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  • At least 7 killed in blast at kindergarten in eastern China

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- An explosion struck the entrance to a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, with the country's official broadcaster saying at least seven people are dead and 66 others injured.The blast occurred at around 4:50 p.m. near the g

    June 15, 2017 10:47 pm JST
  • MediaTek seeks to recoup China market share

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- MediaTek, the biggest mobile chip provider to China, says it will work hard to regain market share in the world's second-largest economy within 18 months."In the past year, we made some mistakes in product roadmaps, which led to o

    June 15, 2017 10:34 pm JST
  • Chinese theme parks dominate top 20 in Asia-Pacific ranking

    SINGAPORE -- Amusement/theme parks are booming in China as competition between domestic and international operators provides a wide range of options closer to home than before, according to a report prepared by the Themed Entertainment Association a

    June 15, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • Sreeram Chaulia

    Panama's wake-up call for Taiwan

    The decision by Panama on June 12 to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan should ring alarm bells for the island territory that is officially known as Republic of China. With just 20 countries left that recognize Taipei, its fight to win official inter

    June 15, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Meitu shares plunge on high-volume sales

    HONG KONG -- Shares of Chinese selfie app maker Meitu plunged on Thursday, at one point slipping to 8.30 Hong Kong dollars, down 8.79% from Wednesday. A large shareholder moved to sell immediately after the six-month lock-up period expired, precipit

    June 15, 2017 04:42 pm JST
  • Xi tells FIFA chief China wants to host World Cup

    TOKYO -- Soccer aficionado Xi Jinping, the president of China, told FIFA President Gianni Infantino that his nation would like to play host to the game's biggest tournament.In a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, Xi "expressed his

    June 15, 2017 04:31 pm JST
  • China removes deputy banking regulator from post - cabinet

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's State Council has officially removed Yang Jiacai, the assistant chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, from his post, according to a notice published on the website of the State Council.Last month, Yang was

    June 15, 2017 02:54 pm JST
  • Swarming visitors are a boon and a bane for an Asian Shangri-La

    I enjoy my travels to Bhutan. The country's capital, Thimphu, reminds me of my school days in Kalimpong, a town in West Bengal that has since fallen victim to development. But am I also starting to see the same thing in Thimphu? Its streets are now

    June 15, 2017 02:45 pm JST
  • Asian stocks slide as Fed ready to cut stimulus, raise rates again in 2017

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a widely-expected rate increase and signaled there could be another hike to borrowing costs this year.The U.S. central bank on Wednesd

    June 15, 2017 02:44 pm JST
  • AIIB future rests on shedding Beijing influence

    TOKYO -- The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will hold its second annual general meeting between June 16-18 on South Korea's Jeju Island. The bank, which has stuck to careful driving in its first year, looks ready to gain speed in yea

    June 15, 2017 02:19 pm JST
  • Ryuichi Kaga

    Asia faces challenges attracting infrastructure investment

    Asia just doesn't seem to have enough money to pay its infrastructure bills. And as demand for infrastructure development soars, governments are looking to the private sector for funding, but are having a tough time finding takers.Infrastructure inv

    June 15, 2017 01:55 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse

    Belt and Road's potential real estate boost

    Since the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the project has been perceived by many as a one-sided, Chinese ambition. Some have seen it as a massive enterprise to jump-start the Chinese economy befo

    June 15, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Alibaba beefs up services while eyeing overseas users

    SHANGHAI Just when investors thought they had seen it all with the phenomenal rise of Alibaba Group Holding, along came Wu Wei, also known as Maggie Wu. The chief financial officer for China's largest e-commerce company shocked investors on June 8 b

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Top 100 companies in Asia300 ranking of power performers

    RankCompany nameCountry/regionSectorIndexed based on top company as 1001Largan PrecisionTaiwanElectronic parts100.02HCL TechnologiesIndiaInformation technology95.43Zee Entertainment EnterprisesIndiaEntertainment95.34Tata Consultancy ServicesIndiaInf

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN adapts to a less-engaged US

    TOKYO The 23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia focused on the region's new landscape, one in which U.S. influence is on the wane. The anxiety was palpable, as political leaders and economic experts discussed the struggle to adapt.Some

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Regional luminaries push back against protectionism

    Protectionist and anti-globalist attitudes are taking root in the U.S. and Europe. So how should Asian countries -- which have built their economies through trade -- respond? This was the pressing question at Nikkei's 23rd International Conference o

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Malaysia's Mahathir: China would be better fit for TPP than US

    The exit of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership will pave the way for a more "equitable" deal for Asian countries, according to Malaysia's still-influential former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.The 91-year-old suggested members of the pact

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Singapore's Goh: Japan should usher China into Pacific trade pact

    It is up to Japan and China to drive free trade and economic integration in Asia, and they have to do it "in tandem, not as rivals," said Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's former prime minister. On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, specifically, Goh called on

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan's Abe: Tokyo ready to lend a hand on China's Belt and Road

    Japan is willing to participate in China's regionwide infrastructure drive, as long as the conditions are appropriate, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a dinner reception at the conference.Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative promis

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Indonesia's Kalla: TPP has lost its 'allure' without US

    Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president said in an interview."The allure of the TPP for Indonesia was the fact that the U.S.

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST