As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

Nov 19, 2016

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world to China for help weathering the possible financial headwinds. They will have the perfect opportunity to make their appeal this week when ...

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Nov 14, 2016

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronized by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing region last ...

Oct 27, 2016

Duterte visit yields $1.85 billion in investment commitments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Japan yielded investment commitments worth $1.85 billion from private companies, a member of his administration said Thursday. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said the investments, forged through memorandums of understanding and letters of intent, are in the ...

Only economic deals with China, Duterte assures Japanese investors

Oct 26, 2016

Only economic deals with China, Duterte assures Japanese investors

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured Japanese business leaders Wednesday that his country’s increased engagement with China is limited to economics. In spontaneous remarks made after delivering a prepared speech at the Philippine Economic Forum on the second day of his three-day visit, Duterte said ...

Oct 24, 2016

Elderly make up a third of Japan's entrepreneurs

As Japan’s entrepreneurial spirit fades, the elderly make up a rising share of people going into business for themselves. About a third of new entrepreneurs were 60 or older in 2012, the latest year for which data was available, according to the Small and ...