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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

May. 12, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates between 2017 and 2019 of any territory in recent history, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank. The report from the Australian Strategy...

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

May. 12, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most...

AP source: Biden to tap Rahm Emanuel for ambassador to Japan

May. 11, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Japan, according to a person familiar with the president's decision. The person, who was not authorized to comment publicly about the...

Meituan's stock price plunges after CEO posts Chinese poem

May. 11, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares in Meituan, China’s largest food delivery platform, have tumbled after its CEO posted —and then deleted — an ancient poem in a move widely seen as possible criticism of the Chinese government. Authorities are investigating the company over...

China adds few babies, loses workers as its 1.4B people age

May. 11, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed Tuesday, complicating Chinese leaders' efforts to create a more prosperous and influential nation. The total population rose to 1.411...

2 on trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

May. 10, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday in a case that illustrates the Chinese government's growing online censorship and heightened sensitivity to any deviation from the official narrative on its...

Chinese university plan causes security concerns in Hungary

May. 02, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Piles of garbage, discarded debris and abandoned buildings are scattered across a post-industrial area on the left bank of the Danube River, just south of the grandiose downtown of Hungary's capital, Budapest. The area has been unused for...

China's Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi

Apr. 30, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday offered additional assistance to India in battling the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions along their disputed border. State media reported that Xi told Prime...

China launches main part of its 1st permanent space station

Apr. 29, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday launched the main module of its first permanent space station that will host astronauts long term, the latest success for a program that has realized a number of its growing ambitions in recent years. The Tianhe, or “Heavenly...

China says coal will play less-dominant energy role

Apr. 27, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China, the world's biggest coal user, said Tuesday the fossil fuel will play a less dominant role in its energy mix and that, despite plans to build new coal-fired power plants, the country won't use it on a wide scale. The comments by Li Gao, the...