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Top Japanese official to attend China ‘New Silk Road’ summit

The secretary general of Japan’s ruling party said on Tuesday he will attend China’s New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve...

Thai junta defends buying 'cheap' US$393 million Chinese sub

The Thai junta on Tuesday defended the US$393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility...

China wants to restrict WTO rules on dumping, unfair subsidies

China has proposed tightening the rules on when countries can impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, saying their use was rising and that such charges were often misused and distorted...

Endangered crested ibis chick hatched in China after mother bird undergoes artificial insemination

The first crested ibis has hatched after its mother underwent artificial insemination as part of a programme in southwest China to protect the species’ numbers, according to a newspaper...

How China has become America’s equal, as showcased at a Harvard forum

On the campus of Harvard Business School this past weekend there was little doubt among corporate leaders and investors gathered for an annual conference that China had arrived as...

China admits patchy progress tackling soil, water pollution, with some rivers worsening

Efforts to tackle water pollution in China remain uneven with some areas worsening last year, while heavy metals and other pollutants continued to accumulate in Chinese soil, the Ministry...

Bars, shops demolished in Beijing’s well-known expat haunt

Beijing may have found the best hangover cure of all: demolish the bars altogether. Over 30 stores in Sanlitun Houjie – better known as Dirty Bar Street – were...

Chinese weather anchorman struck by lightning sparks while filming

A weather anchorman in northeastern China was hit by what appeared to be lightning sparks while filming during a thunderstorm on Monday. The anchor, Lu Xiaodong, had his live...

China says Xi Jinping’s an avid reader … but what’s on his reading list?

China’s state-controlled media said on World Reading Day that the country’s President Xi Jinping is an enthusiastic reader of literature and philosophy and Chinese citizens should learn from him....

How did a small Chinese airline become the king of acquisitions? Chinese media wonder – and then suddenly don’t

Chinese media reports questioning the ownership and funding of big-spending conglomerate HNA Group were pulled suddenly after publication from mainland websites and social media on Monday. One of the...