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China rises at Frankfurt car show

Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe the chance to step into the limelight was not to be missed.

Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans

Branches of China's biggest banks have suspended financial transactions for North Koreans, employees told AFP, suggesting that Beijing has pursued stronger measures against its nuclear-armed ally than previously thought.

US revises draft UN sanctions proposal on North Korea: diplomats

The United States released a revised draft for new sanctions against North Korea on Sunday, diplomats said, making concessions to Russia and China as it seeks to convince the UN Security Council to punish Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

China cash curbs to hit European clubs

China's crackdown on overseas investments is expected to herald a slowdown in splurging on European clubs and impact teams where it hurts fans the most -- on the pitch.

Pet-friendly China acupuncturist gets tails wagging again

Looking like a furry brown pincushion, eight-month-old French bulldog "Dan Jiao" whimpers nervously as he waits for the end of a Chinese acupuncture session aimed at curing partial paralysis caused by a puppyhood injury.

US Navy collisions a propaganda windfall for China

A spate of deadly collisions involving US Navy warships in Asian waters has provided a propaganda windfall to rivals like China and given already rattled regional allies further reason to fret, analysts say.

China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and «unauthorised» military technology.

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities following her husband's funeral.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using «so-called democracy» to conduct «illegal violent activities».

Chinese fans tell «Homesick Boy» Tevez to stay away

Chinese football fans and media are urging underperforming Carlos Tevez not to return from a trip to Argentina, nicknaming him «Very Homesick Boy» as speculation swirls that he wants out of China.

Fiat Chrysler an enticing takeover target for China

Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be an alluring takeover target for a Chinese company, instantly putting it at the top rung of the US auto industry, analysts say.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed 

Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement rallies were jailed Thursday for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, dealing a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform.

Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded.

Dark days for China's democracy dream

The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat.

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