Chinese navy ships depart for joint drills with Russia

Four Chinese navy ships have departed for joint drills with Russia in the latest sign of growing cooperation between the two militaries that could challenge the U.S. armed forces’

The Buzz | Reports: China orders bitcoin exchanges to shut down

Regulators have ordered Chinese bitcoin exchanges to close, two business newspapers reported yesterday, after uncertainty about the digital currency’s future in China caused its price to plunge.

Courts | Founder of online lender Ezubo sentenced to life for fraud

The founder of a Chinese online peer-to-peer lender has been sentenced to life in prison on charges he defrauded investors of USD7.7 billion in one of China’s

Analysis | China isn’t the only reason to question free trade

Economists have lately been rethinking free trade. They’re right to do so - and not just because China’s emergence came as such a big shock to

Environment | Beijing plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020

China plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020 to curb smog and fossil fuel demand, the government said yesterday, joining United States, Brazil

Trump said to visit China in November amid North Korea spat

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit China in November, a person familiar with his plans said, as tensions flare on the Korean peninsula due to Pyongyang’s

Xinjiang | Chinese imprisoned for two years after teaching about Islam

A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam. Huang

Korean crisis | Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit Beijing’s troublesome ally hard

North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off

Hong Kong | Li Ka-shing expands investments in electric vehicles

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing agreed to buy an indirect stake in a Japanese maker of electric cars, expanding his investments in an area that’s set to

The big HKD short is bruised, but not broken

Hong Kong dollar bears are down, not out. So say Credit Agricole CIB and DBS Hong Kong Ltd. after the biggest jump by the pegged currency in 19 months. The

China, US divided on N. Korea sanctions before crucial UN vote

The U.S. has watered down a proposal to punish North Korea for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, omitting an oil embargo and a freeze

Chinese bank accused of helping money laundering in Spain

A Spanish judge is accusing the European branch of China’s state-owned ICBC bank of aiding criminal organizations to launder more than 214 million euros (USD256 million).

Edinburgh Zoo | Panda Tian Tian won’t give birth this year

Edinburgh Zoo says giant panda Tian Tian won’t give birth this year. The zoo announced last month that Tian Tian was believed to be pregnant but that her due

Beijing looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. China's industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale

Most-wanted Chinese tycoon applies for US political asylum

Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said, in

Wife: Taiwan activist may be forced to plead guilty

The wife of a Taiwanese activist China accused of subversion said her husband may be pressured into pleading guilty when his trial opens today, but she remains hopeful that

China’s ever-tighter web controls jolt companies, scientists

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese public

Beijing supports UN action on North Korea while urging talks

China supports further United Nations action in response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test but also wants to see renewed efforts to begin dialogue involving all sides,

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