China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared ...

China says committed to peace as carrier passes near Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions...

China warns Trump ignoring one-China policy could hurt peace

BEIJING (AP) — Any change in U.S. policy favoring formal recognition of Taiwan will "seriously" damage peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and undermine relations between Beijing and Washingt...

Why China sees Taiwan issue as non-negotiable

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's questioning of long-established U.S. policy toward Taiwan is sparking a growing backlash in China and warnings about a potentially dangerous dis...

China warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the U.S. to score diplomatic points, amid Chinese rancor over an unprecedented ph...

Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China

BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's two...

China court clears man 21 years after his execution

BEIJING (AP) — China's supreme court ruled Friday that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent, in a case that has drawn attention to problems in the legal system as we...

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Huizhen, a petite, soft-spoken farmer's daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China's all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as C...

China says new rocket brings space station plans closer

BEIJING (AP) — China's plans for a permanent space station remain firmly on track with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket that will enable ambitious future missions, inclu...

Xi meets Taiwan opposition amid chill in government ties

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Taiwan's opposition leader Tuesday, underscoring Beijing's message to the island's independence-leaning administration that it won't have access to...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

China's male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party concludes a key meeting this week aimed at shoring up internal discipline and asserting General Secretary Xi Jinping's authority. The gathering is also ex...

China's Xi seeks to enforce will at Communist Party meeting

BEIJING (AP) — Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that his si...

Philippine leader's China visit watched for shift to Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Talks this week between Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be closely scrutinized for signs of how seriously the new Philippine leader intends to pursue a shift away ...

Philippine president's China trip puts US ties to the test

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After lashing out at longtime ally America, the new Philippine president is making a state visit to China in a charm offensive that will help define how far he wants to shif...