China: Top Party Official Jailed for Corruption

A Chinese court sentenced Beijing’s former deputy Communist Party Secretary to 13 years in prison for corruption and made her pay a two million yuan (US$ 290,000) fine, state media said on Monday. Lu Xiwen also ran Beijing’s party school that trains ... ( read original story ...)

China’s warships conduct training in Indian Ocean: State media

The official news agency did not provide any details of the exercise held in the Indian Ocean, considered India’s backyard, where the People’s Liberation Army Navy has been increasingly active. Chinese navy’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

"China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing. "But we are consistently opposed to relevant countries threatening ... ( read original story ...)

Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

The National Zoo in Washington is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China where the three-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding programme. The cub won’t have to worry about finding overhead bin space or ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing likely to distance itself from Kim's assassination case

Wading into the killing of Kim Jong-nam would only antagonise North Korea, at a time when its missile programme is the leading concern, experts say By Laura Zhou, Kristin Huang Beijing will maintain its distance from the murky saga of the murder of the ... ( read original story ...)

South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls "routine operations" in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships. The deployment comes days after China's foreign ministry warned Washington against challenging Beijing's ... ( read original story ...)