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BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

XIAMEN, China (AP) — A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism ac...

A brief explainer on the BRICS summit in China's Xiamen

BEIJING (AP) — As China prepares to host next week's summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, some are questioning whether the club of fast-developing nations is viable an...

Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

BEIJING (AP) — Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflic...

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...

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...

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My Concubine'

BEIJING (AP) — As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the story of the life-long friendship between two men who met as apprentices in China's famed P...

Zhang Yimou says 'Great Wall' story may have been too weak

BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Yimou says the disappointing U.S. performance of the biggest budget China-U.S. co-production to date, "The Great Wall," may have been down to a weak story, but he hopes other film...

Climbing Mount Tai: 6,000 steps up China's sacred mountain

TAISHAN, China (AP) — Taishan, or Mount Tai, is China's most sacred mountain. For centuries, emperors climbed it to pay homage to heaven and earth. Philosopher Confucius is said to have stood at the t...

China compiles its own Wikipedia, but public can't edit it

BEIJING (AP) — China is compiling a free online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia, but it will likely only give Beijing's official version of sensitive historical events, and the public won't be able to...

China's rare milu deer return in victory for conservation

BEIJING (AP) — The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor's hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native C...

China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) — Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged to work together on issues including Syria and North Korea and cooperate more closely to advance free trade, striking a contrast ...

China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Brussels were set Wednesday to hold their first high-level talks since President Donald Trump took office, with both sides eager to push a message of free trade and open eng...

After talks, Chinese region sees risks to trade, US visits

BEIJING (AP) — After repeatedly bashing China on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping for the first time last week at Trump's Florida estate. ...

Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the world's two largest economies and carbon polluters are taking dramatically divergent pat...

China premier pledges: 'We will make our skies blue again'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country's smoggy skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity. ...