- World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating Updated: Nov-30-15 4:23 pm
LE BOURGET, France - With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
- The Latest: US House leader won't pay for climate deal Updated: Nov-30-15 3:16 pm
PARIS - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:
- Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-30-15 3:09 pm
LE BOURGET, France - Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
- Taiwan says it has swapped convicted spies with China Updated: Nov-30-15 8:45 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Old foes China and Taiwan have swapped high-level convicted spies in a sign of goodwill linked to the first meeting ever between their presidents.
- Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels Updated: Nov-28-15 5:18 am
BEIJING - Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
- 7 more Kenyan athletes banned for doping Updated: Nov-27-15 4:23 pm
Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners.
- 3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation Updated: Nov-27-15 8:04 am
BEIJING - Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.
- China releases long-time journalist after she pleads guilty Updated: Nov-26-15 6:42 am
BEIJING - A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a state secrets conviction was released for medical reasons Thursday after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing, her lawyers and state media said.
- China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base Updated: Nov-26-15 5:59 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.
- Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi Updated: Nov-25-15 1:01 am
BEIJING - The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?
- China, US promise better protection for business secrets Updated: Nov-24-15 1:18 am
BEIJING - U.S. and Chinese trade envoys on Tuesday promised to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appeared to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks.
- China pledges $14.5 million for search of MH370 Updated: Nov-22-15 1:31 am
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged an additional $14.5 million to fund the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.
- 3 Chinese business executives killed in Mali attack Updated: Nov-20-15 10:32 pm
BEIJING - Three senior executives of a powerful state-owned Chinese company were killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, officials said Saturday.
- China issues book commemorating reformist leader Hu Yaobang Updated: Nov-20-15 6:34 am
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping and other top Chinese leaders gathered Friday to commemorate reformist leader Hu Yaobang, whose death catalyzed the 1989 pro-democracy protest movement that was brutally crushed on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
- China breaks up $64 billion underground banking network Updated: Nov-20-15 5:00 am
SHANGHAI - Authorities in China have cracked the country's biggest-ever underground banking network, which handled illegal foreign exchange transactions worth 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), police said Friday.
- China confirms deadly Xinjiang attack, says suspects killed Updated: Nov-20-15 12:24 am
BEIJING - Chinese police have killed all but one of the 29 suspects in a deadly attack on a coal mine that killed 16 people in the restive region of Xinjiang, an official website reported Friday. The remaining suspect was arrested.
- China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage Updated: Nov-19-15 6:10 am
BEIJING - China's president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are enemies of mankind.
- China cuts rates on loans to small businesses Updated: Nov-19-15 5:46 am
BEIJING - China cut interest rates Thursday on loans by small lenders that finance the country's entrepreneurs in a new move to shore up lackluster economic growth.
- The Latest: Manila slum near APEC shows poverty challenge Updated: Nov-19-15 4:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also in focus. (All times are local.)
- Chinese financial reforms collide with 'too big to fail' Updated: Nov-19-15 2:03 am
BEIJING - Chinese leaders' ambition to use market forces to make the state-dominated financial system more efficient is colliding with their version of "too big to fail."
- IS group says it has killed Norwegian, Chinese captives Updated: Nov-18-15 1:28 pm
CAIRO - The Islamic State group said Wednesday that it has killed Norwegian and Chinese captives after earlier demanding ransoms for the two men.
- Miss World Canada: China denying me entry over activism Updated: Nov-17-15 12:27 pm
TORONTO - Anastasia Lin is an actress who believes her outspoken advocacy of human rights in her native China played a big role in her winning bid in May to become Canada's contestant in the Miss World pageant.
- Guo Jie, oldest surviving Olympian, dies at 103 Updated: Nov-16-15 9:57 pm
BEIJING - Guo Jie, a former Chinese discus thrower who was the world's oldest surviving Olympian, has died. He was 103.
- US Navy ship visits China in wake of recent tensions Updated: Nov-16-15 5:13 am
BEIJING - A U.S. Navy destroyer docked in Shanghai on Monday in a sign that contacts between the U.S. and Chinese militaries are continuing despite tensions over the South China Sea.
- Coal not going away anytime soon despite renewables push Updated: Nov-16-15 3:03 am
BEIJING - Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it - at least not yet.