Aug 30, 2016

Trade dispute, policy divisions hang over Trudeau trip to China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Beijing this week seeking deeper ties with China but a trade dispute, government divisions over China policy and the case of a detained citizen could limit his gains. China welcomed last year’s election victory by Trudeau’s Liberals, ...

Taiwan's tea entrepreneurs brew up new twists on tradition

Aug 21, 2016

Taiwan's tea entrepreneurs brew up new twists on tradition

Cheap instant “bubble tea” has become one of Taiwan’s best-known culinary exports. Now a new wave of entrepreneurs hopes a high-end modern take on traditional brews will also be sipped worldwide. Taiwan has been producing tea for more than 200 years, and a cup ...

Strife-torn Libya struggles to ramp up oil exports

Aug 14, 2016

Strife-torn Libya struggles to ramp up oil exports

Jihadi attacks and political struggles are thwarting attempts by Libya’s unity government to revive an oil industry seen as vital for the economy of the impoverished North African country. Five years since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s rival governments and militias are ...

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Aug 12, 2016

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Hillary Clinton struck a tough tone on global economic issues Thursday, saying she would defend U.S. interests against China and oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership as president. The presidential candidate was speaking to a crowd in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, just three days ...

Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

Aug 9, 2016

Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

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China responded Tuesday to claims by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that Beijing “breaks the rules in every way imaginable” when it comes to trade, lashing out at the business mogul’s economic prescription that it called “dangerous and damaging.” In a commentary, the ...

Aug 7, 2016

Japan, ASEAN agree to cooperate on support for new industries

Economic ministers from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed on a 10-year economic cooperation plan centered on cooperation between Japan and the 10-member grouping to support the creation of new industries by private enterprise in the ASEAN region. The ASEAN ...