Thursday, July 30, 2015
General Motors Co.'s US$5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.
A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by U.S. basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said.
Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Chinese shares sank Tuesday, a day after Shanghai's steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.
Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China's human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement.
Baidu shares skidded Monday after the Chinese Internet colossus reported earnings shy of most market expectations.
Asian markets mostly fell again Tuesday, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after its heaviest one-day loss in more than eight years.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Mainland China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colors and imagery of the Great Wall.
Six men were rescued from a flooded Chinese coal mine Monday having survived a week underground after at least four of their coworkers were killed, media said.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told AFP on Monday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four-year confiscation.