Dec 18, 2014

Asia isn't ready for Chinese economic turmoil

by William Pesek

As China’s first full year of rebalancing draws to close, how has President Xi Jinping done? Reasonably well, it seems. Growth appears to be moderating gently, stocks continue to soar and most economists still foresee a soft landing rather than market-shaking meltdown for the ...

Xi visit to Macau deals cold deck to high-rolling VIP gamblers

Dec 18, 2014

Xi visit to Macau deals cold deck to high-rolling VIP gamblers

As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau this weekend for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the world’s biggest gambling center cannot remain a one-industry town. Xi’s pervasive anti-graft campaign contributed to a disastrous year for ...

Dec 11, 2014

Timeline of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong police swooped on the city’s main pro-democracy protest site on Thursday, clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies. Here is a timeline of key dates in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement: June 10: Beijing issues a “white paper” ...

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Dec 11, 2014

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Hong Kong police on Thursday took away demonstrators who refused to leave the main prodemocracy protest camp and tore down their tents in a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months. The first person arrested was carried ...