Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 03/08/19, 04:51

China opened the annual session of its legislature this week in Beijing. The nearly 6,000 delegates to the National People's Congress and its advisory body include hundreds of military officers, representatives of ethnic groups and Chinese celebrities like former NBA player Yao Ming. The Chinese legislature has a rubber-stamp function ...

Chinese exports fall amid US tariffs, weak global demand

Business 03/08/19, 02:31

China's exports to the United States plunged in January and February as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to the rest of the world also weakened. Exports to the United States, China's biggest trading partner, fell 14.1 percent from a year earlier to $52.3 billion in the first ...

China says new law will bar demands for technology handover

Business 03/05/19, 22:54

China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the current China-U.S. trade dispute.The provision is contained in a foreign investment law to be debated at the ...

China says tough year ahead economically

China 03/05/19, 11:32

China’s Premier Li Keqiang has warned that the world’s second largest economy has a tough struggle ahead this year as Beijing grapples with slowing growth and an ongoing trade dispute with the United

Update: China promises all companies treated as equals

China 03/04/19, 20:39

The Latest on the annual meeting of China's Congress (all times local):9:30 a.m.China's top economic official is promising all companies are to be 'treated as equals' in a bid to defuse U.S. and European trade complaints.A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People's ...

Much politicking, little legislating as China congress meets

China 02/28/19, 22:24

Thousands of delegates from around China are gathering in Beijing for next week's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body. The event is more a chance for the authoritarian ruling Communist Party leadership to directly communicate its message than for actual debate or passage of laws.The ...

Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact

World 11/13/18, 22:19

Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" to govern navigation routes and other activities in the region. Speaking at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore, Chinese Premier ...

Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

Business 11/13/18, 00:26

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. Li said Tuesday in Singapore that China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as streamlining bureaucratic procedures like ...

China says willing to help Pakistan over fiscal crisis

Business 11/03/18, 02:49

Close ally China says it is willing to offer assistance to Pakistan to help it weather its current fiscal crisis but that terms of such aid are still being discussed.Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang, center right, attend a signing ceremony at the Great ...

US senator says China, US ‘competitors but not adversaries’

China 11/01/18, 07:03

China and America are "competitors but not adversaries," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, despite a spiraling trade war and other tensions that have pushed relations to their lowest point in years. The upbeat message at their meeting in Beijing came amid concerns that the U.S.-China ...

Abe’s Beijing visit underscores warming China-Japan ties

World 10/26/18, 01:07

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held a second meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang during the first formal visit to Beijing by a Japanese leader in nearly seven years.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is shown the way by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as he arrives to a welcome ...

Japan’s Abe in China as 2 nations try to mend ties

Asia & Pacific 10/25/18, 02:28

It's taken nearly seven years, but a Japanese leader is making an official visit to China for bilateral talks for the first time since late 2011.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday as both countries try to repair ties that have been riven by disputes over territory, military ...

Abe vows to bolster ties with China day before Beijing trip

World 10/23/18, 22:19

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between his country and China in a key policy speech the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years.Abe said Japan and China are both responsible for the region's peace ...

Chinese vaccine maker fined $1.3 billion after scandal

China 10/16/18, 09:42

A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine was fined 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) on Tuesday for falsifying production records in a scandal that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry. Disclosure of the case, and the failure of authorities to act immediately after finding inconsistencies in the company's records in late ...

Chinese premier pledges access for Dutch companies

Europe 10/15/18, 07:25

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to open up his country to Dutch businesses as a way of promoting commerce between the trading partners.Li said Monday he expects contracts worth $10 billion (8.6 billion euros) to be signed between Dutch and Chinese companies during his two-day visit to the Netherlands.He ...

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