Dec 4, 2014

China faces dumping duties over exported chemical

China is dumping a chemical substance used in making beds and car seats in the Japanese market, the Japanese government said in a provisional determination Thursday. Toluene diisocyanate is being sold at an estimated dumping margin of 74.67 percent, according to the determination. The ...

Dec 4, 2014

Weighing Abe's Asian diplomacy

Japanese voters should consider the results of the Abe adminisration's diplomatic moves with regard to South Korea and China, when they cast their votes Dec. 14.

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

Dec 4, 2014

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit last week, seeking to counter China’s growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said South Asia’s largest economy would ...

China's railway giant flexes muscles abroad

Dec 4, 2014

China's railway giant flexes muscles abroad

It will take more than the abrupt cancellation of a high-speed train deal with Mexico to derail China Railway Construction Corp.’s ambition to become a global force in transport projects and take on the likes of Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier. State-owned CRCC and its ...

Dec 4, 2014

China to ban organ harvesting from executed prisoners

China will stop its controversial practice of using executed prisoners as a source of transplant organs from next month, state media reported Thursday. It is a promise the nation has made repeatedly in the past. High demand for organs in China and a chronic ...

Dec 4, 2014

Obama assesses Xi's power, Chinese rights and nationalism

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power more quickly than any Chinese leader in decades, raising concerns over human rights and worrying China’s neighbors. Obama, who met Xi last month in Beijing, told the Business Roundtable ...

Dec 3, 2014

Mistress of corrupt China official sentenced

A Chinese court has sentenced the mistress of a disgraced former railway official to five years in prison for aiding his bribe-taking as Beijing widens a campaign against corruption to include lovers accused of involvement in the wrongdoing, state media reported Wednesday. Former professional ...