Politechs | Taiwan’s ‘hacker minister’ reshaping digital democracy

Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses

Economy | Jack Ma sees decades of pain as Internet upends old model

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma said society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy. The world must change

Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint on North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump, who also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Briefs | Mainland risks spoiling global markets party as stocks tumble again

While global risk appetite returned yesterday on the heels of France’s presidential election, shares in China bucked the trend, dropping the most in three months. The Shanghai

Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home 

Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in

Nature | GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of

Analysis | Beijing left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

China’s foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role

Australia urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged China yesterday to do more to help out in the international effort to pressure and persuade North Korea to stop escalating nuclear and missile threat. Bishop

After Interpol notice | Outspoken tycoon Guo Wengui cut off on US broadcaster

An elusive overseas billionaire who for months publicly threatened to expose high-level corruption in China’s ruling Communist Party was named in an Interpol arrest notice before

The Buzz | China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

China has launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country’s space station. The Tianzhou 1 blasted off at 7:41 p.m. yesterday

Beijing says Interpol notice issued for billionaire Guo Wengui

China’s foreign ministry said yesterday that Interpol has issued a “red notice” seeking the arrest of Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire who has threatened to expose

Diplomacy | China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement

Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged closer cooperation yesterday at a time of global uncertainty, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and

China-US | Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey’s president for sweeping up more power. Trump hailed Egypt’s strongman as a “fantastic guy.” When China’s president visited the United States,

Hundreds protest in Uganda capital against Chinese traders

Years of growing animosity at Chinese traders turned into a protest by hundreds in Uganda’s capital yesterday against what local businesses called unfair competition, while the

Appealing for calm, China says US wants talks on North Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a new appeal for calm on the Korean Peninsula yesterday and said he believes the United States would prefer a diplomatic

Taiwan gives Chinese asylum seeker temporary housing

Taiwan’s immigration department said yesterday that it has provided temporary accommodation to a Chinese dissident who left his tour group intending to apply for political asylum in