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Philip Wen

In inland Chinese province, property bubble haunts dreams of prosperity

2:25am BST

ZHENGZHOU, China Song Jingyi, a paralegal from a family of modest means in the central Chinese region of Henan, had long dreamed of buying a home of her own in Zhengzhou, the sprawling provincial capital of 10 million where she attended college.

In China's heartland, once-flush shoppers turn cautious

17 May 2019

ZHENGZHOU, China Dressed in a smart black pantsuit behind the wheel of her pearl-white Audi, Zhao Na has come a long way from her roots in rural Henan province, in central China. | Video

U.S., China resume trade talks in Beijing after 'productive working dinner'

29 Mar 2019

BEIJING U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday he had a "productive working dinner" the previous night in Beijing, kicking off a day of talks aimed at resolving the bitter trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

After 60 years in exile, Dalai Lama's still remembered in his homeland

13 Mar 2019

TAKTSER, China It may have been six decades since the Dalai Lama fled into exile, but in the isolated mountain hamlet where he was born, he remains very much on the minds of devotees and Chinese authorities alike.

'I will never give up': relatives of missing Chinese on MH370 vow to keep searching

08 Mar 2019

HANDAN, China Every Saturday, Chinese farmer Li Eryou still calls the long-disconnected mobile telephone number of his son, who was among the 239 aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 when it vanished five years ago in the world's greatest aviation mystery. | Video

China's January home price growth at nine-month low as confidence dips

22 Feb 2019

ZHENGZHOU, China Growth in China's home prices eased to a nine-month low in January in a further sign that the slowing economy is weighing on consumer confidence.

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang - researcher

17 Feb 2019

BEIJING A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

UPDATE 5-'So far, so good,' U.S.'s Mnuchin says of trade talks in China

13 Feb 2019

BEIJING, Feb 13 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said trade talks with China went well on Wednesday, as the world's two largest economies try to iron out an agreement to resolve their dispute.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Mnuchin hopes for 'productive' trade meetings in China

13 Feb 2019

BEIJING, Feb 13 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he hopes for "productive" trade meetings in China this week, as the two countries seek to hammer out an agreement amid a festering dispute that has seen both level tariffs at each other.

China releases video it says proves reports of Uighur poet's death untrue

11 Feb 2019

BEIJING/ANKARA Chinese state media has released a video it said proves Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is alive, after Turkey cited reports of his death in custody in a strongly worded condemnation of "human rights violations" in Xinjiang.

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