Poisoned syringes fired at pet dogs for China meat trade

Poisoned syringes fired at pet dogs for China meat trade

Poisoned syringes that could be fired at dogs on the street to kill them instantly were sold by a gang in China, allowing pets to be snatched and sold for the dinner table. Police in the eastern province of Anhui arrested eight gang members.
Chinese choose Living Buddhas to curb Dalai Lama influence

Chinese choose ‘Living Buddhas’ to curb Dalai Lama influence

In the 10 years since the Chinese government stepped into the business of choosing Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism, the state administration for religious affairs (SARA) has approved and provided training to 60 ‘Living Buddhas’.
China, South Korea leaders to discuss North Korea nukes

China, South Korea leaders to discuss North Korea nukes

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on amid mixed US signals about potential talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. China sees the deployment as a threat to its own security.
China summons Australian envoy over political meddling allegations

China summons Australian envoy over political meddling allegations

Relations between Australia and China became strained in recent weeks after Canberra said it would ban foreign political donations as part of a crackdown aimed at preventing external influence in domestic politics, sharpening the focus on China's soft power.
China fumes over potential US navy visits to Taiwan

China fumes over potential US navy visits to Taiwan

China said it lodged an official protest with the United States after President Donald Trump signed a defence budget that opens the possibility for US warships to visit self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday.
China says stalled projects with South Korea to resume, hails springtime in ties

China says stalled projects with South Korea to resume, hails ‘springtime’ in ties

China's stalled projects with South Korea will resume as ties between the two nations thaw, South Korea's presidential office spokesman on Friday quoted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as saying.
While focus is on North Korea, Beijing continues South China Sea buildup

While focus is on North Korea, Beijing continues South China Sea buildup

New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructure covering 72 acres (28 hectares) in the Spratly and Paracel islands during 2017 to equip its larger outposts to be air and naval bases.
Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China

Sri Lanka today formally handed over the southern sea port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. The island country owed China $8 billion. With this agreement the country has started to pay back the loans.
Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China

Sri Lanka today formally handed over the southern sea port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. The island country owed China $8 billion. With this agreement the country has started to pay back the loans.
CPEC funds halted: China wants Pakistan army to take over projects?

CPEC funds halted: China wants Pakistan army to take over projects?

Beijing's "new guidelines" overseeing the release of funds to Pakistan as part of its ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may stipulate greater involvement of the Pakistan Army in the multi-billion dollar project, a report by a global think-tank suggests.