BRICS | Beijing meeting highlights climate change, trade, terrorism

Climate change, trade and terrorism were high on the agenda yesterday at a Beijing meeting of foreign affairs officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,

‘Failed in London, try Hong Kong’ fades as China beckons

Andrew Sullivan remembers the days when a young Brit could hustle his way into a job in Hong Kong finance. He ought to know: He

US accuses Chinese company of transferring N. Korean money 

China said Friday it doesn’t want governments to extend their laws to cover other countries after Washington asked a court to seize USD1.9 million from a Chinese company

Anbang’s deal spree leaves it with these assets around globe

Anbang Insurance Group Co. notched up more than USD10 billion of foreign acquisitions during a three-year global takeover binge, a campaign that brought Chairman Wu Xiaohui into

Hong Kong | Diversity in focus at same-sex visa appeal hearing

A Hong Kong appeals court has started hearing arguments over a case that has raised questions over the city’s allure as a diversity-friendly employment destination. Lawyers for a

HKZMB concrete scandal widens to 55 other projects

The acting director of Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering and Development Department, Norman Heung, said on Saturday that 116 additional concrete samples from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB)

China police: Bomb behind kindergarten blast; suspect dead

BEIJING (AP) — A 22-year-old man made the bomb that exploded at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China, killing eight people, including himself, investigators said today (Friday). Police

Strait politics | Taipei says Beijing wants Taiwan trade offices’ names changed

Taiwan said China has been pressuring the governments of five countries in the Middle East, Africa and South America to force the island to change the names of its

South China Sea | Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in dispute

Vietnam urged China yesterday to take responsible and constructive actions in the disputed South China Sea following a Pentagon report that highlighted Beijing’s military buildup in the strategic waters.

China approves nine Trump trademarks previously rejected

The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected, in whole or in part, The Associated Press found, a turn that

Aviation | Beijing fines Emirates after plane flew at wrong height

China’s civil aviation authority fined Dubai-based Emirates airline and barred it from adding new routes in the country over the next six months after two of its

Anbang | Insurance mogul said unable to work, reported detained

The Chinese insurer that owns New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel said yesterday its chairman has turned over his duties to other executives following a report

Beijing diplomatic moves punish Taiwan without gutting economy

China’s push to woo Taiwan’s remaining friends - seen again with Beijing’s move to establish ties with Panama - will probably have a greater impact on President

Economy | China braced for Fed as IMF raises outlook, data shows stability

China’s wobbly economy threw sand in the wheels of the Federal Reserve’s tightening plans back in late 2015. Today, the world’s number two economy poses no such

Analysis | Former ambassadors see Xi gaining at Trump’s expense

U.S President Donald Trump has been weakened on the international stage by political dramas at home, while Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s clout is growing,

Economy | Ivanka brand applies for, wins more trademarks

The Ivanka Trump brand is pushing to protect intellectual property in China, winning approvals for four more trademarks since April 20 despite repeated questions

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Panama switched  diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, dealing a major victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. In Panama, President

Taipei down to 20 allies as Beijing steps up the pressure

Panama’s switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China  deprives Taipei of one of its most important and influential allies. Taiwan now is left with just 20 countries that extend it diplomatic recognition, providing symbolic support for