Monday, May 18, 2015
China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing's assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Chinese officials politely but pointedly dismissing Washington's push for U.S.-proposed ways to ease tensions.1 Comment
Sunday, May 17, 2015
China's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday that Beijing was "unshakeable" in its defense of sovereignty, as tensions between the powers mount over Chinese island-building in strategic but disputed waters.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got down to business on the final day of his trip to China on Saturday, saying his country was open for investment as firms signed deals worth more than US$22 billion.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
SHANGHAI - Indian and Chinese firms signed 21 agreements officials said were worth a total of more than $22 billion in Shanghai on Saturday, witnessed by visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At least 33 people died on Friday when a bus apparently plunged off a cliff in China, reports said, in the latest deadly traffic incident in the country.
A prominent Chinese rights lawyer taken into custody a year ago was formally indicted on charges of fanning ethnic hatred and provoking trouble, prosecutors said Friday.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powers and rivals, which included a rare touch of personal diplomacy for a Chinese leader.
The United States is weighing sending warships and surveillance aircraft near artificial islands built by China to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday.
Chinese police have captured eight suspects who allegedly fled with millions in ransom money after kidnapping a Hong Kong heiress, authorities said Thursday, bringing the total number detained over the incident to nine.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Multiple Chinese economic indicators missed expectations Wednesday, with consumption and investment growth figures falling to multi-year lows, underlining sluggish momentum in the world's second-largest economy.