17 October 2018


  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai said while the company is providing users access to information, it must also follow the laws in the countries where it operates. Photo: Reuters

    For the first time, Google CEO discusses China search engine

    Oct 16, 2018 6:04pm
    For the first time, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has commented publicly on reports that the technology giant is developing a censor-friendly search app specifically for the China market. Speaking at Wired’s 25th-anniversary conference in San...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been accused by critics of being intolerant to any form of criticism and displaying a streak of ruthlessness. Photo: Reuters

    MBS: Riding roughshod or playing a risky game of bluff poker?

    - Oct 16, 2018 2:45pm
    A stalemate in efforts to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is threatening to escalate into a crisis that could usher in a new era in relations between the United States and some of...
  • A file picture shows Chinese tourists standing at a location in Tokyo’s Ginza district. Japan has emerged as one of the most popular overseas travel destinations for Chinese people. Photo: Bloomberg

    Chinese love Japan, but not the other way around

    - Oct 16, 2018 2:37pm
    It is all right if you don’t love me, but please let me love you. I am reciting this high-school romantic line after learning about the findings of the latest Sino-Japanese survey on how people in the...
  • Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago to get marriage documents. Photo: Middle East Monitor via Reuters

    Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi

    Oct 16, 2018 10:55am
    Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on Monday, after US President Donald Trump speculated “rogue killers” may be...
  • Hong Kong-based Lee Kum Kee has remained a family-owned business as it doesn't need any external funding. Photo: HKEJ

    Meet the three Chinese sauce kings

    - Oct 15, 2018 4:53pm
    The Hurun Research Institute has released its China Rich list for 2018. Seven of the nation’s 10 richest billionaires have seen their wealth dwindle due to a combination of factors, including a cooling property market, the...
  • Vice President Wang Qishan will lead the Chinese delegation to the fourth China-Israel Innovation Committee conference in Israel Oct. 22-25. Photo: Reuters

    Wang Qishan leads Chinese side at high-tech summit with Israel

    - Oct 15, 2018 11:40am
    Vice President Wang Qishan will travel to Israel to attend the fourth China-Israel Innovation Committee conference next week. He is the highest-ranking Chinese to visit the country since then President Jiang Zemin in 2000. Prime Minister...
  • Customer-centricity is the concept that lies at the core of smart industry. Photo: China News

    Three key elements of smart industry

    - Oct 15, 2018 11:11am
    In the digital era of the 21st Century, accelerated development of smart industry will give rise to new industry clusters one after another and change the value chains in different sectors. Smart industry is not about...
  • PBoC governor Yi Gang said China is facing “tremendous uncertainties” due to the impact of tariffs and trade frictions and is seeking a “constructive solution” to the current trade tensions. Photo: Bloomberg

    China has plenty of room for monetary adjustments: PBoC chief

    Oct 15, 2018 9:12am
    People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang said he still sees plenty of room for adjustment in interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio (RRR), as downside risks from trade tensions with the United States remain...
  • China’s large trade surplus with the United States is at the center of an increasing bitter dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. Photo: Xinhua

    China trade surplus with US hits record US$34.1 bln in September

    Oct 12, 2018 12:18pm
    China’s trade surplus with the United States surged to a record high of US$34.13 billion in September, compared with US$31.05 billion in August, Reuters reports, citing the latest Chinese customs data released on Friday. The September...
  • Progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have managed to present an attractive message to the voters whom Democrats must mobilize to win. Photo: Reuters

    People vs money in America’s midterm elections

    - Oct 12, 2018 11:11am
    All eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will the US electorate declare that...
  • The United States is conducting a a review of China’s efforts to obtain nuclear material, equipment and advanced technology from US companies. Photo: Xinhua

    US tightens controls on China imports of nuclear components

    Oct 12, 2018 9:21am
    The United States is tightening controls on China’s imports of civil nuclear technology to prevent use for military or other unauthorized purposes, Reuters reports, citing a statement from the US Department of Energy. Last month, US...
  • The business coalition accused the Trump administration of downplaying the cost of tariffs while presenting a long list of items subject to new import taxes. Photo: Reuters

    US business group says Trump tariffs cost US$1.4 billion a month

    Oct 12, 2018 9:02am
    A coalition of US business groups fighting President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs has launched an advertisement aimed at telling voters ahead of the midterm elections that the measures are costing American businesses and consumers US$1.4 billion...
  • Harvey Weinstein sits during his hearing at a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on  Thursday. Photo: Reuters

    Harvey Weinstein wins dismissal of one criminal charge

    Oct 12, 2018 8:16am
    A New York judge dismissed one of the six criminal charges against movie producer Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case,...
  • American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed unharmed after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

    Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

    Oct 12, 2018 7:51am
    A Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut were safe after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing, Reuters reports....
  • Pakistani and Chinese national flags fly next to containers at a workers camp operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co. in Gwadar, Pakistan. Photo: Bloomberg

    Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

    - Oct 11, 2018 10:38am
    Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory in its bitter...
  • Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testify before a Senate hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

    China poses biggest threat to America, US officials say

    Oct 11, 2018 8:11am
    China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, Reuters quoted US security officials as saying. Senators on...
  • The US Justice Department said Chinese operative Yanjun Xu targeted several US aerospace companies, including GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric. Photo: Reuters

    US says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

    Oct 11, 2018 8:07am
    The US Justice Department said it has arrested and indicted a spy for China’s Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from several US aviation and aerospace companies,...
  • It is the highly flexible and innovative private businesses, rather than the bloated and inefficient SOEs, which can help China defend its economy in a trade battle with the US. Photo: CNSA

    Why Beijing should ease up on private businesses

    - Oct 10, 2018 6:52pm
    The New York Times reported on Sept. 28 that the Chinese government sent a directive to mainland journalists calling for news on six sensitive economic topics to be “managed” properly. The topics, according to the report,...
  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen leads National Day celebrations in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

    Taiwan’s Tsai vows to boost defense budget amid China pressure

    Oct 10, 2018 5:07pm
    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island, Reuters reports. Tsai’s...
  • The US has signaled that it could go to any lengths to contain China and preserve Washington’s status as the supreme global power. Photo: Bloomberg

    Pence talks tough on China; ‘New Cold War’ may be looming

    - Oct 10, 2018 11:17am
    US Vice President Mike Pence gave a 40-minute speech on China last week at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., in what is now regarded by many as the most stinging and hostile speech toward Beijing...

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