Taiwan | Hong Kong pro-democracy activist narrowly avoids assault

Hong Kong  activist, Joshua Wong, has had his police protection heightened during his visit to Taiwan after a pro-China demonstrator attempted to assault him as he

Immigrant kids in Japan continue to sharpen their mother tongue

For Chinese immigrants and their offspring in Japan, while they learn the Japanese language and try to fit in there, many of them are still making great

Frigid Harbin hosts snow and ice sculpture festival

The city of Harbin in China’s frigid northeast is hosting one of the world’s largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks. The festival,

Taiwan protests Vietnam deporting fraud suspects

Taiwan has protested to Vietnam after the country deported four Taiwanese accused of fraud to its rival, China, alleging that this was done under pressure from Beijing. Scores

First China-U.K. freight train departs as Xi seeks to lift trade

China initiated a rail-freight service to Britain as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to strengthen trade ties with Europe. The first train departed Yiwu in

Ugandans at Chinese company strike over alleged harassment

At least 400 Ugandan workers at      a Chinese-owned construction company went on strike Tuesday to protest alleged sexual harassment by managers and poor pay.

Internet Sogou targets USD5b IPO to chase rival Baidu

China’s third-biggest search engine expects to hold a U.S. initial public offering at a valuation of as much as USD5 billion as it raises cash to close

Renewable power giant builds global empire

Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country’s economic turmoil

PRC considering options to back yuan, curb outflows

China has studied possible scenarios for the yuan and capital outflows this year and is preparing contingency plans, according to people familiar with the matter. The

Ex-Hong Kong chief Tsang pleads not guilty to bribery charge

Hong Kong’s former top leader, Donald Tsang, pleaded not guilty to a charge of bribery related to the refurbishment of an apartment he was renting by a businessman who

South Africa rebukes mayor of capital for visit to Taiwan

The South African government said a visit to Taiwan by the mayor of a municipality that includes the capital, Pretoria, breached foreign policy and was “highly regrettable.”

Pollution | Some factories have violated anti-smog measures

China’s environmental ministry said yesterday that an unspecified number of companies had violated measures meant to reduce smog during a period of particularly noxious pollution in the country.

Drills in South China Sea confirmed

China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and fighter jets, a move that

China begins to ease its 2,000-year-old monopoly on salt

China has started an overhaul of its salt industry, easing a monopoly that has existed in some form for more than 2,000 years and predates the Great Wall.

State broadcaster rebrands in international push 

State broadcaster Central China Television has rebranded its international networks and digital presence under the name China Global Television Network as part of a push to consolidate its worldwide reach. CCTV on Friday unveiled

Central Bank adviser calls for 6pct -7pct growth target range

China should set a more flexible 2017 economic growth target to give policy makers more room to enact reform, according to Huang Yiping, an adviser to the People’s Bank