China claims Three Gorges Dam in 'elastic state' after Google Maps shows warping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Images that appear to show China's Three Gorges Dam warping badly are causing concern on Chinese social media, but the Chinese government is downplaying the risk to the fac...

'Blue tears' not toxic: Taiwan researcher

Fluorescent blue sparkles, dubbed "blue tears," that glow around Taiwan's offshore Matsu Islands are not caused by toxic algae and a sign of environmental deterioration, a Taiwanese rese...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

Director, cinema owner, and radio celebrity die in Hubei landslide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The three members of a Taiwanese tour group who were killed by a landslide in the Three Gorges scenic area (三峽) of China’s Hubei Province Sunday included cinema owner, a ...

Landslide in China’s Hubei Province kills at least 3 Taiwanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least three members of a Taiwanese tour group were killed and two were injured when a landslide buried their bus in the Three Gorges scenic area (三峽) of China’s H...

Can Taiwanese missiles destroy Three Gorges Dam? Only tiny dents: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a suggestion by Taiwanese netizens that Taiwan's missiles could be used to destroy the Three Gorges Dam in response to an attack by China, a military expert ...

James Cameron says 'Avatar' sequel not coming in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Another year, another "Avatar" postponement. James Cameron says the long-gesticulating sequel to his science-fiction epic will not be released next year. "2018 is not...

Chinese renewable power giant builds global empire

BEIJING (AP) — Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country's economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion ...

Senior travel booms in China, with Yangtze a popular spot

BEIJING (AP) -- When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country.At the top of her destination ...

Death toll jumps to 65 in China river cruise capsizing

JIANLI, China (AP) — The death toll of a river cruise capsizing in the Yangtze River jumped by 39 fatalities to a total of 65 Thursday morning, the most significant increase since the Eastern Star ove...

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship

JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities escalated efforts to recover more than 420 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship Wednesday, deploying scores more divers and a ...

Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot

BEIJING (AP) -- The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are oft...

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China

JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped aboard a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather about 36 hours earlier, as hundreds of...

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

BEIJING (AP) -- Divers on Tuesday pulled two people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and prepared to rescue at least four more, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said, giving some small hope to a...