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Bowl sells for Chinese porcelain record $37.7M – Sotheby’s

HONG KONG – A 1,000-year-old bowl from China’s Song Dynasty sold at auction for $37.7 million on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese porcelain,...

China’s under-the-radar bond boom may be next risk target as sales...

CHINA’S riskiest borrowers are ramping up sales of short-term dollar debt again, reigniting speculation the authorities will clamp down on what has become a...

China home prices rise in fewer cities in property slowdown

SHANGHAI — China’s home prices rose in the fewest cities since January, adding to signs of a real estate industry slowdown as officials persist...

Economic managers plan China infra roadshow in late Sept.

CABINET OFFICIALS will visit China on Sept. 27-29 in a bid to attract more potential infrastructure investors as well as to review the progress...

Ceramics exhibit a snapshot of China-Philippine maritime trade

BEFORE the Spanish arrived and the galleons sailed back and forth across the Pacific, China had long been bartering goods with the Philippines: food...

PPA, China port authority sign deal to improve operations

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Port and Shipping Authority (PSA) of Haikou City in China have partnered for the improvement of port...

Government in final stages of preparation for panda bond sale

THE GOVERNMENT plans to be ready for the sale of yuan-denominated bonds by November, said a senior official of the Treasury bureau which is...

Yuan’s new role as haven is last great hope for dim...

A RECORD RALLY in the offshore yuan is rekindling hope for the dim sum bond market. With China’s currency defying North Korea tensions to be...

China’s Xi says global economy improving, urges BRICS to resist protectionism

XIAMEN, CHINA — President Xi Jinping told an international summit on Tuesday that although the global economy had improved, risk factors had also increased. Addressing...

What slowdown? Factories chug along as global demand holds

LONDON/HONG KONG -- Factories across Asia and Europe cranked up production last month as global demand remained strong, confounding expectations growth may have peaked....

China mixup shows risk of poor market communication

THE CAPACITY of China’s central bank to surprise markets is so great that, last week, it left investors chewing over whether a  data error...

US think tank expert flags planned joint development in disputed sea

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter and Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor A JOINT development between the Philippines and China in the resource-rich South China Sea would...

Palace denies lawmaker’s claim of Chinese flag planted near Kota Island

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter MALACAÑANG on Thursday denied the claims of a lawmaker that a Chinese flag was planted on a sand cay near...

Wage hikes in China bring some jobs and factories back to...

WHILE there is no end in sight to off-shoring by Japanese companies, signs are emerging that surging wages in China are encouraging at least some...

China blockbuster joins top 100 grossing films worldwide

SHANGHAI – Fresh from shattering China’s box-office record, patriotic blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood...

Battle against China’s fake foods drives new tech frontier

A BOWL of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall....

Chinese studio rivaling Nintendo rethinks games for the West

CHANCES ARE few outside of China have heard of NetEase, Inc., though it makes more money from games than Nintendo Co. Now it wants...

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

BEIJING urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and “say no” to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute,...

Lanzhou positions itself as new Belt and Road economic hub

LANZHOU -- The city of Lanzhou signed 164 investment projects totaling more than RMB 111.4 billion during the 23rd Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair...

US think tank: Weapons system firmed up in Chinese structures in...

By Ian Nicolas P.Cigaral, Reporter CHINA "remains committed to developing its power projection capabilities" in the South China Sea, a US think tank reported, as...

China facing largest diabetes epidemic in the world

WASHINGTON -- China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11% of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while...

Waltzing with the elements

Shanghai Tower: the highest building in Asia and second-tallest in the world. WORDS  CHIQUI JABSON CHUA On a clear day, the skyline of Shanghai’s Lujiazui district is postcard-perfect. It’s...

Curbing pollution can prevent 3M Chinese deaths a year: study

PARIS — China can avoid three million premature deaths each year if it slashes a type of fine particle air pollution to UN recommended...

Curbing pollution can prevent 3M Chinese deaths a year: study

PARIS -- China can avoid three million premature deaths each year if it slashes a type of fine particle air pollution to UN recommended...

China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015

China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published...

Keep saving HK, China’s coming for your best land

HONG KONG -- It takes around 35 years for a median-income household to buy a 90-square meter (970-square foot) apartment in Hong Kong. So,...

‘No provocation’ can stop China’s military drills — Party newspaper

BEIJING -- China’s military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party’s paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises...

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

BEIJING — China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information...

Trump’s China trademarks risk constitutional crisis, experts say

BEIJING — US president-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, AFP has learned, each of which could potentially violate...

China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge

WUJIANG, CHINA — Thousands of tons of urban waste are hidden behind scrubbed white walls at a new power plant on the outskirts of...

Why people in China are wearing Yankees hats

BALL CAPS bearing the signature logo of the New York Yankees are prominently displayed at New Era’s store at a Fujairah mall in the...

China’s ‘mosquito factory’ aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

EVERY WEEK, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km long island in a bid to wipe out diseases...

China says important glacier is melting due to climate change

A GLACIER that is one of the largest at the source of China’s Yangtze River is fast retreating because of climate change, state media...

China curbs Baidu health care ads business after student’s death

BEIJING -- Chinese regulators have imposed limits on the number of lucrative health care adverts carried by Baidu, Inc. following the death of a...

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

TOKYO — A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was...

Chinese cops to patrol Italy’s top tourist sights

ROME — Four Chinese policemen will patrol the streets of Rome and Milan alongside their Italian counterparts for the next two weeks to help...

Millennials’ ‘lunch-break cosmetics’ spur China’s Botox boom

FRETTING ABOUT FROWN lines and crow’s feet can start early. In China, women in their 20s and 30s are spending on therapies to smooth...

The unbearable lightness of Chinese emissions data

By David Stanway and Kathy Chen BEIJING -- To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it...

China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

PINGJIANG, CHINA  — China’s first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 meters over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited — and...