Is China unstoppable in the South China Sea?

Hong Kong (CNN)Manila and Beijing are to hold direct talks on the South China Sea for the first time Friday, a move that may strengthen Beijing's hand in the festering dispute. By agreeing to bilateral negotiations, analysts say the Philippines weakens the ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei act on realty speculation

The Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei governments are teaming up to intervene and stop speculation in the real estate market, senior officials said. Tongzhou district, Beijing's subsidiary administration center, is forming a realty regulation enforcement alliance ... ( read original story ...)

Trade groups appeal to Beijing to postpone cybersecurity law

BEIJING (AP) — A coalition of 54 global business groups appealed to Chinese authorities Monday to postpone enforcing a cybersecurity law they warned violates Beijing's free-trade pledges and might harm information security. The appeal by groups from the ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing plans to turn Pakistan into its economic colony

NEW DELHI: China's longterm plans for Pakistan would do the East India Company proud. Proposals for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor+ revealed in Pakistani newspaper Dawn envisage thousands of acres of agricultural land being leased to Chinese ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing discusses long-term plan to restructure capital city

Beijing deliberated an overall urban plan for the municipality from 2016 to 2030 on Wednesday, which an expert said will restructure the capital and move out the non-essential capital functions. The draft on Beijing Urban Overall Planning from 2016 to 2030 ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing hukou, most vital in job hunting?

With graduation season approaching, many college graduates still hesitate about their next move. For many, a job providing a Beijing hukou, which offers a residence permit and a number of social benefits in Beijing, is a very good choice. As the Beijing ... ( read original story ...)

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Everyday she checks the news fearing she'll see more headlines about worsening ties between the country of her birth, South Korea, and her adopted home, China. Since the beginning of the year, relations between ... ( read original story ...)