China downplays South China Sea island reclamation project

By Tue, May 26, 2015 1:44PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is comparing its controversial island reclamation project in the South China Sea to ordinary construction going on in other parts of the country, such as the building of roads and apartments.

Rest home fire in central China kills 38

By Tue, May 26, 2015 10:27AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media is reporting that a rest home fire in central China has killed 38 people and injured six.

China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods

By Mon, May 25, 2015 6:21PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending.

Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

By Mon, May 25, 2015 10:31AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the country’s aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China’s challenges to its planes and those of the United States.

China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:45PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China 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 skeptical Taiwanese public.