China auto sales fall in October, deepening slump

Business 11/09/18, 05:43

China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpectedly painful slump in the global industry's biggest market deepened.Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, ...

Financial Times editor refused entry to Hong Kong

Asia & Pacific 11/09/18, 03:58

The Asia editor of the Financial Times has been refused entry to Hong Kong, weeks after the semi-autonomous Chinese territory refused to renew his work visa.The newspaper reported that Victor Mallet was turned away at the border on Thursday after ...

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

Business 11/08/18, 21:10

Lu Yushan, a retired salesman, has advice for investors in China's slumping stock market: Sell.Lu's shares soared over the past decade. But the 65-year-old cashed out this year, driven away by plunging prices, insider trading scandals, a cooling economy and ...

Interpol chief: Rules forbid probe into vanished official

Europe 11/08/18, 12:35

Interpol's leader says the international police organization's rules forbid him from probing into the fate of the man who served as Interpol president until he vanished in September on a trip to his native China.In rare public remarks about the ...

Afghanistan Opens Air Trade Corridor with China

World 11/08/18, 03:36

ISLAMABAD — Landlocked Afghanistan has opened its first direct air link with China, dispatching 20 tons of pine nuts on the inaugural cargo flight. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and senior Chinese diplomats attended the special ceremony Monday in Kabul, hoping the air ...

Import extravaganza highlights China’s promise, challenges

Business 11/08/18, 00:12

Visitors to a vast trade fair meant to rebrand China as a welcoming import market could sip Moroccan wine, ogle Italian yachts and watch a Japanese industrial robot play ping-pong.The communist government's marketing extravaganza in Shanghai this week involved 3,600 ...

China unveils stealth combat drone in development

Tech 11/07/18, 01:38

A Chinese state-owned company says it is developing a stealth combat drone in the latest sign of the country's growing aerospace prowess.The CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle also underscores China's growing competitiveness in the expanding global market for drones. China has ...

China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

Europe 11/06/18, 13:22

A leading travel research firm is predicting there will be 1.4 billion trips made in 2018, up 5 percent from last year.Euromonitor International said Tuesday that stronger than anticipated growth in many major economies will mean that receipts in the ...

Heads of World Bank, IMF say risks of trade tensions growing

Business 11/06/18, 09:18

Leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global financial organizations warned Tuesday that trade tensions pose a growing risk for emerging economies.With the U.S. and China embroiled in their worst trade conflict in decades, global growth has ...

Using feces, Bill Gates pushes clean-toilet technology

Tech 11/06/18, 06:43

Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China."You might guess what's in ...

Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

Business 11/06/18, 06:28

Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran.The risk of excessive disruption ...

Uighurs’ supporters march as China faces rights review at UN

World 11/06/18, 04:42

Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority are demonstrating in Geneva as the U.N.'s top human rights body examines the country's rights record in a regular review.Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch want the Human Rights Council to press Chinese authorities ...

Chinese ‘gait recognition’ tech IDs people by how they walk

Tech 11/05/18, 22:38

A Chinese technology startup has begun selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras.In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Watrix employees demonstrate their firm's gait recognition software ...

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