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SouthGobi’s shares tumble after arrest of Mongolian miner’s chairman on fraud charges
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:50

Shares of Mongolian coking coal miner SouthGobi Resources, controlled by sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC), tumbled by as much as 13.6...

BYD aims to dominate China’s electric car market with a trillion yuan in sales by 2025
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:46

BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu has drawn up an ambitious plan for the Chinese carmaker, envisioning the creation of a new-energy corporate giant with sales...

Chart of the day: Foreigners rush to sell China liquor stocks
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:16

Foreign investors seem to have escaped unscathed from the recent sell-off in the shares of China’s top distillers of fierce liquor. In October, ...

It’s goodbye Coca-Cola, as health conscious Chinese consumers opt for energy drinks, premium waters
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:12

Chinese consumers are increasingly opting for healthier drink options, including premium packaged waters and energy drinks, forgoing classic soft drin...

U.S. Rebuffs China's Charm Offensive, Edging Closer to Trade War
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:20

The administration is investigating trade actions against China as it looks to fundamentally challenge Chinese trade practices and reject a tradition ...

China insurance regulator punishes three firms for selling ‘problematic’ policies
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:10

China’s insurance regulator said on Monday it had banned three life insurance firms from applying for permission to sell new products for six mo...

China and Myanmar talk infrastructure as Rohingya crisis rages
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:12

China and Myanmar tried to keep the focus on economic ties on Monday, vowing to push ahead with a joint “economic corridor” against the ba...

How the US stopped complaining about China’s exchange rate policy
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:17

The United States’ loud complaints about the Chinese currency’s exchange rate, a thorny issue in the two nations ties over the past decade...

Friends or ‘frenemies’? South Korea fails to meet obligations of military intelligence sharing deal with Japan
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:13

South Korea is failing to meet the terms of an agreement reached last year with Japan to share a wide array of military intelligence, according to a r...

‘Climate of fear’: Cambodian court charges journalists with espionage
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:12

A CAMBODIAN court on Saturday charged two journalists with espionage for filing news reports to a US-funded radio station, prompting local journalists...

Police in China's Xinjiang Raid Thousands of Muslim Kazakh Homes
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:17

Chinese authorities in Tekes county in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have searched the homes of 30,000 members of the mostly Muslim Kazakh ethni...

Don’t blame China for emerging market wobbles
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:30

The surprise 2 per cent devaluation of the yuan on August 11, 2015, is an event which still sends shivers down the spines of emerging market investors...

Indonesia detains top corruption suspect Novanto after he claimed injury in car crash
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:12

Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested the speaker of the country’s Parliament who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged r...

Eyewitness: the Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi’s whitewash
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:10

IT WAS a bright autumn morning, and I had just dropped off my two children at nursery and was scrolling through Twitter, when I spotted a video of a...

Expect a huge rise in global influence by innovative Chinese companies over next decade, says JP Morgan Asia-Pacific chief
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:12

JP Morgan’s chairman and chief executive officer for Asia Pacific expects China to have at least a quarter of the world’s top 500 companie...

Top honour for engineer behind China’s first nuclear submarine
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:15

For more than three decades, Huang Xuhua was little known beyond the small team of researchers he worked with to design China's first nuclear subm...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:14

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands, the US G...

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Rules to Dissolve Opposition Party
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:16

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the country’s opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) be dissolved for its part in plotti...

China’s bitcoin miners, wary of tighter government scrutiny, make plans to move overseas
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:11

A nondescript office on the outskirts of Beijing, strewn with screwdrivers and partially assembled computer circuit boards, seems an unlikely candidat...

Zimbabweans Rally for Removal of Mugabe
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:14

Tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated what they considered the end of President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule in the capital, and dema...

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