No mention of Hong Kong security law as China closes meeting

BEIJING (AP) — The body that handles most lawmaking for China’s top legislative body closed its latest meeting Saturday with no word on whether it had passed a highly controversial national security l...

Defense minister says Taiwan prepared for China attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Friday (May 29) that since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never relinquished the threat of force against the i...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

VIENNA (AP) — A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo. Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent th...

Venezuela's Maduro meets China's Xi on trip to deepen ties

BEIJING (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to meet with the president of China, one of his ailing country's biggest creditors, during a trip to deepen ties. China's foreig...

Why North Korea's 70th year could be its most decisive

On Sunday, North Korea's leadership will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding — and the world will be watching. Will Pyongyang's propaganda machine extol the stat...

As talks with US stall, North Korea preps military parade

TOKYO (AP) — As nuclear talks with United States stall, North Korea is preparing to hold a big military parade on the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. Satellite photos ind...

North Korean parade a tricky prelude to inter-Korean summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative, hard-won detente is starting to slip away. North Korea...

China's selected leaders: Li Keqiang to remain as State Council Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that the Chinese Communist Party has finalized its candidate list for some of the top government positions for the 13th National People’s Congre...

Xi Jinping and other key leaders of China's Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. On Wednesday, members of the party&...

Xi Jinping and other key leaders of China's Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. On Wednesday, members of the p...

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch h...

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...

Ma departs for historic summit with Chinese president (update)

Taipei, Nov. 7 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) left for Singapore early Saturday for a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (???), a historic summit that he hopes will become the ...

Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore getting ready for Ma-Xi meeting

Singapore, Nov. 6 (CNA) Plainclothes security staff were busy conducting security checks at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Friday, a day before Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (???) meets with h...