Musk says USD500m enough to get Shanghai production running

Elon Musk told investors Tesla Inc. won’t incur a heavy financial burden to get production up and running in its first overseas factory, seeking to soothe investor

Dire Strait | Xi’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks. That hasn’t panned out. Instead, his

Chinese leader says 2022 Winter Games will be green, inclusive, open

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is well on track to deliver a “spectacular” 2022 Winter Olympic Games. China’s government was firmly committed to staging the

Economy | Manufacturing improves but activity sluggish

China’s manufacturing improved in January but activity was sluggish, a survey showed yesterday, as U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrangled in Washington over a tariff war.

Australian rugby league team proud of Huawei sponsorship

An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei’s longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant’s ban from Australia’s 5G networks and legal wrangle with

Beijing appeals to US to accept its technology progress

China urged Washington yesterday to accept its industrial development after U.S. intelligence officials said Beijing steals or copies foreign technology, as the two sides prepared for another

Timeline: The battle over Huawei

DEC. 1: Canada arrests Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder, at America’s request on a stopover at Vancouver airport. The U.S. is reported

Trade War | For US-China talks, hopes are high, expectations low

U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks today aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial

Report | Powerful Illinois speaker recorded in probe involving Chinese developer

A Chicago newspaper reported that a lengthy federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois’ powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project and the

China bans wife of jailed Taiwan activist from visiting him

China has banned the wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist jailed in China from visiting him for three months due to alleged improper behavior, a

Trade War | US charges against Huawei could inflame China talks

The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are intended

Beijing to Washington: Stop ‘unreasonable crackdown’

China called on Washington yesterday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the U.S. escalated pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

Duke University moved quickly yesterday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent

Canada’s foreign minister says why China envoy fired

Canada’s foreign minister said yesterday the country’s ambassador to China was fired because he expressed views that were contrary to the federal government’s position on

Abe vows to step up China ties but bolster defense

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged yesterday he will further expand his country’s already improving ties with China but said Japan still needs to bolster its

South China Sea | Australia says Beijing has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed waters

Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne urged China today to resolve tensions in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, in a swipe after Beijing’s sudden

Wang Quanzhang | Prominent human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power yesterday, more than three

Opinion | China’s banks are desperate for capital

In the past decade, China has relied primarily on credit growth to fund its economic ambitions. The country’s banks are now feeling the constraints of this lending

Beijing joins talks to strike a worldwide digital trade pact

China will join a group including the U.S. and the European Union in negotiating new rules to cover the USD25 trillion e-commerce market. The EU and 47 other

Microsoft’s Bing blocked for two days, prompting grumbling

Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft’s Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party’s increasingly tight online censorship.

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