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UPDATE 2-China defends "anti-extremism" measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

16 Oct 2018

BEIJING, Oct 16 Vocational training is being used "to the greatest extent" in China's far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are "eliminated before they occur," a senior Communist Party official said.

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn

27 Sep 2018

BEIJING When a former intern at China's state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country's most recognisable television stars, her story ignited a social media firestorm in a country where a backlash against sexual harassment was growing.

'China's big mistake' - Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

25 Sep 2018

BEIJING Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China's restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation's new government will pressure its ally for their release.

Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing

24 Aug 2018

TAIPEI/BEIJING Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. | Video

Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems

20 Aug 2018

BEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he believed China would sympathise with his country's "internal fiscal problems" as he seeks to renegotiate, or possibly cancel, more than $20 billion in Chinese-funded projects.

Billions hinge on Malaysia Mahathir's bid to woo project concessions from China

14 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in China on Friday seeking to renegotiate, and perhaps cancel, billions of dollars worth of Chinese-invested projects entangled in domestic graft probes.

Hopes of North Korea economic reform spur surge in Chinese tourism

06 Aug 2018

DANDONG, China, Aug 3 North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. | Video

Hopes of North Korea economic reform spur surge in Chinese tourism

06 Aug 2018

DANDONG, China North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. | Video

China embarks on inspections of vaccine plants, hopes to contain scandal

26 Jul 2018

CHANGCHUN, China/SHANGHAI China has launched sweeping spot checks at vaccine makers around the country in a bid to rein in outrage after Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd was found to have falsified data and sold ineffective vaccines for children.

Chinese relatives wait for news after Thai tourist boat sinking

08 Jul 2018

PHUKET/BANGKOK, Thailand Rescuers in Thailand on Sunday said they would work through the night to move the bodies of 41 people, including 13 children, who died after a boat carrying Chinese tourists sank off the coast of Phuket, from hospitals to a Buddhist temple.

World News

U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question.