Gary F. Locke, the departing United States ambassador to China, praised the growing economic ties between the two nations in a final news conference on Thursday but said China needed to make progress in establishing the rule of law and government transparency, and in respecting freedom of expression and human rights. In the wide-ranging talk [...]
China said on Thursday any decision to set up new air defence identification zones would depend on the level of threat it faced in the air, following speculation it wants one for the disputed South China Sea. China alarmed Japan, South Korea and the United States last year when it announced an air defence identification [...]
Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping presided over the first meeting of a new high-level committee to address Internet security in the country, according to a broadcast on China’s state-run television. The group, which the broadcast said was set up to address the growing number of cyberattacks and other Internet security issues facing China following [...]
China’s top newspaper criticized the West on Thursday for remaining locked in a “Cold War mentality” against Russia in the contest for influence over Ukraine, calling for the shackles of such outmoded thinking to be cast off to deal with the crisis. The commentary published in the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the ruling [...]
China’s renminbi could become a leading international currency, even rivaling the U.S. dollar, if the country opens up its markets and liberalizes its foreign-exchange rules, a European Central Bank Executive Board member said Wednesday. Speaking at a forum dedicated to the role of the Chinese currency in Luxembourg, Yves Mersch said that the Chinese currency [...]
After three decades of a Chinese policy that limits most families to one child, many families say they will not take advantage of a major change allowing a second child because of the rising cost of child-rearing. “With two kids you have less money to give them the best,” said Mao Xiaodan, 27, a Beijing [...]
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