Brazil will join China-backed Asian investment bank

Mar 28, 2015

Brazil will join China-backed Asian investment bank

Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China’s invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member. “Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative,” the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a short statement. It said no conditions ...

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Mar 27, 2015

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Along with two dozen of her fellow “dancing grannies,” 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle. But when new government ...

Mar 27, 2015

Japan reacts calmly to South Korean decision to join China-led AIIB

Japanese government officials reacted calmly to South Korea’s decision to join the planned Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The South Korean decision on Thursday “is not surprising,” a senior Finance Ministry official said. A high-ranking government official noted that Japan’s stance toward the AIIB ...

Mar 27, 2015

Why Chinese tourists love Japan

by Adam Minter

Despite the apparent ill will that Beijing, and occasionally the Chinese public, express toward Tokyo, Chinese tourists can't seem to get enough of Japan. In 2014, Chinese visits to Japan increased 83 percent on the previous year.

Mar 26, 2015

China ex-police chief arrested for murder

A former Chinese regional police chief has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the country’s top prosecution agency said Thursday, the victim reportedly a girlfriend 35 years his junior. Zhao Liping, 63, headed the police in the northern region of Inner Mongolia for seven ...

Mar 26, 2015

China denies seeking veto power in new multilateral bank

China has not sought veto power over a new multilateral bank, a top finance ministry official said Wednesday, after a report Beijing enticed major European countries to join by offering to give up control over decisions. Britain, Germany, France and Italy have in the ...

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Mar 25, 2015

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities after furious residents took to social ...

Mar 25, 2015

China says proposed Asian bank may have branches abroad

China says its proposed Asian bank might have regional offices in other countries in a new move to mollify concern it will be a Chinese political tool. A deputy finance minister, Shi Yaobin, said Wednesday on his ministry’s website the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ...

Mar 25, 2015

China gives U.S. list of ex-officials suspected of graft

The Chinese government has provided a “priority” list to the United States of Chinese officials suspected of corruption and who are believed to have fled there, a top state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. Last year, Chinese officials said more than 150 “economic fugitives,” many ...