Finance | Micro-lender assault threatens path to US listings

A new assault by Chinese authorities on the country’s cash micro-lenders threatens to stymie any new listings in New York, as regulators in Beijing escalate their campaign

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation yesterday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as

China widens personality cult around ‘unrivaled helmsman’ Xi

The village where he labored as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon. State media applaud him endlessly, private businessmen praise his

CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

A Chinese energy company has denied it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops

Vatican, China exchange art amid stall in hard diplomacy

The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft

Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

State-owned airline Air China suspended flights yesterday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North’s isolation amid mounting

Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for Chinese investors

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said that he met with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman this year together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in

Jiang Tianyong | Court sentences prominent rights lawyer to two years in prison

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | HK former home secretary accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of

Alibaba bets USD2.9b on country’s top hypermarket player

Alibaba is acquiring 36 percent of Sun Art Retail Group Ltd., which operates about 400 hypermarkets under the Auchan and RT-Mart banners. As part of the

Duterte offers China third telecom carrier slot

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China an opportunity to operate a new, third telecommunications carrier in the country, his spokesman said yesterday. The

Beijing’s deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe era

Under Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation’s biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as Zimbabwe appears

China on pace for record solar installations as forecasts jump

China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is poised to install a record amount of solar-power capacity this year, prompting researchers to boost forecasts as much as 80

The Buzz | China under-20s protest Tibetan flags at friendly

The China under-20 team walked off in protest during its friendly against a German fourth-tier side on Saturday after a small group of fans held up Tibetan flags.

Home prices snap three-month drop as market stabilizes

Chinese home prices rose in more cities in October, snapping a three-month decline, a sign the market is stabilizing amid government efforts to curb property speculation.

Foreign minister meets with Myanmar’s leaders

China’s foreign minister met with Myanmar’s top leaders yesterday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh’s prime minister.

Human rights repression seen worsening under Xi

After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more. With the help

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