Search results

Results 1 - 20 of 5919
  • To have or not to have

    Foreigners at sea in turbulent Asian stock markets

    SINGAPORE -- Asian stock markets that had been buoyed to record heights by growth expectations this year are now searching for a bottom amid turmoil in China and other major markets, leaving foreigners at a loss.Asia-wide panic sellingExchanges acro

    September 4, 2015 02:30 am JST
  • Shift to air, sea

    China's display of aerial might sends message to US

    BEIJING -- China showed off more than 500 weapons during Thursday's military parade here, including an array of missiles and aircraft aimed at discouraging U.S. maritime excursions in the region. One aspect of the parade that caught the eye of m

    September 4, 2015 01:00 am JST
  • Tidbit from China's military parade

    Did Xi give a left-handed salute? No, People's Daily says

    BEIJING -- "Why the left hand, Uncle Xi?" Such questions, and attempts to answer them, spread through the Internet Thursday immediately after President Xi Jinping appeared to salute troops with the wrong hand. The official reaction was equal

    September 3, 2015 10:04 pm JST
  • China's WWII anniversary ceremony

    Cold shoulder for North Korea betrays Beijing-Pyongyang troubles

    BEIJING -- South and North Korean representatives received strikingly different treatment at China's 70th anniversary celebration of its World War II victory against Japan, revealing Beijing's apparent displeasure with Pyongyang. South Korean Pr

    September 3, 2015 09:58 pm JST
  • Currency crunch

    Yuan devaluation may test Hong Kong's dollar peg

    HONG KONG -- The recent devaluations of the yuan -- and the prospect of further drops in the offing -- could force Hong Kong to consider unpegging its own currency from the U.S. dollar. The Hong Kong dollar has gained significantly against the y

    September 3, 2015 04:00 pm JST
  • Firepower to spare

    China shows off US-range missiles in military parade

    BEIJING -- China showcased more than 500 weapons -- including an unprecedented seven types of missiles -- in its military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II in Beijing on Thursday. Among the military hardwar

    September 3, 2015 04:00 pm JST
  • Asia shares stage patchy recovery but volatility seen staying high

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Japan

    September 3, 2015 03:52 pm JST
  • Xi says China to cut number of troops by 300,000

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China on Thursday commemorated the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II with a massive military parade, whipping up nationalist fervor as it faces a host of its own internal problems. Hundreds of tanks and other

    September 3, 2015 02:19 pm JST
  • Japan hoping China will focus on tackling current issues

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan said Thursday it has asked China to focus less on past history and more on current issues facing the global community, as its giant neighbor commemorated the same day the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II with

    September 3, 2015 01:32 pm JST
  • Regional views canvassed

    Japan tops Pew survey among Asians

    TOKYO -- Japan is judged the most favorable country in Asia among regional neighbors, but the people of the Asia-Pacific region held views of China that are "far more positive than the perception held by Americans." Those were the findings of a surv

    September 3, 2015 11:30 am JST
  • Show of strength

    China marks 70th anniversary of WWII victory with display of military might

    BEIJING -- China celebrated the 70th anniversary of its victory against Japan in World War II with a show of military might on Thursday as President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders were joined by foreign dignitaries for a parade of arme

    September 3, 2015 11:26 am JST
  • Asian shares rise, China markets closed for holiday

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Asian stocks were up on Thursday after U.S. markets restored some stability. The latest global selloff was triggered Tuesday when an official measure of Chinese manufacturing activity for August slumped to a three-year low. Ma

    September 3, 2015 10:13 am JST
  • 5 Chinese naval ships spotted off Alaska: Pentagon

    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, marking the first time the U.S. military has seen them in the area. The officials have

    September 3, 2015 10:00 am JST
  • John Gapper

    FT: China should welcome its short sellers

    Li Yifei, head of Man Group in China, is said to have gone on holiday after being summoned by officials investigating the plunge in the stock market. As regulators, executives and journalists face allegations of manipulation and "rumour-mongering",

    September 3, 2015 08:00 am JST
  • Path to Chinese consumers

    Gome Electrical to offer Japanese products via Internet

    BEIJING -- Major Chinese electronics retailer Gome Electrical Appliances Holding plans to open a website dedicated to Japanese products, responding to growing demand among Chinese shoppers. The company has established a procurement unit in Japan

    September 3, 2015 04:07 am JST
  • Awaiting abduction report

    Japan to install official for North Korean issues at Beijing embassy

    TOKYO -- Japan plans to set up a dedicated position to handle North Korean issues at its Beijing embassy, aiming to put pressure on Pyongyang in addressing an investigation into abducted Japanese nationals. Taisuke Mibae, former policy planning

    September 3, 2015 03:38 am JST
  • Beijing visit

    China rolls out red carpet for Park

    BEIJING -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye's meeting here Wednesday with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping looked rather like a Sino-Korean honeymoon. "The Korea-China relationship has become the best-ever national relationship in history," Xi

    September 3, 2015 02:39 am JST
  • Historical issues still standing

    Japan sees three-way summit as step to heal relations

    TOKYO -- Japan welcomes the chance for a trilateral summit with South Korea and China, seeing it as an opportunity to mend fences with two neighbors that hold deep historical grievances. "The timing of the summit between China, Japan and South K

    September 3, 2015 01:27 am JST
  • Seeking growth

    Japan's power giants extending reach abroad

    TOKYO -- Japanese electricity providers are beefing up their generating capacity overseas, with a focus on Asian and Middle Eastern markets. As of the end of June, Electric Power Development, better known as J-Power, and seven regional utilities

    September 3, 2015 12:55 am JST
  • International currency

    IMF chief Lagarde pledges help for yuan's transition

    JAKARTA -- The International Monetary Fund will help China transition the yuan into an international currency while Asia's largest economy continues to battle an economic slowdown, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said Wednes

    September 3, 2015 12:23 am JST