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    China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: reportWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations ...

    China's defense minister calls for improved crisis managementBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense minister called on Friday for better regional crisis management, saying that his country's armed forces wanted peace but would never forget bitter lessons of the past. The expansion of China's military, increasingly projecting power into Asia-Pacific waters, has raised the hackles of some of its neighbors, which have competing territorial ...

    China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdownBEIJING (AP) China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

    China Climate Pledge Needs 1,000 Nuclear Plant EffortChina, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 wind turbines or 50,000 solar farms as it takes up the fight against climate change . Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

    China cuts interest rates to spur growth, ease debt pressureBEIJING (Reuters) - China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads toward its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century, saddled under a mountain of debt.

    China lifts ban on Facebook for select fewChina is hosting the "World Internet Conference" but its citizens aren't able to access huge swaths of the world wide web.

    China party paper backs charges against journalistBEIJING (AP) A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday endorsed charges of leaking state secrets against a veteran journalist that critics say amount to political persecution.

    China policies fuel tensions with US: commissionChina's souring foreign investment climate, "unfair" trade practices and inceased military spending heightened tensions between the United States and Beijing in 2014, a US commission said Thursday. Security ties between the two world powers deteriorated this year amid increased territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Reports by the commission of former lawmakers, former officials, and other ...

    China cut pegs growth floor at 7 percent: RoachChina has revealed its floor for economic growth is 7 percent after unexpectedly cutting interest rates for the first time in two years, Stephen Roach says.

    CHINESE LAND GRAB Report: China building airstrip-capable islandChina appears to be flexing its considerable military muscle, building a massive island that could host an airstrip in an area of the South China Sea that has become a source of regional tension over disputed territorial claims.

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