China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

Jan 12, 2017

China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

As the biggest beneficiary of globalization, China stands ready to proclaim itself the champion of free trade in the face of a more protectionist U.S., but analysts say Beijing’s attitude is much more one of pick and choose. Since Donald Trump was elected on ...

China sends aircraft carrier into Taiwan Strait

Jan 11, 2017

China sends aircraft carrier into Taiwan Strait

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Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that China’s only aircraft carrier had transited the Taiwan Strait amid soaring tensions between Beijing and Taipei. The ministry said the Liaoning carrier had passed through the 160 kilometer-wide (100-km-wide) waterway that separates Taiwan from southeastern China. It said ...

Jan 11, 2017

Trump's China trademarks risk Constitutional crisis

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, each of which could potentially violate the American Constitution — underlining possible conflicts of interest in his relations with the Asian giant. Since his election, Trump has angered Beijing by reaching ...

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

| Jan 11, 2017

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now it stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world’s biggest carmaker for the year. Booming business in China helped Volkswagen ...