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April 27 2017


China's $290 Billion New City Lifts Hope for Better Urbanization

China's plan to build a new city about two hours drive from Beijing has raised hopes it may catalyze better urban design across the nation, enhancing economic efficiency and cutting air pollution. The potential for gains is huge in a country where tens of millions of rural residents will move into urban areas by the end of the decade.

April 26 2017


China steel futures lift on potential production curbs

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Chinese economy firming, recovery sustainable: official

In an interview with Xinhua, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe highlighted an optimizing structure and shifting growth drivers when explaining 6.9 percent GDP growth in Q1. The growth was slightly up from 6.8 percent in the previous quarter, with 77.2 percent of it was driven by consumption, 12.6 percentage points higher than the overall 2016 level.


China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. China launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own on Wednesday, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.


Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife in Houston. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife's innocence with the little information he had.

April 25 2017


Teen suffers life threatening injuries after stabbing at Kenosha high school

Tuesday morning, shortly before 8:30, Kenosha police were called to Bradford High School for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they discovered a juvenile student had stabbed another student.


Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students who may be reluctant to go to a clinic for a test because of the stigma of contracting HIV.


China court hands U.S. citizen jail, then orders deportation for espionage

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. citizen to three-years and six-months in prison for espionage but then ordered she be deported, her lawyer said, in a case that has added to U.S.-China tension. Sandy Phan-Gillis, who has Chinese ancestry and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau, and had been held without charges since then.


UAlberta partners with Chinese researchers on sustainable energy, economic diversification

The University of Alberta is teaming up with research partners in China to develop low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions while tackling global environmental challenges. Officials from the U of A and Tsinghua University were in Beijing on April 20 to sign an agreement to create the Joint Research Centre for Future Energy and Environment.


Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with the chairman of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's General Council Toshihiro Nikai during the China-Japan friendship exchange meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 23, 2015. The secretary-general of Japan's ruling party said on Tuesday he will attend China's New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve ties with Beijing amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.


China to boost non-fossil fuel use to 20 percent by 2030: state planner

Employees row a boat as they examine solar panel boards at a pond in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China, in this March 16, 2016 file photo. Wind turbines and solar panels are seen at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station from State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, March 18, 2016.


China stocks rebound, led by consumer plays; Hong Kong tracks French election rally

SHANGHAI, April 25 China stocks rebounded on Tuesday morning following the previous session's sharp sell-off, with a jump in consumer stocks providing fresh evidence of investors rotating out of growth shares into defensive plays. Hong Kong shares also rose, following euphoria in global equities triggered by the market-friendly outcome of the first round of the French presidential election that sharply reduced expectations of a Brexit-like result in the second round of the poll in May. China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.5 percent, to 3,447.10 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent to 3,142.67 points.


Clarification: China-Auto Show-GM story

GM president Wang Yongping announces the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, an extended range electric hybrid, during a global launch event ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model.


China Reviews Changes to Securities Law to Fight Illegal Activity: Xinhua

Amendments to China's securities law aimed at combating illegal trading activity have reached their second reading in parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Monday. Xinhua said the new draft law would tighten rules preventing insider trading, ban traders from using other people's accounts to make transactions, and better protect the interests of investors.


Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

Researchers say Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that... . FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, a scrap collector gathers materials in a demolished neighborhood near a chimney spewing smoke in Beijing, China.

April 24 2017


North Korea could mark military birthday with nuke, missile test

The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported "speculation that may conduct its sixth nuclear test or launch a long-range missile." North Korea could mark military birthday with nuke, missile test The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported "speculation that may conduct its sixth nuclear test or launch a long-range missile."


China Launches Corruption Crackdown on Social Media Ahead of Party Congress

A man walks past a Communist Party logo as he attends a training course at a Communist Party's China Executive Leadership Academy, in Shanghai, Sept. 24, 2012.


Rights Group Wants China to Release North Koreans

North Korean fishermen work from their boat in the Yalu River, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A human rights organization wants China to "immediately disclose" the whereabouts of eight North Koreans refugees, including four women, who were detained in China in March.


China policymakers bullish on economy, cite strong first-quarter GDP, stable yuan

Policymakers in China are pushing a bullish message on the world's second-biggest economy after a solid first quarter, pointing to a slow down in capital outflows and a stable yuan after a selloff last year stoked fears of instability. A businessman takes pictures of recently erected office and residential buildings in Beijing, China April 20, 2017.


China, Iran sign contract on redesign of Arak heavy water reactor

China and Iran signed the first commercial contract to redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday. The commercial contract signed between the two sides is seen as an important step towards modification of the Arak heavy water reactor.

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