• China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

    The Ministry of Commerce complained U.S. regulators discriminated against Chinese suppliers by using incorrect standards for deciding what production cost and market prices should have been.

  • Taiwan elects 1st female president, rejects pro-China party

    Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Saturday, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and rejecting the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight years.

  • US $1.83 billion arms sales for Taiwan draws China’s ire

    “China resolutely opposes the sale of weapons to Taiwan by the U.S.,” Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said in a meeting with Washington’s second-highest ranking diplomat in Beijing.

  • D.C. mayor supports decision to shut down controversial PAC

    WASHINGTON — D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser says the recently-disbanded political action committee formed by her supporters, that District’s attorney general had called “pay-for-play politics,” had become a distraction. FreshPAC had raised hundreds of thousands of…

  • Can Under Armour win the world?

    Sissi Cao, Correspondent  COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Few people in China are familiar with Under Armour or its signature product — high-performance compression shirts worn by American football players. But in NBA-crazy countries such as China,…

  • China seizes alcohol spiked with Viagra

    WASHINGTON — Investigators in China seized 5,300 bottles of alcohol laced with Viagra. Now  two distillers — Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant — are being investigated by Chines police for putting the impotence treatment drug into…

  • Down the drain: Girl walking and texting gets stuck

    WASHINGTON — A Chinese teenager got a valuable — and embarrassing — lesson about distracted walking when her entire leg got lodged in a drain while texting. The girl’s leg slipped through the metal grill…

  • Barack Obama state china sports Hawaii blue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The official state china of President Barack Obama’s administration is a modern-inspired service trimmed in a blue that recalls the waters of his native state of Hawaii, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo…

  • National Zoo Instagrams international travels of frozen Giant Panda semen

    In an annual tradition, the National Zoo has found a fascinating (and slightly revolting) way to hype the ‘panda pregnancy watch.’ And yes, it involves selfies.

  • U.Va. to broadcast U.S-China town hall event

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will participate in the broadcast of a town hall meeting on U.S.-China relations next week featuring former President Jimmy Carter. The Daily Progress ( reports the university’s…

  • Flight returns to DC area over alleged kidnapping

    United Airlines flight bound for China has returned to Washington Dulles International Airport for a child custody investigation.

  • River in eastern China turns bloody red

    Officials don\’t know the exact cause, but illegal dumping is suspected.

  • Pink parking space raise eyebrows

    A Chinese shopping mall is offering parking spaces strictly for women. They\’re pink.

  • Richmond Ballet members visiting China

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the Richmond Ballet are participating in an event to promote cultural understanding between America and China. Officials say the organization’s artistic director and managing director are attending the forum…

  • Va. gov to travel to China, UK on trade mission

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is leaving on his first international trade mission. McAuliffe leaves Wednesday for a week-long trip to China and the United Kingdom where he will try and drum…