Technology

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

Nov 19, 2017

A fire at a 2-story building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others.

North Korea, trade deficit on agenda of Trump's China visit

Nov 7, 2017

President Donald Trump's agenda in Beijing is expected to be led by the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

Oct 20, 2017

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Oct 19, 2017

Apple vows to investigate underpayment of bonuses at iPhone supplier in China after worker protests

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

Oct 19, 2017

Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

Oct 18, 2017

Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress

China's Xi calls for more technology development

Oct 18, 2017

President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area fraught with complaints Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries

Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

Oct 17, 2017

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model, stepping up competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla

China to allow some drugs based on foreign approvals

Oct 9, 2017

China's government says it will allow use of some drugs and medical devices based on approval by foreign regulators in a move that could help ease access to its health care market

China sets target for electric car quota but delays rollout

Sep 29, 2017

China has raised its first-year target for a quota system that will require all automakers to contribute to electric car development but delayed its rollout to 2019

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