Banks need more capital after credit boom, IMF says

China’s banks should increase their capital buffers to protect against any sudden economic downturn following a credit boom, the International Monetary Fund said. In

Hong Kong | Judge postpones sentencing of democracy activist

A judge put off sentencing yesterday for young Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The

Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally’s patience

One of China’s biggest state- run conglomerates has sued a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing’s growing

China scolds Australia over plan to ban foreign interference

China scolded Australia yesterday over its plan to ban foreign interference in politics — either through espionage or financial donations — in a move motivated largely by

North Korea must halt all testing for talks, US ambassador to China says

The U.S. would be ready to talk with North Korea if it renounced further nuclear or missile tests and followed through on the pledge, U.S. Ambassador to

Jack Ma argues PRC benefits from one-party stability

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma said China benefits from the stability of its single- party system, contrasting that with the unpredictability of U.S. politics.

Panda Diplomacy | First cub born in France gets name from China, first lady

France’s first baby panda has a name four months after his birth: Chinese dignitaries and French first lady Brigitte Macron chose Yuan Meng, which fittingly means

China assumes green power mantle, leaving Germany, US behind

Chinese exports of environmental goods and services surged ahead of Germany and the U.S., according to a report that shows how the climate change fight

Canada’s Trudeau says no rushing into trade talks with Beijing

Canada has high hopes for a trade agreement with China but won’t rush into negotiations that could affect their economies for generations to come, Canadian Prime

Trade | Kentucky hopes to benefit from renewed horse sales to China

After a two-year standstill, Kentucky’s renowned horse industry is back in the race to develop a market in China, the world’s most populous country. State Agriculture

Analysis | Maybe China can’t take over the world

Almost daily, newspapers in the U.S., Europe and China release eye-catching headlines about China’s technological advances and economic prowess. The accomplishments are real. But they’re not necessarily

South China Sea | New Chinese military transport aircraft declared set for deployment

Chinese state media said the country’s new Shaanxi Yun-9 military transport aircraft has completed trial runs over the South China Sea and is ready to

Apple, Google at internet fest shows lure of market

The high-profile attendance of the leaders of Apple and Google at a Chinese conference promoting Beijing’s vision of a censored internet highlights the dilemma for Western

Canada’s Trudeau in Beijing on visit focused on trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began a visit to China focused on trade yesterday with a stop at a Chinese social media giant where he talked

Suu Kyi meets Xi Jinping as Rohingya censure grows

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing growing international criticism over her country’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims, said Friday her government has made progress

Unlicensed micro-loans banned, borrowing costs capped to limit risks

Chinese authorities banned unlicensed lending and capped borrowing costs in its latest efforts to crack down on the country’s online micro-lenders as financial regulators zero in on

Top graft-buster may become vice president

China’s outgoing anti-corruption graft chief is expected to be named vice president next year, the South China Morning Post reported, giving him a perch to continue influencing

Hong Kong businessman denied bail in bribery case

A former Hong Kong government official was denied bail on Friday in a U.S. case accusing of him using bribes to secure business deals. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick

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