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Defective condoms prompt alert from Chile

Chilean authorities are issuing a health alert, saying they distributed more than 712,000 defective condoms.

Chinese ambassador warns relations with UK at crossroads

China’s ambassador to Britain has warned relations are at a crossroads following the new government’s decision to delay a decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear project.

Globalization not source of most problems

If there were no foreign trade in steel, most of those jobs would have vanished anyway.

China’s imports, exports fall again in July

China’s exports fell again in July by an unexpectedly wide margin while a decline in imports accelerated in a possible sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.

China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

China’s military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing’s claim to almost the entire …

In a boost for Uber, China legalizes ride-sharing services

BEIJING – Lifting a cloud of regulatory uncertainty hanging over the future of Uber and its competitors in China, the government on Thursday legalized ride-sharing services but announced new licensing …

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

VIENTIANE, Laos – China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia’s main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of …

EU takes action against China at WTO over raw materials

GENEVA – The European Union has launched dispute proceedings against China in the World Trade Organization over import duties and other alleged measures involving raw materials. After similar action against …

Influx of Yellowstone-bound Chinese tourists boon to Idaho Falls

Hotels, restaurants adapt to language, cultural hurdles

Chinese government suspected of hacking into FDIC computers

The Chinese government is believed to have hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2010, 2011 and 2013, including the workstation of then-FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, a …

China has been killing turtles, coral, giant clams in South China Sea, tribunal finds

China struck back loudly and forcefully Wednesday after an international tribunal invalidated many of its claims in the South China Sea. But Beijing has largely been silent about some of …

China, EU agree to steel working group amid dumping concerns

EU leaders said Wednesday that they have agreed with China to form a working group to discuss Beijing’s overproduction of steel, an issue they say is linked to whether they …

Parents say fallen hiker loved mountains, life

Qi He, of central China, who died glissading in Aasgard Pass, was remembered for his love of the mountains. His parents chose to have him buried Saturday in Leavenworth’s Mountain …

Froma Harrop: U.S. is manufacturing a comeback

There are now nearly a million more factory jobs in this country than there were in 2010. Many of them are coming – surprise, surprise – from China.

Yellowstone hires Mandarin-speaking rangers

Yellowstone National Park is has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication amid a growing number of Chinese tourists.

Chinese imports push up U.S. trade deficit in May

The U.S. trade deficit climbed in May as a surge in imports of Chinese-made cellphones and computers pushed the politically sensitive imbalance with China to the highest level in six …

3 days of heavy rain in China leave 50 dead, 12 missing

BEIJING – Three days of heavy rain in southern China have left 50 people dead and another 12 missing and destroyed thousands of homes, authorities said Sunday, as areas along …

China bus falls off expressway after tire bursts, killing 26

An overnight sleeper bus in northern China fell off an expressway into a ditch after a tire burst, killing 26 people, officials said.

Chinese supercomputer tops list of world’s fastest computers

A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world’s fastest computers again this year, and for the first time the winning system uses Chinese-designed processors instead of U.S. technology.

Wal-Mart partners with China’s No. 2 e-commerce site

Wal-Mart is partnering with China’s No. 2 e-commerce site as the world’s largest retailer seeks dominance in the extraordinarily lucrative, but increasingly competitive online marketplace.

Patent dispute could block Apple’s iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

Apple is embroiled in a patent dispute in China that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator’s recent ruling.

Hong Kong bookseller recounts detention in mainland China

One of the five Hong Kong booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern said Thursday he spent months confined in a room under constant surveillance by mainland Chinese authorities, who interrogated …

MSCI delays adding Chinese stocks to emerging markets index

Global stock benchmark provider MSCI says it is delaying including stocks listed in mainland China in its widely followed Emerging Markets Index, saying investors want China to take further steps …

100 years ago in Spokane: Local tailor kidnapped, held for ransom on Chinese island

From our archives, 100 years ago Thomas Wing, a Spokane tailor, left Spokane more than a year ago to be married in China, his native land.

China pledges to cut steel glut, avoid race to devalue yuan

China promised to rein in production of steel that is flooding global markets and work with Washington to enforce North Korea nuclear sanctions, as high-level talks between the superpowers ended …

Vandals new and old ready for trip to China

Chris Sarbaugh planned on being halfway around the world by now. Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Italy – he had the European works of travel planned as a post-graduation present to himself. …

As in U.S., Trump draws strong reactions in China

China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, …

Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

Indonesia’s navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.

On Vietnam human rights, Obama finds a work in progress

For all the lusty cheers and warm welcomes that Obama has gotten during his time in Vietnam, the transformation clearly is still very much a work in progress.

Spokane can balance rail traffic, safety and jobs

The terminals would