China

How America can take control in the South China Sea

Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil chief who just became the new U.S. secretary of state, might not be causing the same level of global disruption as his boss, President Donald Trump. But in his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, he sent shockwaves through the China-watching community, …

South China Sea

Dealmakers Battle for Chance to Run World's Biggest Chemical Company - Bloomberg

It’s a battle of two great deal makers and the prize is potentially the chance to run the world’s largest chemical company.<p>On one side is Sinochem …

Mao Zedong

This Oscar-Winning 1952 Stop-Motion Short Is Looking Awfully Relevant Right Now

War...war never changes.<p>Like a lot of politically charged films, Norman McLaren’s “Neighbours” was controversial upon release and his since come to …

People's Republic of China

Jimmer Fredette drops 73 points for Shanghai Sharks in China

Ex-NBA player Jimmer Fredette scored 73 points in a Sunday night loss by the Shanghai Sharks to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese Basketball …

NBA

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea on Saturday despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea.<p>In a statement, the Navy described the launch as the beginning of …

South China Sea

China’s terracotta army prepares for war - against replicas

China's iconic Terracotta Warriors are making a defiant stand - against a rising tide of fakes which authorities claim have infringed their copyright.<p>In an ironic reversal of roles from a country which is known as the home of counterfeit goods, the Museum of the First Qin Emperor warned in a …

War

Why China Fears U.S. Aircraft Carriers

More than twenty years ago, a military confrontation in East Asia pushed the United States and China uncomfortably close to conflict. Largely unknown …

People's Liberation Army

Trump Seen Winning Support to Declare China as Yuan Manipulator - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump would win congressional support if he declared China a currency manipulator as pledged during his election campaign, according …

Elections

China will suspend all coal imports from North Korea after Pyongyang’s missile test

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb. 19, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.<p>The Ministry of Commerce said in a …

North Korea

Ancient cultural tradition lives on in mountainous Anhui region

AT 5am on February 3, before the morning sun can reach the outlying village on Jiuhua Mountain in east China’s Anhui Province, seven men had already …

Chinese New Year

US sends strike group to South China Sea in 'routine operation'

The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, warplanes and a destroyer to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday, …

South China Sea

Why Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Became a Great Big Bomb

After years of hype, Legendary’s would-be China-U.S. crossover epic “The Great Wall” crumbled at the box office, earning just $18.1 million during …

Movies

Some Thoughts On China's Alleged 'Currency Manipulation' - It's A Story That Falls Apart Under Close Examination

My CD blog post a few days ago on China's alleged "currency manipulation" ("We should thank, not condemn, our generous Chinese benefactors for …

Business

Chinese man beheads noodle vendor after row over 12 pence

The suspect, 22, believed that he had been asked to pay one yuan too much for his dinner.<p>A Chinese man beheaded a noodle vendor after accusing him of …

Crime

Shanghai: economic conduit for global south

CHINA is treading on the path the West fears now: Globalization. It utilized globalization for reducing poverty, raising living standards, decreasing …

Globalization

Scientist pleads guilty to taking trade secrets to China

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A scientist has pleaded guilty to charges he stole sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor and transported them to China.<p>Yu Long waived his right to an indictment and pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven.<p>The 38-year-old Chinese citizen …

China stages another mass anti-terror rally in Xinjiang

Chinese security forces have staged another mass anti-terror rally in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, parading hundreds of armed men through the streets of the regional capital Urumqi in a show of force after an uptick in violence.<p>Hundreds have died in Xinjiang in the past few years, …

Xinjiang

Will China be the First to Have a Workforce Dominated by Robots?

China could well be the first country in the world to have a workforce dominated by robots. This comes following the challenges China’s currently …

People's Republic of China

China Halts Import of North Korean Coal

BEIJING—China banned all coal imports from North Korea starting Sunday, a move that steps up a prohibition Beijing enacted last year and comes as recent actions by Pyongyang test relations between the two allies.<p>The temporary ban, which the Ministry of Commerce said would remain through the end of …

North Korea

China's Message to Trump With North Korea Coal Ban: Let's Deal - Bloomberg

China’s move to ban all coal imports from North Korea, effectively slicing the country’s exports by about half, came with a message to the U.S. and …

North Korea

Family of missing Chinese tourist calls for help

By: Aileen Garcia-Yap, February 19th, 2017 06:47 PM<p>Weiying Gu<p>The family of a female Chinese tourist who went missing in Cebu since Saturday morning …

Asia's Strongmen Aren't Strong Enough

Across Asia, the world has supposedly been witnessing the return of the strongman. Chinese President Xi Jinping has been grasping more and more control in his own hands since claiming power in 2012. Two years later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and President Joko Widodo (known as “Jokowi”) …

Xi Jinping

China's property investment to grow less rapidly this year: Report

China's investment in the property sector will likely expand at a slower pace in 2017 as Beijing looks to curb speculation, while infrastructure …

Chinese Economy

We Should Thank, Not Condemn, Our Generous Chinese Benefactors For 'manipulating' The Currency In Our Favor

From a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article earlier this week "U.S. Eyes New Tactic to Press China":<p>The White House is exploring a new tactic to discourage …

Social Justice

Click here to view original web page at uk.reuters.comAn employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Chance Chan/File Photo Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba (BABA.N) to […]

Click here to view original web page at uk.reuters.com<p>REUTERS/Chance Chan/File Photo<p>Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, …

Logistics

Morning briefing: McCain: Trump’s attacks on press are 'how dictators get started'

Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today.<p><b>McCain: Trump’s attacks on press are 'how dictators get …

South China Sea

Chinese Twitter source affirms that Galaxy S8 price hike is on the way

The numbers don’t look good in Ukraine. And they certainly don’t look good in China, if you trust Steve Zhu.<p>He’s @mmddj_china on Twitter and he’s …

Samsung

Gordhan stays on track amid Molefe's MP play

Cape Town - Despite efforts to put pressure on him, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was not expected to pronounce any new radical economic spending …

People's Republic of China

UAE seals deal with China's CNPC for onshore oil project

The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has signed a deal giving China National Petroleum Company an 8 percent stake in a major onshore oil …

Oil

Mongolia, IMF agree to bailout package

Mongolia has reached a $5.5B bailout agreement with the IMF, just weeks before the country’s development bank faced a $580M debt repayment due in …

People's Bank of China