Apr 23, 2015

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: report

Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The estimate, which the Journal said was relayed to U.S. nuclear ...

Apr 23, 2015

Philippines chides China's 'insecurity' over disputed sea

The Philippines on Wednesday chided China for its “insecurity” over its claim to the South China Sea, after a Beijing-based tabloid dubbed the country a “cute little submissive” of the United States. The response from President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman Edwin Lacierda came after the ...

Apr 22, 2015

Man who defaced Mao picture jailed for 14 months

A man who threw a jar of ink at the imposing portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has been jailed for 14 months, media said Wednesday. Sun Bing in March last year “defaced” the iconic picture which hangs prominently ...

AFL-CIO slams U.S. fast-track trade authority

Apr 22, 2015

AFL-CIO slams U.S. fast-track trade authority

The largest U.S. labor union organization on Tuesday attacked moves to empower President Barack Obama to fast-track international trade agreements, saying a looming Pacific pact should counter currency manipulation. Some Democratic and Republican lawmakers, as well as organized labor, oppose a bill that would ...

Apr 21, 2015

U.S. business group in China urges more transparency, access

The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country’s investment climate deteriorates. The chamber said in its annual white paper that its members wanted to see the government apply ...

Apr 21, 2015

Manila panned by Chinese media as 'cute little submissive' of U.S.

The Philippines is nothing more than the “cute little submissive” of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticizing Manila for military exercises with Washington. The English-language editorial came a day after the Philippines ...