Tariff war | Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade rift

The Trump administration will resume negotiations with China toward ending a trade war that has deepened uncertainty for businesses and investors and dimmed the outlook for

Forest fire | 30 firefighters killed while battling blaze in western mountains

Firefighters yesterday contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 colleagues, in one of the worst disasters for the

Xi fails to calm Europe as Juncker takes another swipe at China

European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker stepped up his criticism of Chinese trade practices just days after President Xi Jinping sought to soothe European concerns in

Beijing said to name Peng to lead USD941b sovereign fund

China has named a new chairman for its USD941 billion sovereign wealth fund, people with knowledge of the matter said, ending a two-year stretch without a top

Tencent is said to plan Asia’s biggest dollar bond this year

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is planning to raise around USD5 billion through a dollar bond sale today, according to people familiar with the matter. China’s social

World trade forecasts slashed again amid US-China standoff

The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6 percent, due to an economic

Beijing announces trade concessions as Liu He heads to US

The Chinese government said it will extend a suspension of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. autos and include the opioid fentanyl in a list of controlled substances, two

SOUTH CHINA SEA | Philippines protests ‘swarming’ of Chinese boats near island

The Philippines has protested the presence of more than 200 Chinese vessels that were sighted from January to March near a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed

Premier meets New Zealand’s leader amid 5G dispute

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged New Zealand to provide a “fair, transparent, convenient” investment environment in a meeting yesterday with the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern,

23 children sickened in suspected poisoning

A kindergarten teacher has been arrested in eastern China after 23 students were sickened in a suspected act of deliberate poisoning, police said yesterday. The teacher, identified by

Taipei protests China jets crossing center of Taiwan Strait

Taiwan said yesterday that its planes warned off Chinese military aircraft that crossed the center line in the Taiwan Strait, and called China’s move a provocation

Terrorism | HRW urges New Zealand’s Ardern to discuss Muslims in China

A rights group has urged New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to raise concerns about reported Chinese government abuses of Muslims during her upcoming visit to Beijing that was

Guangzhou offers cash for information in religion crackdown

A southern Chinese city is offering cash rewards for information about “illegal religious groups” as the ruling Communist Party continues to tighten its grip over faith communities.

Survey | Manufacturing activity ticks up in March

A gauge of Chinese manufacturing improved in March in a possible sign government efforts to reverse an economic slowdown amid a tariff war with Washington might be gaining

At least seven killed in latest industrial accident

At least seven people were killed and five injured yesterday when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in

Tariff war | US trade negotiators arrive in Beijing for resumed talks

U.S. trade negotiators arrived in Beijing yesterday to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China’s technology ambitions as officials hint they

Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorship

A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was

Taiwan | Tsai confirms request to buy new US fighters, tanks

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said her government has asked to purchase advanced new fighter jets and tanks from the U.S., a request that if approved, could

Li sees sound economy at home, risk of downturn abroad

Premier Li Keqiang said China’s domestic economy showed signs of stability amid targeted stimulus support, although new threats were arising from weakness in global demand. “China’s

Corruption | Beijing expels ex-Interpol president from public office, party

China said yesterday that it has expelled former Interpol President Meng Hongwei from public office and the ruling Communist Party as he awaits trial on corruption charges.

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