China swings back at golf, shutting down 111 courses

BEIJING -- China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Sunday the courses were ... ( read original story ...)

China closes over 100 golf courses for land, water conservation

China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Sunday the courses were closed for ... ( read original story ...)

12 bodies recovered after landslide buries hotel in China

Authorities in China say they've recovered the bodies of 12 people killed ... and debris after the Friday night landslide in Hunan province. The official Xinhua News Agency said 3,000 cubic metres of debris tumbled down a slope behind the three-story ... ( read original story ...)

Xi positions China as a champion of free trade in the Trump era

While an eager audience recorded the moment on their cellphones, Xi Jinping spent nearly an hour expounding on the state of the world, and China’s rising role in it. Here stood the authoritarian successor to thousands of years of cloistered imperial rule ... ( read original story ...)

China now the unlikely champion of free trade in the Trump era

While an eager audience recorded the moment on their cellphones, Xi Jinping spent nearly an hour expounding on the state of the world, and China’s rising role in it. Here stood the authoritarian successor to thousands of years of cloistered imperial rule ... ( read original story ...)

China sees 'grim' situation in relations with Taiwan this year

China is deeply suspicious of Tsai ... and maintain the peaceful development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and peace and stability", state-run Xinhua news agency paraphrased Yu as saying. In a letter to Pope Francis released by her office on Friday ... ( read original story ...)

China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle looms

co-operative 'big country' relations that have been formed between China and the United States," a member of the Cabinet's planning commission, Ning Jizhe, told a news conference. Asked about the potential impact of action by Trump, Ning said China should ... ( read original story ...)