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...

Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as...

Asia Today: India's virus cases, deaths surge again

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday reported more than 18,000 new virus cases and 400 deaths after an Indian company said it would start clinical trials of a potential vaccine. Bharat ...

China admits to 'floodwater discharge' from Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After videos of flooding in cities below the vaunted Three Gorges Dam surfaced over the weekend and residents complained that they were being sacrificed to save the dam, t...

China reviews heavily criticized Hong Kong security bill

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the se...