China demands U.S. nix $1.4B arms deal with Taiwan

10, 2015 file photo. BEIJING-- China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sale would severely damage China's ... ( read original story ...)

China flexes military muscle in Hong Kong during Xi’s visit

President Xi Jinping inspected troops based in Hong Kong on Friday as he asserts Chinese authority over the former British colony China took control of 20 years ago. Xi rode in an open-top jeep past rows of soldiers lined up on an airstrip on his visit to ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing parents protest at being denied primary school choice

BEIJING About 100 parents rallied outside the Beijing government offices on Friday after their children were denied admission to their primary school of choice, the second such protest in the Chinese capital this month. At least 30 police, many with video ... ( read original story ...)

US sanctions Chinese bank for laundering N.Korean cash

The United States slapped unprecedented sanctions Thursday on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean cash after President Donald Trump said Beijing's efforts to put the brakes on Pyongyang's nuclear drive had failed. As South Korea's new ... ( read original story ...)

Frothy IPOs belie uncertain future for Hong Kong’s markets

“If they are going through a lot of difficulties, we will suffer as well.” Those few who got Beijing Enterprise’s IPO shares will know those feelings. After trebling on debut, the shares slumped in the Asian financial crisis that followed ... ( read original story ...)