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China hits Trump adviser for creating ‘chaos’

THE CHINESE government on Monday accused US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien of inciting hostilities after his remarks on the South China Sea dispute and Chinese actions in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

US drafts list of 89 Chinese firms with military ties

THE TRUMP administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of US goods and technology, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.

China says has given $2.1 bln of debt relief to poor...

BEIJING — China has extended debt relief to developing countries worth a combined $2.1 billion under the G20 framework, the highest among the group’s...

China’s credit jitters deepen a sell-off in bonds

THE CREDIT DEFAULT shock waves rippling through China are hurting demand for sovereign bonds, with market watchers seeing the slide lasting the rest of 2020.

China’s trade partners push back on food tests

BEIJING/GENEVA — Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus, which some say is tantamount to a trade restriction.

SM shifts to China-style mixed retail

SM INVESTMENTS Corp., the owner of the Philippines’ largest mall operator, is speeding up efforts to develop “omni-channel” options for shoppers as people shift to a mix of online and in-store purchases amid the coronavirus pandemic.

China finds coronavirus on frozen beef, tripe from various countries

BEIJING — The eastern Chinese city of Jinan said it has found the new coronavirus on beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products, from Brazil, New Zealand, and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods.

World’s biggest free-trade zone close to deal

FIFTEEN Asia-Pacific nations including China aim to clinch the world’s largest free-trade agreement this weekend, the culmination of Beijing’s decade-long quest for greater economic integration with a region that encompasses nearly a third of the global gross domestic product.

Beijing just tore up China’s giant internet playbook

ALL the things that allowed China’s internet innovators to become big, powerful, and hugely profitable are under threat. The implications are chilling for established players.

China clampdown on Big Tech puts more billionaires on notice

XI JINPING’s Communist Party stepped up efforts to rein in some of China’s most powerful companies, jolting investors and dealing a blow to the country’s richest entrepreneurs.

Brazil suspends Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine trial due to adverse event

SAO PAULO/BEIJING — Brazil’s health regulator has suspended a clinical trial for China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine citing a severe adverse event, surprising the trial...

Biden’s trade policy will take aim at China, embrace allies

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden has pledged to work more closely with US allies in confronting China on trade, and is seen as...

China trade show target set lower for PHL delegation

THE PHILIPPINE delegation to a trade show in China is targeting $31 million in export deals this year, which would represent a drastic downgrade compared with the year-earlier result after a reduction in the size of its pavilion.

China blocks travelers from virus-hit Philippines 

BEIJING — Mainland China has barred entry to non-Chinese visitors from Britain, Belgium, and the Philippines and demanded travelers from the United States, France, and Germany present results of additional health tests, as coronavirus cases rise around the world. 

US would probably continue to check China, analysts say

THE UNITED States would probably continue to try to check China’s expansionist stance in the South China Sea even under a new president, though in a less aggressive way, political analysts said on Wednesday.

[B-SIDE Podcast] Duterte’s ‘dual-track approach’ to China, and why it won’t...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7BA6TvTsdHMpCgyZmHGUZg Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side It is a mistake for the Duterte administration to think that it can separate its maritime dispute with China...

China local authority warns of coronavirus on packaging of imported Brazilian...

BEIJING — Packaging on a batch of frozen pork imported from Brazil which had entered a district in Eastern China’s Shandong province has tested...

China growth lifts Asia as virus persists and US election nears

BEIJING/SEOUL — Asia is starting to see signs of economic recovery as it rides on the back of an upturn in China, which is entering a new expansion phase less than a year after it recorded the world’s first cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

World Bank sanctions Chinese engineering firms in Zambian power project

WASHINGTON — The World Bank said on Wednesday it has sanctioned a Chinese state electric engineering group and its subsidiary over fraudulent practices in...

China launches crackdown on mobile web browsers, decries ‘chaos’ of information

SHANGHAI — China’s top cyber authority said on Monday it would carry out a “rectification” of Chinese mobile internet browsers to address what it called social concerns over the “chaos” of information being published online.

China sees surge in asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, highest in 7 months

SHANGHAI — China reported the highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in nearly seven months, following a mass infection of an unknown origin in the northwestern Xinjiang region.

Packed bars and mask-less catwalks: With COVID curbs fading, China set...

BEIJING — Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as China Fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms.

China and Germany heading for superpower status as US influence wanes,...

