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    China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime powerBEIJING (Reuters) - China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region. Many of China's neighbors, including Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, have expressed concern at China's military build-up and increasingly ...

    China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate saleBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the Taiwan issue was one of China's core interests and remained the most important and most sensitive issue in Sino-U.S. ties ...

    China’s growing power over South AfricaChina became Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009, surpassing the US.

    China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticalsCHICAGO (AP) — China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.

    China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soybean varietyChina has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, the company said on Friday, raising expectations that approval notices will ...

    China's top judge urges swift, severe sentences in XinjiangBEIJING (Reuters) - China must crack down "harshly and quickly" on cases involving terror attacks, national security and social stability in its restive region of Xinjiang, the country's top judge said, in comments likely to further worry rights groups and exiles. Resource-rich Xinjiang is strategically located on the borders of Central Asia, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and China has shown ...

    China total GDP revised up 3.4% in 2013, govt data showsChina's gross domestic product (GDP) turned out to be 3.4 percent larger last year than originally announced, the government said on Friday after a national survey -- a revision equal to about the size of Malaysia's economy. The world's second biggest economy was valued at 58.80 trillion yuan ($9.5 trillion currently) in 2013, the National Bureau of statistics (NBS) said in a statement, quoting ...

    China approves delayed GMO imports as U.S. ties warmChina has approved the import of a genetically modified corn strain it blocked last year, causing market turmoil, and has given clearance to biotech soybeans that had been waiting years for clearance, ...

    China GMO Corn Approval Seen Spurring Recovery in U.S. ImportsChina’s decision to lift an import ban on some genetically modified crops triggered an immediate jump in purchases of U.S. corn-based feedstock and may spur a recovery in corn shipments by the world’s second-biggest consumer.

    China is stabilizing, not slowingChina's economy stabilized in the Q4 as the services sector and manufacturing sector strengthened, according to the CBB.

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