US admiral: North Korea’s actions ‘recipe for disaster’

US Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. The top American military officer in the Pacific said yesterday that North Korea’s recent military actions are “a recipe

AP exclusive | Chinese spent USD24 billion on ‘golden visas’

When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she

One Belt, One Road, One Man: Xi looms large at summit

The pageantry permeating Beijing this week showed that China’s expansive vision for a new global economic order had another goal: Boosting President Xi Jinping’s grip on

Chinese financing spurs Pakistan construction boom

Steel and cement makers in Pakistan are expanding to meet demand as the “One Belt, One Road” trade route financed by China spurs construction with more than

Manila, Beijing vow closer ties

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping resolved to strengthen their countries’ friendship during their meeting in Beijing, with China pledging

Belt and Road | Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed ambitious hopes yesterday for Asian and European governments to work closely on finance, law enforcement and a broad range of other issues

Cyber chaos spreads to Asia | Over 29 thousand Chinese institutions attacked

Global cyber chaos was spreading yesterday as companies booted up computers at work following the weekend’s worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack. The extortion scheme created chaos in 150 countries and

Hong Kong | Gov’t rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong authorities have rejected asylum requests from a group of refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden four years ago, in what their lawyer said is retaliation for helping

Trade groups appeal to Beijing to postpone cybersecurity law

A coalition of 54 global business groups appealed to Chinese authorities yesterday to postpone enforcing a cybersecurity law they warned violates Beijing’s free-trade pledges and might

Xi Jinping says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Pledging more than USD100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called yesterday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as

HK curbs lending to developers as property risks soar

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority tightened limits on bank loans to property developers, as it seeks to contain risks in the city’s booming real-estate market.

Hong Kong Dollar selloff risks derailing the city’s stocks

The Federal Reserve is playing havoc with the Hong Kong dollar - and the stock market could be next. The pegged currency has been torpedoed

China said to prep Hong Kong stock support for Handover Day

China’s government has made preparations to support the Hong Kong stock market if needed to create a positive atmosphere before July 1, when Xi Jinping is

8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in remote Xinjiang

A moderate earthquake that struck close to the earth’s surface killed eight people and injured more than 20 others in far western China yesterday, the region’s earthquake administration

Four tons of garbage collected in Everest cleanup

Workers and volunteers have collected four tons of garbage from the Chinese north side of Mount Everest in the first five days of a cleanup operation,

‘Silk Road’ stirs unease over its strategic goals

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project