US authorities have arrested Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary and the ex-foreign minister of Senegal for orchestrating a multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa on behalf of a top Chinese energy company, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations. US officials announced on Monday that...
AXA Tianping, the Chinese subsidiary of AXA, has reached a strategic cooperation with YUDO Automobile to launch an insurance service for its π series electric vehicles, Yicai.com reported. Xia Liwu, the vice president of AXA Tianping, said that new energy cars will probably become the mainstream in 10 years. In...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang, NHK reported. The decision announced on Monday allows the United States to impose more sanctions on...
North Korea is officially mum on whether Song Tao, a special Chinese envoy, met with leader Kim Jong-un over the weekend. Song, the head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, ended his four-day visit to Pyongyang on Monday, in a trip that was closely eyed...
A new book whose title translates as “Is China Turning Hokkaido into a Province of Its Own?” has caused quite a stir in Japan as the author, Miyamoto Masami (宮本雅史みやもと まさふみ), who sits on the editorial board of the Sankei Shimbun, sounded the alarm that Chinese capital was snapping...
China’s J-20 jet fighters are no longer being kept away from the glare of the media since they entered service in March. Quite the opposite – party mouthpieces have been creating a buzz around the nation’s indigenous fifth-generation fighters, hailed as the cachet of the Chinese military’s air defense...
It can be said that a fleet of fifth-generation stealth fighters can be the very hallmark of a top-notch air force. For quite some time the US Air Force was the only member of the elite club, with its F-22 Raptor and F-35 fighters dominating the skies since their...
Chengdu city in Sichuan province will hold its first provincial financial expo and forum on November 24 to 26, said Wang Lin, the deputy director of the Financial Work Bureau, China Securities Journal reported. The event aims to showcase Sichuan’s potential to be the financial centre of West China. The...
Did Beijing give the go-ahead to remove Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe? Nobody is saying. But it is suspicious that Zimbabwe’s army chief General Chiwenga visited China a few days before he moved against Mugabe. Presumably, nobody in Beijing told him ‘no.’ China has huge investments in Zimbabwe – including tobacco,...
Australia’s awkward pirouette between the United States and China was tested at the recently concluded East Asian Summit (EAS) in Manila, as US President Donald’s Trump’s truncated visit raised fresh questions about American commitments to the region. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks with both Trump and his Chinese...