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 left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role of helpless b...

EU says China, Europe have interest in averting Korea crisis

BEIJING (AP) — EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern Thursday about rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, and said China and Europe have a common responsib...

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...

Trump-Xi meeting watched for clues of future relationship

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping probably won't give President Donald Trump a round of golf during their first face-to-face meeting this week, but he may find it worthwhile to ensure his Am...

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...

Candy, makeup, K-pop get doused amid China's ire over THAAD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured due to the perception that China has targeted businesses, sports teams and culture to pr...

North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and ...

China plans 1st structure on disputed South China Sea shoal

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, in a move likely to renew concerns over Beijing...

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 looks ahead to fall party congress, leadership changes

BEIJING (AP) — As if any reminder were needed, delegates to China's ceremonial parliament were repeatedly told in no uncertain terms this week what job No. 1 is: "Follow the leadership of the Party Ce...

US military remains dominant in Asia, but China is rising

BEIJING (AP) — China's announcement of a 7 percent rise in military spending for the year came shortly after President Donald Trump called for a 10 percent increase in America's defense budget, prompt...

China says defense budget to rise by about 7 percent in 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy. ...

AP Explains: What to know about China's legislative sessions

BEIJING (AP) — Democracy Chinese-style will go on display when the country's rubberstamp legislature, the National People's Congress, and its advisory body open their annual sessions in Beijing over t...

AP Explains: What to know about China's legislative sessions

BEIJING (AP) — Democracy Chinese-style will go on display when the country's rubberstamp legislature, the National People's Congress, and its advisory body open their annual sessions in Beijing over t...