Greater China Headlines

  • At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

    A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness.

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  • China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea

    China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

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  • China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea

    China says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Thursday that Beijing is investigating the incident reported by Japan earlier this week. Geng said...

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  • China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

    Chinese authorities say they’ve ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most sacred sites.

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  • China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

    Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Saturday's fire at the Jokhang in the center of the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, burned an area of about 50 square meters (538...

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  • Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

    Japan’s military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it “strongly suspects” violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in the past month.

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  • Global bank HSBC reports 2017 pretax profit rose 11 percent

    HSBC said Tuesday that its annual pretax profits rose by 11 percent on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank's restructuring to focus even more on the region is reaping further dividends. The bank said pretax profit, after adjusting for one-off...

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  • Main chapel unaffected by weekend fire at Tibetan monastery

    A weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site, considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism, the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile said Monday.

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  • Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

    The risks of a “miscalculation” and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

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  • Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

    A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway. Philippine Ambassador to Beijing, Chito Sta....

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  • US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

    U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets.

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  • Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

    A large fire broke out Saturday at the Jokhang monastery in Tibet, raising fears of severe damage to a 1,300-year-old religious site that’s considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.

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  • Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

    A large fire broke out Saturday at the Jokhang monastery in Tibet, raising fears of severe damage to a 1,300-year-old religious site that's considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang, located in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, caught fire at 6:40 p.m. before it was put out,...

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  • Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

    Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine. Hua Bao, a 4-year-old male, and 3-year-old female Jin Baobao arrived in Finland on Jan. 18 and were...

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  • Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

    Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine.

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  • US Navy says it won't be deterred by Chinese-built islands

    A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.

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  • US Navy says it won't be deterred by Chinese-built islands

    A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.

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  • German foreign minister pushes for return to strong US ties

    Germany's foreign minister slammed the "America first" approach of President Donald Trump's administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington's interest as they are in Europe's. Sigmar Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials...

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  • German foreign minister pushes for return to strong US ties

    Germany’s foreign minister says that as China’s influence on the world stage rises, the U.S. and Europe need to return to historical bonds and work together or risk getting left behind.

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  • AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

    People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings.

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  • 4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

    Chinese authorities say four people have been killed and five injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday.

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  • Federal authorities stay deportation of Connecticut couple

    Federal authorities have agreed to stay the planned deportation of a Connecticut couple who've been in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Thursday's decision comes one day before Zhe Long "Tony" Huang and Xiang Jin "Kris" Li of Farmington were scheduled to return to China. It also comes...

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  • FAO Schwarz sets its sights on China

    FAO Schwarz, whose famous New York store was closed two years ago, is setting its sights on China as it continues its revival begun late last year. The toy retailer said Thursday it will open locations in Beijing and Shanghai this year through a collaboration with China's largest toy...

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  • Asian shares track Wall St gains as inflation fears subside

    Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investors' worries over inflation receded, although trading was thin as some markets closed for Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.5 percent to 21,464.98 and...

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