Apple’s US iPhones can all be made outside of China if needed

Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.- China trade war gets out of hand. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity

New Zealand court stops man from being extradited to China

A New Zealand court yesterday stopped a man accused of killing a woman in Shanghai a decade ago from being extradited to China, at least for now,

Philippines to tighten rules for foreigners amid Chinese influx

The Philippines will tighten rules for foreign workers as more Chinese nationals enter the Southeast Asian nation to take up jobs. Along with a permit

Regulators suspend popular financial news app, a popular financial news app in China, said Monday it was suspended by regulators. The company has taken its app and website offline to make

Made-in-China? Iceland’s sweater-knitters are unhappy

Trouble is rattling one of Iceland’s most distinctive industries: the production of the thick, hand-knitted “lopi” sweaters adored by tourists and worn with pride by

Huawei CFO’s ‘complex’ extradition request is just 33 pages

For months, Canadian defense lawyers for Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer have been gearing up to battle a U.S. extradition request they’d said would be

Trade war | Chinese exporters dodge tariffs with fake Made-in-Vietnam labels

Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths to avoid the hit from Donald Trump’s tariffs. Vietnam said on Sunday that it found dozens

Currency | Central banker says no specific yuan level important

People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang said last week that no specific level for the yuan is important, and indicated confidence it will continue to

Spain extradites 94 Taiwanese to China on phone scam charges

Spain has extradited 94 Taiwanese to China to face telephone and online fraud charges, drawing protest from Taiwan’s government. The suspects arrived Friday morning at

Tech | Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move

Beijing may restrict tech access in spiraling US trade dispute

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology

With Mexico deal done, US urges China to resume trade talks

One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants

Gov’t says list of ‘unreliable’ foreign firms coming soon

China’s Commerce Ministry will release a list of “unreliable” foreign companies in the near future, a spokesman said yesterday, without giving a specific date. The

Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems

Taiwan confirmed yesterday it has asked to purchase more than 100 tanks from the U.S., along with air defense and anti- tank missile systems in a major

Automobile | Beijing moves to stop a crash in booming electric-car industry

As big as its world-leading car market is, China has decided that 486 aspiring electric-vehicle companies are too many. The country is considering rules to raise the barrier

Japanese police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling

Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers. Tokyo police said

Gov’t plans to store remaining US soy purchases amid trade war

China plans to store cargoes of American soybeans bought earlier this year that are yet to be delivered, as the trade war between Washington and Beijing escalates,

Amid trade war, Xi talks up economy, heads to Moscow

Chinese President Xi Jinping is talking up the Chinese economy’s resilience as he heads to Moscow for a state visit affirming increasingly close ties between

1st rocket from mobile platform in Yellow Sea launched

China has for the first time launched a rocket from a mobile platform in the Yellow Sea, sending five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental

Xi says China’s cconomy noticeably improving, can manage risks

President Xi Jinping said China’s economy is stabilizing and has improved noticeably, giving an upbeat assessment of the nation’s health despite the worsening trade war and recent weak data.

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