• House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

    BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday.

    Updated: 7:15 pm

  • Strong earthquake jolts southwest China; no word on damage

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken China’s Tibet region but there’s no immediate word on damage or casualties.

  • Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

    BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

  • China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem.

  • ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.

  • Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players released from detention in China will thank him.

  • Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

    Zimbabwe’s army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military’s supporters have called it a “bloodless correction.” It wasn’t clear exactly where the 93-year-old Mugabe and his wife were, but army Major Gen. Sibusiso Moyo said they were being held by the military.

  • Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won’t be easy

    TOKYO (AP) — With all the verbal barbs flying between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump these days, China’s decision to send its most senior official to North Korea in more than two years could be a welcome opportunity to defuse the growing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

  • China: Zimbabwe army chief visit ‘normal military exchange’

    BEIJING (AP) — A visit to Beijing last week by Zimbabwean army commander Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, who appears to have taken control of the country, was a “normal military exchange,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

  • China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

    BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.