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Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

China then and now: the PRC at 70

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Here are some of the key ways in which China and its citizens have changed since the PRC was founded on October 1, 1949

EAST IS RED. This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. AFP Photo

Beijing opens glitzy airport ahead of China's 70th anniversary

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The newly opened Beijing Daxing International Airport in China is about the size of 100 football pitches

People walk inside the new Beijing Daxing International Airport during its first day of operation in Beijing on September 25, 2019. - The futuristic new airport in Beijing, which is expected to become one of the busiest in the world, was opened by China's President Xi Jinping on September 25. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Article 14 of Hong Kong's garrison law says the city's authorities may ask, 'when necessary', the central government for assistance from the garrison 'in the maintenance of public order and in disaster relief'

FREE HONG KONG. A protester holds up a sign related to the recent political events and demonstrations in the territory, during the first half of the friendly football match between English Premier League club Manchester City and Hong Kong side Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium on July 24, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

U.S. approves potential $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed 'serious concerns' about the possible sale

FIREPOWER. File photo of an Abrams tank.

Protests pile pressure on Hong Kong's already-stressed youth

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'These students are gambling their youth to defend this place, it's very fragile,' says pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong

HONG KONG YOUTH. Demonstrators take a rest the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hand signals and shields: how Hong Kong's parliament was stormed

Jul 06, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Many of the current generation of largely young protesters proudly repeat the phrase 'be like water', a philosophy of adaptability and unpredictability espoused by martial arts master and local legend Bruce Lee

Protesters prepare to leave the main chamber of the government headquarters in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019, after they stormed into the building hours before, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Hong Kong police fired tear gas early on July 2 to regain control of the city's parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

First charges against Hong Kong anti-government protester

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:42 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have vowed to hunt those behind the unrest that has plunged the semi-autonomous city's Beijing-backed government into crisis

DEFACE. A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Anti-government protesters stormed Hong Kong's parliament building late on July 1 after successfully smashing their way through reinforced glass windows and prizing open metal shutters that were blocking their way. VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP

'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing

A woman places signs on a fence next to the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 4, 2019. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

China, Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 'seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries' affairs'

Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM

China's embassy in Ottawa said a customs investigation – launched after the discovery of traces of a banned feed additive – reveals that up to 188 forged documents had been provided to Chinese officials

China says US 'playing with fire' over Taiwan

May 31, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'The US recently often played the Taiwan card, in a vain attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. This is purely wishful thinking,' says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman

Hong Kong independence activists granted refugee status in Germany

May 23, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Ray Wong and Alan Li – who took part in 2016 protests dubbed the "Fishball Revolution" which saw the Hong Kong's worst violence for decades – are the first dissenters from the semi-autonomous Chinese city to receive such protection

This handout courtesy of Ray Wong taken in June 2018 and released on May 22, 2019 shows activists Ray Wong (L) and Alan Li posing for a photo in Berlin. The two former Hong Kong independence activists have been granted refugee status in Germany in what is one of the first cases of dissenters from the semi-autonomous Chinese city receiving such protection. Ray Wong and Alan Li -- who took part in 2016 protests dubbed the "Fishball Revolution" which saw the city's worst violence for decades -- were due to stand trial on riot charges but fled Hong Kong in November 2017. Handout / COURTESY OF RAY WONG / AFP AFP

Duterte flies to China amid West PH Sea controversies

Apr 24, 2019 - 4:02 PM

This is President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth visit to China since he assumed office in 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) raise a toast during a state banquet at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. Photo by Mark Cristino/PoolAFP

Locsin hits West, praises China in 1st Beijing trip

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:37 PM

'I speak for my country which wants to see much to hope for, and nothing to fear from the rise of a new power,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

Beijing's Forbidden City in historic light show

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The Forbbidden City is set to celebrate the Lantern Festival with another light show

A light show inside the Forbidden City is seen during a cultural event celebrating the Lantern Festival, the end to the Lunar New Year festivities, in Beijing on February 19, 2019. - The event marks the first time the Forbidden City has been lit up at night in 94 years since opening to the public. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

U.S. team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF 'storm' warning

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Deputy trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish leads the US delegation in preparatory meetings, according to the White House on Monday

