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After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name.

After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.

- Zee News - IN

China to regroup its army to build strong and modernised new-type military.

China has decided to reorganise its army to build a strong and modernised new-type military, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

- Zee News - IN

South Korea's Kia invests in Indian factory after China troubles hit profit | Reuters.

By Hyunjoo Jin and Heekyong Yang | SEOUL SEOUL South Korean carmaker Kia Motors Corp signed a deal on Thursday to invest about $1.1 billion to build its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging.The Hyundai Motor Co affiliate posted a 19 percent slump in ...

- Firstpost - IN

Start-up Mech Mocha raises ₹32 crore.

Mech Mocha, an India-focused mobile gaming start-up, said that it has raised $5 million from Series A funding led by Accel Partners and China's venture capital fund Shunwei Capital. Existi...

- The Hindu - IN

Hong Kong activists arrested over protest against Basic Law interpretation by Beijing.

Nine pro-democracy activists, including senior members of two political parties, were rounded up by police on Thursday over a protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Hong Kong’s mini-constitution last November. They were arrested at their homes early in the morning. The nine men, aged 26 to 66, were charged ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

EU presses for Hong Kong electoral reform after ‘politically challenging’ 2016.

The European Union has urged Hong Kong to kick-start electoral reform, saying it would give the government greater legitimacy to tackle the city’s social and economic challenges. That call was at odds with the opinion of Wang Zhenmin, the legal chief for the central government’s liaison office, who last Saturday ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Property developers and Hong Kong authorities should co-develop land to increase land supply: think tank.

A think tank founded by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has called on the government to co-develop land held by the city’s property developers, which could contribute to over 9,000 hectares of land that the group said Hong Kong would need in the next three decades. Our Hong Kong Foundation’s suggestions on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong chief executive candidate John Tsang had secret supporter who lent him HK$3m.

Defeated chief executive candidate John Tsang Chun-wah had a secret supporter who loaned him HK$3 million from the start of his campaign before he received ­donations from others. The person offered the loan to the former financial secretary through offshore company Prescill Holdings a day before Tsang announced his ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

From social media to a roving sculpture exhibition, Hong Kong’s popular John Tsang spent big on election advertising.

Hong Kong’s failed but popular chief executive contender John Tsang Chun-wah spent more than HK$5.5 million on advertisements during his election campaign with much of that going towards his website and social media efforts. His lavish spending stood in sharp contrast with the election winner, Carrie Lam Cheng ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Decision by Hong Kong officials not to designate enclaves as country park land was unlawful, judge rules.

Hong Kong’s High Court on Thursday ordered the government to reconsider the fate of six enclaves that officials had refused to designate as country park land, ruling that it was an unlawful decision based on defective assessments. The successful judicial review launched by an environmental activist centred on the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Shark group puts bite on Hong Kong traders after shock finding.

Hong Kong traders are said to have sold more than 78,000kg of shark fins from five endangered species over the past two years, giving them the unenviable title of world No 1. The figure shocked conservationists who had expected raised awareness about protecting the marine creatures to hit sales. China’s biggest ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China rumors fly as gas restrictions in Pyongyang drag on

An acute shortage of gasoline in Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon , and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual if not unprecedented, began last week when signs went up The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Trump's tough stance on Canada 'boils down to political theatre'

Andrew Harnik/APThe Trump administration has come out swinging against Canada this week. The US slapped new anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports, President Donald Trump tweeted critically about Canada's dairy-pricing policies, and the outlook for NAFTA negotiations looks increasingly uncertain. The recent ...

- Business Insider - US

Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.

