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    China’s sea control is a done deal, ‘short of war with the US’

    China’s sea control is a done deal, ‘short of war with the US’


    China's aggressive territorial claims and island militarization have put neighbouring countries and the US on the defensive. China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with US, the head of US Indo-Pacific...

    China's aggressive territorial claims and island militarization have put neighbouring countries and the US on the defensive. China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with US, the head of US Indo-Pacific Command said. Beijing has also added at least 3,200 acres of new land in the Mischief Reef.
    China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal

    China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal


    The Communist government created the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association to administer the church in the world's most populous country in 1957. This led to the splitting of the country's Catholic flock between worshippers who follow...

    The Communist government created the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association to administer the church in the world's most populous country in 1957. This led to the splitting of the country's Catholic flock between worshippers who follow government-appointed bishops and those who attend "underground" unofficial churches loyal to the Vatican.
    Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

    Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China


    Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than 80,000 passengers daily between the Asian financial center of 7 million people and the neighboring manufacturing hub of Guangdong...

    Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than 80,000 passengers daily between the Asian financial center of 7 million people and the neighboring manufacturing hub of Guangdong province.
    China protests to US over sanctions for buying Russian arms, warns of consequences

    China protests to US over sanctions for buying Russian arms, warns of consequences


    ​The US State Department said on Thursday that the purchases of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles by China's Equipment Development Department (EDD) of China's Ministry of Defence violated US sanctions on Russia. Both...

    ​The US State Department said on Thursday that the purchases of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles by China's Equipment Development Department (EDD) of China's Ministry of Defence violated US sanctions on Russia. Both the EDD and its director, Li Shangfu, have been named in Thursday's sanctions.
    China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

    China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west


    Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in Turkey. But after Chinese authorities started locking up thousands of their fellow ethnic Uighurs for alleged subversive crimes...

    Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in Turkey. But after Chinese authorities started locking up thousands of their fellow ethnic Uighurs for alleged subversive crimes such as travel abroad, a visit became exile.
    China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military

    China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military


    "The Chinese side expresses strong indignation over the above-mentioned unreasonable practices of the US side," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press...

    "The Chinese side expresses strong indignation over the above-mentioned unreasonable practices of the US side," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing.
    Top China official urges 'reform through education' for Xinjiang prisoners

    Top China official urges 'reform through education' for Xinjiang prisoners


    Beijing has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. human rights experts over mass detentions and strict surveillance of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and other Muslim groups that call Xinjiang...

    Beijing has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. human rights experts over mass detentions and strict surveillance of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and other Muslim groups that call Xinjiang home.
    China urges US to show sincerity, correct behaviour in trade actions

    China urges US to show sincerity, correct behaviour in trade actions


    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened further retaliation against China if Beijing targets US agricultural or industrial workers amid their trade dispute, and accused China of trying to sway the US election by targeting farmers. China is...

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened further retaliation against China if Beijing targets US agricultural or industrial workers amid their trade dispute, and accused China of trying to sway the US election by targeting farmers. China is studying targeted measures to help foreign firms in China in response to the effects of the latest US tariffs, Gao Feng said.
    Pakistan new govt follows 'consistent policy' towards China: Gen Bajwa

    Pakistan new govt follows 'consistent policy' towards China: Gen Bajwa


    China has always prioritised China-Pakistan relations in foreign affairs and appreciated the full support of the new Pakistan government in promoting the development of bilateral ties, Zhang said. Together with the new Pakistan government, China is...

    China has always prioritised China-Pakistan relations in foreign affairs and appreciated the full support of the new Pakistan government in promoting the development of bilateral ties, Zhang said. Together with the new Pakistan government, China is willing to promote their friendly relations further, make every effort to promote the construction of the CPEC and benefit the two nations,he said.
    Has 'effective' contacts with the Vatican: China

    Has 'effective' contacts with the Vatican: China


    The two sides are in advanced talks to resolve a dispute over such appointments, one of the biggest obstacles to the resumption of diplomatic ties cut almost 70 years ago. An estimated 12 million Catholics in China are split between an underground Church...

    The two sides are in advanced talks to resolve a dispute over such appointments, one of the biggest obstacles to the resumption of diplomatic ties cut almost 70 years ago. An estimated 12 million Catholics in China are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association.
    China denies meddling in US mid-term elections

    China denies meddling in US mid-term elections


    "Anyone who has some knowledge of China's diplomacy will know that we will not interfere in other countries' domestic affairs," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press...

    "Anyone who has some knowledge of China's diplomacy will know that we will not interfere in other countries' domestic affairs," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.
    Chinese paper says Vatican may send delegation to China soon

    Chinese paper says Vatican may send delegation to China soon


    China’s estimated 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic...

    China’s estimated 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association.