China

Chinese parents seek refunds for Japan trip, citing radiation concerns

Chinese parents seek refunds for...

March 29

HONG KONG — Parents of a children’s choir in southern China are seeking refunds for a trip to a singing competition in Japan that they cancelled over concerns of radiation leaks.

Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

Philippines, China to hold direct...

March 29

MANILA — China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said on Wednesday (March 29), as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks...

Investigation of accident at Hong Kong mall finds key components of escalator’s driving gear ‘all broken’

Investigation of accident at Hong...

March 29

HONG KONG — All three drive chains of Hong Kong’s tallest escalator were found to be broken, according to government engineers, following preliminary investigations into...

Trump, Xi expected to meet April 6-7 in Florida: Media reports

Trump, Xi expected to meet April 6-7...

March 29

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week at the US leader’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, according to media reports.

Property agent ‘marries four times’ to help clients buy homes in Shanghai

Property agent ‘marries four times’...

March 29

HONG KONG — A property agent in Shanghai claims he has got married and divorced four times to help his customers meet residency rules to buy apartments, with his eldest bride...

New HK leader vows govt will have a ‘high degree of autonomy’

New HK leader vows govt will have a ...

March 29

HONG KONG — The city’s next chief executive has pledged her ministers will “be in charge of their own work”, rather than relying on the central government’s involvement in the...

Chinese bike-share firm vows to stop child riders after death

Chinese bike-share firm vows to stop...

March 29

SHANGHAI — China’s bike-sharing companies face a new challenge following the accidental death of an 11-year-old boy in Shanghai: How to get under-aged children off their...

Hong Kong’s ever-longer escalators ‘heightening risk of accidents’

Hong Kong’s ever-longer escalators ...

March 28

HONG KONG — Hurried Hongkongers’ urge to walk up escalators — along with the city’s malls’ push to make the machines ever longer — is increasing the danger of accidents, experts...

Taiwan's former president found not guilty of political leaks

Taiwan's former president found not...

March 28

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese court found former president Ma Ying-jeou not guilty on Tuesday (March 28) in a political leaks case, one of a series of lawsuits brought against him since...