How Asia fell out of love with the Belt and Road Initiative

In late August, President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives hailed the opening of a Chinese-built bridge connecting two islands in the archipelago as “the gateway into tomorrow and the opportunities

Prosecutors indict Nissan’s Ghosn for underreporting pay

Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income. The

Analysis | Beyond Huawei, scientist’s death is a blow for China

The death of a prominent Chinese scientist in the U.S. has passed comparatively unnoticed beside the blizzard of global headlines devoted to the Huawei dispute, yet

Gene-editing scientist’s project rejected for WHO database

The global medical community is distancing itself further from the researcher whose controversial gene-editing work has been condemned by scientists and the Chinese government. A Chinese

Meng Wanzhou | Beijing pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume today

Briefs | Chengdu – Group says dozens detained in raid on church

A U.S.-based advocacy group says dozens of Christians have been detained in a raid on a prominent Chinese church that operates outside the government’s official protestant organization. ChinaAid

Pioneering mission to far side of moon launched

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to

Chinese group to buy Wilson tennis racket maker for USD5.2 billion

A Chinese investor group led by Anta Sports Products Ltd. reached a USD5.2 billion deal to acquire the maker of Wilson tennis rackets and Louisville Slugger baseball bats,

Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in

Meng Wanzhou’s rise through the company’s ranks

Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou. Meng, 46, is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the

Meng Wanzhou | Beijing demands Canada release Huawei executive

China yesterday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate

Patrick Ho | Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal

A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman yesterday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case

German human rights commissioner to visit Tibet, but not Xinjiang

Germany’s top official for human rights was due to visit Tibet this week for a dialogue with Chinese counterparts after being denied permission to visit the heavily policed northwestern

Beijing promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

China issued an upbeat but vague promise yesterday to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents

Cinema | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ not clicking with Chinese audiences

Chinese audiences aren’t exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” despite its all- Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity.

White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken

Argentina and China sign deals strengthening ties after G-20

China’s president signed new trade deals with Argentina yesterday as the Asian giant expands its growing role in Latin American economies. Presidents Mauricio Macri

State media praise Bush as ‘statesman of vision’

Chinese state media yesterday praised George H.W. Bush as a “statesman of vision,” recalling the late president’s role in helping end the Cold War and establishing the

Party agents watch over Uighur funerals, weddings

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an

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