Government says trade talks with US ‘moving forward’

China said yesterday that trade talks with the U.S. are “moving forward” after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world

Aviation | Reports: Chinese carrier asking Boeing for compensation

One of China’s three major state-owned airlines has joined carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation after suspending use of its 737 Max jetliner following two

Police seize drug shipment concealed in banana truck

Chinese police have seized a haul of methamphetamine and heroin concealed in a truckload of bananas believed to have come from Myanmar. State media reported yesterday

Region’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe’s cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble

US, Chinese negotiators said to further talks on cloud access in trade deal

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are discussing adding a concession on cloud computing to their trade agreement that would give foreign companies greater access to the USD12 billion

Defense: Accused in Chinese scholar’s death denied proper care

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn’t offer him adequate care when he sought

SOUTH CHINA SEA | US sends Beijing signal with F-35-laden warship in disputed sea

The U.S. sent a fighter- jet-carrying warship to join drills near the disputed Scarborough Shoal for the first time, sending a pointed message to China as

Attorney: Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector

A Chinese woman recently arrested at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club lied repeatedly to Secret Service agents while carrying computer malware unlike anything a government analyst had ever

Diplomacy | Prime minister to discuss trade with EU leaders

China’s prime minister is set to meet top European Union officials to discuss thorny issues including better access for European companies to Chinese markets and security concerns

Big plans for Sichuan’s favorite cooking oil

China has big plans for its rapeseed bounty in Sichuan. Levering off its famed cuisine, the top producing province wants to harvest more of the oilseed for

UniCredit’s employee allegedly embezzled USD15 million

A UniCredit SpA employee in China allegedly siphoned off about 100 million yuan of clients’ money over three years by taking advantage of shared passwords and other internal

Australian security adviser told writer not to fly to China

A security adviser to an Australian prime minister said he warned a Chinese-Australian writer not to travel to China before the blogger and critic of China’s Communist Party

Gov’t, North Korea open new border crossing despite sanctions

China and North Korea opened a new border crossing over the Yalu River, signaling aspirations for deeper economic ties between the neighbors even as Pyongyang’s trade

Real Estate | Cooling property market boosted as ‛hukou’ hurdles eased

China’s latest step to encourage 100 million rural citizens to move to cities may provide a timely boost to a slowing property market. Cities with an

Parent of appliance maker plans USD6.4b stake sale

The parent company of Gree Electric Appliances Inc. is considering selling almost all of its stake in the Zhuhai-based Chinese appliance giant in a deal that could be worth

South China Sea | Duterte: few options in territorial disputes with Beijing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described his dilemma in dealing with a more powerful China in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying he has

US-China to keep working on trade deal as latest talks wind up

China and the U.S. made progress toward a much-anticipated trade deal in their latest meetings and will keep talking on the remaining issues, the state-run Xinhua news

PGA Tour | Player dies in hotel room, fourth round of tournament canceled

Officials at the Sanya Championship said yesterday that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from “apparent natural causes,” and the PGA Tour Series-China

Djibouti’s rising debts to expansionist China worry US, France

Inside the carriages on the 10-hour rail journey through land-locked Ethiopia into the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, the chirping of mobile phones mingles with a

Trade dispute | Chinese quitting canola addiction has Canadian farmers sweating

After getting China hooked on canola, Canadian growers of the oilseed are reeling from the Asian giant’s decision to cut imports. They’re standing pat, though, on

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