China News

Time | Oct 09, 2018

(LYON, France) — The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband’s fate.
In her first one-on-one interview since Meng Hongwei went missing, Grace Meng denied...

New York Times | Oct 09, 2018

China holds more than a trillion dollars in United States debt, and an escalating trade war could tempt it to wield that debt in a way that has long been unthinkable.

npr | Oct 09, 2018

Interpol's president has resigned after being detained by Chinese authorities who accuse him of corruption. This is the latest in a string of detentions of influential people in China.

npr | Oct 09, 2018

China's expansion into European ports is part of its new Maritime Silk Road, which aims to better connect the country to global commercial hubs. But this is about more than just moving cargo.(Image credit: Vanessa Qian/NPR)

Guardian | Oct 09, 2018

City’s leader dismisses as ‘pure speculation’ claims move was retaliation for hosting activistHong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has refused to explain why her government declined to renew the visa of a British journalist, in an unprecedented case that has raised questions about the city’s press freedoms.The Financial Times said last week that its Asia editor, Victor Mallet, had been refused a visa to continue working in the city. The denial comes two...

Guardian | Oct 09, 2018

Meng Hongwei faces indefinite detention in system critics say is cover for a purge of political rivalsThe bizarre case of the former Interpol president Meng Hongwei, now detained and under investigation in China, has raised concerns about the country’s expanded anti-corruption drive.Meng, a senior Chinese security official, appears to be the latest target in a far-reaching anti-graft campaign that critics say is a cover for eliminating political figures disloyal to...

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

UK’s outlook for 2019 stays at 1.5% but previous forecast for 1.3% this year cut to 1.1% Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe is forecast to hit global growth this year and reverberate through 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest health check on the global economy.The escalation of the US president’s protectionist policies, which has resulted in the world’s largest economy doubling import duties on some...

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

Mining is the main industry receiving Chinese investment followed by real estate and transport infrastructureNew data out on Chinese investment in Australia has revealed that while the mining industry is the dominant destination of funds, investment in real estate and transport infrastructure also accounts for a large proportion of Chinese activity.

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

Brendon Batson was part of the Albion squad that played in China 40 years ago. As he prepares to head back for a Great Wall charity walk he remembers an extraordinary visitIn 1978 West Bromwich Albion ended their season with a five-game tour of China considered so important to the nation that before their departure they were given a special briefing by the prime minister at Downing Street. To celebrate its 40th anniversary Brendon Batson, then a freshly signed right-back but who over the course of 220 competitive appearances would come to be remembered as one of the club’s legends, is...

npr | Oct 08, 2018

China has become the biggest lender on the African continent. The Nairobi-to-Mombasa railway is a symbol of Kenya's ambitions. But critics say China is saddling Kenya with unsustainable debt.(Image credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

npr | Oct 08, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spent the past few days traveling in East Asia. He left Beijing on Monday after visiting Japan, North and South Korea, and China.

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

Shares on Wall Street and other markets decline over US-China trade war concernsGlobal stock markets staged a sharp sell-off on Monday amid growing concerns over a budget showdown between Italy and the EU and the prospect of weaker growth in the Chinese economy.Italian borrowing costs jumped and the euro dropped on foreign exchanges as the war of words between Rome and Brussels escalated, while shares on Wall Street and other major international markets declined amid growing concerns over...

npr | Oct 08, 2018

Meng Hongwei's wife told journalists in Lyon — where Interpol is based — that she had received a troubling text message from her husband's phone: a knife emoji. China says he's under investigation.(Image credit: Mikhail Metzel/Mikhail Metzel/TASS)

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

The facility, which employs 9,000 staff, will close for a fortnight from 22 OctoberJaguar Land Rover is to close its Solihull plant for two weeks because of slumping sales in China, where trade tensions with the US are hitting consumer confidence.The Solihull plant, which employs 9,000 staff after 1,000 temporary staff were cut earlier this year, will close for two weeks from 22 October....

Guardian | Oct 08, 2018

The wife of the detained former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has told journalists she has not heard from him since 25 September, when he sent her a WhatsApp message that said: 'Wait for my call.'Four minutes later, he sent her an emoji of a knife, Grace Meng said.The appeal came just before Chinese authorities admitted they were holding Meng. They later accused him of bribery

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