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American business group warns against US trade conflict with China

Beijing (dpa) - The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday that Beijing will likely respond if US president-elect Donald Trump imposes restrictions on trade or investment between the...

IMF raises China growth forecast, but warns of sharper slowdown

China's economy will expand by 6.5 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, as it warned that the growth, driven by government spending, will not be sustainable. 

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move...

China launches first commercial rocket mission

A Chinese rocket successfully sent three satellites into space in the country's first commercial mission on Monday.

McDonald's to sell 80 per cent of its China business

McDonald's plans to give up direct control of 80 per cent of its business in China and Hong Kong as part of a drive to franchise more restaurants worldwide, the company said in a statement Monday...

Northern China drops pollution warnings as smog moves south

People in northern China were Monday enjoying a rare respite from choking air pollution as the smog which choked the area for weeks moved to the country's south.

Apple removes New York Times apps from China store, paper reports

Apple has complied with a request from Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in China, the newspaper reported Thursday. 

China conducts South China Sea drill with aircraft carrier

China has conducted its first military drill with the country's sole aircraft carrier in the disputed South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

China smog shuts motorways, cancels flights

China's air and road transport was hit by thick smog in north and central parts of the country Monday, state media reported, as high pollution levels continued to affect the region.

China to ban all ivory trade by end of 2017

China plans to phase out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017, state media reported on Saturday.

China plans massive expansion of high-speed rail network

China plans to link 80 per cent of its cities with a high-speed rail network by 2020, state media reported on Thursday.

Eight dead or missing in explosion at Chinese fireworks factory

An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed or left missing at least eight people, state media reported on Sunday.

Chinese state media: Trump trade adviser pick "no laughing matter"

US president-elect Donald Trump's appointment of a hawkish trade adviser is "no laughing matter," Chinese state media said Friday, in language much less diplomatic than used by the Foreign...

Chinese factories keep operating despite smog alerts

On the fifth day of China's "smogpocolypse," thousands of factories were continuing to operate despite orders to temporarily shut down during a government-issued pollution "red alert."

China welcomes African island nation's break with Taiwan

China's foreign ministry on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe to break ties with Taiwan.