Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Jan 8, 2019

20 children injured in Beijing primary school attack

A 49-year-old man injured 20 children with a hammer Tuesday inside a primary school in China's capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account, adding that the attack took place at ...

Asia Pacific Nov 20, 2018

Australia seeing surge in theft of company secrets by China: report

China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal, according to a report published Tuesday. The investigation by Fairfax Media and commercial broadcaster Channel Nine comes just days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Beijing, at ...

Beijing raps Taiwan's Tsai over call to 'constrain' China

Asia Pacific Jun 27, 2018

Beijing raps Taiwan's Tsai over call to 'constrain' China

China lashed out Wednesday at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after she urged the international community in an interview to "constrain" China before it does irreparable damage to global democracy. Her comments are "misleading and totally baseless," the spokesman for Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office told a ...

World Jun 26, 2018

Mattis becomes first U.S. defense chief to visit China under Trump

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-U.S. relations. Mattis, a former Marine general, has been highly critical of ...

France, Australia call on China to observe rules in South Pacific

Asia Pacific May 2, 2018

France, Australia call on China to observe rules in South Pacific

French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday issued a reminder to China to respect a "rules-based" order in the South Pacific amid concerns about Beijing's growing influence in the region. Macron also stepped up his calls for the renegotiation of ...