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  • The Sino-Japanese meeting to watch for may be Xi and the emperor

    BEIJING -- With Emperor Akihito considered to be much closer to the Japanese people's hearts than the country's revolving door of political leaders, a repeat of his 2009 meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping could mark an important milestone in

    January 20, 2018 06:10 pm JST
  • China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take "necessary measures" to ensure its sovereignty is protected.On the evening of Jan. 17, the missile

    January 20, 2018 05:28 pm JST
  • Trump administration says US mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp

    January 20, 2018 08:31 am JST
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    Japan in talks over bid for UK uranium powerhouse

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government has entered into negotiations to acquire U.K.-based Urenco, a major European producer of enriched uranium, in a deal that is expected to be worth several billions of dollars.The state-owned Japan Bank for Internation

    January 20, 2018 07:34 am JST
  • Mercedes drives to the summit of China's luxury automakers

    GUANGZHOU -- Mercedes-Benz became the top seller among China's luxury auto suppliers for the first time in 2017 as longtime leader Audi's first-half sales slowed amid a dealer boycott.Mercedes' sales jumped well over 20% to around 610,000 vehicles,

    January 20, 2018 07:28 am JST
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    DowDuPont targets Asia for making specialized chemicals: chief

    NEW YORK -- DowDuPont, born last September from the merger of U.S. titans Dow Chemical and DuPont, sees Asian markets as crucial for building fine chemicals, the new entity's executive chairman told The Nikkei.The merged company targets the first ha

    January 20, 2018 06:44 am JST
  • 'Xi Jinping Thought' closer to becoming part of China's constitution

    BEIJING -- The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has advanced a proposal to enshrine President Xi Jinping's governing philosophy in the country's constitution, a move that could further strengthen his authority.At the close of a two-d

    January 20, 2018 06:27 am JST
  • Google seeks better China relations via Tencent patent deal

    PALO ALTO, U.S./GUANGZHOU -- Alphabet's Google has reached a patent-sharing agreement with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, a move seen as the U.S. search engine behemoth's attempt to mend soured relations with Beijing and regain a stronger

    January 20, 2018 05:59 am JST
  • Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at center of US defense strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the

    January 20, 2018 04:23 am JST
  • Bulk carrier rates sink as Brazil's iron ore exports wane

    TOKYO -- Charter rates for bulk carriers have plunged as iron ore exports from Brazil slow and inventories of the mineral pile up in China.The charter rate for a benchmark capesize ship, which has a cargo capacity of about 180,000 tons, has dived 40

    January 20, 2018 02:24 am JST
  • Trump's Asian successes and failures after one year in office

    TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday will mark his first year in office -- a tenure that has so far seen rising fears of trade wars, an escalating missile crisis with North Korea, deepening dismay at his endless gaffes and his country's

    January 20, 2018 12:21 am JST
  • Japan's military chief warns on China naval expansion

    NEW DELHI -- Japan's top military officer has sounded the alarm over the expansion of Chinese naval operations in the Indian Ocean.Speaking with the Nikkei Asian Review and other media in New Delhi, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan's Chief of the Jo

    January 19, 2018 10:20 pm JST
  • LeEco listed unit warns lenders could seize control

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Chinese technology group Leshi Internet Information & Technology said on Friday there could be a change in its controlling shareholder if the company's Shenzhen-listed shares drop following a resumption of trading, with

    January 19, 2018 09:02 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 advances as Taiwan Semiconductor jumps after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Friday, helped by gains in index heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. after better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.5% to 1,502.20.

    January 19, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Sixth weekly gain sends Hong Kong shares to record highs

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks ended higher for a sixth consecutive week on Friday, as investors continued to snap up equities on enduring optimism over China's economy and company earnings. Heavyweight Chinese banks led the charge.T

    January 19, 2018 07:25 pm JST
  • Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulat

    January 19, 2018 06:05 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian democracy in decline under repressive regimes

    TOKYO -- Several Southeast Asian countries have experienced deteriorating conditions of political rights and civil liberties in the past year, according to a report by U.S. nongovernmental organization Freedom House.In this year's "Freedom in the Wo

    January 19, 2018 02:30 pm JST
  • Chinese companies push Hong Kong shares higher

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares eked out small gains by the noon lunchbreak on Friday, as mainland companies listed in the city extended gains after China's better-than-expected report on economic growth.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1

    January 19, 2018 02:11 pm JST
  • Ganeshan Wignaraja

    India could overtake China -- one day

    India has now beaten China in terms of gross domestic product growth for three years in a row, with an estimated 7.5% for 2017 compared with 6.9%. And the outlook is for more of the same: The International Monetary Fund expects India to grow at 7.7%

    January 19, 2018 12:00 pm JST
  • Woes deepen for China's smaller smartphone makers

    TAIPEI -- The recent struggles of Gionee and LeEco are raising doubts about whether second-tier Chinese smartphone makers can survive slowing domestic demand for handsets.According to reports from Chinese media outlets earlier this week, a Chinese c

    January 19, 2018 11:30 am JST