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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

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China rejects U.S. claim of unsafe aerial intercept

Adds US State Department comment. Edits 4th paragraph to fix typo. For global distribution. BEIJING (AP) – China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when …


China ignores 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution’s start

During China’s decadelong Cultural Revolution, from 1966 to 1976, an estimated 1.7 million people died amid a frenzy of ideologically driven violence. Yet on Monday, China marked the 50th anniversary …


Why Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, China’s version of Uber

BEIJING – With sales of iPhones slowing in mainland China and Apple running into trouble with regulators there, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company may see its $1 billion investment in ride-hailing …


China’s Xiamen Airlines will launch Seattle-Shenzhen flights

China’s Xiamen Airlines will begin direct flights between Seattle and Shenzhen, China, starting in September.


U.S. patrols in South China Sea justify defensive deployments, China says

Upping the ante in the feud over who is responsible for rising tensions in the South China Sea, China on Wednesday said repeated U.S. Navy patrols in the area are …


About 30 builders buried in landslide in southeast China

A landslide in southeast China on Sunday buried about 30 workers at the construction site of a hydropower project, an official said.


Weak U.S. hiring report sends stocks lower

U.S. and global stock indexes moved lower a second day Wednesday following a dismal report on job creation that gave investors concern over the state of the economy. The data …


U.S. trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.


Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.


Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

The foreign ministers of Russia and China on Friday expressed their joint opposition to the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea and said non-claimants should not take …


Carl Icahn dumps all of his Apple stock

Billionaire business magnate Carl Icahn, whose investment decisions can influence the stock market, said Thursday that he dumped what was left of his nearly 1 percent stake in Apple Inc. …


China: Can’t sue Cabinet-level agency over Chinese drywall

China’s Ministry of Justice has sent back a lawsuit in which thousands of U.S. homeowners say a Cabinet-level agency should pay for damage to their homes from defective drywall made …


Engineer accused of illegally helping China build reactors

A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there.


U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, …


Las Vegas Sands antes $9M to settle corruption case with SEC

Las Vegas Sands is paying a $9 million fine to settle a regulatory investigation that painted an unflattering picture of the casino owner’s expansion into a gambling mecca in China.


AP Investigation: China launders cash of foreign criminals

Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China.


McDonald’s adding 1,500 outlets in China, South Korea, Hong Kong

McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaround.


Chinese returns part of Bangladesh funds stolen by hackers

A Chinese casino junket operator says he has returned $4.63 million of the $81 million that hackers stole from the Bangladesh central bank’s account in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank …