China defence budget to rise 7% this year

She was speaking at a news conference on the eve of the opening of the body's annual session. The precise figure will be provided by Premier Li Keqiang in his address to the National People's Congress on Sunday morning. Fu reiterated China's contention ... ( read original story ...)

Canada launches consultations on free trade with China

The federal government is launching consultations on a potential free trade agreement with China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the beginning of exploratory discussions in September. Now the government says it is ... ( read original story ...)

China congress: BBC team forced to sign confession

The plan was a simple one. We'd arranged to meet a woman in her village in China's central Hunan Province and to then travel with her by train to Beijing, filming as we went. But we never did get to meet our interviewee. The story we ended up with ... ( read original story ...)

China drills again near Taiwan as island warns of threat

Beijing has never renounced the use of force to take control of what it deems a wayward province. China's official Xinhua news agency said fighters, bombers and early warning aircraft had flown through the Miyako Strait, between the southern Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

China ready to cede land for part of Arunachal Pradesh?

BEIJING: An exchange of land, with the politically and strategically sensitive Tawang tract in Arunachal Pradesh being ceded by India, could pave the way for a settlement of the India-China boundary dispute, China's former pointsman for India Dai Bingguo ... ( read original story ...)

China eyes global economic leadership as U.S. turns inward

The country’s most significant transportation project since its independence in 1963 is being built courtesy of China. China Road and Bridge, a state-owned enterprise, leads construction of the $13.8 billion project, which is financed nearly 100% ... ( read original story ...)

Uighur IS fighters vow blood will 'flow in rivers' in China

We oppose any form of terrorism and proactively participate in international cooperation to crack down on terrorism," Geng told a daily news briefing. "We have long said that East Turkestan forces are a serious threat to China's security and we are willing ... ( read original story ...)

China seeks global support for cyber sovereignty framework

China is seeking international cooperation in its drive to tighten regulation of the internet and says it will beef up its cyberwarfare capabilities to defend against foreign threats. China's foreign ministry this week unveiled its first cyber policy paper ... ( read original story ...)