May 12, 2016

Chinese firms claim sovereign immunity in U.S. courts

Some Chinese state-owned entities backed by the key government agency that oversees major state industrial companies have adopted a controversial defense when they face U.S. lawsuits: You can not touch us because we enjoy sovereign immunity. Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), China’s biggest ...

May 12, 2016

Two more pieces of debris 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft ...

May 10, 2016

Two million Chinese to be relocated in anti-poverty drive

China, fighting to stamp out poverty, will this year move more than 2 million of its poorest citizens from remote, inland regions to more developed areas, an official of the cabinet-level State Council said on Tuesday. The mass relocation of people is a strategy ...