Nov 30, 2016

Trump confronting China on trade sets up backlash

If U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivers on campaign pledges to get tough with China on trade, lining up against him likely will be another powerful adversary: American multinational corporations. These companies have more than $228 billion in China investments at stake in the event ...

Nov 29, 2016

Japan plans evacuation drill amid North Korea missile threat

The Japanese government is considering holding an evacuation drill to prepare for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, government sources said Tuesday. The plan is for the general population to be involved in the exercise, which would be the first of its kind. ...

Incoming U.N. chief urges respect for human rights in visit to China

Nov 28, 2016

Incoming U.N. chief urges respect for human rights in visit to China

The United Nations needs to make sure there is an “effective combination” of human, civil and economic rights in a world where many rights are not respected, U.N. secretary-general-elect Antonio Guterres said on Monday during a visit to Beijing. China’s leadership has overseen a ...

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

Nov 28, 2016

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

China said on Monday it had lodged a protest with Singapore after Singaporean armored troop carriers were seized by Hong Kong customs en route back from Taiwan, as a state-owned newspaper warned against Singapore’s “hypocrisy.” The nine troop carriers were impounded in Hong Kong ...

Nov 28, 2016

China plans $2 billion film studio as part of culture drive

China’s government has announced plans to build a $2 billion film studio as part of a national push to expand its cultural influence. The studio in the southwest municipality of Chongqing will include a theme park and tourist attractions, state media reported late Sunday. ...