• China Dec 4, 2020

    Completely Driverless Cars Are Being Tested in China for the First Time

    Alibaba-backed AutoX said this is the first time a “completely autonomous fleet” without any safety drivers or remote operators is on the streets of China.

  • Facebook Aug 23, 2019

    Canada Halts Hong Kong Consulate Travel After UK Case as Protests Continue

    Accountants in Hong Kong marched Friday in support of the pro-democracy movement, while the Canadian Consulate banned its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China. The head of the cabin crew union for Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon said she had been fired in retaliation for supporting the movement,...

  • China Aug 16, 2019

    Police Exercises Across From Hong Kong Seen as Threat

    Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police have been seen marching and practicing crowd-control tactics at a sports complex across from Hong Kong, in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters. Hong Kong’s government has refused to talk with demonstrators who have protested since early June to demand expanded political rights and the scrapping of legislation that...

  • China May 20, 2019

    Huawei Faces Loss of Some Google Services After US Ban

    Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support. The announcement highlighted the growing damage to Huawei from Washington’s order. The company has said until now U.S. accusations it is a security threat have had little impact on sales...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

    Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly.

  • Congress Mar 7, 2019

    China's Huawei Sues to Challenge US Security Law

    Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging a U.S. law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s lawsuit, announced Thursday, asks a federal court to throw out a portion of this year’s U.S. military appropriations act that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei...

  • Europe Nov 27, 2018

    Gene-Editing Chinese Scientist Kept Much of His Work Secret

    The Chinese scientist who says he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies veered off a traditional career path, keeping much of his research secret in pursuit of a larger goal — making history. He Jiankui’s outsized aspirations began to take shape in 2016, the year after another team of Chinese researchers sparked global debate with the revelation that they...

  • The Associated Press Nov 26, 2018

    Gene-Edited Baby Claim by Chinese Scientist Sparks Outrage

    Scientists and bioethics experts reacted with shock, anger and alarm Monday to a Chinese researcher’s claim that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies. He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology of China said he altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to help them resist possible future infection with the...

  • United States Nov 26, 2018

    First Gene-Edited Babies Claimed in China

    A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. A U.S. scientist said he took part in the...

  • China Sep 17, 2018

    Typhoon Weakens to Tropical Storm After Plowing Into China

    Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China’s coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday. Hong Kong residents were told...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2018

    Trump Defends Decision to Revisit Action on Chinese Company

    President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions “get back into business, fast,” despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk. “ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies,” Trump tweeted Monday. “This is also reflective...

  • China Nov 25, 2016

    74 Killed in East China Scaffolding Collapse

    The death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China rose to 74, state media said Friday, in the country’s worst work-safety accident in over two years. Two others were injured after the work platform at a power plant cooling tower that was under construction collapsed Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks...

  • China Jan 4, 2016

    Dow Down 276 Over Fresh Concerns on China

    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Monday, the first day of trading for 2016, weighed by renewed concerns of negative impact from slowdown in China and increased tensions in the Middle East. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down about 275 points, or 1.58 percent, closing at 17,149 points at the closing bell. Earlier, it had briefly fallen more than 450...

  • China Jan 3, 2016

    Hong Kong Unsettled By Case of 5 Missing Booksellers

    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publisher specializing in books critical of mainland China’s leadership went missing. Lawmaker Albert Ho said the city was “shocked and appalled” by the disappearance of Lee Bo. Like the four others who have disappeared in recent months, Lee is associated...

  • China Dec 27, 2015

    Chinese Mine Boss Drowns Himself After Deadly Collapse

    The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said....
    Quoting a morning briefing by the rescue command center, state media said Ma Congbo, president of Yurong Commerce and Trade Ltd. Co.,...

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