South Korea foreign minister in Beijing in effort to repair ties

BEIJING -- The foreign ministers of South Korea and China on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month and amid ongoing concerns over North Korea's nuclear ... ( read original story ...)

China widens personality cult around ‘unrivaled helmsman’ Xi

Efforts range from the trivial to the borderline hysterical, such as when state broadcaster China Central Television led its evening national news bulletin Friday with more than four minutes of uninterrupted clapping for Xi as he met with adoring citizens. ( read original story ...)

China’s former internet czar faces corruption probe

we welcome you and your growth in China." Lu, 57, was a vice mayor of Beijing before being named the country's top internet regulator in 2013. He started his career as a journalist, and rose through the ranks at the state-run Xinhua news agency in the late ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing detains 18 after apartment fire: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Police in Beijing have detained 18 people following a fire that killed 19 people and injured another eight on Saturday evening, the state news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday. The fire took place in three-storey apartment block ... ( read original story ...)

Vatican, China exchange art amid stall in hard diplomacy

The head of the government's China Culture Industrial Investment Fund, Zhu Jiancheng, told a Vatican news conference that he hoped the exchanges would reinforce friendship, build mutual trust and "contribute to the normalization of diplomatic relations." ( read original story ...)

China jails prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

"I do not acknowledge or accept this verdict," she told the news agency speaking from the US ... telling the court he attended overseas training sessions encouraging him to reject China's political system. Human rights groups have described the trial ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing orders safety checks after apartment block fire kills 19

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire in a Beijing apartment block that killed 19 people and injured eight has prompted authorities to order city-wide safety checks, state news agency Xinhua reported. The fire broke out on Saturday evening at a three-storey apartment ... ( read original story ...)

What is the extent of China’s influence in Zimbabwe?

How deep are relations between China and Zimbabwe really? The news that General Constantino Chiwenga had visited China only a few days before the the military takeover in Zimbabwe was a coincidence that did not go unnoticed. There was also speculation ... ( read original story ...)