Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post

US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed economist Peter Navarro, a fierce critic of China, as the head of a new national trade body. He will lead the White House National Trade Council, and serve as director of trade and industrial policy. ( read original story ...)

China will co-operate with Trump – but warns US over Taiwan

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/article35314397.ece/4230b/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-23987aa1-d315-4a1a-851e-6de6429b117c_I1.jpg Beijing has drawn a line in the sand over Taiwan (AP) China's foreign minister has warned that ties with the US will likely ... ( read original story ...)

China rights website founder held over `state secrets`: Amnesty

Beijing: The founder of one of China`s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for "leaking state secrets", Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists. Huang Qi ran ... ( read original story ...)

China Says Don't Read Too Much Into US Drone Case

Beijing: China said on Thursday people should not read too much into ... was it a misjudgement or orders from higher up'?" Hua told a daily news briefing, referring to a reporter's question. "But if you read the answer from the defence ministry spokesman ... ( read original story ...)

US vs China – Trump tools up

When I asked the Chinese finance minister, Shi Yaobin, for his reaction to the allegation made by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign that China was "raping" America with its cheap exports I wasn't, if I'm honest, expecting a response. ( read original story ...)

China foreign minister says U.S. ties face new uncertainties

BEIJING China-U.S. relations face new uncertainties but with mutual respect for core interests they will remain stable, China's foreign minister said, adding one individual will not impede ties, a likely reference to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. ( read original story ...)

Smog chokes China cities, grounding flights, closing roads

China has long faced some of the worst air pollution in the ... "You can easily find the large deployment (of smog) in the regions south of Beijing." On Sunday, news websites said the number of children being taken to Beijing hospitals with breathing ... ( read original story ...)

China returns underwater drone to U.S. after incident last week

China's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it had returned to the United States a U.S. underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week. "After friendly consultations between the Chinese and U.S. sides, the handover work for ... ( read original story ...)