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China denies hypersonic missile launch amid US concerns

China said Monday it tested "a new spacecraft, not a missile" in August that could reach five times the speed of sound, contradicting a recent report in the Financial Times newspaper. Chine...

China crackdown: How much pain can the economy take?

The future of China's economic miracle has been preying on investors' minds this year in the wake of a far-reaching crackdown by Beijing on many of its key industries. Billions of dollars hav...

Business group: China's tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned Thursday. ...

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a tight pandemic election that threatens to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to...

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

BEIJING (AP) — A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, L...

Chinese audio app Ximalaya drops plans for IPO in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ximalaya, China’s leading audio platform, announced on Thursday (Sept. 9) that it will not go ahead with plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. As e...

US lawmakers to hold hearing on risks posed by Beijing's crackdown on Chinese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. House of Representatives panel will stage a hearing on Wednesday (Sept. 22) to investigate new risks related to Chinese companies listed on U.S. markets, the commit...

Chinese regulators to exercise more control over algorithms

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators will exercise greater control over the algorithms used by Chinese technology firms to personalize and recommend content, the latest move in a regulation spree a...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually suggestive content involving chil...

Japanese envoy says Tokyo 'struggles every day' with China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Japan’s relationship with China was no better than notoriously strained Sino-Australian relations, the Japanese ambassador to Australia said on Wednesday. ...

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese host of this year's meeting of the U.N. World Heritage Committee has defended the body's proposal to label the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” against Australian governmen...

China watchdog launches review of Didi Global days after IPO

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s internet watchdog said Friday that it has launched an investigation into ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc. to protect national security and public interest, days after the...

China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that a U.S. move to revoke the Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step,” amid...

China, U.S. Commerce Chiefs to Cooperate on Handling Differences, Beijing Says

Top U.S. and Chinese commerce officials spoke by telephone and agreed to promote healthy trade and cooperate over differences, China's commmerce ministry said on Thursday, the latest high-level ex...

US Senate passes sweeping bill to address China tech threat

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology. The desire for a hard line in d...