Trump taps Branstad as China ambassador, Kelly as DHS chief

He tapped retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to be his homeland security chief, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to China and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump’s decision to pick Pruitt — an ... ( read original story ...)

China, Gabon lift ties to comprehensive cooperative partnership

(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) (mp) BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba agreed on Wednesday to lift China-Gabon relations to a comprehensive cooperative partnership in a bid to ... ( read original story ...)

Trump's Taiwan phone call was a calculated message to Beijing

Wenran Jiang is a political science professor at the University of Alberta and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars in Washington U.S. president-elect Donald Trump broke a nearly four-decade-long protocol in U.S.-China ... ( read original story ...)

Century Receives 2016 Canada China Business Excellence Award

THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO THE U.S. NEWS AGENCIES Century Global Commodities Corporation (CNT.TO) ("Century") is pleased to announce that it has received the 2016 Silver Business Excellence Award for Professional ... ( read original story ...)

11 trapped in China's latest coal mine accident

China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that the Monday night explosion occurred at a mine in central China's Hubei province. It did not provide details on what caused the blast, but such incidents usually happen when unventilated coal gas is ignited ... ( read original story ...)

China appeals to U.S. to stop disrupting acquisitions

BEIJING -- China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk. The proposed acquisition of Aixtron ... ( read original story ...)