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China Plans 30,000-km High Speed Rail Network by 2020

China Plans 30,000-km High Speed Rail Network by 2020

BEIJING —  The Chinese government plans to expand the country’s high-speed rail network to 30,000 kilometers (18,600 miles) by 2020, part of public infrastructure spending aimed…

Taiwan Watchful as Chinese Ships, Planes Edge Near Territorial Space

Taiwan Watchful as Chinese Ships, Planes Edge Near Territorial Space

TAIPEI —  Since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May, the government in Taipei has documented four incursions into what it considers its territorial waters. Two of the most…

Beijing Warns Against Taiwan Ties as Singapore Tries to Free Troop Carriers in Hong Kong

Beijing Warns Against Taiwan Ties as Singapore Tries to Free Troop Carriers in Hong Kong

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE —  Beijing on Friday warned countries against maintaining military ties with Taiwan, after Singaporean armored troop carriers were seized en route from the island that Beijing regards as…

China Produces More Billionaires as Economy Slows

China Produces More Billionaires as Economy Slows

BEIJING —  China’s rich are defying the country’s economic slowdown, growing their personal wealth at an astonishing pace and moving money abroad. Capital flight has continued, despite…

At Least 13 Dead, 20 Missing in Chinese Mine Explosion

At Least 13 Dead, 20 Missing in Chinese Mine Explosion

At least 13 people are dead and another 20 are missing after an explosion at a coal mine in China’s Chongqing region. The explosion at the privately-owned…