China coverage from Reuters.

Environment11 minutes ago

China has ordered local governments to "ease the burden" on renewable power generators by strengthening guaranteed purchase agreements and giving them priority access to new grid capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Thursday.

Technology News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Baidu's company logo is seen at its headquarters in Beijing December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc's quarterly profit topped analysts' forecasts, led by growth in its online advertising business.

Big Story 104 hours ago

Chinese demand for U.S. soybeans has slowed significantly in the past couple of weeks, worrying some market participants that this is a hint of things to come amid the ongoing trade friction between the two countries.

Deals7 hours ago

German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier leaves after delivering a statement regarding the Trump Administration's steel and aluminium tariffs, outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The German government could lower the threshold at which it can intervene in response to foreign investments in companies, the economy minister said on Thursday, amid growing concern that China and other rivals are gaining access to key technologies.

Business News8 hours ago

Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, speaks with another attendee as U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday he hoped upcoming trade talks with China would yield progress but that resolving U.S. complaints would be "a long process."

The logo of China Eastern Airlines is shown on a panel at a check-in counter at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Air China <601111.SS> <0753.HK> reported a higher quarterly net profit on Thursday, which it said was helped by a strengthening yuan and improved passenger and cargo volumes.

Business News10 hours ago

People wait for movie screening at an IMAX theatre inside the Wanda Plaza in Xinxiang, Henan province, China March 23, 2018. Picture taken March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stella Qiu

The bright lights of Beijing or Shanghai have never held much allure for Wu Tongxu, a 24-year-old civil servant earning a modest salary in the nondescript city of Xinxiang in China's central Henan province.

Business News11 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao listens to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, China, April 26, 2018. Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS

China is open to negotiating with the United States on trade and both countries should manage their conflicts through dialogue, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by state media on Thursday.

Business News11 hours ago

The headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The European Union's new rules against countries dumping cheap goods on its market got a rough ride at a World Trade Organization meeting, where China, Russia and Saudi Arabia led a chorus of disapproval, a trade official said on Thursday.

Business News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at a production line in the clean room of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) in Shanghai February 25, 2008. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

China's state-backed semiconductor fund is near to closing a 120 billion yuan ($18.98 billion)investment round for a second fund to support the domestic chip sector and help cut reliance on imports amid a bruising trade standoff with the United States.

China Life Insurance Co <601628.SS> <2628.HK>, the country's second-biggest insurer by market value, reported a 120 percent rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by accounting moves.

FILE PHOTO - Logos of China Construction Bank are seen at a branch in Beijing, China, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) <0939.HK><601939.SS>, the country's second-biggest lender by assets, on Thursday reported 5.4 percent profit growth for the first quarter.

Business News12 hours ago

A woman attends the opening event of Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land, the seventh themed land at Shanghai Disneyland, in Shanghai, China April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

Shanghai Disneyland should be viewed as a local company in China, Walt Disney <DIS.N> said on Thursday, shrugging off concerns that U.S.-China trade tensions could affect visitor numbers or import costs for the $5.5 billion theme park.

Business News12 hours ago

A vessel carrying 70,223 tonnes of sorghum from the United States to Asia switched its destination on Thursday, data showed, becoming the latest diverted cargo in a trade flow roiled by China's move to impose hefty deposits on U.S. shipments of the grain.

World News13 hours ago

China confirmed on Thursday that it had put into a service a new missile that Chinese media has dubbed the "Guam killer" for its ability to hit the U.S. Pacific Ocean base with a conventional or nuclear weapon.

Commodities14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese worker inspects facilities at Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Co. Ltd in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China February 19, 2004. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV CC/File Photo

Some of China's top refineries will shut in May and June for maintenance, cutting nationwide throughput by some 10 percent and dampening oil demand in the world's largest crude importer after record run levels in March, according to a Reuters survey.

World News15 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool/File Photo

The leaders of India and China are set to make their boldest attempt yet at rapprochement in talks this week just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war.

Business News15 hours ago

The Huawei logo is seen at a forum in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China April 25, 2018. Picture taken April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

China opposes the use of a country's domestic laws to control others, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, when asked if Chinese tech company Huawei had violated U.S. sanctions related to Iran.

Technology News16 hours ago

A U.S. ban on exports to China's ZTE over alleged Iran sanctions violations could play to the long-term advantage of rival network equipment supplier Nokia, the Finnish company's chief executive said on Thursday.

Business News17 hours ago

A worker cuts metal at a scrap metal stall at a recycling yard at the edge of Beijing, China, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "BEIJING RECYCLING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

Scrap metal regeneration companies in China are likely to come under "huge pressure" after the country moved to ban imports of more types of solid waste, the head of a Chinese metal recycling body said on Thursday.

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