Trade War | Ministry says economy czar Liu to visit Washington for talks

In a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions, the top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in

Belt & Road | Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Sri Lanka is considering a USD300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a Finance Ministry

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following threats

Taiwan held live-fire exercises along its east coast yesterday amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force if deemed necessary.

Beijing hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

China minced no words yesterday as it rejected an accusation by Canada’s foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries. “I

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

China expressed its “strong dissatisfaction” with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling

Xie Haojie | Philippines arrests, hands over corruption fugitive

Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie was arrested on Sunday in

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

A mid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon yesterday released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries

Beijing opposes ban on Huawei products in Taipei institute

The mainland firmly opposes a decision by Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) that bans its employees from using mobile phones and computers produced by mainland-based

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker’s US plans

The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor’s plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company

Tax-cut strategy implemented as lending stabilizes

China’s government is turning increasingly to tax cuts as the first line of defense against a slowing economy, as credit data released yesterday showed some vindication of

Analysis | Beijing pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of

Hong Kong | Ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

HONG Kong’s former top leader Donald Tsang was released yesterday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from

Trade war | The wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump’s

2018 trade surplus with US hits record high USD323b

China’s 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record USD323.3 billion but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President

Detained Canadian does not have diplomatic immunity

A former Canadian diplomat detained in China last month does not enjoy diplomatic immunity, a Chinese spokeswoman said yesterday, rejecting a complaint from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Food giants undermined China’s obesity fight, scholar says

China’s efforts to keep obesity in check have been undermined from the inside by the food industry, according to newly published research. A scholar of

Detained ex-Canadian diplomat gets consular visit in China

Canadian diplomats have visited former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig for the second time since his arrest in China a month ago. Canada’s Global Affairs department provided no further

Taiwan | Tsai appoints new premier following election loss

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle Friday following the ruling party’s heavy election losses and growing pressure from

Spacecraft pictures from moon’s far side aired

China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon’s far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the

Opinion | Xi’s leading China toward economic stagnation

The ambition of China hawks in the Trump administration is to maintain American dominance by halting China’s economic rise. It’s strange that President Xi Jinping appears to be working

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