The latest: Australia says China responsible for NKorea

lies with China," Turnbull says. "They have the overwhelming dominant ... The country's official Korean Central News Agency says the missile fired Sunday Korea time was a Hwasong-12 "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead." ( read original story ...)

China April factory output misses forecast

REUTERS - China's factory output and fixed asset investment growth cooled more than expected in April, adding to signs that momentum in the world's second-biggest economy is slowing from a strong start in the first quarter. Factory output rose 6.5 per cent ... ( read original story ...)

China says modern-day Silk Road will be 'project of the century'

As Xi Jinping hosted leaders at a summit to showcase the project in Beijing, Sky News travelled to the China-Kazakhstan border - to a remote frontier region now at the heart of China's new Silk Road plans. Image: Chinese President Xi Jinping and delegates ... ( read original story ...)

China Eyes U.S. Energy After Inking $20 Billion in Deals

China is setting its sights on U.S. energy as a growing reliance on imports forces it to look beyond traditional suppliers, according to the head of the country’s biggest oil and gas company. China National Petroleum Corp. will import more crude oil and ... ( read original story ...)

China’s push to reshape global trade comes with high costs

But its location on the Arabian Sea makes it the perfect point of connection between China’s far west and markets in the Middle East and Africa. That has placed it at the heart of China’s sweeping ambition to remake the surrounding world in its own ... ( read original story ...)

Putin performs unexpected piano recital in Beijing

(CNN)Vladimir Putin, Russia's leading Renaissance man, has just shown off yet another hidden talent: He's a trained pianist. The controversial Russian president was at a Chinese state guesthouse in Beijing on Sunday, waiting for a meeting with President Xi ... ( read original story ...)

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

China's President Xi Jinping has pledged $124bn (£96bn) for the scheme, known as the Belt and Road initiative. "Trade is the important engine of economic development," Mr Xi said at a summit of world leaders in Beijing. The plan, which aims to expand ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: China opposes latest N. Korean missile test

China's foreign ministry has expressed opposition to North Korea's test-launch of a ballistic missile and called on all sides to exercise restraint. A Mnistry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said in a statement Sunday faxed to The Associated Press that the ... ( read original story ...)