China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two U.S. spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft entering its new air defense zone over the East China Sea.» Read More
BEIJING-- China says it is fully capable of enforcing its newly declared maritime air defense zone that has drawn strong denunciations from the U.S., Japan and other nations. Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says Beijing has unwavering determination to ensure its demands are met.
SHANGHAI, Dec 4- The People's Bank of China set a record-high yuan midpoint in the run-up to a state visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the rise had negligible impact on trading.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees overseeing national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over a recent network supply deal between China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Washington ally South Korea.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees that oversee national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over news reports that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has been chosen to build a nationwide wireless network in South Korea.
Vice President Joe Biden urged Japan and China to lower tensions that have spiked since Beijing announced an air defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, while repeating that Washington was worried by the move.
NEW YORK/ TOKYO, Dec 1- U.S. airlines United, American and Delta, have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when traveling through an air defense zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, following U.S. government advice. He will travel to Japan, China, and South Korea and try to ease tensions, senior American officials said.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 30- U.S. airlines United, American and Delta, have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when traveling through an air defense zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, following U.S. government advice.
WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Nov 30- The United States advised its commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defence zone that Beijing established a week ago over the East China Sea, ratcheting up regional tensions.
NEW YORK, Nov 29- A week packed with data awaits investors eager for fresh clues on when the Federal Reserve will start to trim its stimulus program, as traditionally bullish December kicks off with the S&P 500 poised to mark its best year since 1998..
*China, Japan at odds over islands, other issues. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two U.S. spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defence zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
HONG KONG/ TOKYO, Nov 29- China's new air defence zone, stretching far into East Asia's international skies, is an historic challenge to the United States, which has dominated the region for decades.
BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defence zone over the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
The move raises the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea over the zone. Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan.
The People's Bank of China fixed the daily yuan midpoint fixing marginally weaker at 6.1343 per dollar. However, Biden's trip to Beijing next week may see the Chinese authorities allow the yuan to trade out of its narrow range, in a nod to U.S. complaints that an undervalued yuan gives China an unfair advantage in global trade.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The United States said on Wednesday it had advised U.S. airlines to take necessary steps to operate safely over the East China Sea as tensions between ally Japan and China increase over new airspace defense zone rules imposed by Beijing.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.
*China says monitored flight of the B-52s. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move, experts said.
*No response from China to B-52 bomber flights over new zone. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The flight did not prompt a response from China, the Pentagon said, and the White House urged Beijing to resolve its dispute with Japan over the islands diplomatically, without resorting to "threats or inflammatory language".
GENEVA, Nov 25- Saturday night had turned into Sunday morning and four days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme had already gone so far over schedule that the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel had been given over to another event.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- Atlanta's mayor said Thursday he expects that Congress before the year ends will clear a bureaucratic hurdle to deepening the Savannah harbor, though he cautioned that Georgia officials are watching closely to make sure lawmakers don't try to eliminate the project from a massive water projects bill.