Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports

The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the

Trading partners alarmed by food import controls

China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections

Israel’s Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with Beijing

Israel wants to boost cooperation with China in technology, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told China’s premier yesterday, as he led a large business delegation on a

Trump’s tariff could kill thousands of small businesses in China

Higher labor costs and stricter regulations keep nudging Eric Li’s glass factory in southeast China toward insolvency, even though his lampshades are on the shelves at

Tillerson urges China-US cooperation on N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats.

China, Saudi Arabia sign USD65b in cooperation deals

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with China’s premier on Friday, a day after the two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation valued at USD65 billion.

Beijing plans first structure on disputed South China Sea shoal 

China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, in a move likely

Hong Kong’s richest men prove resilient against property curbs

Don’t bet against Hong Kong’s billionaire property tycoons, even if the city’s incoming chief executive takes a tough stance on reining in soaring home prices.

South China Sea | Australia calls for binding conduct code in disputed waters

Australia urged Southeast Asia’s regional bloc and China to conclude a legally-binding code of conduct in the South China Sea, voicing opposition yesterday to the scale

Taiwan plans military spending surge to counter rising China

Taiwan plans to raise military spending by about 50 percent next year as President Tsai Ing-wen attempts to offset China’s growing might and support the local defense

Saudi king’s visit highlights Beijing’s Middle East engagement

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman began a visit to Beijing yesterday that highlights growing ties underpinned by China’s thirst for Saudi oil and the kingdom’s status as a

PBOC raises short-term interest rate follow US increase

China’s central bank raised short-term interest rates yesterday following the U.S. rate increase as Beijing tries to shore up the value of its currency and stanch an

Name-and-shame show puts household brands in hot seat

Household brands in China are bracing for the government’s version of public-service journalism - the annual program on state-run TV that uses hidden cameras to highlight

Analysis | Beijing schools markets on tiered leadership structure

Investors trying to make sense of China’s National People’s Congress last week and its relation to the more important 19th Party Congress to be held later

Premier: China doesn’t want ‘trade war’ with Washington

China’s No. 2 leader said yesterday his government hopes for positive relations with Washington and has no desire for a trade war nor plans to devalue its currency

Li calls for return to talks on Korean nukes

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called yesterday for new talks to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula, ahead of a visit to the region this week by U.S.