US blacklists China bank, revving up pressure over North Korea

The Trump administration has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating pressure to get Beijing to rein in its wayward ally. The Treasury Department says that the Bank of Dandong is a "primary money-laundering ... ( read original story ...)

China ‘highly alarmed’ after reports of Australian spying

China said Thursday it was "highly alarmed" by threats to its national security, after a state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on the country and stealing its technology. An employee of China's national security department told the Global Times ... ( read original story ...)

China’s newest destroyer seen as challenge to Asia rivals

(CNN)China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship, dubbed the Type 055 class, represents a big step in the country's ... ( read original story ...)

China’s leader in Hong Kong as activists plan protests

Xi's Air China plane touched down at midday for the three-day visit. The trip culminates Saturday with Xi overseeing an inauguration ceremony for the Asian financial hub's new leader, Carrie Lam. Pro-democracy activists staged protests ahead of his visit ... ( read original story ...)

China bails activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) said its investigators would be put on trial at a later date. The group says it has uncovered evidence of pay violations and physical violence at the Huajian group. The Ivanka Trump brand says the company has not made ... ( read original story ...)

Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media

A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. An employee of China's national security department told the Global ... ( read original story ...)