China: Police shoot dead 3 who killed 2 in Xinjiang attack

BEIJING -- Three knife-wielding assailants attacked staff at a Communist Party office in China's far western region of Xinjiang and set off an explosive device, killing two and injuring three others, an official news agency reported Thursday. The attackers ... ( read original story ...)

China finishes two new high-speed rail links

China is in the middle of an ambitious railway building programme and aims to criss-cross the country with four north-south and four east-west bullet train connections and expand its total network to 93,200 miles by the end of the decade. Its high-speed ... ( read original story ...)

Top China leader says Catholics must act 'independently'

BEIJING — One of China's top leaders has told Chinese Catholics that they need to operate "independently" of outside forces and promote socialism and patriotism through religion. Yu Zhengsheng's Thursday speech came at the end of a meeting of China's ... ( read original story ...)

China Turns to $503 Billion Rail Expansion to Boost Growth

China plans to spend 3.5 trillion yuan ($503 billion) to expand its railway system by 2020 as it turns to investments in infrastructure to bolster growth and improve connectivity across the country. The high-speed rail network will span more than 30,000 ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing Guoan bid for ex-Arsenal star Podolski

Beijing Guoan have made a bid for Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski, the Turkish club has confirmed. Reports in Turkey suggest the Chinese Super League (CSL) club's offer for the ex-Germany international is worth around £5.5 million and Galatasaray have ... ( read original story ...)

How Beijing Is Penalizing Two U.S Strategic Partners in Asia

Taiwan and Singapore get squeezed. In 1992, in anticipation of the 1997 reversion of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong to communist Chinese rule, the United States Congress enacted the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act. The act made the findings that “the ... ( read original story ...)

China plans to land probes on moon and Mars by 2020

China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, by around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020. "To explore the vast cosmos ... ( read original ...