Islamic State claim of hostage killing complicates China's terror debate - Washington Post

Islamic State militants say they have killed two hostages, one Norwegian and one Chinese. Both governments have condemned the killings. (Reuters)BEIJING -- China on Thursday vowed "justice" for a Chinese national kidnapped and apparently slain by the Islamic State. "The Chinese government will resolutely oppose all forms of terrorism, and

China inclusion in IMF currency basket not just symbolic - Financial Times

Back in 2009, the west was desperately seeking green shoots of recovery and paid little attention when Zhou Xiaochuan called for nothing less than a new world financial order.China’s central bank governor proposed replacing the US dollar as the

China condemns 'cold-blooded' killing of first known ISIS hostage - CNN International

ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Chinese national Fan Jinghui and Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad in its English-language online magazine Dabiq.President Xi Jinping "strongly condemned" ISIS for the killing of Fan, the first known Chinese national to be killed by the group, and the country's foreign ministry said the...

China Insists to UN That It's Combating Torture - New York Times

GENEVA — Senior Chinese officials dismissed allegations of the widespread use of t

Antibiotic under threat, as new superbug emerges in China - STAT

Experts have been warning for a while that the bell is tolling for the end of the antibiotic era, presaging a time when infections won’t be treatable with the drugs that have changed modern medicine. On Wednesday, that ominous knell got a little bit louder.Chinese and British scientists reported that they have found a strain of Escherichia coli tha

Police in China Kill 17 Linked to Mine Attack, Report Says - New York Times

BEIJING — The authorities killed 17 people, including several women and children, in a raid last week in the volatile Chinese region of Xinjiang, a news report said Wednesday.

Xi says China will keep economic growth on track - U.S. News World Report

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated PressMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sought to reassure regional economic and political leaders that his government will keep the world's No. 2 economy growing.In a speech to a business conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Xi said China is

Why China steel prices hit record lows - CNBC

Tangshan, 200 km (124 miles) east of Beijing, produces more steel a year than the U.S., and its tens of small steel mills have been on the frontline of China's campaigns to tackle overcapacity. The city has pledged to reduce its annual crude steel capacity by 28 million tons from 2013 through 2017, roughly a fifth of its total to reduce the

China, Japan Shed US Treasury Holdings - Wall Street Journal

The top buyers of U.S. government debt are shedding their holdings at the fastest pace in months, even as global investors prepare for the U.S. to raise interest rates in coming weeks.China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys, reduced its holdings to the lowest level in seven months to

McDonald's China heritage outlet criticised - BBC News

The opening of a McDonald's outlet in the home of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, China has sparked a controversy.Conservationists had called for the

China's Banks Test US Legal System - Wall Street Journal

As China’s big banks expand in the U.S., they are testing how far U.S. judges can go in demanding account records located in China. In a closely watched case, Kering SAKER0.12%’s Gucci and its other luxury brands allege that some of their most troublesome counterfeiters have accounts with Bank of China Ltd.BAC

Yes, China e-commerce is huge—here's what not to do if you're a foreign ... - Quartz

Early last month, I took a ferry from Shanghai to Zhoushan, a group of islands some 100 km (62 miles) to the southeast. The Shenying was a rust bucket of a boat, and on board I spotted a young female customer buying a 10-yuan ($1.60) packet of instant noodles, despite not having any cash with her.Swiping a card was not an option on this nautical

Hong Kong defies China in 2018 World Cup Asian qualifying match - Sydney Morning Herald

Beijing: Hong Kong citizens used a soccer match with China on Tuesday night to express their ill will towards Beijing, including booing and jeering the Chinese national anthem,

China to build two nuclear plants in Argentina in $15bn deal - Financial Times

Nucleoeléctrica president Jose Luis Antunez, left, and China National Nuclear Corporation general manager Quian Zhimin sign the nuclear deal in Turkey on TuesdayChina will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina in a deal worth up to $15bn, underlining Beijing’s continued presence in Latin America despite its slowing economy.The

US Navy Ship, Bearing Message of Good Will, Docks in China - New York Times

SHANGHAI — The sister ship of an American guided missile destroyer that sailed last month in waters claimed by China is in Shanghai for a weeklong

China's Tinder is trying to teach men looking for hookups better manners - Quartz

Imagine if every time you typed “Netflix and chill” (that’s code for casual sex, for the uninitiated) into Tinder, the app slapped you on the wrist with a warning message.That’s what happens for users of Tantan, a dating app that’s popular among randy Chinese. A pound-for-pound copy of Tinder, Tantan lets users make friends or meet potential par

How China Helped Spur the Global Art Boom - Bloomberg

When Chinese wealth accelerated, so did global art sales.The emerging economy has gone from not even registering on the global art sales spectrum to accounting for more than a quarter of total sales and is number two only to the U.S., according to a new 60-page report from Citigroup and its private bank.According to Citi, China's art market began

The End of 'One China' - Wall Street Journal

When the leaders of China and Taiwan met last weekend for the first time since 1949, the unseen presences in the room were the ghosts of Mao Zedong, the Communist Party’s Great Helmsman, and his bitter rival, the gaunt Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. They had been adversaries in the Chinese civil war for

Carson clarifies remarks on China in Syria - The Hill

Ben Carson is clarifying his recent comments about China’s involvement in the conflict in Syria, emphasizing that Beijing is providing material support after facing criticism for implying it had forces on the ground.“China has had longstanding and well-documented security ties to Syria, and has provided various military weapons and equipment that S

China argues light makes right with South China Sea beacons - Chicago Tribune

Lighthouses have for centuries guided the world's seafarers, preventing ships from striking rocks and reefs and helping fishermen find their way home. In the disputed South China Sea, they may be taking on a darker role.China's program to build beacons on reclaimed reefs it occupies in the waters -- through which about 30 percent of global trade

China Securities Official Is Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal

SHANGHAI—China’s anticorruption campaign pushed further into the financial sector with a government notice Friday that a vice chairman of the stock market regulatory agency is under investigation.The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a brief statement that China S

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