Date
28 January 2015

Business

World

  • Taipei’s mayor is going back to etiquette school and Britain’s transport chief is keen to learn more about Taiwanese culture.  These are the unintended consequences of a diplomatic gaffe that left both officials red-faced and Taiwanese...
  • A high number of foreign jihadists were among those killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani, French news agency AFP reported Wednesday, citing a senior United States official. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units...
  • China will hold its first large military parade since 2009 this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, AFP reported. One of its key goals is to “frighten Japan”, the...
  • Chinese property developer Kaisa Group failed to convince Shenzhen officials to unblock sales of its projects during talks on Monday. Top executives of the troubled company held a meeting with Shenzhen officials in Longgang district in...
  • Top Japanese companies are moving away from seniority-based pay into a merit system. Companies such as Toyota, Hitachi and Panasonic are joining others in shaking up the country’s labor market in response to reform calls by Prime...
  • Apple posted the largest quarterly net income of any public company in history as record iPhone sales beat forecasts, the Financial Times reported. “Demand for iPhone has been staggering, shattering our high expectations,” Apple chief executive Tim...
  • If you think life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a good thing, then shame on you. That’s the gist of new directives from Beijing, which in no uncertain terms seek to put the kibosh...
  • Mexican authorities have shut down a huge trade center development project that had been planned as a showcase for Chinese products, Associated Press reported. The Dragon Mart project, near the resort city of Cancun, was shut...
  • Security officials are reviewing procedures after a hoax caller pretending to be the head of a British intelligence unit managed to speak to Prime Minister David Cameron. The caller pretended to be the head of the...
  • A senior police official is under investigation over an incident in which Shenzhen policemen allegedly attacked three journalists who found them having an expensive restaurant dinner on public money. Wang Yuanping, chief of Dongshen police bureau,...

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