China

Trump's talk with Taiwan leader only a "courtesy call," Pence says

US vice president-elect Mike Pence on Sunday brushed off the uproar surrounding Donald Trump's telephone conversation with the president of Taiwan, describing it as only a "courtesy call."

At least 17 dead in latest Chinese coal mine accident

An explosion has killed at least 17 workers at a coal mine in northern China and 10 miners remain trapped, state media reported on Saturday.

Hawkish state-run Chinese paper slams Trump's Taiwan call as "petty"

China's most hawkish state-run tabloid denounced the phone call between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and US president-elect Donald Trump as a "petty gesture," in a typically blistering online...

Chinese firm building full-size Titanic replica for tourists

Construction has begun on the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic in China, a country that fell in love with the 1997 blockbuster movie about the doomed ocean liner.

Lawmaker: Hong Kong government wants to unseat four more legislators

Four more lawmakers may be unseated from the city's legislature, as the government confirmed Friday it will launch a second legal challenge against pro-democractic legislators.

China's top court acquits man 21 years after his execution

China's top court on Friday denounced and revoked the conviction of a man executed for rape and murder 21 years ago, saying the original decision was made "without a shred of evidence".

18 dead in central China as bus plunges into lake

Eighteen people died when a bus plunged off a road and into a lake near the city of Ezhou in central China, state media reported on Friday.

Fire leaves 22 coal miners trapped in north-eastern China

Twenty-two miners were trapped after a fire at a mine in north-eastern China, state media reported Wednesday.

Parliament speaker meets ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary, China

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Tuesday received the ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary and China with whom he discussed bilateral relations, and the strengthening of both political and...

Chinese company Ctrip acquires Skyscanner for 1.74 billion dollars

China's top online travel agency Ctrip is planning to acquire British flight comparison website Skyscanner, the companies said on Thursday.

Report: 67 killed in eastern China construction accident

The death toll in a construction accident in eastern China has risen to 67, regional newspaper Jiangxi Xinwen reported Thursday.

Dodik wants to step up cooperation with Chinese Communist Party

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Sunday the Bosnian Serb entity and his Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) party would step up relations with the Chinese Communist...

Chinese spaceship Shenzhou 11 lands back on earth

China's longest manned space flight returned to earth on Friday after more than a month in orbit, local media reported.

Hong Kong court bars pro-independence lawmakers from legislature

Two controversial advocates of Hong Kong's independence from China have been barred from taking their place on the city's legislature by the courts, reports said on Tuesday.

Police: 150 Chinese women forced into prostitution in Austria

A gang of criminals trafficked 150 women from China to Austria where they forced their victims to work as prostitutes, Austrian police said Monday after detaining six Chinese suspects.