea after an influential state-run newspaper said on Tuesday that Beijing should prepare for military confrontation.

China city shuts down waste-burning plant project over protests

Jun 27 2016

BEIJING The mayor of a city in central China made a rare public address calling for calm after thousands of people protested against a waste incineration project over fears it would damage the environment and residents' health.

China uses SWAT teams to crack down on college exam cheats

Jun 08 2016

BEIJING From sending SWAT teams into exam centers to arresting rule-breakers, China's public security authorities have been cracking down hard on college entrance examination cheaters who could face jail if caught.

New draft of Chinese anti-smoking law weaker than health advocates had hoped

Jun 03 2016

BEIJING A recent draft of the Chinese national anti-smoking law significantly weakens previously proposed legislation, several people familiar with the bill told Reuters, and some public health advocates said the powerful state-owned tobacco monopoly had lobbied for the changes. | Video

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

May 27 2016

HONG KONG/BEIJING At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea.

China demands end to U.S. surveillance after aircraft intercept

May 19 2016

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Beijing demanded an end to U.S. surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.

China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters

Apr 30 2016

BAIMAJING, China The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.

Western governments, rights groups decry China's tough new NGO law

Apr 29 2016

BEIJING Western governments and rights groups lambasted a new Chinese law governing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on Friday, saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country. | Video

Chinese authorities hold disabled rights lawyer under house arrest

Apr 25 2016

BEIJING Chinese authorities have placed a disabled rights lawyer under house arrest and prevented a group of foreign diplomats from visiting her, she said on Monday, ratcheting up pressure weeks after the U.S. State Department gave her a bravery award.

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