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China 'uses channels' to warn North Korea against nuclear test: sources | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has used diplomatic channels to warn North Korea against conducting a fourth nuclear test, multiple China-based diplomatic sources told Reuters, after the reclusive state renewed its threat of “counter-measures” against perceived U.S. hostility.<p>North Korea, which regularly …

Philippines' Aquino says China violates informal code on sea | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino accused China on Monday of violating a 12-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with land reclamation work in a disputed shoal.<p>President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines arrives at Naypyitaw international airport to attend …

U.S. launches anti-dumping probe against China container makers | Reuters

HONG KONG, May 19 (Reuters) - Chinese container makers Singamas Container Holdings Ltd and China International Marine Containers (Group) Co Ltd (CIMC) said U.S. authorities were investigating them for anti-dumping practices.<p>The probes are in response to a petition alleging the companies’ 53-foot …

China to Levy Unlimited Fines Against Major Polluters

The Chinese legislature has voted in favor of changes to its environmental policies for the first time in 25 years. The new law gives government the …

Xi Jinping

GSK dodged millions in China drug tax scam - state media | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese state-run newspaper has accused British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc of evading at least 100 million yuan (9.53 million pounds) in taxes, adding to pressure on the firm which is already struggling with graft charges against executives.<p>A Chinese employee walks into a …

Ottawa opens four trade offices in China

The federal government is opening up four new trade offices in China, dedicated to serving the needs of small and medium-sized companies looking to expand their exports to Asia.<p>The new offices will bring the total of Canadian missions in China to 15, adding to a tally that includes the embassy in …

Canada

Five Myths About China (That I’m Sorry I Helped Spread)

On a single day this spring – April 30, though it could be any – readers scanning the news on China had reason to be baffled: They learned that China is poised to vault past the United States on a measure of economic dominance, five years sooner than expected (unless it isn’t). They also learned …

How an oil rig sparked anti-China riots in Vietnam

When China's state-owned oil company dispatched an oil rig to a contested area of the South China Sea it flicked a match on a long-smoldering dispute with its communist neighbor Vietnam.<p>Analysts say Beijing must have known the move would elicit some reaction, but it clearly didn't predict having to …

Is China Following in Japan's Footsteps?

This honors thesis addresses a significant puzzle in comparative political economy: to what extent is there an East Asian developmental model of economic growth, and is China following in Japan's economic footsteps? The use of in-depth case studies of Japan and China will answer this question, as …

Sphinx replica built in China

Full-size version of the Great Sphinx of Giza appears in a village in Hebei Province, China<p>A full-size version of the Great Sphinx of Giza has appeared in a village in Hebei Province, <b>China</b>.<p>It stands at a staggering 20 metres high and 60 metres long.<p>Unlike the real thing, which is built from …

China on hacking: We are victims of U.S. cyber attacks

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Responding to Washington’s accusations of Chinese military officials hacking into U.S. companies’ computers, China said it …

Xi Jinping's Excellent Adventure: A Calibrated Takeover of the South China Sea

Chairman Mao's "little red book" is no longer a fashion accessory in Beijing, but China's leaders seem to be drawing inspiration from one of its aphorisms: "There is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent."<p>Judging by the calculatedly risky steps they have taken -- like …

China

Associated Press News

China is putting $2 billion into fighting its neocolonialist image in Africa

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa will hit an unprecedented $80 billion this year, according to a new report (pdf, p. 5) by the African Development Bank. A growing proportion of that is coming from China, which has the largest stock of FDI in Africa of any non-OECD country—about $27.7 …

Economic Development

U.S. Alliances Encourage Asian Allies to Be More Antagonistic Toward China

President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia is directed at strengthening U.S. Cold War era alliances to tacitly contain a rising China. However, that means that even minor disputes between American allies and China could drag the United States into a shooting war with a nuclear weapons state. …

Geopolitics

Does China Plan to Do Away with Its Minorities?

During a visit this week to the Tibetan countryside of Dechen in Yunnan, Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the standing committee of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman of China's top advisory body, assured Tibetan Buddhist leaders that the party would fully implement its policy to …

China

Exporting Clean Energy Solutions: Next Stop China

By Liz Delaney<p>China is, in many ways, the epicenter of the world’s efforts to curb climate change. The rapidly growing nation’s need for energy is soaring – demand is expected to double by 2020 – and China has surpassed the United States to become the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.<p>So it makes …

Royal Caribbean Offers 5-Week-Long U.S.-To-China Cruise

Royal Caribbean says it's offering a 53-day voyage from the U.S. to China to inaugurate its newest giant luxury liner, the Quantum of the Seas, which is scheduled to begin cruises out of Shanghai next year.<p>The Quantum Global Odyssey cruise, set to begin May 2, 2015, will go by way of the Atlantic …

Putin yet to seal gas deal on China visit, wins support on Ukraine | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China and Russia failed to sign a $400 billion gas supply agreement on Tuesday, despite growing urgency for the Kremlin to seal a deal as it faces economic and political isolation in the West over the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Negotiators from both countries have been unable to bridge …

China could miss trade target for third straight year: government | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China could miss its target for trade growth for a third consecutive year in 2014 as higher labor costs and weaker global demand hurt what has been one of the economy’s main engines, a senior commerce ministry official said on Tuesday.<p>The government has a target of 7.5 percent …

China-US tensions mount over cyber spying charges

China’s Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador to China on Monday, urging that the United States drop charges against five Chinese military officers for allegedly stealing trade secrets from American companies, state news agency Xinhua reported.<p>China’s Defence Ministry also denied that the …

China

China Supplies A Lot Of Your Household Items. Next Up: Your Apartment?

Companies are in China are big suppliers of a slew of household items. In a new trend in big cities around the world, huge Chinese residential real estate developers are looking to sell you something new: your apartment, too.<p>New residential properties were behind a 25% surge in China’s outbound …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Facebook To Open Sales Office In China, Why Is It Important?

Facebook recently stated that it has initiated the process of opening up a sales office in China, the world’s second largest economy, in order to grow its presence in the local advertising market. Chinese market hasn’t been very open and receptive to foreign companies traditionally, and Facebook …

Wal-Mart Expanding In China, Still On Hold In India

Wal-Mart is expanding in China while still in a frustrating holding pattern in India.<p>The company said Tuesday that it plans to build 30 new retail stores and warehouses later this year as part of a growth plan announced in Beijing last October. Wal-Mart is looking to develop a larger presence in …

China-U.S. cyber spying row turns spotlight back on shadowy Unit 61398 | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A tense stand-off between the United States and China over state-backed cyber espionage has dragged China’s secretive hacking unit “61398” back into focus, after the military group was pinpointed last year for mounting cyber attacks on Western commercial targets.<p>U.S. …

China eases rules to boost foreign direct investment | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has relaxed some rules to make it easier for foreign companies to invest in China, including giving local authorities more power to approve deals, in the latest effort to cut red tape and quicken investment.<p>Red flags flutter next to a national emblem and a national flag of …

U.S. Spy Charges Against China Are A Reminder To Be Careful If Traveling In The Country

The U. S. Justice Department’s decision to charge five Chinese military officers in a cyber spying case isn’t likely to have a big immediate effect on business between the nations, but is a reminder to travelers to the country to be wary of efforts to place malware on their devices, according to …

[GMIC2014] Going Global or Going China? - 'Startup's Story Platform’

Three venture capitalists convened at GMIC, a China-focused tech conference held in Beijing early this month, to discuss the latest investment opportunities and effective growth strategies in Asia. The panelists included Rui Ma (Venture Partner, 500 Startups), Jimmy Rim (CEO, K-Cube Ventures), and …

Startups