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15 dead, 3 missing after torrential rains in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 15 people have died in torrential rains across southern China, state media reported Saturday. Eight died in two building collapses from landslides in Fujian p...

Official: China's economy reviving as anti-virus curbs ease

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory and consumer activity fell even more than expected in April under anti-virus controls, official data showed Monday, but a Cabinet official said the economy is reviving a...

Tesla delays plan to restore Shanghai output to pre-lockdown levels

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has delayed a plan to restore production at its Shanghai plant to levels before the city's COVID-19 lockdown by at least a week, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. ...

Shanghai to try to ease 7-week virus lockdown in a few days

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai will try again to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated COVID-19 transmission among the general population as the outbreak in China's largest city subsides, an official ...

China fights economic slump, sticks to costly 'zero COVID'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are struggling to reverse an economic slump without giving up anti-virus tactics that shut down Shanghai and other cities, adding to challenges for President Xi Jinping ...

Survivor found almost 6 days after China building collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China have pulled a woman alive from the rubble of a building that partially collapsed almost six days earlier, state media reported Thursday. The...

2 more survivors found 3 days after China building collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers have found two more survivors in the rubble of a building in central China that collapsed more than three days ago, state media reported Tuesday. The officia...

2 people rescued 50 hours after China building collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were rescued Sunday from the rubble of a building in central China more than 50 hours after it collapsed, leaving dozens trapped or missing, state media said. ...

Political stakes high as Beijing responds to virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Classes suspended. Buildings and communities sealed off. Mass testing of residents. A rush to stock up on food, just in case. Beijing, China's sprawling capital, is st...

American sentenced to death in China for murder of woman

BEIJING (AP) — An American man has been sentenced to death in China for fatally stabbing a 21-year-old woman who tried to break off their relationship. Shadeed Abdulmateen was senten...

US Pentagon chief speaks for 1st time to Chinese counterpart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday spoke with his Chinese counterpart for the first time since becoming Pentagon chief more than a year ago, breaking a communications impass...

Asian shares mostly higher as China moves to shore up economy

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after China’s central bank moved to provide more support for its slowing economy. Oil prices fell back, while U.S. futures advanced, suggesting in...

Stocks open higher, but tech weakness holds gains in check

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as more earnings reports from big companies roll in. Technology companies continued to be weak, keeping the gains in check. The ...

COVID: Shanghai lockdown threatens economy, business leaders warn

The ongoing lockdown in Shanghai could disrupt the country's economy, business leaders warned on Friday, as the central government doubled down on China's "zero-COVID" strategy. One...

Stocks mixed at open as investors eye Musk, Twitter drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mixed at the open on Wall Street Thursday as investors again turn their attention to the drama surrounding Elon Musk and Twitter. Musk offered to buy the social media compan...