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Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

A scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by Chinese government bodies and by his own university.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Buenos Aires later this week to confront perhaps the greatest threat to the weakening global economy – each other.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies – twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new …


How to travel the new, $800 billion Silk Road

The series of once-legendary pathways connecting cities, from Kashgar to Paro to Constantinople, which originated at the dawn of the common era and collapsed with the fall of the Mongol …


4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all …


Disney-Fox deal gets China’s approval

Walt Disney Co. said it has received unconditional approval from Chinese regulators for its blockbuster deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc., clearing another key hurdle …


David Ignatius: America’s overt payback for China’s covert espionage

While the bombastic U.S.-China “trade war” has been getting the headlines, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have been waging a quieter battle to combat Chinese theft of trade secrets from …


Trudy Rubin: China’s future weapon vs. America: Its growing middle class

Whatever the outcome of the U.S.-China trade war, China’s urban middle class is set to become a major driver of the global economy. And a major force in the wider …


China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Moses Lake’s high-tech plant is collateral damage in U.S.-China trade war

REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. shoppers may pay a high price for America’s reliance on China’s products

U.S. companies are scrambling to line up factories and suppliers outside of China as the trade war hikes the cost of importing everything from furniture to toilet paper. But for …


China denies spying on Trump’s phone, suggests he use Huawei

Taking a page from the U.S. president’s own playbook, China on Thursday denounced a U.S. newspaper report that it is listening to Donald Trump’s phone calls as “fake news,” and …


Knife-wielding woman hurts 14 children in China kindergarten

A knife-wielding assailant injured 14 children at a kindergarten in the western Chinese city of Chongqing on Friday morning, police reported.


Retired U.S. general says war with China likely in 15 years

The former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe warned Wednesday that it’s very likely the United States will be at war with China in 15 years.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Bangkok’s ‘Doctor Love’ wants to help Chinese couples make babies

From a luxury spa in central Bangkok, Wei Siang Yu hopes to lure Thailand’s latest tourist target: couples needing a bit of extra magic to make babies.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside U.S.

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government.


Interpol president who vanished in China has resigned

Interpol announced Sunday that it had accepted the resignation of its president, Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in China in late September. The international police organization’s statement came shortly after China …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency’s missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

The president of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he traveled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official …


China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million but would spare her from criminal prosecution, state media …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

China’s manufacturing weakens amid U.S. tariff battle

China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.


US seeks to keep North Korea sanctions; Russia, China object

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the world stands at the “dawn of a new day” in relations with North Korea but that international sanctions must remain in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade …


US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena

A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.


U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over …


Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson propel U.S. to 100-88 win over China

Breanna Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A’ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated …


FedEx downplays US-China trade spat’s impact on its business

Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little …