China, US struggle to set meeting as tariffs erode trust

Chinese and U.S. officials are struggling to agree on the schedule for a planned meeting this month to continue trade talks after Washington rejected Beijing’s request

Red-hot face-swapping app provokes privacy concern

Chinese face-swap app Zao rocketed to the top of app store charts over the weekend, but user delight at the prospect of becoming instant superstars quickly turned

Musk’s China charm offensive nets Tesla tax break amid trade war

Elon Musk’s charm offensive in China appears to have paid off. During a visit last week to the country, the billionaire chief executive officer

Why China’s Buzzing About Netflix’s Documentary ‘American Factory’

The 115-minute film was widely discussed on Chinese social networks and spawned dozens of reviews by influential bloggers and state media, prompting discussions on globalization, cultural

Surveys show manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Two surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand is weak amid a mounting tariff war with Washington over trade and technology. A monthly purchasing managers’ index

Gov’t rebukes EU, US politicians for interfering on Hong Kong

China accused some U.S. and European politicians of interfering in its domestic affairs after they commented on Hong Kong demonstrations that were deemed as supportive of protesters.

Vietnam says South China Sea tensions causing global concerns

Vietnam said “serious developments” in the South China Sea have increased tensions in the region and are triggering concern among the international community. Many countries and

Latest US, Chinese tariff hikes take effect in trade war

The United States and China went ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other’s goods yesterday, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes,

Xi tells Philippines it won’t recognize ruling on sea row

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Philippine counterpart that Beijing will not recognize an international arbitration ruling that has invalidated most of China’s claims to virtually

Beijing indicates it won’t retaliate now on new US tarriffs

China indicated that it wouldn’t immediately retaliate against the latest U.S. tariff increase announced by President Donald Trump last week, emphasizing the need to discuss ways

Detained writer urges Australia to help free him from China

A Chinese Australian writer detained in Beijing on suspicion of espionage since January has urged Australia to maintain diplomatic pressure for his release. Yang Hengjun

Xi to deliver major speech to ‘mobilize whole party, military’

Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a major speech to mark 70 years since the official founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government announced yesterday.

Tencent Raises Its Biggest Ever Dollar Loan of $6.5 Billion

Tencent Holdings Ltd. has signed its  The Chinese social media giant’s USD6.5 billion loan is the largest versus local peers Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. and

Tencent Music dives as watchdog probes its record-label ties

Tencent Music Entertainment Group fell the most in five months as China’s antitrust authority investigates exclusive licensing deals it forged with the world’s biggest record

Customer fights break out as Costco opens first China Store

Costco Wholesale Corp.’s first outlet in China opened on Tuesday and was soon overrun with customers willing to fight over discounted products and wait hours to pay for

Australia tries to curb foreign interference at universities

Australia announced yesterday that it has formed a task force to crack down on attempts by foreign governments to meddle in Australian universities. The move

Australia concerned writer faces espionage charge in Guangzhou

The Australian government said yesterday it was “very concerned and disappointed” that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on suspicion of espionage.

Volvo’s Polestar opens Chengdu factory to export to Europe, US

Amid rising trade tension, Volvo’s electric brand, Polestar, is going ahead with plans to export its first Chinese-made model to the United States next year, the

China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture

For 15 years, Yalqun Rozi skillfully navigated state bureaucracies to publish textbooks that taught classic poems and folk tales to millions of his fellow minority

China lets yuan sink, Trump says serious talks to start

China allowed its yuan to sink yesterday and U.S. President Donald Trump said the two sides will talk “very seriously” about their war over trade and

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