Jan 28, 2015

Chinese police suspended for eating endangered salamander

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported. The officers allegedly were consuming the animal, the world’s largest amphibian, at a ...

Japan, China competing for construction projects in Asia

Jan 28, 2015

Japan, China competing for construction projects in Asia

Japanese firms are in a sales war against China in developing nations, where governments are eager to initiate major civil engineering projects. Railways, roads and electric power plants are essential for economic development. Japan’s own era of high economic growth after World War II ...

Jan 27, 2015

China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'

China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to “frighten Japan.” Communist China generally shies away from the ...

Japanese rice: The new, safe luxury food in China

Jan 26, 2015

Japanese rice: The new, safe luxury food in China

First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury prices because they fear the local alternatives aren’t safe. The volume of rice ...

Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

Jan 26, 2015

Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers. Traditionally focused on companies and institutions, investment banks are hiring staff and reorganizing teams to cater to wealthy clans, from Chinese multimillionaires to old ...