• Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    HK predicament will make Taiwan wary of China
    It is a measure of the renewed tension over the status of Taiwan that President Tsai Ing-wen, has sought “international support” in response to the blunt message of President Xi Jinping – either to unite with China or “face the force” of Beijing to prevent Taiwan from seeking formal independence.
    opinion
  • Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:52
    Asia Disrupted: from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur – Picking Asia’s Winners and Losers, 2018
    For China’s Xi Jinping, 2018 might well have been a year that could not end soon enough. So too was the case in Japan and Indonesia, where thousands saw livelihoods, if not lives, taken by floods, mudslides, earthquakes or tsunamis.
    opinion
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:05
    US-China call trade war truce but can it last?
    The meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and the subsequent announcement that new trade tariffs would be suspended at least temporarily appears to have temporarily de-escalated hostilities between the US and China.
    Economy
  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:34
    Asian markets mostly rise ahead of Trump-Xi, oil extends gains
    Asian markets mostly rose Friday bringing a broadly upbeat week to a positive end as attention turns to the much-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
    business
  • Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:50
    Dollar down but stocks up in Asia on Fed hopes, focus on Trump-Xi
    The dollar extended losses in Asia while equities rallied after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at a softer pace of interest rate hikes, though investors remain wary about the weekend's crunch trade talks between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
    business
  • Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:11
    Asia markets mostly up on hopes for crunch Trump-Xi trade talks
    Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday on hopes for a positive outcome from Donald Trump's high-stakes trade talks with Xi Jinping, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve's number-two suggested the bank could slow its pace of interest rate hikes.
    business
  • Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:09
    Asian markets mostly up as eyes turn to Trump-Xi talks
    Most Asian markets rose Monday as investors tentatively pick up cheap stocks, with focus on an expected meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the weekend that will be watched for signs of a softening in the China-US trade war.
    business
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:10
    Xi visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy
    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the Philippines Tuesday for his first state visit to the country, a traditional US ally that is a key prize as Beijing and Washington jostle for supremacy in the Pacific.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:03
    Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi
    Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage.
    business
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:45
    Xi: China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative 'not a trap'
    President Xi Jinping on Saturday defended China's "belt and road" infrastructure initiative, insisting it was "not a trap" amid criticism from the United States among others.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:37
    Xi says China to 'step up' market opening, raise imports
    President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China would accelerate efforts to remove barriers to foreign businesses and to increase imports, amid growing pressure to follow through on earlier pledges to open the country's huge markets.
    business
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:24
    Asian markets surge as Trump tweet lifts trade hopes
    Hong Kong and Shanghai led another rally across Asian markets Friday after Donald Trump's tweet hailing positive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping was seized on by dealers hoping for a breakthrough in their trade row.
    business
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:03
    ‘Xi pushing further Preah Sihanouk investment’
    As China continues to invest in Preah Sihanouk province, despite fears raised by residents over the recent influx of its nationals, an official from the Asian giant on Monday said President Xi Jinping is pushing for further investment in the coastal area.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Meng Hongwei: the Interpol chief who went to prison in China
    Fallen former Interpol president Meng Hongwei rose through the ranks of China’s feared public security apparatus before being caught himself in President Xi Jinping’s no-holds-barred campaign against corruption.
    opinion
  • Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:53
    Chinese first lady calls for global efforts against TB
    Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressed the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) via a video on Wednesday, calling for global efforts to put an end to the epidemic.
    Breaking News
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