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Megha Rajagopalan

EU trade chief - Populist movements can bring isolation, failure

11 Jul 2016

BEIJING The European Union's trade chief described populist movements in the United States and elsewhere as "a recipe for isolation and failure" on Monday even as she sought to allay fears about Britain's exit from the EU during a trip to China.

China says wants peace after paper warns on South China Sea clash

05 Jul 2016

BEIJING China's government sought to downplay fears of conflict in the South China Sea after an influential state-run newspaper said on Tuesday that Beijing should prepare for military confrontation.

China city shuts down waste-burning plant project over protests

27 Jun 2016

BEIJING The mayor of a city in central China made a rare public address calling for calm after thousands of people protested against a waste incineration project over fears it would damage the environment and residents' health.

China uses SWAT teams to crack down on college exam cheats

08 Jun 2016

BEIJING From sending SWAT teams into exam centers to arresting rule-breakers, China's public security authorities have been cracking down hard on college entrance examination cheaters who could face jail if caught.

New draft of Chinese anti-smoking law weaker than health advocates had hoped

03 Jun 2016

BEIJING A recent draft of the Chinese national anti-smoking law significantly weakens previously proposed legislation, several people familiar with the bill told Reuters, and some public health advocates said the powerful state-owned tobacco monopoly had lobbied for the changes. | Video

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

27 May 2016

HONG KONG/BEIJING At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane over South China Sea: Pentagon

20 May 2016

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, drawing a rebuke from Beijing, which demanded that Washington end surveillance near China. | Video

China demands end to U.S. surveillance after aircraft intercept

20 May 2016

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Beijing demanded an end to U.S. surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.

China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters

01 May 2016

BAIMAJING, China The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.

Western governments, rights groups decry China's tough new NGO law

29 Apr 2016

BEIJING Western governments and rights groups lambasted a new Chinese law governing non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Friday, saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country.

World News

'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.