China coverage from Reuters.

Environment44 minutes ago

The City skyline is seen amid smog ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, China February 13, 2018. Picture taken February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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.

Business News4 hours ago

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.

World News5 hours ago

China's army soldiers attend the opening of the "Dragon Gold 2018" military exercise in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

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.

World News6 hours ago

Wang Qishan, former secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, drops his ballot during a vote at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

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.

World News6 hours ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with his ballot before a vote at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday unanimously re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's president.

World News10 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump departs after attending a Friends of Ireland event at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

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.

World News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping (front row, center) and fellow delegates raise their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing, China October 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

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.

Commodities15 hours ago

A worker loads copper cathodes into a warehouse near Yangshan Deep Water Port, south of Shanghai in this March 23, 2012 file photo.      REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

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Breakingviews19 hours ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

China’s President Xi Jinping can now stay in power for life. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein seems ready to retire after 12 years at the top. Yet five years may be the ideal length of service. Breakingviews columnists discuss the limitations to limitless rule.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: A man poses for pictures as he holds postage stamps of Xi Zhongxun, China's former vice premier and father of China's President Xi Jinping, in Yantai, Shandong province, October 15, 2013.   REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

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.

World Newsa day ago

Passengers wait to board trains ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at Nanjing Railway Station in Jiangsu province, China January 31, 2018.  China Daily via REUTERS

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.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong fans turn their backs and boo during Chinese national anthem, at the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Lebanon in Hong Kong, China November 14, 2017.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

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.

World Newsa day ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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.

FILE PHOTO: Company logos of China Unicom are displayed at a news conference during the company's announcement of its annual results in Hong Kong, China March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

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.

Dealsa day ago

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.

Business Newsa day ago

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue attends an event with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City, Mexico October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

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.

Business Newsa day ago

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.

World Newsa day ago

Chinese Education Minister Chen Baosheng attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

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.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view of buildings in Taipei's prime district March 10, 2011.   REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks at an interactive session organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce on "Revival of Ancient Knowledge" in Kolkata, India, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File photo

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.

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