China data protection tightened in new laws

International business groups have appealed against its implementation. In a letter to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) seen by the Reuters news agency, a group representing European business interests warned that it would lead to "great ... ( read original story ...)

Study: China struggles to kick world-leading cigarette habit

Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated 316 million ... ( read original story ...)

China struggling to end world-leading cigarette habit: study

BEIJING - A decade-long study has found that most smokers in China, the world's largest consumer of tobacco, have no intention of quitting and remain unaware of the damaging health effects. The study released Wednesday by the Chinese Center for Disease ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing’s rickshaws teeter between tradition, survival

The makeshift red-canopied vehicles are ubiquitous in Beijing: rickshaws traversing narrow alleyways and skyscraper-lined avenues alike. A historic mode of transport, they have survived China's modernisation, and remain an integral part of city living ... ( read original story ...)

China factory activity steady in May, services rebound

HONG KONG (AP) — Growth in China's factory activity was steady last month while the services industry rebounded, according to data released Wednesday that signal the recovery in the world's No. 2 economy is holding up. The manufacturing purchasing ... ( read original story ...)

China-built railway biggest Kenya project since independence

Kenya's president on Tuesday opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a major port on the Indian Ocean as China ... ( read original story ...)

Japan urges China to pressure North Korea

Japan on Tuesday urged China to exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, saying Beijing's role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was "crucially important." Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said ... ( read original story ...)

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

Japan has urged China to do more to influence North Korea to help pressure the country to stop its nuclear and missile development. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says that during talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, he urged Chinese foreign policy adviser ... ( read original story ...)

China is behaving like a ‘bully’ in South China Sea: McCain

In a speech in Sydney, McCain said China was asserting itself globally, best illustrated by militarizing artificial islands in the South China Sea, a claim repeatedly rejected by Beijing. "I think it is very clear that the Chinese by filling in these ... ( read original story ...)