TRADE TALKS. US Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish (C) and members of his negotiation team leave a hotel ahead of a meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing on February 11, 2019. Photo by NICOLAS Asfouri/AFP

U.S. negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The American delegation in Beijing includes officials from the Treasury, Commerce, Agriculture and Energy departments

TRADE WAR TALKS. Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish (C) leaves a hotel with his negotiation team in Beijing on January 7, 2019. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

China bars U.S. citizens from leaving over 'economic crimes'

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:36 PM

The New York Times says, Chinese-born mother Sandra Han and her children, Cynthia and Victor Liu, were prevented from leaving the country after they arrived in June

STOP. File photo of Chinese police officer. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

China confirms first swine fever cases in Beijing

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:35 PM

African swine fever is not harmful to humans but causes deadly hemorrhagic fever in domesticated pigs and wild boar

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Japan protests China ships near disputed isles ahead of Abe visit

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:36 PM

A Japanese government spokesman says China's intrusion was 'extremely regrettable' but said Tokyo is still hoping to 'take Japan-China relations to the next level'

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in his opening remarks during the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, expresses his optimism over the upcoming developments that are expected to spring up due to the continuing partnership between Japan and the regional bloc. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China 'seriously challenging' peace, says Taiwan president

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

'As Taiwan is on the frontline of the Western Pacific, we are naturally subject to tremendous pressure,' says President Tsai Ing-wen in speech marking Taiwan's National Day

VERSUS CHINA. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. Photo Sam Yeh/AFP

China shuts down prominent Christian church

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church – housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital – after its Sunday afternoon service, says church pastor Jin Mingri

China's trade surplus with U.S. hit new record in August

Sep 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The tariffs do not appear to have dented the appetite for Chinese-made products in the United States

19 dead in fire at China hot springs hotel

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) State media says an investigation is underway into the cause of the fire

FIRE. A fire started in a hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province. Image from Shutterstock

Mahathir to renegotiate or cancel mega-projects during China trip

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The 93-year-old Malaysian leader rails against a series of deals struck with Chinese state-owned companies by the administration of toppled leader Najib Razak

Mantan PM Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad. FOTO oleh Regina Safri/ANTARA

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific lists Taiwan as part of China

Jul 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Even United States carriers are expected to change their listings of Taiwan, despite a White House statement in May that called China's demands 'Orwellian nonsense'

TAIWAN CONTROVERSY. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Yellow robots deliver snacks to homes in China

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

To get a delivery via the 'little yellow horse,' the customer selects the desired products, taps in the address and pays via their phone

ROBOT DELIVERY. A woman picks up groceries delivered by a Zhen Robotics delivery robot at a residential compound during a demonstration of the robot in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Taiwan president urges world to stand up to China – AFP interview

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen urges other nations to unite in defending against China's expansionist aims and to protect shared liberal values

VERSUS CHINA. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. Photo Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan president watches naval drill as China tensions grow

Apr 13, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Tsai Ing-wen boards the Kee Lung destroyer to supervise as troops practice defending against an attack on the northeastern port of Suao

NAVAL DRILL. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen smiles during a press conference at the Keelung destroyer at the Suao navy harbour in Yilan, eastern Taiwan, on April 13, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist banned from vote

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Agnes Chow, 21, a former leader of the mass Umbrella Movement protests of 2014, had her nomination rejected because she supports self-determination for the semi-autonomous city

BANNED. Pro-democracy Demosisto party member Agnes Chow speaks to passing pedestrians in Hong Kong on June 4, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

Chinese 'love' Trump's Mandarin-speaking granddaughter

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Donald Trump shows Xi Jinping a video of his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, greeting 'Grandpa Xi and Grandma Peng (Liyuan)' with several Mandarin ballads and a recitation of ancient Chinese poetry

Budget guide: 3 days in Beijing

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Planning a trip to Beijing? This writer traveled to see the Great Wall and Forbidden City – on a budget

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Washington approves $1.3-B arms sale to Taiwan

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Taiwan thanks the US for its continued commitment under the legislation and says the deal increases Taiwan’s confidence and ability to maintain the status quo of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait

