US Treasury Warns China Over Antimonopoly Efforts - Wall Street Journal

Updated Sept. 14, 2014 7:02 a.m. ET

Plan to Burn Waste Sets Off Protests in Southern China - New York Times

HONG KONG — Residents of a county in southern China thronged the streets in protest over the weekend to oppose a proposed garbage incineration plant, defying government warnings and police detentions. The protest was the latest of a succession of demonstrations against waste-disposal projects by pollution-weary Chinese citizens.A street march

The perils of China's Silk Road revival -

Xinjiang, China - China's President Xi Jinping aims to put a modern twist on the ancient Silk Road in a move to boost trade with Europe, as well as cool off tension in the volatile northwest province of Xinjiang. But travelling backwards in the footsteps of Venetian explorer Marco Polo - who some 700 years ago opened western eyes to the richness

Stephen Harper sells Canada: China can secretly sue to repeal Canadian laws - Boing Boing

Under the terms of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, approved by PM Harper on Friday, China can sue Canada in secret tribunals to repeal national and provincial laws that interfere with Chinese investments, including laws limiting construction of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. The treaty allows the... Add a comment

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia - Reuters

By Sanjeev Miglani and Ben BlanchardNEW DELHI/BEIJINGSun Sep 14, 2014 4:16pm IST

Zoos weigh up the costs of China's 'pandanomics' - The Guardian

The webcam shows a pile of bamboo shoots in Edinburgh zoo's purpose-built giant panda house. Yang Guang is asleep off-camera and Tian Tian, his possibly pregnant mate, is in a separate enclosure.Meanwhile, Iain Valentine, the zoo's director of pandas, paces around the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's office like an expectant father.If Tian

Malaysia Risks Enraging China by Inviting US Spy Flights - New York Times

BEIJING — Malaysia’s reported invitation to the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea seems likely to intensify China’s anger at American surveillance of the strategic waterway and its disputed islands, analysts say.The United States’ chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, t

REFILE-Russia and China discussing 32 joint projects - Russian deputy PM - Reuters

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:49am EDT(Refiles to correct typo in name in para 3)* As Western sanctions bite, Russia looks to Asia

Chinese management ideas are beginning to get the attention they deserve - The Economist

MANAGEMENT thinkers have paid surprisingly little attention to how Chinese firms are run. They routinely ascribe those firms’ rapid growth in recent years to their copious supply of cheap labour, or to generous financial backing from the state, rather than inventiveness. They have much more time for India, particularly its knack for frugal i

US urges China to help with Islamic State in Iraq - Washington Post

BEIJING — President Obama’s national security adviser urged China to help respond to the growing threat of the radical Islamic State in Iraq while meeting this week with top Chinese officials.Susan E. Rice, here for three days to lay the groundwork for a November visit by Obama, received no commitment that Beijing would join the fight. But a

US: China, US Should Avoid Military Incidents - ABC News

China and the U.S. need to avoid incidents that complicate relations between their militaries, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday following a recent close call between air force planes from the two sides. Rice made the comments on the second day of a two-day visit to pave the way for a trip to Beijing in November by President... Add a comment

Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea? - The Diplomat

The BBC has published a multimedia report on the scramble for control over the South China Sea, with a particular focus on the clash between China and the Philippines. In the BBC report, entitled “China’s Island Factory,” reporter R

China Asks US to End Close-Up Aerial and Naval Surveillance - New York Times

BEIJING — The United States should halt its “close-in” aerial and naval surveillance of China, a senior Chinese military officer told Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, on Tuesday.Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered the warning on the last day of Ms. Rice’s visit to China, her f

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China - Foreign Policy

When U.S. television star Neil Patrick Harris announced September 8 that he had married his partner of 10 years David Burtka in a ceremony in Italy, it blew up on Twitter. The post, which included the Harris quip "we put the 'n' and 'd' in husband," clocked nearly 30,000 retweets and close to 60,000 favorites within a few hours. Over in China, it... Add a comment

McDonald's Aug. Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal - ABC News

McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's biggest hamburger chain's unit that includes the Asia-Pacific region dropped 14.5 percent due to a food-safety scandal in China. That unit also includes the Middle East and Africa. McDonald's Corp. said earlier this month that it will... Add a comment

What Do Three Of China's Richest People Have In Common? - Forbes

With a combined net worth of U.S. $43 billion, what do three of China’s richest individuals Jack Ma ($11.2 billion), Ma Huateng ($15.6 billion), and Robin Li ($16.3 billion), have in common? They’re all Internet entrepreneurs. Jack Ma is the visionary (some would say eccentric) founder of eCommerce giant Alibaba, which is just around the corner f

Ahead of Xi trip, China says not seeking to contain India - Reuters

By Ben BlanchardBEIJINGTue Sep 9, 2014 1:42pm EDTBEIJING (Reuters) - China is not seeking to contain India by military or other means, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next week to a country with which Beijing has a history of uneasy ties and mutual suspicion.From economic parity in 1980, China's

Intl Box Office FINAL: Blockbusters Strong O'Sea Led By 'Lucy', While U.S. B.O ... -

UPDATE, Monday, 3:35 PM: Overseas actuals have been logged for Lucy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Hercules, Into The Storm, TMNT, The Fault In Their Stars, If I Stay, 22 Jump Street, Sex Tape, Deliver Us From Evil, Boyhood, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Let’s Be Cops, As Above, So Below, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Relatos Salvajes. Meanw

Alibaba Founder Says China Remains Focus - Wall Street Journal

Sept. 8, 2014 6:24 p.m. ET

Why the Apple iPhone lost China - MarketWatch

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — In August of 2012, China was shocked by news that a teenager in the southern province of Hunan had sold one of his kidneys in order to raise funds to buy Apple Inc.’s

China's Antitrust Campaign Seen as Possible Breach of WTO Rules - New York Times

HONG KONG — A United States business group said on Monday that China’s recent aggressive enforcement of its antimonopoly law could be a violation of its trade agreements, a claim t