Nov 24, 2014

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation: sources

China’s leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, according to sources involved in policymaking. Friday’s surprise cut in rates, ...

Nov 24, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to cooperate on Ebola

The health ministers of Japan, China and South Korea said they will collaborate on measures to prevent the arrival of Ebola and other deadly diseases. They met Sunday in Beijing at a time of tentative signs of an improvement in Japan’s relations with China ...

Chinese tourists step up for Abe as Japanese tighten belts

Nov 24, 2014

Chinese tourists step up for Abe as Japanese tighten belts

When Jingyan Hou made her first trip to Japan in 1997, the office worker from Beijing spent ¥200,000 during a weeklong stay on accommodations, meals, transport and souvenirs. On her second visit this year, she spent that much on just one Louis Vuitton handbag ...

Nov 23, 2014

Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town ...

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

| Nov 22, 2014

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Hong Kong’s prodemocracy protesters are at a crossroads — as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign. With little hope of fresh dialogue between protesters and ...

Chinese Communist paper backs charges against journalist

Nov 22, 2014

Chinese Communist paper backs charges against journalist

A newspaper published by China’s ruling Communist Party on Saturday endorsed charges of leaking state secrets against a veteran journalist that critics say amount to political persecution. The Global Times said in an editorial that Gao Yu is clearly guilty of leaking an internal ...