ARMS SALE. Donald Trump's administration has approved $1.3 billion worth of arms sales to Taiwan. Trump file photo from courtesy of CBS News; Tsai file photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing

May 08, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 in Cambodia meet with Filipinos in Hong Kong and join the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

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Mar 28, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Mar 22, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reef

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED An image of the small Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands where Vietnam has a lighthouse shows several vessels in a carved out embankment on the reef s edge

DREDGING WORK. This satellite image taken on November 30, 2016 and released on December 9, 2016 by US-based Planet Labs shows dredging work (C below) on a small reef under Vietnamese control in the South China Sea. Image by Planet Labs/AFP

Divide and rule by Beijing throws ASEAN into disarray

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:00 PM

ASEAN prides itself on consensus diplomacy but divisions have never been starker with Beijing blamed for driving a wedge between members

ASEAN SUMMIT. Laos is hosting the 49th AMM and the 23rd ARF, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the ASEAN members countries and its 3 dialogue partners aimed to strengthen political, cultural and discuss the solution of global economic, including human trafficking and the South China Sea territory dispute. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Bus fire kills 30 in central China – Xinhua

Jun 26, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Official news agency Xinhua says the bus driver has been detained by authorities

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Beijing pins Hong Kong riot on 'radical separatists'

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The riot that left police officers hurt showed elements of terror Zhang Xiaoming says

China braces for worst cold in 30 years

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Around 90 of China will face below freezing temperatures in the next 4 days

China's lowest growth for 25 years: What does it mean?

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Take a look at how the Chinese economy s growth affects other countries

Tsai heading for victory in Taiwan polls

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED Democratic Progressive Party s Tsai Ing wen is way ahead with 58 1 of half way votes versus rival Eric Chu of the ruling party with 32 5

CASTING VOTES. Voters cast their vote for local elections at a polling station in New Taipei City, Taiwan, 29 November 2014. Photo by David Chang/EPA

Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

Dec 25, 2015 - 5:31 PM

In this kind of weather can Santa Claus even find Beijing? a social media user writes

WHITE CHRISTMAS? Beijing residents woke up to a 'white Christmas' on December 25 morning but with the sky covered by thick toxic smog rather than snow. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Beijing issues second red alert ahead of smog

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:46 PM

It will be the second time the highest level alert has been issued since the city established a pollution warning system in 2013

SMOG ALERT. A view of the China Central Television (CCTV) Tower (3-R) and other buildings shrouded in smog in Beijing, China, 08 December 2015. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Beijing issues orange alert for heavy smog

Nov 29, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Levels of PM2 5 – particles which can penetrate deeply into the lungs – reach more than 15 times recommended levels

HEAVY SMOG. This picture taken on June 23, 2015 shows a woman riding an electric bike in smog covered Beijing. China's cities are often hit by heavy pollution, blamed on coal-burning by power stations and industry, as well as vehicle use. Photo by AFP

Beauty queen in Miss World standoff with China over rights

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin says that China is keeping her from competing in the international pageant because she might speak out on Beijing s rights record

ANASTASIA LIN. Miss World Canada 2015 says that China is preventing her from competing in the international pageant because they fear she might speak on Beijing's rights record. Screengrab from Instagram/missworldcanada

Philippines hits out at Chinese lighthouses in disputed sea

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:32 PM

These actions are obviously intended to change actual conditions on the ground and aimed at bolstering China s territorial claim in the South China Sea the Philippines foreign affairs department says

CHINA’S RECLAMATION. The Philippines releases this photo in May of China’s alleged reclamation in Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea, warning it may be building an airstrip. Photo courtesy: Department of Foreign Affairs

Japan hits out as UNESCO archives Nanjing massacre documents

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:03 AM

The massacre often referred to as the Rape of Nanjing is an exceptionally sensitive issue in the often tense relations between Japan and China with Beijing charging that Tokyo has failed to atone for the atrocity

POLITICIZED? This picture taken on February 19, 2014 shows a staff member (R) holding documents concerning the 1937 Nanjing Massacre during a tour organized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry for the foreign media at the archives office in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. File photo by AFP