Lawrence  Chung
Lawrence Chung

Beijing seeks establishment of three cooperatives in the region, offering to help build low-cost infrastructure in bid to obtain cheap power sources

Fudan University and the United States’ National Institute of Health are jointly developing a Mers antibiotic, as South Korea on Monday reported its 16th death in the outbreak that has badly affected its tourism industry.


Mainland Chinese authorities have not issued any travel alert for South Korea over the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) outbreak as they are confident of their robust epidemic control system, experts say.


The island, which has yet to face an outbreak of deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, signs information-sharing and other cooperation programmes to fight cross-border epidemic

The PLA yesterday mobilised troops for a live-fire drill in Yunnan province near the Myanmar border, in a show of determination to uphold the security of the frontier amid escalating tensions in the region.

Officials from Taiwan and the mainland have met for talks on a range of issues in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a sceptical Taiwanese public.

The number of Americans on Chinese company payrolls has surged more than fivefold over the past five years along with growing foreign direct investment by China in the United States, a study by two US-based organisations has found.

China and India agreed to "proactively" resolve a long-festering border dispute and expand their military ties as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up talks with Premier Li Keqiang on the second day of his China trip on Friday.

President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for contentious issues between Beijing and New Delhi to be contained, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his three-day visit to China in the ancient city of Xian.


Narendra Modi's three-day visit, which will include talks with President Xi Jinping, will help underscore the strong cultural and religious ties between the two countries, say analysts

Rebuilding trust and boosting border stability will top the agenda of talks when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China this week.

President Xi Jinping left for Kazakhstan yesterday as part of a six-day state visit that will also take him to Beijing's most important strategic partner Russia and nearby Belarus.

No matter who wins Thursday's fiercely contested general election in Britain, Sino-British relations will remain stable and shift only at the margins, if at all.

The United States and other countries will be welcome to use civilian facilities that China is building in the South China Sea for search and rescue and weather forecasting "when conditions are right", the PLA navy chief has told a senior American officer.

China on Thursday hit back at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to forgo a formal apology for his country's wartime actions during a landmark address to the US Congress.

A meeting next month between President Xi Jinping and the chairman of the governing party in Taiwan, Eric Chu Li-luan, is likely to consolidate Chu's power within the party ahead of presidential elections on the island next year, analysts say.

Fujian's new free-trade zone could be a big draw for Taiwan's businesses but might also lure some of its best and brightest to work on the mainland, according to analysts.

A leaked document shows that official advisers strongly recommended that Taiwan join the AIIB, but the government prevaricated for two weeks and submitted its application at the last minute because it feared upsetting the United States.

President Xi Jinping called on the visiting Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday to explore a "new approach" to solving the two countries' disputes.

The United States is hoping that Japan can quickly free up its navy to play a more active role in the Pacific, an appeal echoing its recent efforts to encourage the navies of Southeast Asian countries to unite.

Washington appears to have softened its stance towards the new Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, backing down from its earlier resistance and saying it is now ready to welcome the institution.