China video app seeks funds at $25 billion value before US IPO

Chinese startup Kuaishou is considering to go public in the U.S. to bankroll its expansion in short videos and fend off competition from TikTok owner ByteDance Inc., according to people

Taiwan’s president rises from the ashes with a hand from Hong Kong unrest

Tsai had clawed back some ground in opinion polls before protesters started taking to the streets of Hong Kong in the hundreds of thousands in June. But the mass demonstrations

Truce | China buyers asking about US soy, pork before trade talks

Chinese importers are asking U.S. suppliers for prices of soybeans, pork and other farm goods, the Commerce Ministry said yesterday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of talks aimed at

Chinese businesswoman guilty in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case

Yujing Zhang’s desire to meet President Donald Trump and his family turned the Chinese businesswoman into an American felon. A 10-woman, two-man federal jury convicted Zhang yesterday of trespassing at

Analysis | Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and the extent of its reach in Australia

The operations of the Chinese Communist Party are generally opaque, especially to outsiders. But in recent years, the party’s reach and influence with the Chinese diaspora has become much more

Australia | Gladys Liu under fire over past links

The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia’s Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network. Gladys Liu, who was born in Hong Kong

Alibaba’s Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who helped launch China’s online retailing boom, stepped down as chairman of the world’s biggest e-commerce company yesterday at a time when its fast-changing industry

A pork meme shows why officials worry about soaring prices

China’s pork prices are soaring so quickly that an internet meme has emerged suggesting the newest way to show off wealth: a necklace made of pork belly. Inflation data released yesterday showed that

Ambassador to South Africa attacks Trump over trade

Lin Songtian, China’s ambassador to South Africa, took out a half-page advertisement in a key local newspaper to attack the stance of the U.S. and President Donald Trump on global

Accused Mar-a-Lago trespasser proclaims innocence; thanks US

A Chinese businesswoman defending herself on charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lied to Secret Service agents gave one of the shortest opening statements in

Alibaba’s chief talks strategy and his fondness for NBA ‘killer’

Today, Daniel Zhang, a little-known former accountant, will take over the chairman’s role at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from Jack Ma, the country’s most famous businessman. A full story on him and

Technology | Huawei, Samsung’s new 5G chips designed to threaten Qualcomm

Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei Technologies Co. took turns announcing new mobile processors at the IFA technology show in Berlin last week, and the big thing the new chips have

India criticizes Chinese trade policies

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar yesterday criticized China for what he described as one-sided trade policies, casting doubt over the progress of negotiations for a pan-Asian free trade agreement. Speaking

Taiwan woos Solomon Islands amid rumors It might switch sides to China

Taiwan and the Solomon Islands put on a display of friendship yesterday, pledging to deepen ties, even as rumors persist the Pacific nation is close to severing relations in favor

Merkel has made a U-turn on China but it may be too late

Wolfgang Ischinger had unique insight into Germany’s friendly approach to Beijing. “Our China policy had one key component: how can we sell the largest possible number of German automobiles in China,”

Trade | China’s trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens

China’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports

Gov’t says trade talks with US to take place in October

U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Stock markets

Beijing suspects Merkel is heading to Beijing to do Trump’s work

As deputy foreign minister, Wolfgang Ischinger had unique insight into Germany’s friendly approach to Beijing. “Our China policy had one key component: how can we sell

Xi warns party needs ‘fighting spirit’ to overcome risks

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the ruling Communist Party to brace for a “long-term” struggle against a variety of threats, the latest in a series of warnings

Tour bus crashes on wet New Zealand road, five Chinese killed

A  tour bus carrying Chinese tourists flipped in rainy weather near a New Zealand tourist town yesterday morning, killing five Chinese nationals and seriously injuring two

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