China News

Guardian | Jan 13, 2018

Xia Zeliang, who allegedly supplied poison used in 2011 murder of Neil Heywood, is in jail for unrelated crime, Caixin reportsThe Communist party official who allegedly supplied the cyanide that killed British businessman Neil Heywood and helped unleash an epochal political earthquake in China is serving a 15-year sentence for corruption, a leading magazine has revealed. According to Caixin, Xia Zeliang, once a mid-ranking official in the south-western city...

New York Times | Jan 12, 2018

After a big year for stocks in China and India, emerging market stock funds are now attracting attention from bargain hunters.

Guardian | Jan 12, 2018

Hotel chain is ordered to shut down its website for week after customer survey lists regions including Hong Kong and Macau as separate countriesThe Marriott International hotel chain has apologised and condemned “separatists” in China after the Beijing government shut down its website over an online questionnaire that suggested some Chinese regions were separate countries.China’s Cyberspace Administration, the internet watchdog, said the hotelier had “seriously violated national laws and hurt the feelings of the Chinese people” after a customer survey listed Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 12, 2018

Relations between the United States and Taiwan have long been based on a sort of diplomatic sleight of hand. Officially, there is no U.S. ambassador to Taiwan, which mainland China considers a renegade province. Unofficially, the United States maintains a quasi-governmental entity called the American...

Foxnews | Jan 12, 2018

China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 12, 2018

China's trade with Australia grew strongly last year, with the latest data showing a 23 per cent increase.

New York Times | Jan 11, 2018

Since Jan. 1, China has banned imports of 24 kinds of waste, including materials used in plastic bottles, in a campaign against “foreign garbage.”

Guardian | Jan 11, 2018

The Sanchi, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil has been in flames since colliding with a bulk freighter, and 31 sailors remain missingSix days after a fire broke out on an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of China, firefighters are still struggling to extinguish the blaze, as criticism mounted in Tehran over whether enough was being done to locate dozens of its missing crew members. Related: Weather hampers efforts to contain oil tanker fire off...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 11, 2018

Hong Kong-based luxury department store Lane Crawford is bringing its hunt for emerging fashion and lifestyle talent to Los Angeles later this month, marking the first time the retailer has held such an event in the U.S. The Lane Crawford’s buying team will decamp to the 3.1 Phillip Lim store in...

Guardian | Jan 11, 2018

Britain should follow China’s example on renewables, writes Feargal Dalton, and Ian Paul urges the UK to step up to the recycling challenge. Neil Sinclair wants a fossil fuel-free February, while Grace Hewson wants a plastic-free newspaperIn view of the appalling revelations that the UK has been shipping vast quantities of plastic to China for many years (Editorial, 8 January),...

Foxnews | Jan 11, 2018

Chinese reports say firefighting vessels have resumed attempts to put out a blaze aboard an oil tanker in the East China Sea.

Foxnews | Jan 11, 2018

Cambodia and China have signed nearly 20 agreements worth several billion dollars to develop the impoverished Southeast Asian country's infrastructure, agriculture and health care.

Foxnews | Jan 11, 2018

Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government.

Guardian | Jan 11, 2018

Footage has emerged of the Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi province being razed by local authoritiesA church in northern China was demolished this week, the second in less than a month, sparking fears of a wider campaign against Christians as authorities prepare to enforce new laws on religion.Police cordoned off the area around the Golden Lampstand Church church in Linfen, Shanxi province, on Sunday before construction workers detonated explosives inside, according to witnesses and the head pastor. After the initial explosion, crews broke apart the remaining pieces with diggers and...

Guardian | Jan 11, 2018

Footage of the demolition of the Golden Lampstand Church by Chinese officials in Linfen, Shanxi province, China. Continue reading...