China

Has Modi Struck a New Bromance?

Common interests, and Chinese ham-handedness, boost Indo-U.S. ties.<p>Very little was expected in India from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.S., and for good reason: Modi had gone out of his way to cultivate a personal relationship with Barack Obama, including famously pouring out a cup …

People's Liberation Army

Yale's Roach on Interest Rates, China, Hong Kong

Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University, discusses central bank policy, normalizing interest rates, U.S.-China relations, China's capital …

Chinese Economy

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police before Xi visit

Xi’s visit marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China, and amid fears are growing Beijing is tightening its grip on the city<p>Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest before a visit by President Xi Jinping.<p>Wong …

Hong Kong

Australian government spying on Chinese embassy, state-run newspaper says

Global Times newspaper says Australia is ‘harassing’ Chinese people to provide intelligence<p>The Australian government has been spying on China’s embassy in the country and “harassing” Chinese people to provide intelligence, an influential state-run newspaper said on Thursday, citing a security …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Hong Kong residents fear new law

Five Hong Kong booksellers and a Chinese tycoon at a luxury hotel were all allegedly abducted and taken into China in the past few years. Now Hong Kongers are worried that a controversial national security law will effectively make this sort of action legal. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Hong Kong

China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing …

World Economy

Concern as China's OBOR Hits the Himalayas

On 12 May, Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding with China to cooperate on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The timing of the agreement, signed just two days before the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, is not surprising.<p>For its part, China wanted to amplify support for its ‘grand project’ …

Taiwan

China's Bonds Are Ready to Join Stocks on the World Stage

The first trading link for bonds between the mainland and Hong Kong will be the final catalyst to get China’s debt securities in major global indexes.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Hong Kong from June 29 to July 1 to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong …

People's Bank of China

Senate Panel Votes to Allow Navy to Call at Taiwanese Ports

Proposal in armed services committee’s bill would roll back nearly 40 years of U.S. deference to China under “One China” policy<p>WASHINGTON—The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a major change in U.S. policy toward Taiwan as part of an annual defense-policy measure, voting to allow regular …

U.S. Navy

Sikkim stand-off: China accuses India of disrespecting Bhutan's sovereignty, tells New Delhi to correct its errors

<b>Beijing</b>: Amid a standoff in the Sikkim sector of the border, China on Wednesday warned India that future visits of its pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar …

India

Global coordination important as world economy changes - China Vice Finance Minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - Global coordination is important Vice Finance Minister as the world economy undergoes changes, including the latest increase in …

People's Bank of China

China's Staggering Global Project

<b>China has a global, multi-decade mega project. Even if you've heard of it before, the chances are you don't know how massive and far reaching it's</b> …

Belt and Road Initiative

3 Must Read Stories: Amazon Threat Overhyped, a Red-Hot Stock Fund, Xi Visits Hong Kong

Amazon's plans to roll out a full service offering in Australia has seen retail stocks get pummeled but one leading analyst reckons the threat from …

Hong Kong

Celebration and protests as Xi visits HK

President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong on Thursday to celebrate its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule, but he faces a city divided, mass protests …

Hong Kong

Planners help come up with trips and tips

Travel companies such as Zhinanmao.com are sprouting up to cater for a new breed of tourist.Gone are traditional holidays to predictable …

China Travel

Renminbi’s share of global payments still trails Canadian dollar

The renminbi’s flagging international prominence appears to have found a floor, but there are few signs of things picking back up for the currency …

Chinese Yuan

Tony Abbott's nuclear ambitions surface in call to rethink submarines

Australia should fundamentally rethink its submarine program and consider buying nuclear-powered boats, Tony Abbott says, to better arm the Royal …

South China Sea

FEATURE: Inside Beijing's Project Teaching Thai Students Chinese

Teaching Chinese as a second language is taking off in Thailand, largely due to generous funding from the Chinese government to embed the language in the local curriculum.<p>Under a state-run program, Beijing is understood to send as many as 2,000 teachers to the Southeast Asian nation each year, more …

Taiwan

Xi's First Hong Kong Visit as China's Top Leader

Xi Jinping will arrive Thursday for his first visit to Hong Kong since becoming China’s top leader in 2012. Bloomberg's Rosalind Chin reports on …

Hong Kong

China's Economy Seen to Grow 6.6% in 2017

ANZ Chief Economist Greater China Raymond Yeung discusses his outlook for Chine. He speaks from the Bloomberg New Renminbi Reality Summit in Beijing …

Chinese Economy

The Drum hosts launch party for The Drum Digital Trading Awards Asia Pacific

The Drum is holding a launch party for its first ever Digital Trading Awards in Asia Pacific - and you are invited.<p>The evening drinks event will take …

Asia Pacific

Taiwan leader shows she is out of touch with reality

Slightly more than 13 months in office, the approval rating of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen continues to nosedive, and she faces growing questions …

News (China)

Defying Expectations, China Looms Large Over Hong Kong Markets

Two decades after the handover, Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s markets is far more striking than foreign investors’ clout in China<p>HONG KONG—When China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the flourishing financial center seemed set to become a gateway for foreign investors to the …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Post-Handover Opportunity

Hong Kong's impending handover to China in 1997 coincided with the outbreak of the Asian financial crisis. SC Lowy Co-founder Michel Lowy told …

Business

Beijing mulls letting insurance groups invest offshore again

Chinese insurers, hard hit by a sweeping crackdown this year, are anticipating an opening in the market for overseas investments in 2018.<p>China’s …

Hong Kong and Macau: A Tale of Two Ex-Colonial Cities

In early May this year, Zhang Dejiang (張德江) spent three days visiting the former Portuguese colony of Macau. The mainstay of its economy is gaming but Zhang did not spend his time at the gambling tables. He is the third highest ranking official in China’s Communist Party (CCP) hierarchy and is …

Hong Kong

Three Ex-Billionaires See Fortunes Wiped Out in Hong Kong Stock Rout - Bloomberg

Three former billionaires who made their fortunes by taking their companies public in Hong Kong shed more than 91 percent of their wealth amid the …

Hong Kong

Some Central Banks Are Exploring the Use of Cryptocurrencies - Bloomberg

In a world were financial transactions are largely electronic, central banks are exploring the idea of using virtual currencies, even as cyberattacks …

People's Bank of China

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

The airport will cost $12 billion.<p>Beijing's new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in …

People's Republic of China

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

After slugging it out in ride-hailing, bike rentals and food delivery, the battle between China’s technology giants is spilling over into the travel …

Tencent