Santa not coming to towns across China

China 12/24/18, 01:50

At least four Chinese cities and one county have ordered Christmas decorations banned this year. The Associated Press has found that churches were warned to keep minors away from Christmas, and at least ten schools nationwide have curtailed Christmas on campus.Christmas remains a shopping festival across most of China, but ...

No US charges against Chinese billionaire in alleged assault

China 12/21/18, 17:59

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over a rape accusation by a Chinese student studying in Minnesota because prosecutors said Friday they could not prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Liu, founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested Aug. 31 in Minneapolis on suspicion of felony ...

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

China 12/20/18, 06:49

The Chinese government lashed out Thursday at recent U.S. media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's far western Xinjiang region. The stories are "a malicious attack that severely distorts the fact," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in response to a ...

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

China 12/18/18, 00:44

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised that the country will "never seek hegemony" even as it approaches the center of the world stage. Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, speaks during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People ...

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

China 12/17/18, 13:14

Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses ...

Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

China 12/15/18, 22:07

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and ...

How a Chinese immigrant used WeChat to win a statehouse seat

China 12/15/18, 09:05

As a first-generation Asian American running for a seat in the Maryland state legislature, Democrat Lily Qi felt disconnected from the party establishment.She had worked for years as Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett's chief administrator overseeing economic and workforce development. But she lacked the political base and union endorsements of ...

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policies

China 12/14/18, 15:48

By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of the United States ...

Update: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

China 12/13/18, 02:58

The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security." Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig ...

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

China 12/13/18, 00:35

Two Canadian citizens have been reported missing in China over recent days amid a dispute over Canada's detention of a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charges. China has yet to provide any information or even formally acknowledge their detentions.Below are profiles of the two men, ...

Second Canadian reportedly detained in china

China 12/12/18, 23:49

Detention of cultural exchange entrepreneur Michael Spavor follows arrest of ex-Canadian diplomat in China; both arrests come after Canada arrested a Chinese technology executive on a US warrant

Chinese welcome Huawei executive’s release in Canada

China 12/12/18, 04:27

China's Foreign Ministry has denied knowledge of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat, as Chinese citizens rejoiced over a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail.In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, right, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, listens to the judge during ...