Taiwan defends US arms deal after China sanctions threat

Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase USD2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved

Trump-China trade tensions hit Panama Canal revenues

The trade tension between the U.S. and China is making waves at the Panama Canal. Cargo from the U.S. to China going through the key

Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins

The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 915-kilometer journey to the

China blasts 22-nation letter criticizing Xinjiang policies

China yesterday attacked a statement by 22 Western countries at the United Nations urging it to stop holding members of its Muslim population in detention centers,

Shanghai | Billionaire reportedly arrested over child molestation

Prosecutors in Shanghai have formally arrested two people over child molestation allegations, with state media identifying one as a prominent real estate developer. The case

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her

Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed yesterday for a four-country state visit to the Caribbean with stops in the United States on the way there and back.

Beijing’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind

Archaeologists begin first excavations of Boston’s Chinatown

Boston is literally digging its Chinatown. City archaeologist Joe Bagley yesterday launched the first excavations in Boston’s Chinatown, and he expects the dig to

Trade War | Beijing eyes Trump’s 2020 strategy for clues on deal

As the U.S. and China  Pessimism dominated in conversations last week with about a dozen bureaucrats, government advisers and researchers in China’s capital following the latest

US prosecutor: Death penalty warranted in scholar’s killing

The legal battle over whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should live or die for the kidnapping and slaying of a Chinese scholar began with

Qiao Jianjun | Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

Sweden’s top court said yesterday it won’t extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European

Taiwan | Christian family details crackdown on church

The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had

Lawyer says Beijing prevents Australian resident from leaving

A detained Chinese-Australian writer’s wife has been refused permission to leave China six months after her husband was taken into custody, their lawyer said yesterday. Yang

In the pig plague, it pays to be a crop giant in the right place

The world’s top agricultural-commodity traders have for months stuck to the mantra they’ll benefit from a deadly pig disease roiling global markets. Just how much they’ll

Beijing blames US for Iran crisis

China has expressed regret over Iran’s breaching of the 2015 nuclear deal and blamed the United States, saying “maximum pressure” from the Trump administration, which withdrew from

US says trade talks resuming as China demands end to tariffs

The Trump administration said trade talks with China are starting up again as Beijing reiterated that it’s essential the U.S. removes all existing tariffs for a

Region could feel swine fever blow for next decade, Cargill says

It could be as long as a decade before China recovers from its outbreak of African swine fever, the deadly pig disease that’s decimating hog herds

Regulator drafts rules on liquidity support for security firms

China’s securities regulator is soliciting public opinions over a rule allowing a state fund to bail out securities companies that “face significant liquidity risk,” according to an online

Gov’t dismisses US criticism of South China Sea missile tests

China’s military said its recent “live-fire drill” in the South China Sea didn’t target any country and wasn’t held to achieve specific objectives, after the U.S.

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