Trump’s trademarks | Ivanka’s biz prospers as politics mixes with business

On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags

Analysis | Mixed reactions greet Trump’s new attitudes on China, Russia

Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with

Chinese dissident says he will seek asylum in Taiwan

A Chinese dissident who abandoned his tour group while in Taiwan said he will apply for political asylum by today in hopes of staying on the self-governing island to

Economy gains steam | 1Q growth at 6.9 pct fastest since 2015

China's economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in January-March. The 6.9 percent annual pace of expansion for the world's

Reports | Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in Sichuan

A Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Beijing's rule, a monitoring group and a U.S. government-backed radio station said. The

Hong Kong | Property tax loophole plugged amid home-buying spree

Hong Kong’s government tightened property rules for the second time since November to shut a loophole that allowed investors to snap up multiple units in one

China-US relations | Xi urges North Korea talks in Trump call as tensions mount

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that talks were the only way to ease concerns over North Korea, after the U.S. leader sent warships to the region and

Beijing warns against intervention over detained Taiwanese man

Beijing yesterday warned outside groups against seeking to intervene in the case of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained in China, saying that would complicate matters and harm

Capital punishment | Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

China’s use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation’s execution rate fell sharply

One Belt, One Road | China opens delayed Myanmar pipeline for faster Mideast oil

A crude pipeline to southwestern China through its neighbor Myanmar began operations after years of delays, allowing the world’s second-biggest oil user to receive supplies faster

Xinjiang | Official punished for not daring to smoke near Muslims

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have punished a local official for declining to smoke in front of Muslim elders, seeing that as a sign he was

China seen allowing bigger yuan declines as trade tensions ease

China will probably let the yuan weaken further now that trade tensions with the U.S. are receding and capital outflow pressures are easing, according to Natixis

Analysis | Beijing finally stems outflows. Now what?

Is China finally making headway in its battle against currency outflows? On the surface, yes: People’s Bank of China foreign exchange reserves are effectively unchanged since December

United passenger’s removal sparks outrage in China

Images of a bloodied man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago drew widespread condemnation in China, where state media fueled the public’s

Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia

The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a

China bars wife of detained Taiwanese activist from visiting

The wife of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained in China said yesterday that she was prevented from flying to the mainland to seek a visit with