China stonewalls Japan at net en route to three-set triumph

May 29, 2016

China stonewalls Japan at net en route to three-set triumph

Japan fell to a 1-1 record at the men’s Olympic volleyball qualification tournament on Sunday with errors, particularly on service, and China’s stout central blocking proving too much for the hosts, who went down in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-23). Japan could not get ...

China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

May 28, 2016

China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. “Wanda City,” in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over 2 sq. ...

How the Alibaba machine worked to conquer Washington

May 28, 2016

How the Alibaba machine worked to conquer Washington

In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. That lobbying group, the International Anti-Counterfeiting ...

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

May 27, 2016

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced nations met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing Asian and African countries. This session, known as the Outreach Program, involved Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos. Host nation Japan said ahead ...