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Bridge to nowhere shows China’s failed efforts to engage North Korea: 17 images

DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Towering above the murky waters, the New Yalu River Bridge was supposed to symbolise a new era in relations between China and North Korea, helping bring investment to landmark free trade zones jointly run with the impoverished and isolated state. Costing 2.2 billion yuan ($330 million)...

South Korea says North’s nuclear capability ‘speeding up’, call for action – 28 images

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister said on Saturday that North Korea's nuclear capability is expanding fast, echoing alarm around the world over the isolated state's fifth nuclear test carried out in defiance of U.N. sanctions. North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it...

The 10 most polluted cities in China

The most polluted cities in China: Various forms of pollution have increased as China has industrialized, which has caused widespread environmental and health problems. Nearly 90 percent of Chinese big cities failed to meet minimum air quality standards in 2014. The government said that only 8 of the 74...

China’s online chatter muted ahead of Apple iPhone 7 launch

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Judging by the volume of online chatter, there's a lot less buzz in China ahead of this week's expected launch of the new Apple iPhone, and people on the street say they're more likely to "wait and see" what the latest device offers than rush out...

Beijing warns Hong Kong radicals over calls for independence

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong's first major election since pro-democracy protests in 2014, prompting a robust warning from China that any independence would damage the city's security and prosperity. In comments carried by the official Xinhua news agency, China's Hong Kong and...

Row on tarmac an awkward G20 start for U.S., China

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - A Chinese official confronted U.S. President Barack Obama's national security adviser on the tarmac on Saturday prompting the Secret Service to intervene, an unusual altercation as China implements strict controls ahead of a big summit.The stakes are high for China to pull off a trouble-free...

Primavera Capital and Alibaba are going to buy significant stake of Yum (KFC and PizzaHut)

KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands Inc said Chinese investment firm Primavera Capital and an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will buy a stake in Yum China for $460 million (345.65 million pounds) as Yum prepares to spin off the business. The deal gives Primavera, a powerful China-focused...

China pressures Hong Kong to squash independence calls ahead of poll

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China pressured the Hong Kong government to disqualify six candidates who advocated independence from a crucial citywide election, as part of a campaign to bolster its interests and win seats for its allies, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.Reuters was not able to...

Wynn opens Macau’s most expensive casino

The odds don't look good for Steve Wynn, opening Macau's most expensive casino this week even as gambling revenues continue to sink.Reuters Eve Johnson looks at why the casino tycoon is taking the risk.It's Macau splashiest casino yet. Steve Wynn's lavish new pleasure palace opening this week in...

Big Chinese cities could see renewed home price spikes as housing glut eases

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's biggest cities could see a further spike in home prices after inventories of unsold homes fell sharply in July, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday, citing an industry report. An acceleration in price rises would reverse a cooling trend seen in national data in...