Aug 31, 2015

China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border

China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The line, under construction since 2010, will run 207 km from Shenyang to ...

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Aug 31, 2015

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 158 in the massive warehouse explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin. Some 15 people remain missing. The Tianjin government’s official microblog said the confirmed toll rose from 150 last week, but it wasn’t clear how ...

Aug 31, 2015

U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cybertheft: report

The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether ...

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Aug 31, 2015

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, Xu Weiyi — one of China’s few citizens of Russian descent — stared over the river separating his border village from the Soviet Union, longing for escape. “My mother was too old, so it was mostly ...