China announces birth of rare panda triplets

Aug 12, 2014

China announces birth of rare panda triplets

China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its “rebalance” to Asia. China bristled when the agreement to deploy Marines ...

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

The United States on Sunday pressed its case for a freeze on hostile acts in waters contested by China and its Southeast Asian neighbors, but said it did not want to “confront” Beijing over its strategy in the region. U.S. Secretary of State John ...

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

Aug 9, 2014

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a British corporate investigator to 2½ years in prison for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, who ...

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Aug 8, 2014

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that China’s anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers. The company is “cooperating fully with the queries from the authorities on Lexus,” said Toyota spokesman Naoki Sumino in Tokyo. He ...

Aug 8, 2014

China to build lighthouses on disputed isles

China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines for a freeze on such activity to ease tension over rival claims. At least two of ...

Aug 8, 2014

China loses appeal of WTO ruling on rare earth exports

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday. “China has not ...

Aug 8, 2014

China to build lighthouses in South China Sea, news agency says

The Chinese government will construct lighthouses on five South China Sea islands, the state-run China News Agency reported Thursday. Technical staff conducted thorough survey work and measurement of the waters around the islands for eight days starting July 27, the report said, citing Yang ...

Aug 8, 2014

China imposes new restrictions on instant messaging tools: Xinhua

China will force real-name registrations on public accounts of instant messaging tools and require those wishing to publish or reprint political news to seek prior approval, state media and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Thursday. Last year, China launched a campaign to clamp down ...