By Ben Blanchard

U.N. rights envoy says Chinese authorities interfered with his work

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A United Nations-appointed human rights envoy said on Tuesday that the Chinese government interfered with his work during a visit to China by blocking access to individuals whom he had hoped to meet. Philip...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 5:56 PM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi assures China of solution to stalled dam

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told China's premier on Thursday that her new government is willing to look for a resolution that suits both countries to a suspended Chinese-funded hydropower...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:30 PM

China calls for British nuclear project to proceed

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain's new government said it would...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:33 AM

China calls for British nuclear project to proceed

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain's new government said it would...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:33 AM

China calls for British nuclear project to proceed

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain's new government said it would...

Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:15 PM

China calls for British nuclear project to proceed

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain's new government said it would...

Monday, August 1, 2016, 12:07 PM

China jails former top military officer for life in graft case

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, stripping him of his title of general and seizing his assets, the latest prosecution in President Xi Jinping's drive against...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:17 AM

China's Premier says world should step up economic policy coordination

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called on world leaders to step up macroeconomic policy coordination, after meeting the heads of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other senior global...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:54 PM

Freedom of navigation patrols may end 'in disaster': Chinese admiral

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, a warning to the United States after last week's ruling against...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 2:15 AM

For Chinese officials, Trump perhaps better the devil they don't know

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked outrage in Beijing when she pushed the South China Sea to the top of the regional and U.S. security agendas. Now as an international court...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:03 PM

For Chinese officials, Trump perhaps better the devil they don't know

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked outrage in Beijing when she pushed the South China Sea to the top of the regional and U.S. security agendas. Now as an international court...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:03 PM

For China, Trump perhaps better the devil they don't know

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked outrage in Beijing when she pushed the South China Sea to the top of the regional and U.S. security agendas. Now as an international court...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:02 PM

For China, Trump perhaps better the devil they don't know

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked outrage in Beijing when she pushed the South China Sea to the top of the regional and U.S. security agendas. Now as an international court...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:02 PM

Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The South China Sea is not on the agenda and should not be discussed at a major summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia at the end of the week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday. The Asia-...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:02 AM

China celebrates Communist Party's 95th birthday, Xi warns on graft, security

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Friday that the biggest threat to the ruling Communist Party is corruption, as he used the party's 95th birthday to also warn against any threats to China's security and...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:13 AM

China media snidely criticize Brexit vote, but upbeat on UK ties

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Saturday offered snide criticism of the negative consequences of democracy after Britain voted to leave the European Union, but vowed to stand by the "golden age" of Sino-British ties....

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:03 AM