Sunday, July 6, 2014
Taiwan hopes to play a role in jointly developing the area encompassing the Chinese cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the province of Hebei, the head of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said Saturday.
Shipments of smartphones from China are expected to continue rising in 2014, after increasing 62.4 percent to 314 million units last year, according to a Taiwanese research institute.
Barely into the second half of 2014, Southeast Asia has already seen at least three massive protests that heightened the tension between people and their governments, two of which were at odds with the region's largest economy.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Chinese police have charged seven activists who held a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, rights groups said Friday.
A therapist pours alcohol over a patient and sets him alight — for some in China, playing with fire is a treatment for illness.
A pastor of a state-sanctioned church in China has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, his lawyer and an overseas rights group said Friday, accusing authorities of “fabricated charges.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to China this weekend for her seventh visit, eager to deepen trade and investment ties between the export powerhouses of Europe and Asia.
World Trade Organization member states on Thursday urged China to make its trade policies more transparent amid a “striking” lack of clarity on its rules.
China designated a clearing bank in Seoul for yuan transactions in South Korea on Friday, coinciding with a visit by President Xi Jinping, as Beijing promotes greater use of its currency overseas.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.