China factory activity rises to near four-year high

China’s factory activity picked up more than expected in December as demand accelerated, with output reaching a near six-year high, a private business survey showed on Tuesday, giving the manufacturing sector a solid boost heading into 2017. The Caixin ... ( read original story ...)

China tells Donald Trump to lay off Twitter

(CNN)China has slammed US President-elect Donald Trump over his use of Twitter to conduct international diplomacy in a commentary published by the country's official news agency Xinhua. Trump has earned a reputation for making unpredictable statements on ... ( read original story ...)

Attacker sneaks into school, stabs 11 children in China

BEIJING -- Local authorities in southern China say an attacker has stabbed 11 children at a kindergarten, and five of them are seriously injured. A statement from the Pingxiang city government's information office Wednesday said the suspect "sneaked into ... ( read original story ...)

Apple yanks New York Times apps in China

All the news that's fit to ban -- that's essentially China's position on The New York Times. After blocking the U.S. publication's English and Chinese websites for nearly five years, Chinese authorities have now had Apple (AAPL, Tech30) pull New York Times ... ( read original story ...)

China to spend $493 billion on green power by 2020

China will plough 2.5 trillion yuan ($493 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency says, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels. The investment will ... ( read original story ...)

China's miners gamble on spot coal despite Beijing pressure

while China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd reported its best quarterly profit since the final quarter of 2014. If the miners have misjudged, however, it could be welcome news to the utilities, many of which are unprofitable above 600 yuan/tonne. CR Power Group's ... ( read original story ...)

Apple removes NY Times apps in China

Apple has complied with a request from Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in China, the newspaper. The US technology giant removed both the English-language and Chinese-language news apps from its mainland China store ... ( read original story ...)