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BEIJING -- As unfettered capitalism reached a fever pitch in China in the early 2000s, a boom in investigative journalism was hailed as the most salient example of growing citizen power. National politics, which had disappeared from public conversations after the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, again ...
In November last year, a Chinese-built passenger jet touched down in the city of Xi'an after flying more than 1,300 kilometres from Shanghai. The journey marked a milestone for China's aerospace manufacturer COMAC: the first long-distance inter-city test flight for its commercial jetliner, the C919. ... aircraft

Automakers from around the world are gathering in Beijing this week for China's biggest annual auto show where as many as 100 new models will be revealed. Many of the brand names are familiar: General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota, BMW, and Nissan among them. But domestic ...
Several top officials in the Trump Administration will be heading to China next week to talk about trade. The group will be led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and will include the head of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, as well as the U.S. Trade Representative. While no ...

Smartphone shipments in China have suffered their biggest decline ever, plummeting more than 21% in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year, according to a new report from research firm Canalys. Chinese consumers bought just 91 million phones in the first three months of this ...
"Considering that China and the U.S. are ASEAN's first and third trading partner respectively, the early exchange of blows between Washington and Beijing would be watched nervously across all ASEAN capitals," said Tang Siew Mun, head of the ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, ...
China passed a law Friday making it a crime to attack revolutionary heroes and martyrs as the ruling Communist Party steps up efforts to police historical discussions and enforce ideology. The new law bans criticism or questioning of the folklore surrounding the 1949 formation of the People's Republic by ...
The U.S. government may start scrutinizing informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered garden variety development work for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said.
The U.S. government may start scrutinizing informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered garden variety development work for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said.
The leaders of India and China met at a lakeside city in central China on Friday amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday ...
For the first time, a sitting US president has agreed to meet with the autocratic leader of a longtime communist adversary that owns nuclear technology. Are we talking about the potential summit between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un in June? Yes. And it could just as easily be a reference to ...
The leaders of India and China meet Friday amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to sit down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in the central city of ...
China's top court has ruled in favor of French fashion house Christian Dior, overturning rulings by lower courts and rapping the local trademark office for rejecting an application by the firm to register a perfume bottle trademark. The ruling comes as Beijing looks to play up its credentials for protecting and ...
It's been a busy week for geopolitical meetings. While Western leaders convened in Washington and Korean leaders got together in the demilitarized zone, India's Narendra Modi headed to the Wuhan province in China to talk with President Xi Jinping for a two-day informal summit beginning Friday.
WASHINGTON — With trade tensions mounting between the United States and China, President Trump said he would dispatch his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and other top economic advisers to Beijing next week to try to forestall an all-out trade war. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he was optimistic ...

