Jun 15, 2016

China bans exports to North Korea with possible military use

China on Wednesday banned exports to North Korea of technology and materials that might be used in weapons production in a new response to the North’s development of nuclear weapons and missiles. The list of banned “dual use” items with possible civilian and military ...

Jun 14, 2016

Leading Chinese provincial official apparently kills himself

A leading official in China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong province apparently took his own life, state media said Tuesday, underscoring the extreme pressure some local leaders are under over job stress and an ongoing crackdown on corruption. Liu Xiaohua apparently hanged himself at ...

Jun 13, 2016

Shanghai police identify suspect in airport explosion

Shanghai police say they’ve identified a 29-year-old inveterate gambler as the lead suspect behind a small explosion at the city’s main international airport that injured four people. A statement issued Monday on the police force’s microblog said Zhou Xingbai had traveled to Shanghai from ...

Jun 13, 2016

Angela Merkel raises trade concerns in Beijing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met China’s Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday amid concerns over trade and the ability of German firms and foreign non-governmental organizations to operate in China. Merkel met Li following a formal welcoming ceremony and was scheduled to meet ...