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Last Updated: June 27, 2016

China's Xi Congratulates North Korea's Kim on New Title

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Xi Congratulates Kim Jong Un on being chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, underscoring traditional ties between the communist neighbors despite recent strains...

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Tussle over Plane; Russia Backs China

Hrvoje Hranjski, Christopher Bodeen,...
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Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands.

China Warns of Foreign Spies with 'Dangerous Love' Campaign

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China is marking National Security Education Day with a poster warning young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners.

China Dispatches Military Plane to Disputed Man-Made Island

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The move drew complaints from Vietnam, which along with four other governments is enmeshed a heated dispute with Beijing.

China Pulls License of Prominent Rights Lawyer

Christopher Bodeen
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Pu Zhiqiang has been disbarred, a further step by Beijing on efforts to establish an independent rule of law.

China Summons G7 Diplomats to Protest S. China Sea Statement

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China said the G-7 countries should have focused on global economy instead of "hyping up maritime issues and fueling tensions in the region."...

China Tightens the Trade Screws on North Korea

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China has banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports...

China’s Most Aggressive Dealmaker Started at Home, Now Reaches Overseas

Joe McDonald
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Ren Jianxin recently offered a $43 billion bid for Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta.

Obama Seeing China Leader as South China Sea Tensions Rise

Matthew Pennington
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World leaders, including those from China, Japan and South Korea, will be in town for a summit hosted by Obama on nuclear security.

Hong Kong Feels, and Fears, China's Tighter Grip

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Political and economic ills from the mainland are eroding HK.

Indonesia Protests China's Retrieval of Illegal Fishing Ship

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The fishing vessel Kway Fey was being towed when a Chinese coastguard vessel collided with it, allowing its escape.

Taiwan, Korea Challenges Could Push China's Nationalism

Christopher Bodeen
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Economic growth and nationalism have been the two founts of legitimacy for the Party, and as the former wanes, Xi will likely rely on the latter.

China Says It Won't Budge on South China Sea Sovereignty

Chiristopher Bodeen
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China's foreign minister said China's development there was not militaristic but defensive...

Chinese Propaganda Machine Places Hopes in Cartoon Rappers

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What's the world's largest propaganda organ to do when it can't get young Chinese to pay attention to the latest Communist Party slogans?...

Reports: China Tycoon Appears at Event After Disappearance

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The chairman of the Chinese conglomerate said he was assisting an official investigation after he disappeared for a day last week.