MOSCOW — The era when the United States and Russia decided the world’s most important questions is in the past, President Vladimir Putin said...

China and US economies diverge over coronavirus response

WASHINGTON — The United States and China dealt with the spread of the devastating coronavirus pandemic in vastly different ways, and that split is...

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores as it aims to...

HONG KONG - Impossible Foods’ faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market.

Palace: China should be allowed to hire citizens in bridge projects

CHINESE nationals should be allowed to work on local infrastructure projects funded by China, according to the presidential palace, after reports that Chinese building workers had been hired in two government bridge projects.

PHL won’t give up arbitral win over joint exploration

THE Philippines maintained it will not set aside its arbitral win against China over disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea just to proceed with joint oil and gas development, the country’s energy chief said on Monday.

China’s economic recovery quickens as consumption returns

BEIJING — China’s economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand.

Frozen food package polluted by living coronavirus could cause infection, China’s...

BEIJING — China’s disease control authority said on Saturday that contact with frozen food packaging contaminated by living new coronavirus could cause infection.

China’s quiet experiment let millions view long-banned websites

IN A QUIET EXPERIMENT of just two weeks, China provided millions of people access to long-forbidden foreign websites like YouTube and Instagram. The trial appears to signal the Communist government is moving toward giving the country’s citizens greater access to the global internet — while still attempting to control who sees what.

Active enforcement against foreign bribery down sharply since 2018

WASHINGTON — Active enforcement against foreign bribery has dropped sharply since 2018, and three places — China, Hong Kong and India — did not open a single foreign bribery investigation from 2016 to 2019, a new report by watchdog Transparency International found.

China ends virus-free streak as new cluster in port city emerges

CHINA reported a new cluster of coronavirus infections in the eastern port city of Qingdao, snapping a streak of over two months without local transmission, underscoring the risk of resurgence in countries that have achieved near-eradication of the pathogen.

China to maintain ‘normal’ monetary policy

CHINA WILL MAINTAIN “normal” monetary policy for as long as possible, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Governor Yi Gang.

PHL, China to open ‘fast-track lane’ for key sectors’ staff

THE PHILIPPINES and China have agreed to set up reciprocal “fast track” lanes for human resources in key industries such as infrastructure and trade amid the coronavirus pandemic, Manila’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday.

Here’s what could happen if China invaded Taiwan

Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party has threatened to invade Taiwan for more than seven decades. Now fears are growing among analysts, officials, and investors that it might actually follow through over the next few years, potentially triggering a war with the US.

Beijing asks frozen food importers to shun countries with severe coronavirus

BEIJING — China’s capital called on importers on Monday to shun frozen food from countries suffering from severe novel coronavirus outbreaks after several cases of imported seafood products testing positive for the virus.

Duterte stance on China too late, analysts say

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s tougher stance on China might be a case of being too little, too late, according to political analysts.

If world handles climate like COVID-19, UN chief says: ‘I fear...

NEW YORK — The United States, China, and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic...

Yuan decouples from Asian peers as two-speed recovery takes hold

COUNTING on China as an anchor of strength has been a good tactic for traders of Asia’s emerging currencies. That link is losing traction as recovery paths from the coronavirus pandemic diverge.

China has a new richest Person, with Jack Ma dethroned

A bottled-water and vaccine tycoon has become China’s wealthiest person in a day also marked by massive losses among the world’s tech elite. Zhong Shanshan’s...

Duterte’s tough stance on China may signal end of friendly ties

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte gave his most forceful defense of a 2016 United Nations (UN) ruling favoring the Philippines in a sea dispute with China, in a move that could signal the end of friendly ties with its neighbor, analysts said.

US-China tensions flare at UN as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing...

NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the U.N. platform to provoke confrontation.

Duterte gets tough on China, leaning back to old ally America

After years of shifting the Philippines closer to China, President Rodrigo R. Duterte appears to be leaning back toward the US. The 75-year-old leader on...

Facebook removes Chinese accounts active in Philippines and US politics

Facebook Inc. said Tuesday it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, including some that...

MacroAsia, China firm miss Sangley filing anew

MACROASIA CORP. and its partner Chinese firm are again asking the Cavite government to give them more time to complete the final requirements for the $10-billion Sangley Point International Airport after they missed the deadline, the provincial governor said.