- Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.
- Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit Updated: Jul-03-15 8:29 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.
- EU leaders unlikely to attend Chinese military parade Updated: Jul-03-15 5:26 am
BEIJING - Top officials from the European Union probably won't attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, the organization's ambassador to Beijing said Friday, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region.
- China announces climate target for Paris deal Updated: Jun-30-15 4:21 pm
PARIS - Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris.
- Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone Updated: Jun-29-15 4:08 pm
BRUSSELS - The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.
- Chinese war veterans protest over missing benefits Updated: Jun-25-15 1:28 am
BEIJING - Disgruntled Chinese military veterans converged on Beijing this week in a protest over what they say is the government's failure to make good on promised pensions, medical insurance and other benefits.
- US sees progress on currency, cyberspace issues with China Updated: Jun-24-15 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States claimed progress Wednesday with China on currency issues and toward negotiating a code of conduct for cyberspace after two days of high-level talks that underscored sharp differences but paved the way for a visit by China's leader in the fall.
- Japan navy drill in South China Sea may lead to larger role Updated: Jun-23-15 9:00 am
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea.
- China mum on foreign invites to military parade Updated: Jun-23-15 12:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese organizers of a parade marking the end of World War II were keeping mum Tuesday over the sensitive question of which foreign countries' militaries had been invited to take part.
- World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US Updated: Jun-19-15 3:38 pm
BEIJING - Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere around the world, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.
- Analysis: Obama Asia policy faces toughest test on trade Updated: Jun-18-15 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. The legislative battle over his trade agenda could prove the acid test.
- 2 more Chinese officers fall in military anti-graft drive Updated: Jun-16-15 11:43 pm
BEIJING - China's military has referred two ranking officers to prosecutors amid a continuing crackdown on corruption in the armed forces.
- Vietnam accuses China of attacking its fishermen Updated: Jun-16-15 11:40 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - A Vietnamese official on Wednesday accused China of attacking its fishermen in three separate incidents over the past week in the disputed South China Sea.
- Beijing struggles to cut smog with wide-ranging restrictions Updated: Jun-07-15 4:50 am
BEIJING - When Dong Yingli first opened her east Beijing meat skewers restaurant six years ago, her chefs cooked the lamb, chicken hearts and assorted treats over an uncovered grill, with giant fans blowing the clouds of pungent smoke from the sidewalk into the middle of the street.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: US ups pressure with overflights Updated: Jun-06-15 8:19 pm
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potentially gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.