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

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Beijing for talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing following a surprise visit to the Group of Seven summit in France.

US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north. China, a huge

Technology | Vietnam prefers its mobile networks to be free of Huawei

Vietnam is intent on being the first Asean nation to provide a 5G network - without China’s tech powerhouse Huawei Technologies Inc. Viettel Group, Vietnam’s

Trump signals some regret on China trade war

President Donald Trump signaled regret yesterday for an escalating trade war with China, as he faces a tense reception from world leaders meeting amid mounting anxiety

US ‘starting to lose China,’ says Global Times’ Hu Xijin

China will follow through with retaliatory measures announced Friday and fight the trade war to the end, in the face of the U.S.’s failure to keep

Beijing warns US tariffs will ‘escalate trade friction’

China appealed to Washington yesterday to “meet each other halfway” and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger

China ‘will not sit idly by’ over US arms sale to Taiwan

China “will not sit idly by” if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer said

Tariff War | Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet halfway’ on trade

Beijing appealed to Washington yesterday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to

China says it will sanction US firms over Taiwan warplanes

China says it will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in plans for an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry

Beijing says British consulate staffer detained 15 days

China said yesterday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen

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