Jun 14, 2014

China investigates top official for alleged graft

Chinese authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a senior national politician for alleged violations of Communist Party rules and the country’s laws, as Beijing shows no easing in its efforts to find and punish corrupt officials. Su Rong, vice chairman of the Chinese ...

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong rallies, Beijing clamps down

Jun 4, 2014

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong rallies, Beijing clamps down

China imposed smothering security in central Beijing on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, as tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong for potentially the biggest commemoration yet seen in honor of the student protesters killed in 1989. The White ...

China hands Russia get of jail free card: $400 billion gas deal

May 22, 2014

China hands Russia get of jail free card: $400 billion gas deal

China signed a landmark $400 billion deal Wednesday to buy natural gas from Russia, binding Moscow more closely to Beijing at a time when President Vladimir Putin’s relations with the West have deteriorated to the lowest point ever. Chinese President Xi Jinping also called ...

Deadly blasts rock China's restive Xinjiang

May 22, 2014

Deadly blasts rock China's restive Xinjiang

Several people were killed and injured when two vehicles plowed into a market and explosives were thrown in Xinjiang province, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Two off-road vehicles drove into crowds in the regional capital Urumqi. One of the vehicles exploded, Xinhua said. ...

China, Russia pledge to build ties as Putin visits

May 20, 2014

China, Russia pledge to build ties as Putin visits

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin pledged Tuesday to build ties between the two U.N. Security Council members, who both face international criticism and territorial disputes. Putin is visiting China for the first time since Xi took office last year ...