China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Nov 19, 2016

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Chinese websites are censoring the nickname “Kim Fatty the Third,” widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. Searches for the Chinese words “Jin San Pang” ...

China, U.S. look past tensions with joint relief drill

Nov 19, 2016

China, U.S. look past tensions with joint relief drill

China and the United States wrapped up a three-day humanitarian relief military drill Friday, looking past simmering tensions over the disputed South China Sea and uncertainty at what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for defense ties. The exercises, held in the southwestern Chinese city ...

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

Nov 19, 2016

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world to China for help weathering the possible financial headwinds. They will have the perfect opportunity to make their appeal this week when ...

Nov 18, 2016

Chinese astronauts return from longest mission

China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft returned to earth Friday, bringing home two astronauts from the rising power’s longest-ever orbital mission in a milestone for its vaulting ambitions. China’s state broadcaster CCTV showed the return capsule’s separation from the Tiangong-2 space lab 393 kilometers (244 miles) above ...

With Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

Nov 18, 2016

With Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

China will position itself as free trade’s new champion at an Asia-Pacific summit this weekend, with the Communist government seeking to project economic leadership as the Trans-Pacific Partnership languishes under President-elect Donald Trump. Beijing aims to capitalize on the Trump-induced coma of the U.S.-led ...

Nov 18, 2016

China pair returning to Earth after monthlong space mission

China’s Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft successfully separated from the orbiting Tiangong 2 space laboratory on Thursday to return to Earth with its two astronauts having completed the country’s longest manned space mission to date, the China Manned Space Agency said. The Shenzhou 11, carrying ...

Nov 18, 2016

Kissinger, 93, meets with Trump to offer global insights

President-elect Donald Trump took a break from recruiting a national security team Thursday to seek advice from one of the more illustrious — if controversial — officials from the past: Henry Kissinger. The 93-year-old served as secretary of state and national security adviser under ...