China

Trump’s “great chemistry” with Chinese president Xi Jinping is actually not that great

Ever since their first real-life encounter earlier this month, US president Donald Trump has been touting the “great chemistry” he has with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.<p>Xi might feel less enthusiastic. In their latest call, which took place during Beijing’s morning today (April 24), Xi urged …

Xi Jinping

The threat of a US-China trade war over steel imports keeps growing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliatory steps, the official China Daily said in an editorial on Monday.<p>The article was the strongest official response yet …

Trade War

ALIBABA'S JACK MA: 'In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness'

Jack Ma, Chinese tech billionaire and chairman of ecommerce giant Alibaba, has a chilling warning for the world: Get ready for a whole lot of pain.<p>"In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness," the Chinese entrepreneur said at a conference in China, according to a report …

Jack Ma

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Expects the World to Experience Decades of ‘Pain’

Alibaba’s (baba) Jack Ma is predicting decades of social upheaval and “pain” across the globe as the internet spreads its disruption through …

Jack Ma

'Apartheid Without the Racism': How China Keeps Rural Folks Down

YANJIAO, China—An epic property boom restricted to city dwellers has opened a wealth gap that continues to widen in China, setting back a state campaign to ease poverty and shunting rural dwellers from the middle-class dream.<p>China’s system of hukou, or household registration, a decades-old legacy …

World News

China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump ‘protectionism’

Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would open a probe into cheap steel exports from China and elsewhere.<p>Analysts say the revocations were unlikely to …

Business

China's Xi Urges Trump to Be Cautious Over North Korea

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump to exercise restraint over North Korea and said he opposed any action that would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions, Chinese state media reported on Monday.<p>The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday amid …

North Korea

China Risks Spoiling Global Markets Party as Stocks Tumble Again - Bloomberg

China’s volatile markets are flaring up just as all eyes are elsewhere.<p>While global risk appetite returned on Monday on the heels of France’s …

Chinese Economy

A Chinese Property Stock Surge That Is Set to Crumble

China’s bubble-prone property sector isn’t known for its stability. Even so, a 42% rise in the Hong Kong-listed shares of the country’s biggest property developer, China Evergrande Group, over the past month, is striking. Sadly for investors, it’s built on very shaky foundations.<p>The surge is an …

Hong Kong

Shoe businesses innovate amid rising costs

FUZHOU - Rising production costs have mounted pressure on Jayanta Ghosh, a Bangladesh footwear dealer, to leave the world's largest shoe-making base …

Shoes

Taiwan Fights to Attend International Forums in 2017, Despite Beijing’s Interference - The News Lens International Edition

Amid continued pressure from Beijing, Taiwan looks set to continue to receive the cold shoulder at a range of international events this year.<p>Despite efforts by the Taiwanese government to secure an invitation to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) …

Taiwan

Chevron to sell Bangladesh gas fields to Chinese co

NEW DELHI – U.S. oil and gas company Chevron Corp said on Monday it has agreed to sell its three gas producing fields in Bangladesh to Chinese firm Himalaya Energy, as part of a plan to raise billions of dollars by shedding non-core properties this year.<p>"The agreement is for the sale of Chevron's …

Oil

8 N Koreans in China face deportation

Eight North Korean defectors in China are facing involuntary repatriation after being detained by Chinese police, the Human Rights Watch group and a …

North Korea

​Australia to work with China on cybersecurity

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to enhanced cybersecurity cooperation with China.<p>The federal government has announced it has agreed to …

Cybersecurity

Science journal retracts 107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors

An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised."<p>The articles were published by the Springer Nature publishing company in the journal <i>Tumor Biology</i>, between 2012 and 2016.<p>The publisher said it found that the …

Research

China's bike sharing companies Ofo and Mobike plan foreign expansions

China’s bike wars are set to go international as the country’s leading bike sharing apps prepare to launch into new markets.<p>China’s biggest …

Uber

For the love of some commie god, keep lighting up life with ciggies

An atheist friend got in my car the other day and I snapped him into prayer mode with a single line: "Put on your seat belt, I want to try something."<p>…

Xi Jinping

Fans of China's Teen Stars Are Crowdsourcing Big Ad Buys To Prove Their Devotion

Most Popular<p>When Chinese boy band singer Karry Wang turned 17 a few months ago, fans congratulated him by buying ads. Lots of ads. They booked time …

Advertising

Syngenta Defends GMO Corn as Merger Shifts Blame to China's Door - Bloomberg

For farmers like Darrell Stamp, 2013 was a corn crop to forget.<p>A bumper crop created a glut of corn and depressed prices. Making matters worse, China …

Agriculture

Chinese Space Program: Tianzhou-1 Cargo Ship Docks With Orbiting Lab Tiangong-2

China’s ambitious space program took another big step forward over the weekend when the country’s indigenously developed Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft …

Space Travel

China's strong growth ensures stable world economy: Economists

SYDNEY - Leading Australian economic experts say China's first quarter economic results have driven the global economy to success.For the first …

Chinese Economy

Chinese cash in on hair extensions

Promoted by celebrities, hair extensions are high in demand and much of the human hair used to make them comes from China.<p>Promoted by celebrities, hair extensions are high in demand and much of the human hair used to make them comes from China.<p>In one province, the hair collection and processing …

World News

Asia travel specialist Wendy Wu sees senior UK director Sutcliffe exit

Asian travel specialist Wendy Wu has seen a senior UK director quit the group roughly a year after being promoted.<p>Joe Sutcliffe had been with the company for four years and was promoted in March 2016 to deputy managing director. Colleague John Warr was subsequently promoted to the same level last …

Financial Services

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.<p>More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.<p>According to a report by <i>China News Service</i>, Chengdu's Shuangliu International Airport received …

Technology

This Chinese-Israeli start-up wants to change the way kids learn to code

LeapLearner, a Shanghai-based education start-up, aims to teach children as young as five years old how to code and then some.<p>The start-up's main …

Homeschooling

On Chinese Writing: Evolution • Alex Lebrun

Even with the purest and strongest Confucian wisdom, it wasn’t possible to maintain a system for 2200 years without a few mutations on the way, right?<p>…

ASIA NEWS BITES: North Korea Detains US Citizen; Chinese Cadre Dismissed for Islamic Wedding; China Eyes Aircraft Carrier Boost; Tsai Approval Dips in Taiwan; Philippines Beheading

An ethnic Uyghur cadre in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region has been fired from her post for holding her wedding ceremony at home according to Islamic traditions instead of at a government-sanctioned venue, local officials and residents said. – Radio Free Asia<p>China may be planning to build …

North Korea

Jack Ma: In 30 years, the best CEO could be a robot

Even top tech executives think they could be replaced by robots one day.<p>Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, the man Fortune Magazine just named one of the world's great leaders, predicts that technology will make many CEOs irrelevant in the not-too-distant future.<p>"In 30 years, a robot will likely …

Robots

Basketball news: Stephon Marbury wraps up god-like CBA stint with Beijing Ducks

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury and CBA ball-club Beijing Ducks parted ways following a contract dispute. Marbury will play out the remainder of his …

Basketball

Eight out of world’s Top Ten to LGCT of Shanghai

This week, eight out of the world’s Top Ten riders will be heading to Shanghai, China for the third leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour and …

Shanghai