Trump reaffirms 'one-China policy' in call with Xi

Feb 10, 2017

Trump reaffirms 'one-China policy' in call with Xi

President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America’s long-standing “one-China” policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington’s relations with Beijing. The White House and China’s state broadcaster CCTV said the two spoke at length ...

Feb 10, 2017

Chinese officials punished for dozing in motivation meeting

Six officials in central China’s Hubei province have been punished for dozing off in a meeting on how to motivate lazy bureaucrats, state media and the local government said. Pictures of the sleeping officials have received widespread coverage in Chinese media over the past ...

Feb 10, 2017

China to take fingerprints of all foreign visitors upon entry

China will begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors entering the country in a bid to improve border checks, the Ministry of Public Security said Thursday. The new system will be test-launched from Friday at Shenzhen airport in the southeastern province of Guangdong and ...

Feb 8, 2017

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country’s toxic smog in response to rising public anger. The announcement follows instructions from the national Meteorological Administration ...

Feb 8, 2017

China halts construction at major Lotte project amid THAAD tension

South Korea’s Lotte Group said Chinese authorities have halted construction at a multibillion dollar real estate project in the northeastern city of Shenyang after a fire inspection. South Korean media have described a string of inspections at Lotte’s Chinese ventures as retaliation over the ...