No term limit could allow Xi to be bold on Hong Kong, Taiwan

Mar 13, 2018

Allowing Xi Jinping to remain president indefinitely puts him on track to deal with some of China's weightiest long-term sovereignty challenges, especially the fates of Hong Kong and Taiwan

Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, tighter China oversight

Mar 13, 2018

Asian shares mixed on uncertainty over trade, China regulatory revamp

China shrinks steel industry slowly, drawing Western ire

Mar 13, 2018

China has closed some of its steel mills but is moving too gradually to defuse American and European anger at a flood of low-cost exports that is double the volume of second-place Japan

China shrinking steel industry, but too slowly for West

Mar 12, 2018

China's steel mills, a target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire, are the 800-pound gorilla of their industry: They make half the world's supply, so any change in prices and output affects everyone

China says no to US trade war, but vows to defend interests

Mar 11, 2018

China says it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vows to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism.

Indonesia seizes illegally logged wood from Papua

Mar 9, 2018

Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the easternmost region

China accuses Trump of damaging global trade

Mar 9, 2018

China has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of damaging the global trading system by hiking steel and aluminum tariffs while Japan and South Korea expressed alarm at potential economic damage

Central banker: China can be 'bolder' about market opening

Mar 9, 2018

The head of China's central bank says the country can be 'bolder' about opening its financial markets following steps to strengthen financial regulation and encourage use of its currency abroad

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

Global shares advance after China reports surge in exports

Mar 8, 2018

Global shares gain after China reports exports up 45 year-on-year percent in February

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