China widens internet crackdown with Meituan monopoly probe

Business Apr 27, 2021

China widens internet crackdown with Meituan monopoly probe

by Coco Liu

China’s government has expanded its antitrust crackdown beyond Jack Ma’s technology empire, launching an investigation into suspected monopolistic practices by food-delivery behemoth Meituan. The State Administration for Market Regulation is looking into alleged abuses including forced exclusivity arrangements known as "pick one of two,” employing ...

Commentary Jun 23, 2011

Is there an Afghan solution?

by Hugh Cortazzi

The war in Afghanistan has now lasted almost 10 years. It has cost many billions of dollars and the lives of thousands of soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada and other NATO countries. Many more have been injured. The loss of life among ...

Editorials Jul 20, 2007

Mr. Bush's next Mideast gamble

The United States is gambling that the time is right for a new peace initiative between Israel and Palestinians and that a two-state solution to the seemingly intractable conflict can finally be realized. Earlier this week, U.S. President George W. Bush called for a ...