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Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's air

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:31:27 GMT2017-01-19T11:31:27Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday....

China notes progress in ties under US President Obama

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:39 GMT2017-01-19T10:16:39Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors....

China defends trade stance after Trump appointee's criticism

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:47:21 GMT2017-01-19T09:47:21Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's government defended itself Thursday as a supporter of free trade after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary criticized its tactics....

China's Xi extols multilateral approach, climate accord

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:36:40 GMT2017-01-18T18:36:40Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled the merits of multilateral cooperation on Wednesday, declaring that the Paris accord to combat climate change must be kept on track and that major powers should "keep their differences under control."...

China judge sees notion of independent courts as 'erroneous'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:40:54 GMT2017-01-18T14:40:54Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's top judge dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an "erroneous Western ideal" in remarks that seemed to emphasize the Communist Party's ultimate control over all areas of public life....

China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:54 GMT2017-01-18T10:42:54Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington....

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:13:20 GMT2017-01-17T11:13:20Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's military said Tuesday that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process....

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:21:12 GMT2017-01-17T10:21:12Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field....

Chinese Super League curbs spending on foreign stars

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:31:46 GMT2017-01-17T02:31:46Z

The Chinese Super League has shocked the soccer world by spending huge sums to attract star foreign players but new rules introduced for the start of the 2017 season will have a significant impact on the game in China, Asia and perhaps around the world....

IMF raises China growth forecast but warns on debt

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:01:11 GMT2017-01-16T14:01:11Z

BEIJING (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned rising debt that has prompted concern about the country's finances increase the risk of a sharper slowdown....