Diplomacy | Xi visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn’t worried about China’s growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology:

New Zealand’s Ardern to visit Beijing as tensions ease

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit China for one day next week for talks with President Xi Jinping, adding to signs that any tensions

Brash China-friendly Taiwan mayor stirs talk of president run

For officials in Beijing looking for a Taiwanese presidential candidate who improves the island’s fraught ties with the mainland, Han Kuo-yu is saying all the right things.

Beijing protests after U.S. Navy Sails through Taiwan strait again

China protested the latest transit through the Taiwan Strait by American warships, warning the U.S. not to undermine relations between the two countries. “China has been

The Buzz | Five killed in shooting in China’s Inner Mongolia

Five people died yesterday in a shooting in China’s Inner Mongolia region, authorities said. An individual shot and killed five people before being apprehended by police, authorities

Italy signs accord deepening economic ties with Beijing

Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and

Tech trade | Apple’s Cook says he’s bullish on global economy

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is “extremely bullish” about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to

Beijing stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech

Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop ‘bride’

Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery,

Taiwan leader to tour Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left yesterday on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan has

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity

Trade dispute | High-level talks with US to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said yesterday . Treasury

Buy-bust | Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

Philippine authorities said yesterday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of

Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by Xi

The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the “door is

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing

Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing’s growing pressure on the island for political unification.

Taiwan | Independence backer challenges Tsai for presidency

A former premier and vocal proponent of independence for Taiwan will challenge his former boss, President Tsai Ing-wen, for the ruling party’s nomination, ensuring the island’s tense relationship

Beijing says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014

China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of “terrorist gangs” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a

Prada loses USD864m in value as China slump hits profit

Prada SpA shares fell to the lowest close since 2016 as slower Chinese spending contributed to an unexpected drop in the Italian fashion house’s annual profit.

Chinese TechCrunch rival 36Kr is said to plan overseas IPO

36Kr, a Chinese website that tracks startup fundraisings in the country, is planning an overseas initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The

Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26, the foreign ministry said yesterday. Italy’s coalition government has sent mixed

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