G-7 calls for high standards at China-led AIIB

May 30, 2015

G-7 calls for high standards at China-led AIIB

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of Seven major industrial nations agreed Friday that the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should be managed under internationally competitive standards on lending and other operations. The G-7 call came as the officials wrapped up ...

Activism on the rise in 'world's workshop'

May 28, 2015

Activism on the rise in 'world's workshop'

As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, Chinese police barged in and dragged away their leaders. More than 2,000 employees at the plant — which counts foreign brands including Coach among its ...

May 28, 2015

Militaries play nice in the South China Sea

by Sharon Chen

Southeast Asian militaries are talking and sharing more as they seek to prevent accidents in the South China Sea, despite inertia from governments over territorial disputes with China. Even as China’s navy asserts its country’s claims in the contested sea, warning off other ships ...