Date
19 December 2014

Business

Hong Kong

Greater China

  • Chinese tourists are back in the media glare following fresh incidents of unseemly behavior, this time on airplanes, adding to their already bad reputation in the global travel community. Last week, a Chinese couple threw a...
  • A billboard in Fujian province greets motorists “Welcome to my 16th birthday party!” Nothing wrong with that, except that there are 16 such giant invitations on a stretch of highway in Jinjiang — and some people don’t...
  • A World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body has determined that US duties on Chinese solar panels violated trade rules, reversing an earlier finding, Bloomberg News reported. The WTO body was quoted as saying in a report Thursday that...

World

  • The White House said it was considering a “proportional” response to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, Reuters reported. A government official said Thursday US investigators were looking into the possibility that Iran assisted North Korea in hacking the...
  • US-led airstrikes have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq recently, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday. In an interview with...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Russians the economy will rebound after the rouble’s plunge this year but offered no remedy for the deepening financial crisis, Reuters reported. Defiant and confident at a three-hour news conference Thursday,...

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