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    China's Xi defends Belt and Road, says 'not exclusive club'

    China's Xi defends Belt and Road, says 'not exclusive club'


    China has rejected accusations that Belt and Road is a "debt trap" and a geopolitical tool for Beijing's ambitions of becoming a global superpower. "The Belt and Road is not an exclusive club," Xi said. BRI aims to reinvent the ancient Silk Road to...

    China has rejected accusations that Belt and Road is a "debt trap" and a geopolitical tool for Beijing's ambitions of becoming a global superpower. "The Belt and Road is not an exclusive club," Xi said. BRI aims to reinvent the ancient Silk Road to connect Asia to Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.
    China says French ship entered its waters illegally

    China says French ship entered its waters illegally


    In a related development, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua blamed British activity in the South ChinaSea for a downturn in relations in comments at the start of a meeting with British treasury chief Philip...

    In a related development, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua blamed British activity in the South ChinaSea for a downturn in relations in comments at the start of a meeting with British treasury chief Philip Hammond.
    China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt

    China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt


    President Xi Jinping's pet project is a reboot of the ancient Silk Road to connect Asia to Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail...

    President Xi Jinping's pet project is a reboot of the ancient Silk Road to connect Asia to Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.
    China charges former Interpol president with bribery

    China charges former Interpol president with bribery


    China announced that it has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes. The indictment from the Supreme People's Procuratorate comes after Meng was expelled last month from public office and the ruling...

    China announced that it has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes. The indictment from the Supreme People's Procuratorate comes after Meng was expelled last month from public office and the ruling Communist Party.
    How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

    How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan


    In just over 2 decades, China has built a force of conventional missiles that rival or outperform those in US armory. China's shipyards have spawned the world's biggest navy, which now rules the waves in East Asia. And the PLA is fortifying posts across...

    In just over 2 decades, China has built a force of conventional missiles that rival or outperform those in US armory. China's shipyards have spawned the world's biggest navy, which now rules the waves in East Asia. And the PLA is fortifying posts across vast expanses of South China Sea, while stepping up preparations to recover Taiwan, by force if necessary.
    US sanctions over Iran oil will 'intensify Mideast turmoil': China

    US sanctions over Iran oil will 'intensify Mideast turmoil': China


    The White House announced Monday it was calling an end to six-month waivers that had exempted several countries -- including major importer China -- from unilateral US sanctions on Iranian oil...

    The White House announced Monday it was calling an end to six-month waivers that had exempted several countries -- including major importer China -- from unilateral US sanctions on Iranian oil exports.
    China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry

    China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry


    China's national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket manufacturing, test flights and launches, state media reported, as the number of private startups in the nascent sector surged in the past...

    China's national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket manufacturing, test flights and launches, state media reported, as the number of private startups in the nascent sector surged in the past year.
    Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

    Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade


    Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the disputed South China Sea and around self-ruled...

    Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the disputed South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan.
    Twenty years on, Falungong survives underground in China

    Twenty years on, Falungong survives underground in China


    It is a shadow of the Falungong spiritual movement's heyday in China, where the group once boasted more than 70 million followers before it was outlawed in 1999, giving police carte blanche to persecute members. But 20 years on, the group has remained...

    It is a shadow of the Falungong spiritual movement's heyday in China, where the group once boasted more than 70 million followers before it was outlawed in 1999, giving police carte blanche to persecute members. But 20 years on, the group has remained stubbornly persistent, even as practitioners in mainland China continue to face arrests and torture, according to rights groups.
    China wants 'tranquillity', navy chief says ahead of new warships reveal

    China wants 'tranquillity', navy chief says ahead of new warships reveal


    President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan, which...

    President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan, which has rattled nerves in the region.
    Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale begins two-day visit to China

    Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale begins two-day visit to China


    Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived in Beijing on Sunday to hold talks on key issues concerning India-China relations with top Chinese officials and foreign minister Wang Yi as the two countries grapple with a host of issues, including Beijing's...

    Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived in Beijing on Sunday to hold talks on key issues concerning India-China relations with top Chinese officials and foreign minister Wang Yi as the two countries grapple with a host of issues, including Beijing's continuous attempts to block efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".
    China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

    China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary


    China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military...

    China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.