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A Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, off the Vietnam coast in May. Pic: AP.

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:25PM UTC Comments Off A Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, off the Vietnam coast in May. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's national oil companies has announced its first gas field discovery in the South China Sea, about 150 kilometers south of the country's southernmost island of Hainan....

Maldives supports China’s modern ‘Silk Road’ plan

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:17AM UTC Comments Off Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives has promised visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping that it will support China's modern "Silk Road" initiative. ...

China detains film director Wang Quan’an for hiring prostitute

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 4:31PM UTC Comments Off Chinese director Wang Quan'an. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police say they have detained film director Wang Quan'an on a charge of prostitution. ...

Rains in southwest China kill 19; thousands evacuated

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:36AM UTC Comments Off Chinese national flag. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say severe downpours in the country’s southwest have killed at least 19 people. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that authorities in Linshui county in Sichuan province had rescued 604 people and relocated more than 23,300 to safer places following the rains that lasted for 18 hours Saturday. Footage...

Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 4:35PM UTC Comments Off Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese town say a protest by local people against a proposed garbage incinerating plant is continuing a day after some demonstrators clashed with police. Two residents said Sunday that hundreds of people had gathered on a long street in front of the offices of the government in Guangdong...

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