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The Mysterious Case of the Missing Internet Billionaire

A dozen years ago, the largest internet company in China wasn’t Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Its …

China

China's Geely says has no plan to buy Fiat Chrysler

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Geely Automobile (0175.HK) said on Wednesday it has no plan to buy Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI), dismissing media speculation the Chinese company was interested in the Italian car maker.<p>Gui Shengyue, executive director of Geely Automobile, said on the sidelines of an earnings …

China

Shares dip amid weak sentiment

SHANGHAI stocks dipped yesterday as market sentiment was weighed down by coal mining and steel companies following the central government’s call to …

Markets

China angered at U.S. criticism of religious freedom, says U.S. not perfect

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations.<p>Tillerson, speaking at the State …

World News

Feast set before city bookworms

SHANGHAI Book Fair provides a weeklong feast for the city’s bookworms. It was launched at Shanghai Exhibition Center yesterday. This year it features …

China

General Aviation Sputters Despite Beijing’s Big Plans

China’s general aviation sector, which is separate from big commercial airlines, posted almost no growth in the first half of the year in terms of …

Aviation

India needs to update its view on South Asia

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang held talks with his Nepali counterpart Bijay Kumar Gachhadar on Tuesday. The two sides agreed to make joint efforts to …

India

The good, bad and ugly sides to Burning Man gathering | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>THE GOOD</b><p>40°45’13.83”N, 119°16’37.20”W: with the possible exception of a holographic spandex jumpsuit, few things are more essen­tial for anyone …

Burning Man

UN chief urges DPRK to fully implement international obligations

UN chief urges DPRK to fully implement international obligations<p>United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the press at the UN …

North Korea

Leisure businesses hope to profit from Chinese singles

With as many singles as the entire populations of Russia and the UK combined, Chinese leisure businesses have their sights set on the 200 million …

China

City reaps benefits in nation’s pilot project

ONE year on, Ningbo, the first city to take the nation’s pilot project of smart manufacturing upgrading, has refreshed itself by taking in talent and …

China

Renegotiation of 'comfort women' deal pursued

As the numbers of "comfort women" dwindle, activists are urging the South Korean government and its newly elected President Moon Jae-in to …

This was the single mistake that cut power to 6.8 million households

Tuesday's massive blackout was caused by a contracted engineer who failed to switch the computerized valve switch to manual control when replacing a …

China

US General Visits China; Another India-China Border Flashpoint; IMF Report; Nationalism And Wolf Warrior 2″

After yesterday’s newsletter several readers sent me a fascinating Economist podcast in AI and China-The Economist asks: How do you win the AI race?. …

China

Rainbow with clouds captured in Meili Snow Mountains in southwest China

Another Tradition to Be Lost in Hong Kong — the Stock Trading Hall

(Hong Kong) — Brokers at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange trading hall will hang up their iconic red jackets for the last time in late October.<p>As most …

Trading

Egypt's population may hit 128 mln by 2030: minister

CAIRO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's population would reach 128 million in 2030 if birth rate continues to rise, said the health minister Ahmed Emad …

Egypt

Special bond to develop, create and share as one

NINGBO and Hong Kong share a special connection thanks to Ningbobang (the collective term of Ningbo entrepreneurs doing business outside of the city) …

China

Feature: Japanese youngster sings for peace, truth of war history - Xinhua

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- As rain fell from a grey and gloomy sky above Japan's capital city of Tokyo, the dulcet sounds from an acoustic guitar …

Japan

Meituan-Dianping charges up with entry into power bank rentals

China’s O2O giant Meituan-Dianping has joined the heated competition of power bank rental by placing a few devices for testing in Qingdao and …

Powerbank

UK research highlights Chinese lung cancer concern

A study by a London hospital has echoed statistics from China about lung cancer.<p>We all know that lung cancer can be associated with smoking.<p>[File …

Cancer

Pair dressed as Japanese soldiers spark outrage

Two men in South China sparked an angry crowd at a train station Sunday afternoon when they showed up dressed in mock Japanese military uniforms - in …

Train Stations

Aluminum giant looks to China for future growth

Atlanta-based Novelis, a leading producer of rolled aluminum and aluminum recycling, pledged that it will continue its partnership with China and …

Best way to safari? Luxury glamping with an expert guide | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Our safari guide looks like a luxurious version of Tarzan. The blue-eyed, tanned Ralph Bousfield walks up to our group of nine on the Xakanaxa …

South Africa

Trump disbands business councils after CEOs exit in protest - World

US President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks …

Ku Klux Klan

China's Geely beats expectations as Volvo pays off

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday that first-half profit more than doubled, scoring its fastest earnings growth in eight years as cars designed with its Swedish unit Volvo won over domestic consumers.<p>Although known at one point more for its copycat designs …

China

Top US general in China to strengthen military ties

<i>General Joseph Dunford, chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (right), is welcomed by his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui in Beijing on Tuesday,</i> …

China

Motor drivers detained after showing off their reckless driving skills in N. China

UN seeks 6.8 mln USD to tackle measles outbreak in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that it urgently requires 6.8 million U.S. dollars to scale up …

Public Health

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