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China to prosecute former Tianjin mayor for suspected graft

BEIJING China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said on Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in his conviction.


Playing politics? Chinese tourism under scrutiny as Lunar New Year nears 3:05am GMT

SHANGHAI/BEIJING With 6 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue.


China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills 2:58am GMT

BEIJING China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal.


Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party 2:31am GMT

PANGSAN, Myanmar In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings.


Chinese state media hopes for best with Trump, prepares for worst 21 Jan 2017

BEIJING Chinese state media on Saturday said that it hoped the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump understood the importance of relations with China, but that Beijing should also prepare for the worst.


China sees 'grim' situation in relations with Taiwan this year 21 Jan 2017

BEIJING Relations between China and Taiwan this year will be "even more complex and grim" and Beijing will resolutely oppose any form of separatist activity, a senior Chinese official said, but added China would also maintain peace and stability.


Germany must prepare for 'rough ride' under Trump - Vice Chancellor 20 Jan 2017

BERLIN Germany will need a new economic strategy geared towards Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.


Taiwan's president tweets congratulations to Trump 20 Jan 2017

TAIPEI Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate U.S. President Donald Trump on his inauguration in a move likely to draw objections from China, already angry with a protocol-breaking phone call a month ago between the two leaders.


China-U.S. trade tensions high on Big Oil's worry list 20 Jan 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland Oil executives and Middle East producers are concerned that trade tensions between the United States and China risk clouding the outlook for global energy demand growth and a recovery in the price of oil.


China's Xi says Chinese economy to keep growing steadily 20 Jan 2017

BERN China's economy will remain stable and keep growing steadily while resisting protectionism, President Xi Jinping told Swiss executives on Monday.