First Chinese 'taikonaut' returns to Earth

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- China's first astronaut returned to Earth Wednesday evening, after completing 14 orbits around the planet and entering the world's history books.

Japan, China and S. Korea sign agreement

TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Japan, China and South Korea have reportedly signed an historic agreement, pledging to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff through diplomacy.

China to Taiwan: Don't seek independence

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has warned Taiwan against seeking independence from China, saying peaceful reunification is his government's preferred solution.

China learns a lot from SARS fight

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on the eve of National Day China has fought a bitter battle and learned a lot from the nationwide fight against SARS.

Russia postpones China oil pipeline

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announced Wednesday a $2.5 billion oil-pipeline deal with China has been postponed, a radio report said.

China, Japan agree on nuke issue

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Japanese and Chinese officials meeting in Beijing Sunday agreed to continue efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Blair asks China to stem illegal workers

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair asked the Chinese government Friday for help in stopping the flow of illegal workers.

U.K.'s Prime Minister greeted in Beijing

BEIJING, July 20 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, arriving in Beijing Sunday night, began a three-visit that will be a mix of formal meetings and informal touring.

China's Hu presses Hong Kong on law

BEIJING, July 19 (UPI) -- China's president Saturday expressed confidence in Hong Kong's beleaguered chief executive and said he believes a controversial anti-subversion law will be acce

Asian Stocks-The Week That Was

SINGAPORE, July 18 (UPI) -- Asian investors reacted positively to comments this week by Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan's that the United States could be set for "a period of extended growth," with regional Asian markets first resisting well the fall in U.S. equities.

China, Hong Kong sign free trade accord

HONG KONG, June 29 (UPI) -- China and Hong Kong signed a landmark trade agreement Sunday to boost the territory's ailing economy. The accord will lift mainland import tariffs on products from Hong Kong and give the territory's service industry greater access to China's growing busin

India recognizes Tibet as part of China

BEIJING, June 24 (UPI) -- India has formally recognized Tibet is part of China and is establishing trade avenues, a report said Tuesday.

Analysis: SARS' threat to China's economy

SHANGHAI, May 13 (UPI) -- Anyone wondering about the impact of the deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome on China's economy need only ask Jiang Li, a tour guide for one of the city's many travel agencies.
CHRISTIAN M. WADE, UPI Business Correspondent

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of two wrap-ups for April 18.

New policies needed for global epidemics

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, has spotlighted the inadequacies of the international system for tracking emerging diseases,
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

UPI Farming Today

The UPI Farm Show for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10
By United Press International

Year Ahead: Russia, China and the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Russia, as America's old rival for global power, and China as the most likely challenger to American dominance in the future, each begin the new year in unusual
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