China coverage from Reuters.
China will set more stringent targets for improving the nation's air quality under a new three-year plan, as Beijing prepares to beef up a nationwide crackdown on polluters in its years-long campaign to clear its notoriously toxic skies.
China has begun building its first polar expedition cruise ship, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday, as the country looks to shipping lanes opened up by global warming to extend President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative to the Arctic.
China and Cambodia on Saturday kicked off military exercises focused on counter-terrorism and rescue operations, highlighting the strong ties between the two countries amid strained relations between Cambodia and the United States.
China's largely rubber-stamp parliament chose former top graft-buster Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, as vice president on Saturday, a widely expected move that nonetheless breaks with convention and underlines Xi's dominant authority.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views the self-ruled island as a wayward province.
China's largely rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday approved a government reorganization plan that merges China's banking and insurance regulators, gives new powers to policymaking bodies such as the central bank and creates new ministries.
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President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, will be re-elected to a second five-year term as president on Saturday by the rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress.
China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.
Hong Kong proposed new laws on Friday punishing mockery of the Chinese national anthem with up to three years in jail, mirroring new penalties in mainland China and raising fresh concerns over the city's promised freedoms.
President Donald Trump has not decided whether he will sign legislation that would allow U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts, the White House said on Thursday, as China repeated its opposition.
Telecoms group China Unicom plans to lean on some of China's biggest technology and financial firms who have recently become its shareholders to drive compounded annual pre-tax profit growth of 68.7 percent through 2020 at its Shanghai-listed unit.
Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual <OML.L> is selling three businesses in Latin America to China Minsheng Investment Group International (CMIG) for around $300 million, a source familiar with the matter said.
The head of the most influential U.S. business lobbying group warned the Trump administration that unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a destructive trade war that will hurt American consumers and U.S. economic growth.
Two close aides of Czech President Milos Zeman traveled to China this week to seek information about embattled CEFC China Energy chief Ye Jianming, Zeman's spokesman said on Thursday, amid concerns about the private company's investments in the country.
After admitting last year political education for university students in China was outdated and unfashionable, the education minister changed track on Friday and said the classes were now so popular seats were as hard to get as train tickets at Lunar New Year.
Taiwan will dole out more incentives aimed at retaining talented workers and strengthening protection for company trade secrets, the deputy premier said on Friday, in a bid to counter China's efforts to draw investment by Taiwan companies.
Tibet can exist within China in the same spirit as the European Union sticks together, the territory's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, considered a dangerous separatist by Beijing, said.