State secrets | China formally arrests two Canadians in case linked to Huawei

China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive, bringing the two men

Trade War | Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order yesterday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S.

Beijing criticizes US action against Huawei

China vowed yesterday to “resolutely safeguard” Chinese companies after Washington labeled telecom equipment giant Huawei a security risk and imposed export curbs on U.S. technology sales

Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide today on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two years

Trump poised to sign order restricting foreign telecom companies

President Donald Trump plans in coming days to sign an executive order that would prohibit American firms from using gear made by foreign telecommunications companies

Huawei exec: Possible US market curbs have little impact

A Huawei executive said yesterday that possible new U.S. restrictions on market access will have little impact on the Chinese tech giant due to its global reach.

Admiral: US hasn’t stepped up sea patrols to confront China

A top U.S. admiral said yesterday the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is

Aviation | Chinese airlines consider teaming up for Boeing Max compensation

China’s biggest airlines are considering banding together to seek compensation from Boeing Co. for the disruption caused by the grounding of the U.S. aircraft manufacturer’s 737

Xi calls efforts to reshape other nations ‘foolish’

Chinese President Xi Jinping denounced as “foolish” foreign efforts to reshape other nations as he pushes back against U.S. trade demands. “To think that one’s own

Auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

China’s auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decline amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown.

US targets $300b of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes

U.S. officials listed USD300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed yesterday to “fight to the finish” in an escalating trade battle

Ships steam to China with US cargoes as tensions escalate

As the U.S.-China trade war escalates, speculation is swirling over whether the Asian nation will honor purchases of American products including soybeans and cotton that are yet

Terry Gou moves closer to run for Taiwan president

Terry Gou, head of the world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, stepped closer to running for president of Taiwan yesterday by announcing that he would

Trade Companies bracing for Beijing’s retaliation in tariff dispute

Businesses were bracing yesterday for Beijing’s retaliation against President Donald Trump’s escalation of a tariff battle that threatens to disrupt a Chinese economic recovery. Regulators

Trade dispute with US a political challenge for China’s Xi

The tariff war between Washington and Beijing poses one of the biggest challenges yet for Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially exposing his political vulnerabilities at

US trade deficit edges up to $50 billion in March

The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years. The deficit in goods

Taiwan | Taipei breaks ground on submarine shipyard to counter Beijing

Taiwan broke ground yesterday on a shipyard to produce submarines to counter China’s growing military threat. The self-governing island’s President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a

Chinese court holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat addiction

The sound of doctors boring through his skull to feed electrodes deep into his brain made Yan tremble. “The drill was like bzzzzzzz,” he later recalled. “The moment of

Trade War | Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks

As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting

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