Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: media

Banking regulators in Beijing and Shanghai have ordered local cryptocurrency exchanges to shut down, state media reported Tuesday, in the latest blow to the once flourishing Chinese market for virtual money. A Beijing-based regulator required all exchanges ... ( read original story ...)

China and India water ‘dispute’ after border stand-off

A year ago, China blocked a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo river as part of its most expensive hydro project, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The news came just when Indian media were suggesting that Delhi could pull out of the Indus Water ... ( read original story ...)

China detains man for service to evade internet firewall

The Global Times newspaper, citing the official Xinhua news agency, says the software developer was arrested ... information ahead of October's twice-a-decade ruling party congress. China restricts how licensed VPNs are used, but has yet to disclose ... ( read original story ...)

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on ... 3, in defiance of international pressure. The official Xinhua news agency said the joint exercises will take place between Peter the Great Bay, just outside of the Russian ... ( read original story ...)

China expresses concern over EU push to curb foreign takeovers

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed concern on Monday over a proposal by European ... the losses will outweigh the gains,” Lu told a daily news briefing. He urged the European Union to respect World Trade Organisation principles, especially non ... ( read original story ...)

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

China closely controls what can be posted and seen online ... announcing "Hello Twitter" - and has also been posting patriotic links and news stories. It met similar questions about firewalls and VPNs, but on Monday, @ccylchina warned its followers ... ( read original story ...)

China punishes 31 for deadly construction accident

China has ordered 31 people to be placed under "coercive measures" for a collapse last year at a construction site that killed 73 people, the state news agency reported Saturday. Coercive measures are a form of detention that can range from constant ... ( read original story ...)