- Reuters - US

Over 4,700 donkey hides seized, 7 persons arrested in Pak

Pakistani police have confiscated over 4,700 donkey hides that were to be illegally exported to China for medicinal use and arrested seven persons, including a Chinese national, during a raid here, officials said today.The arrested persons were part of a 10-member gang which has involved in the business for over six months ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

China tweaks Taiwan's name, days after Arunachal row

Days after provoking India by announcing Chinese names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, China has tweaked the name of Taiwan, which it claims as its inalienable part.China chose a sports contest to announce the change of the name of Taiwan, a self-governed cash-rich island. The state-run China Central Television ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Taiwan's pursuit of F-35s tests Trump's early rapport with China's Xi

Taiwan's push to include F-35 fighter jets in its first arms deal with President Donald Trump could pose the next challenge to the diplomatic detente between the new U.S. leader and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Didi Chuxing adds Ofo bike sharing to its main app

Ride hailing and bike sharing come together under one roof through Didi Chuxing's new partnership with Ofo, the bike sharing service easily spotted in China thanks to its signature canary yellow bicycles. The team-up makes a ton of sense, given Didi's strategic investment in Ofo from September 2016, and the way its ...

- TechCrunch - US

China vows military drills as U.S. rolls out THAAD system in South Korea

Republican and Democratic senators attended an unprecedented classified briefing at the White House Wednesday. Tensions are rising on the Korean peninsula where the U.S. missile system THAAD is being installed in South Korea. In response, China says it will conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons. Adriana Diaz ...


China vows weapons tests as U.S. grapples with 'grave' North Korea threat

Amid signs China may actually be squeezing Kim regime, U.S. missile defense system draws thinly-veiled response from Beijing


'Most wanted' Chinese fugitive believed to be hiding in plain sight on leafy inner west street

A leafy street in Sydney's Burwood has been listed by China's feared corruption investigators as the possible residence of one of its 'most wanted' international fugitives.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Kia plans $1.1 billion plant in India

Kia Motors signed a deal to invest about $1.1 billion to build its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging.

- Automotive News - US

Discussing the South China Sea a Waste of Time?

China urges military exercises to end on the Korean Peninsula. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the South China Sea is a non-issue. Plus, a new drug could help thousands. VOA’s Steve Miller has your Asia news, in a minute.

- Voice of America - US

China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

One of the key messages that came out of President Donald Trump’s meeting with U.S. lawmakers on North Korea was a renewed emphasis on the need to use sanctions and diplomacy to try and pressure Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. And while the outlook for the resumption of talks remains bleak at best, analysts ...

- Voice of America - US

Sen. McCain on North Korea nuclear threat, China's role

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was at the White House briefing Wednesday on North Korea, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether or not military action is imminent and how North Korea's nuclear capabilities will dictate our next move.


Bitcoin spikes to an all-time high

Bitcoin is trading at a record high. The cryptocurrency is up 2.9% at $1,330 a coin as of 10:17 a.m. ET. 2017 has been a volatile year for bitcoin. It rallied more than 20% in the opening week before crashing 35% on word that China was going to begin to crack down on trading. The cryptocurrency rallied after China's ...

- Business Insider - US

Venture-Capital Quandary: Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Ideas

After a frenzied 2015, funding for startups in China was expected to enter what industry insiders called “deep winter”,but the venture-capital industry is instead suffering a different headache: too much money, too few prospects.

- Wall Street Journal - US

China says it's conducting military drills in response to THAAD

China said it is planning a counter-THAAD exercise with "new weapons" as South Korea confirmed the U.S. missile defense system was operational.

- UPI - US

BP sells stake in Chinese petrochemical firm SECCO for $1.7bn

BP has agreed a $1.7bn deal to sell its stake in Chinese petrochemical firm SECCO to China’s state-run oil company Sinopec. The company currently has a 50 per cent stake in the joint venture with Sinopec and Shanghai Petrochemical holding the remaining 50 per cent. It expects to close the deal by the end of the ...

- City AM - UK

AFC charges Guangzhou over 'British dog banner'

The body did not say when the punishment will be meted out.

