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China winner from summit but wary of closer US-North Korea ties
by Gillian Wong - June 13, 2018 - 2:40pm
The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China.
China sets stage for Xi Jinping's historic grab to rule indefinitely
by Gillian Wong - March 4, 2018 - 9:50am
Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to make a historic power grab as China's legislators gather from Monday to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts to prevent...
China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years
by Gillian Wong - February 26, 2018 - 8:41am
China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond...
US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea
by Gillian Wong - February 11, 2017 - 8:00am
A Chinese early warning aircraft and a US Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, the US Pacific Command said yesterday, in the first such incident known to have taken place...
Taiwan leader heads to Americas; US stops set to irk China
by Gillian Wong - January 8, 2017 - 6:13am
An official with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said yesterday that neither Trump nor transition officials would be meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen when she makes transit stops in the...
China begins operating world's largest radio telescope
by Gillian Wong - September 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international...
Chinese navy holds live-fire drills in South China Sea
by Gillian Wong - July 10, 2016 - 9:45am
Chinese warships, fighter jets and submarines held live-fire war games in the South China Sea, state media reported, just days ahead of an international tribunal's ruling on a challenge to Beijing's expansive claims...
Taiwan's leader faces thornier ties with China, growth woes
by Gillian Wong - May 20, 2016 - 5:58pm
Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns
by Gillian Wong - September 9, 2014 - 3:31am
When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them.
China's tight security clashes with unity drive
by Gillian Wong - September 3, 2014 - 5:22am
In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop...
China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas
by Gillian Wong - August 25, 2014 - 3:08am
Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth i...
China's feared ex-security chief under investigation
by Gillian Wong - July 30, 2014 - 9:45am
China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting...
Purge displays Chinese leader’s ambition
by Gillian Wong - July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
The ouster of one of China's top military figures reflects Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's determination to impose his personal authority far more ambitiously than his recent predecessors.
China targets officials who sent families abroad
by Gillian Wong - June 10, 2014 - 4:48am
China's anti-graft campaign is now targeting officials who have sent their spouses and children abroad, where they can create channels to potentially funnel illicit gains and establish footholds for eventual escape...
China detains veteran journalist for state secrets
by Gillian Wong - May 10, 2014 - 7:08am
A veteran journalist who was among prominent intellectuals jailed during China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has been detained just weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the bloodshed on accusations of leaking...
If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
by Gillian Wong - April 17, 2014 - 7:22am
Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.
China visa woes for NYT as government ups pressure
by Gillian Wong - January 29, 2014 - 3:28am
The government is intensifying efforts to control foreign media coverage of China, blocking websites, harassing reporters trying to cover trials of activists in Beijing and thwarting efforts by The New York Times...
China says vaccines didn't cause the deaths of 9 children, 8 others pending autopsies
by Gillian Wong - January 4, 2014 - 4:17am
Vaccines did not cause the deaths of nine children shortly after they were inoculated for hepatitis in a Chinese government program and no links have been found in eight other cases still being investigated, health...
China investigates vaccine maker after baby deaths
by Gillian Wong - December 25, 2013 - 3:13am
China sent health experts to investigate a drug maker yesterday to see if several recent deaths of babies were related to a vaccine they received in a government immunization program.
China crackdown on Christians stymies Christmas meeting
by Gillian Wong - December 23, 2013 - 6:02pm
Lawyers and Christian churchgoers said they were blocked from meeting in a central Chinese county Monday to commemorate Christmas and draw attention to the detention of a pastor and his aides.
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