Xi uses China’s biggest annual meeting for politics, not economy

China’s economic challenges have proliferated in the almost two years since Xi Jinping last convened a full meeting of the Communist Party. But politics remain at the top of his

Taylor Swift helps Alibaba plug world’s biggest shopping spree

Taylor Swift will headline Alibaba’s Singles’ Day next month in Shanghai, turning her considerable star wattage on the world’s largest annual online shopping spree. By most measures the biggest recording star

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its

Tariff war | Gov’t says part of Phase 1 of trade deal text ‘basically completed’

China said parts of the text for the first phase of a trade deal with the U.S. are “basically completed” as the two sides reached a consensus in areas including

Alipay, Tencent beware: China’s digital yuan is closing in

Chinese billionaires Jack Ma and Pony Ma, who built their online finance empires by dominating the country’s online payments industry, are facing what could be the strongest competitor yet: the

Bolsonaro heads to China amid looming question of Huawei deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in China yesterday on a mission to strengthen relations with Beijing amid the looming question of whether the Latin American giant should allow Huawei Technologies

Party’s biggest meeting of year gives leaders opportunity to talk Hong Kong protests

China’s ruling Communist Party will hold its most important gathering of the year from October 28 to 31, state-run Xinhua News Agency said, giving its leadership an opportunity to discuss

Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in China

A fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks will be held in China next week, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said yesterday , raising hopes for renewed negotiations, even as violence surges

Beijing says US has ‘weaponized’ visas to target exchanges

China yesterday accused the U.S. of having “weaponized” the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a

Huawei lobbying spend hits record with hire of Trump fundraiser

Huawei Technologies Co.’s lobbying spending spiked in the third quarter as the Chinese telecom giant hired a fundraiser for President Donald Trump with deep ties to Republican leadership to help

Tariff war | Trump says China signals trade talks on target for November deal

President Donald Trump said China has indicated that negotiations over an initial trade deal are advancing, raising expectations the nations’ leaders could sign an agreement at a meeting next month

Companies are struggling to offload foreign acquisitions, from yachts to pizza

China Inc. is struggling to offload overseas businesses and the accompanying debt in an increasingly volatile market. In just a few weeks, companies from yacht makers to luxury clothing and pizza

Gov’t has a new plan for PRP industry: small-time lending

It was once a roughly $150 billion industry - an innovative marketplace where individuals could lend to each other. But after years of fraud, defaults and few investor safeguards, China’s

Minister issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

China’s defense minister lashed out at U.S. foreign policy yesterday, saying China wasn’t fazed by sanctions, pressure or a “big stick” approach, while reiterating threats

Taiwan-Hong Kong spat raises doubts about murder suspect’s surrender

The man at the center of a Taiwan murder case that sparked months of violent protests in Hong Kong wants to turn himself in. But first

American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

The U.S. ambassador to China defended plans to require Beijing’s diplomats to report contacts with some Americans and said yesterday that Washington is considering additional rules

Surveillance giant warns of client losses after US curbs

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. warned it may lose customers in overseas markets because of its U.S. blacklisting, underscoring the extent to which curbs on the sale of American technology

Gov’t calls for tech collaboration while criticizing US action

A senior Chinese official called for governments around the world to work more closely together to regulate emerging technologies, while taking a veiled swipe at the U.S. for undermining collaboration. “The

Liu confirms phase one of US trade deal is in progress

China’s top trade negotiator offered positive signals that talks with the U.S. are making progress and both sides are working toward a partial trade deal. “China and the U.S. have made

Philippines blasts DreamWorks’ film ‘Abominable’ over China map

The animated movie “Abominable” from DreamWorks Animation has landed in controversy in Southeast Asia after the film featured a map of China showing the Asian

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