Belt & Road Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

Chinese-financed railways and other projects in Africa and Asia are helping to reduce economic inequality between regions in the countries where they are built, a group

Beijing ato regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist

Alibaba | Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s online retailing boom, announced yesterday that he will step down as the company’s chairman

Trade War | Beijing promises retaliation if US imposes more tariffs

China yesterday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out

Religion | Group says officials destroying crosses, burning bibles

China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to

Opinion | The US opioid crisis, fentanyl and China

America’s opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose death toll has continued its steady climb — reaching more than 49,000 in

China’s trade outlook darkens as Trump threatens total tariffs

China’s chances of escaping the trade conflict with the U.S. with only minor damage to its economy just got slimmer. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump

Xi plans to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants. The summit

Six years in captivity | Trafficked Myanmar woman faced heart-wrenching choice on son

They were the first photos Marip Lu had ever taken of her son, and it broke her heart to think they might be the last. The

Trade War | Trump poised to tax an additional USD200b in Chinese imports

The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional USD200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation

Electric cars | Tesla wannabe asking investors to pay for potential

Investor excitement for China’s electric-car business gets a reality check next week. NIO Inc. will become the first major electric-car maker to have a U.S. initial public offering

Richard Liu | E-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech elite

The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a prominent member of a Chinese tech elite who enjoy the glamor of

Belt & Road | Malaysia, Singapore to delay, not axe, high-speed rail link

Malaysia and Singapore agreed to delay, not cancel, a planned high-speed railway that would cut travel time between their capitals to just 90 minutes. Shortly after

Trade War | Beijing points to other gains in hopes of easing US ire

China is trying to defuse a spiraling tariff war with Washington over technology policy by highlighting gains in other trade-related areas. The Cabinet press office

Private Chinese space company places satellites in orbit

A rocket developed by Chinese company iSpace blasted into space yesterday carrying three miniature satellites in another milestone for the country’s budding private spaceflight industry. Reports said the

Opinion | Taiwan is not a bargaining chip with China

I first visited Taiwan in the 1970s as a young officer serving in an American destroyer assigned to the Pacific Fleet. A small, dynamic nation at the northern

Why a Chinese billionaire was studying in the US before arrest

With a USD7.3 billion fortune and business operations spanning the globe, Richard Liu could’ve spent the last days of August anywhere in the world. The

Belt & Road | Xi pledges USD60 billion in financing for Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday pledged USD60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts

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