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  • Boccaletti and Bedford: Conservation funds can save Asia's water on the cheap

    For China and India, it is air pollution that captures the headlines, but water pollution is an equally pressing issue, as it is for other industrializing countries across Asia.As these nations address their water quality issues, it will be importan

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tea Leaves

    When politics get ugly, the beautiful game can help

    It was March 2008 and relations between the two Koreas were not exactly great. Yet, as I emerged from the Shanghai subway to arrive at Hongkou Football Stadium, there was something in the air -- and not just the smell wafting from the hot-pot restau

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Fuji Oil to set up new Chinese plant for pastry filling

    OSAKA -- Fuji Oil Holdings will invest 5 billion yen ($43.6 million) to build a new factory for pastry filling in China's Guangdong Province, keeping up with the country's increasing appetite for sweet snack food.Fuji Oil (Shanghai) Management, a wh

    March 16, 2017 06:20 am JST
  • Itochu, Citic make e-commerce exclusive for China's wealthy

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Itochu and China's Citic group will sell Japanese foods and other goods to wealthy Chinese customers through a members-only shopping site, connecting retailers in this country to a lucrative, fast-growing market.The w

    March 16, 2017 05:11 am JST
  • Chinese companies top list of biggest patent filers

    GENEVA -- China's ZTE became the biggest applicant for international patents for the first time in four years in 2016, followed by compatriot Huawei Technologies and U.S.-based Qualcomm, the World Intellectual Property Organization said Wednesday.Hu

    March 16, 2017 05:04 am JST
  • China consumer rights show exposes cracks in Fukushima food ban

    BEIJING -- A state-owned television broadcaster here revealed Wednesday that products are being sold in China against local restrictions on food imports from Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.The Chinese government prohibited such i

    March 16, 2017 03:55 am JST
  • China's Li steers clear of friction with Washington

    BEIJING -- Premier Li Keqiang's measured words on China-U.S. relations after the closing of the annual congressional session suggest Beijing seeks to avoid rocking the boat ahead of a change in party leadership this year.Common interests"China-U.S.

    March 16, 2017 03:30 am JST
  • Chinese parliament cements Xi's status, but silent on successor

    BEIJING -- China's legislature has solidified President Xi Jinping's position at the "core" of the Communist Party in a just-ended parliamentary session that provided no signs of behind-the-scenes maneuvering ahead of a crucial leadership selection

    March 16, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • China Unicom tightens belt as profits plunge

    HONG KONG -- Struggling to gain a foothold in China's fourth-generation (4G) wireless telecommunication markets, Beijing-based China Unicom reported lackluster results on Wednesday and plans to cut back outlays in preparation for its next move.The s

    March 16, 2017 01:30 am JST
  • China faces resistance in acquisition of foreign chipmakers

    SHANGHAI -- China's shopping spree could be over.Executives at Chinese tech companies say that China's acquisitive forays into foreign chip sectors are now meeting resistance due to increasing wariness of overseas authorities and companies. "We need

    March 16, 2017 12:30 am JST
  • China, Hong Kong to link bond markets this year

    BEIJING -- Hong Kong and mainland China will link their bond markets later this year on a trial basis, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters Wednesday.This arrangement, similar to existing schemes connecting Hong Kong and mainland stock markets,

    March 15, 2017 11:45 pm JST
  • Commodities eye

    China keen to unload corn stockpile overseas

    TOKYO -- China has resumed exports of corn to Japan for the first time in seven years, easing the plight of Japanese livestock farmers who are in desperate need of the feed grain because shipments from the U.S. have been delayed by heavy snowfall.Be

    March 15, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Chinese shares drag on Hong Kong as yuan-watchers await Fed

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares edged lower on Wednesday as concern about the impact of rising U.S. interest rates on the yuan weighed on mainland companies.The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.2% to 23,792.85. Cathay Pacific Airways reversed earl

    March 15, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • China does 'not want to see a trade war,' Li says

    BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said Beijing does not want a trade war with the U.S.During a news conference after the closing of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, Li said the foreign ministries

    March 15, 2017 06:06 pm JST
  • China does not want to see trade war with US - Premier Li

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that Beijing does not want to see a trade war with the United States and urged talks between both sides to achieve common ground."We do not want to see any trade war breaking out betw

    March 15, 2017 03:18 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks flat ahead of Fed rate call

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed in a choppy trading session Wednesday morning before a key U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision, with energy producers weighed down by falling oil prices while property developers inched hig

    March 15, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • China's Anbang denies report of Kushner property investment

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- China's Anbang Insurance Group said it is not investing in a flagship Manhattan office tower owned by the family of Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.Anbang Insurance Group was named in

    March 15, 2017 11:33 am JST
  • Euronet Worldwide trumps Ant Financial's offer to buy MoneyGram

    U.S. electronic payments company Euronet Worldwide Inc launched a $1 billion bid for rival MoneyGram International Inc on Tuesday, arguing that its all-American deal would face less regulatory scrutiny than a lower bid by China's Ant Financial Servi

    March 15, 2017 10:40 am JST
  • Japanese construction machinery makers lifted by China hopes

    TOKYO -- Rosier Chinese economic data buoyed Japan's Komatsu and Hitachi Construction Machinery to rare heights Tuesday as investors anticipated growing demand for heavy equipment.Komatsu shares peaked at 2,919 yen before closing 0.55% higher at 2,9

    March 15, 2017 04:00 am JST
  • China's top chipmaker downplays rivalry with US

    SHANGHAI --The technology sector in China is still not sophisticated enough to compete with the U.S. in the global chip market, the chairman of China's top contract chipmaker said on Tuesday."The Chinese chip sector is still very weak in its prelimi

    March 15, 2017 12:50 am JST