- Daily Nation - KE

China changes Taiwan's name in sports contest, days after Arunachal Pradesh row

Days after provoking India by announcing Chinese names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, China has tweaked the name of Taiwan, which it claims as its inalienable part. The post China changes Taiwan's name in sports contest, days after Arunachal Pradesh row appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

AFC charges Chinese club Guangzhou over political banner

CHINESE giants Guangzhou Evergrande will be disciplined after a political banner was unfurled by fans during a game in Hong Kong, Asia's football governing body said Thursday.   The banner was held up during Evergrande's 6-0 AFC Champions League win over Hong Kong's Eastern on Tuesday.   The Asian Football Confederation ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Customs seize 300 donkey hides from Karachi’s Mauripur

KARACHI: In an ongoing crackdown against smuggling of donkey hides, Customs department seized additional 300 hides from a warehouse in Mauripur on Thursday. In a press conference, Deputy Collector Customs Ali Raza revealed that the raid was conducted on the information given by the smuggling suspects, who were arrested ...

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Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said another direct phone call with US President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.

- BDNews24 - BD

MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India

New Delhi, April 27 MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India. At Rs 12,999, the headphone comes loaded with Bluetooth 4.0 and multi-device pairing capability.

- Yahoo! News - US

After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name

Beijing, April 27 After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. China's state media on April 11 had referred to Taiwan as "Zhongguo Taipei" instead of "Zhonghua Taipei". Taiwan calls itself Zhonghua Taipei, which means the Republic of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today there was no point protesting Chinese artificial island building in disputed areas of the South China Sea because it could not be stopped.Duterte made the comments on the eve of him hosting a two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, and he confirmed he would not ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

"It cannot be an issue anymore. It`s already there. What would be the purpose also of discussing it if you cannot do anything," Duterte told reporters.

- Zee News - IN

BI nabs man wanted for economic crimes in China

A Chinese national wanted for economic crimes in his country was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as he was about to leave the Philippines. The Bureau of Immigration apprehended Weng Wenmin, 51, just before he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong last Tuesday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the The ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

China sets deadline for refiners to apply for oil import permits

BEIJING, April 27 — China's top state planner will stop accepting new applications from oil refiners to use imported crude oil from May 5, it said today, amid growing concerns about domestic refining overcapacity that has led to record exports...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational

The so-called Thaad system, deployed over China’s objections as a defense against North Korea, will soon go into 'actual operation,' a South Korean official said.

- International NY Times - US

Hong Kong Protest Organizers Arrested Ahead of Expected Visit by China’s President

Pro-democracy activists said the arrests were part of a recent crackdown intended to quell protests before an expected July visit by President Xi Jinping of China.

- International NY Times - US

New Balance Court Ruling in China Is Rare Win Against Piracy

Trademark lawyers said the ruling suggested that Chinese court orders protecting intellectual property would be enforced more strictly.

- International NY Times - US

Netflix finds a way into China, but it's not quite what it really wants

Netflix Inc. has inched open the door to China's coveted and elusive video streaming market thanks to a content licensing deal with iQIYI, one of the country's biggest video streaming platforms, but it likely isn't the way the company wanted to enter the Middle Kingdom.

- Marketwatch - US

First look: Inside Norwegian Cruise Line's giant new ship

The 3,850-passenger Norwegian Joy is the first Norwegian ship built for the Chinese market        


China Welcomes US Saying It's Open to Talks on NKorea

China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defense system being deployed in South Korea.

- Newsmax - US

Stephenson Harwood promotes four to partner in reduced round

Stephenson Harwood has promoted four lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, with three in London and one in Hong Kong. The post Stephenson Harwood promotes four to partner in reduced round appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

- The Lawyer - US

The U.S. Military's Master Plan to Fight Russia and China in a War Is Already Here

Dan Goure Security, Fortunately, many capabilities for a credible third offset strategy already exist. When faced with adversaries who seemed able to match or counter U.S. military-technological superiority, the Department of Defense began an intensive effort to invest in a new generation of capabilities designed to restore ...

- The National Interest - US

BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May

The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone's maker said Thursday.TCL Communications, the Chinese company that acquired rights to produce BlackBerry-brand handsets, originally had said the phone would go on sale in April, so the ...

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How brands that disguise their origins do damage to their bottom line

shutterstock.comMany brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins. Some even attempt to deliberately associate their brand with a country that has a strong image to win over customers. Chinese consumer goods company, the Haier Group, for example, ...

- The Conversation - UK