China rising political star facing corruption probe

Before his abrupt removal from office earlier this month, he was a strong contender to rise to the elite seven-member committee that rules China. But now China's anti-corruption body says it is investigating him for serious violations of discipline. ( read original story ...)

China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves ... ( read original story ...)

China warns India of its ‘resolve’ amid border standoff

"China's determination and resolve to safeguard national security and sovereignty is unshakable," Wu said at a news conference to mark the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army. "Here, I wish to remind India, do not push ... ( read original story ...)

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

The U.S. State Department has urged the two sides to work together toward a peaceful resolution. India told China last week that it was ready to hold talks if both sides pulled their forces back from the disputed border area. But China countered on Monday ... ( read original story ...)

South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’

Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China. A source in the south-east Asian oil industry has told the BBC that the company behind the drilling, Repsol of Spain ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing police on manhunt after deadly hit-and-run: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing police are hunting for a man suspected of stabbing five people and then ploughing into a group of nine others with a van, killing one and injuring eight, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The attack took place mid ... ( read original story ...)

China: India must pull back its troops amid border standoff

"China's determination and resolve to safeguard national security and sovereignty is unshakable," Wu said at a news conference to mark the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army. "Here is a wish to remind India ... ( read original story ...)

China holds Canadians ‘for smoking marijuana’

"Consular services are being provided to two Canadians who were detained in Beijing, China, as well as to their families," said a spokesperson for the department. "Consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information. ( read original story ...)