China's Communist Party is reportedly expanding activities aimed at Chinese university students in America and other nations. Radio Free Asia, or RFA reports the expansion is an effort to keep the party's ideology in the minds of Chinese citizens studying abroad. It also seeks to defend against “bad ideas” ...
Retaliatory trade tariffs between the world's two largest economies could end up hurting automobile buyers, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson warned on Wednesday. "We are very worried because the whole business concept is based on open trade...if we don't have that, we will have to invest in every ...
Barry Sternlicht: Be careful what you wish for on China trade. 11 Hours Ago. We're not a rich country right now, says Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman and CEO, providing his thoughts on U.S. trade negotiations with China. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
Trade tensions between the United States and China exploded last month as the countries started threatening each other with new tariffs. The Trump administration is looking to stop what it calls unfair trade practices, targeting perceived imbalances, including alleged widespread intellectual property theft.
Automakers are bringing many new electric vehicles at the Auto China 2018 in Beijing – starting with Mercedes-Maybach unveiling an all-electric luxury SUV concept and we are going to report on several others in the next few days. Tesla is doing its part by bringing the Model 3 to the show, according to ...
BEIJING — Students and professors in China denounced a leading university on Tuesday for trying to silence activism about sexual harassment, a rare act of defiance that is testing the limits of the country's fledgling #MeToo movement. The institution, Peking University in Beijing, remains in an uproar after ...
The governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea "violate the human rights of those within their borders on a daily basis and are forces of instability as a result," Mr Sullivan said in a preface to the congressionally mandated report that documents human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.
The lasers have already undergone some slight adjustments so as to not accidentally blind children crossing the street. “To avoid the laser hurting children's eyes, we reduced the height from 1.2 meters to 0.8 meters,” Wan Xinqiang, deputy head of publicity for the Daye public security bureau, told China ...
NICE TV is a new television station in Cambodia with an unusual business model. The company is a majority Chinese-owned television network in Cambodia. The Cambodian Ministry of Interior holds a minority share of ownership in the company. The offices for NICE TV are inside the buildings of the ...
Seventeen people have died in a dragon boat accident in southern China thought to have been caused by strong current. One of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers overturned on Saturday and another arriving at the scene also capsized, TV pictures showed. In total, almost 60 people were tipped into the water, ...
Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on U.S. imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping data showed. Sorghum is a niche animal feed and a tiny slice of the ...
To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past. The country is perhaps more aware of its own history than any other major society on earth. That remembering is certainly partial - events like Mao's Cultural Revolution are ...
For decades, other countries shipped containers full of scrap and waste to China for recycling. But Beijing stunned the recycling industry last year with its ban on imports of 24 varieties of solid waste. Now, it's adding 32 more types to the list -- half of them at the end of this year, and the other half at the end of ...
TAICANG, China — If China calls for a boycott of American goods, Chinese workers like David Xu could be in trouble. Mr. Xu is one of thousands of residents of this port town who cash paychecks from American companies. He works as a technician at a Procter & Gamble manufacturing and distribution ...
Chinese authorities have admitted accidentally reporting two major earthquakes that had never happened but were instead drills unintentionally released to the public. Late on Thursday, China's earthquake administration said on its website there had been two 6.5-magnitude quakes just 10 seconds apart ...
China has made chip development a key plank of its Made in China 2025 drive to bolster its strength in technology against more developed rivals in the United States, Japan, and Europe. The government wants local chips to make up at least 40 percent of China's semiconductor needs by the middle of the ...
The Internet had a grand time this week mocking members of the U.S. Senate for revealing in their questions to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg how little they understand about technology. There was Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the senior statesman from my home state, who couldn't imagine how a “free ...
The most telling clue is that yeast in and around China has the most genetic diversity of anywhere in the world. Liti had already suspected this, having worked with Chinese researchers who collected yeast from remote primeval forests. But the massive sequencing confirmed just how unique yeast in East ...
From unclear strategies to weather presenting a new challenge, and a struggling Mercedes to last year's fourth-best team looking to kick-start their season, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday's race in Shanghai…
SATURDAY UPDATE: With Friday's numbers included, Warner Bros' Rampage has grossed $36.7M at the international box office so far. The Dwayne Johnson sci-fi ape pic is dominating offshore play with 61 markets now open; on Friday it grossed an estimated $27.1M. In China, its Friday haul was ...
And Cummins, the engine maker from Indiana, felt the party's reach, too, when it tried to appoint a new manager for one of its China businesses. The party said no. “In the past the American general manager did not understand why the party was involved in decision making,” said Hu Hongwei, the party's ...
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that China is "so huge" it may ultimately pass the U.S. in sales for the electric vehicle company. Musk has given the Chinese government high marks for its regulatory push to embrace EVs, but also recently expressed some support for President ...
The wife of a detained Chinese lawyer has begun a march of more than 100km (62 miles) to try to find answers about his fate. Li Wenzu is walking from Beijing to Tianjin, where she thinks Wang Quanzhang may be being held. She told the BBC she had heard nothing since his arrest 1,000 days ago and did ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: President Trump reverts to Candidate Trump. • He's been in office 14 months, but President Trump is increasingly falling back on the hard-edge isolationism that fueled his “America First” campaign.
Trump's latest tariffs would take effect in June at the earliest and are meant to punish China for intellectual property theft. They would follow Trump's move last month to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum from China and some other nations, and an earlier action to levy penalties on Chinese solar ...
Beijing has vowed to retaliate after the United States published a list of about 1,300 Chinese products it plans to hit with a 25% tariff. The White House said the proposed extra tax on the imports was a response to unfair Chinese practices around intellectual property rights. The wide-ranging list includes ...
That was a senior Beijing official, underscoring China's intention to maintain strict control over all religious organizations and their believers — and dimming the prospects of what appeared to be an imminent deal with the Vatican. And our Magazine looks at President Xi Jinping's consolidation of power by ...
China's imposition this week of tariffs on 128 U.S. export products could be just the beginning of a prolonged and destructive trade war between the world's two largest economies. Despite President Donald Trump's boast that “trade wars are good and easy to win,” this one could impose heavy casualties on ...
China's ambassador to the U.S. said his country would "fight back" against the $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods that the Trump administration detailed earlier in the day, according to a CNBC report Tuesday night. "We will certainly respond accordingly," ambassador Cui Tiankai said in an interview with ...
This back and forth over tariffs between the U.S. and China is continuing. The White House has made public the list of Chinese exports that it plans to hit with steep tariffs. And then just this morning, Beijing announced similar plans to put tariffs on more than 100 types of U.S. products. NPR's Rob Schmitz is ...
China and the United States appear to be on the brink of a full-blown trade war. And that is terrible news for many blue-chip American companies. Stocks fell sharply Wednesday morning before stabilizing later in the day after China announced plans for a 25% tariff on more than 100 products that make up ...
Trump's next set of potential tariffs comes barely 24 hours after China's first retaliation. In response to the August 2017 investigation into Chinese intellectual property theft, the US Trade Representative proposes a 25% tax on close to 1,300 Chinese goods from the aerospace, machinery and medical ...
China's government is not considering reducing its U.S. Treasury bond holdings anytime soon, Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told CNBC Wednesday. Some market watchers have voiced fears that Beijing could reduce its Treasury purchases in response to the White House's trade tariffs, which would ...


 

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