China, Africa trade, investment 'off to a flying start' in 2017

China's total trade with Africa rose 16.8 percent to $38.8 billion in the first quarter, its first quarterly increase on a yearly basis since 2015, Sun said during a regular news briefing in Beijing. That's mainly thanks to a 46 percent year-on-year jump ... ( read original story ...)

Earthquake in far western China kills 8, injures more than 20

The county has a population of around 33,000, and is notable for being a stop on the Karakoram Highway, built along the ancient Silk Road connecting China's far western city of Kashgar to the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The official Xinhua News Agency ... ( read original story ...)

China's 'Silk Road' stirs unease over its strategic goals

The initiative is in many ways natural for China, the world's biggest trader. But governments from Washington to Moscow to New Delhi worry Beijing also is trying to build its own political influence and erode theirs. Others worry China might undermine ... ( read original story ...)

China says it successfully tests new type of missile

BEIJING -- China's defence ministry said Wednesday that the military successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula, an announcement that comes amid Chinese anger over the deployment in South Korea of a sophisticated U ... ( read original story ...)

China's Xi says willing to work with SKorea to improve ties

The official Xinhua News Agency says Xi said that China and South Korea's cooperation and exchanges over the past 25 years have brought tangible benefits to the two peoples and positive contributions to regional peace and development. Relations between the ... ( read original story ...)

China's big road is going to be awfully bumpy

By Michael Schuman As they’ve guided China’s remarkable economic ascent over the last four decades, the country’s leaders have largely been content to focus on raising incomes and building factories. They’ve steered clear of messy international ... ( read original story ...)

School bus crash in China kills 12

Twelve people, including several South Korean schoolchildren, were killed Tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern China, the local government and a South Korean diplomat said. The government of the city ... ( read original story ...)

China's Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion

But there are also signs of US firms in the same industry looking for opportunities in China. In February, Apple teamed up with China's state-owned bankcard association, China Union Pay, allowing the lender's cardholders to use ApplePay. Globally Alipay ... ( read original story ...)