US State Department set to designate Confucius Institutes as ‘foreign missions’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department is reportedly poised to demand that China's Confucius Institutes register as “foreign missions” in the latest example of fraught ...

Chinese court frees man accused of murder after 27 years in prison

A court in southeast China has acquitted Zhang Yuhuan of murder after 27 years behind bars. The Jiangxi High People's Court on Tuesday found Zhang not guilty, citing insufficient evidence to prov...

China vows response if US refuses visa renewal for its state media personnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Wang Wenbin (汪文斌) said during a routine press conference on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that if the U.S. continues refusing to renew ...

The Latest: China reports 46 new cases on opposite ends

BEIJING — China reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest daily tally in more than a month, as it took steps to stem recent outbreaks that have infected more than 160 people at opposite en...

Report: Brazilian footballer in China faces virus penalty

BEIJING (AP) — Ricardo Goulart, a Brazilian striker who plays for Hebei China Fortune, faces a possible fine after taking photos with fans without a face mask, a state news agency reported Saturday. ...

Breached levees trap thousands as flooding in China worsens

BEIJING (AP) — Breached levees have trapped more than 10,000 people in an eastern Chinese town as flooding worsens across much of the country, local authorities said Tuesday. High w...

Floods kill 14 in China as water peaks at Three Gorges Dam

BEIJING (AP) — At least 14 people have died in the latest round of seasonal rains and flooding in southern China, as soldiers and workers built makeshift barriers with sandbags and rocks Saturday to k...

China's mighty Yangtze nears crest again, new floods feared

BEIJING (AP) — Engorged with more heavy rains, China’s mighty Yangtze River is cresting again, bringing fears of further destruction. The seasonal floods that already have left 141 people dead or miss...

China opens new security agency headquarters in Hong Kong

China on Wednesday inaugurated the new headquarters for its security agency in Hong Kong, a week after imposing a controversial security law. "The Office for Safeguarding National Security of t...

Quake shakes northeast Chinese city; no injuries reported

BEIJING (AP) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, the government reported. No deaths or injuries were reported. Rail service to Ta...

China opens new security agency headquarters in Hong Kong

China on Wednesday inaugurated the new headquarters for its security agency in Hong Kong, a week after imposing a controversial security law. "The Office for Safeguarding National Security of t...

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel...

China demands info from 4 media companies in response to US

BEIJING (AP) — China has demanded staff and business information from four U.S. media companies including The Associated Press in what it called a necessary response to similar demands by Washington o...

Ancient town on tributary of China's Three Gorges flooded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ancient Chinese town that has over 2,000 years of history is the latest location to be inundated by the devastating floods ravaging southern China over the past few wee...

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

BEIJING (AP) — The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of 150 come to work on alternate days. Three months after C...