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China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'
by Joe McDonald - January 13, 2018 - 2:16am
Chinese regulators rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic on yesterday for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a fresh show of Beijing's acute sensitivity about the...
Global markets turn lower as 2018 trading gets underway
by Joe McDonald - January 3, 2018 - 4:38am
Stock markets turned lower in European hours on yesterday, the first day of trading in 2018, as investors looked ahead to whether the record-setting equity run will last.
China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU
by Joe McDonald - December 17, 2017 - 1:29am
Britain and China pledged Saturday to promote London as a center for offshore use of Beijing's currency and cooperate in clean energy research and promoting trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European...
Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade
by Joe McDonald - November 8, 2017 - 8:47am
After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology...
Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade
by Joe McDonald - November 8, 2017 - 1:20am
While Trump is looking to boost sagging public approval ratings, the Chinese leader enters their meeting on a political high.
China's Xi promises reform in event with US business leaders
by Joe McDonald - October 31, 2017 - 6:45am
President Xi Jinping has promised to open China's economy wider during a meeting with American business leaders ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump amid trade tensions.
Asian markets advance after strong Wall Street week
by Joe McDonald - October 9, 2017 - 12:58pm
Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday.
China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences
by Joe McDonald - September 5, 2017 - 7:18am
China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses.
Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains
by Joe McDonald - August 22, 2017 - 8:04am
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to this week's gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
What Trump's trade and geopolitical moves mean for China
by Joe McDonald - January 25, 2017 - 10:31am
With his rejection of an Asian trade pact, U.S. President Donald Trump has tackled the first in a promised series of far-reaching policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself...
Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens
by Joe McDonald - January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after Donald Trump took office as U.S. president and promised "American first" policies, adding to concerns about the threat of protectionism.
KFC, Apple in China hit by South China Sea spat
by Joe McDonald - July 20, 2016 - 4:49pm
To the challenges facing KFC and Apple in China, add a surprise backlash from Beijing's spat with the Philippines over the South China Sea.  
Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout
by Joe McDonald - June 27, 2016 - 3:26pm
Japanese and Chinese stocks rose Monday but other Asian markets declined and U.S. shares appeared headed for a lower opening as jittery traders watched for more fallout from Britain's vote to exit the European ...
Chinese finance minister: Deficit widening to support growth
by Joe McDonald - March 7, 2016 - 12:48pm
Seeking to douse fears about China's economy, the finance minister said yesterday that Beijing can manage its rising debt load as it steps up deficit spending to prevent a slide in growth.
China moves to shore up slowing growth
by Joe McDonald - February 29, 2016 - 2:38pm
In a step to shore up slowing economic growth, China freed up more money for lending yesterday by cutting the amount its banks are required to hold in reserve.
China moves to shore up slowing growth
by Joe McDonald - February 29, 2016 - 5:44am
In a step to shore up slowing economic growth, China freed up more money for lending Monday by cutting the amount its banks are required to hold in reserve.
China's slowdown challenges government, companies
by Joe McDonald - January 19, 2016 - 12:28pm
China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses.
World could face months of Chinese market aftershocks
by Joe McDonald - January 7, 2016 - 4:36pm
The latest trigger was currency jitters, but yesterday's plunge in Chinese stocks was just one in a series of aftershocks from last year's boom and bust that could shake markets for months to come.
Chinese leaders promise lower business costs to boost growth
by Joe McDonald - December 21, 2015 - 11:09am
Chinese leaders promised yesterday to promote economic growth by cutting business costs and reducing surplus production capacity in some industries as they try to reverse an unexpectedly sharp downturn.
China's Xi calls for cooperation on Internet regulation
by Joe McDonald - December 16, 2015 - 12:42am
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression.
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