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McDonald's is aiming to beef up its image in China with an overhaul of some restaurants in big cities and commercials featuring basketball star LeBron James.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-18 06:23:00)
China's fast-growing online investment fund Yu'e Bao nearly tripled in size during the first quarter, as its funds under management ballooned to $87 billion.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-18 05:22:00)
Lending limits and concerns about price cuts have hit demand, analysts and property developers say.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-18 04:50:00)
Ayaka Yoshida, 28, who works at a Japanese-operated intermediate agency for casinos in Macau. (Asahi Shimbun)
(Japan Today, 2014-04-17 23:56:23)
The post Ministerial Official Dismissed for Corruption, Chinese Authorities Say by Lu Chen, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times. Chinese anti-corruption commissars dismissed Shen Weichen, a ministerial-level Communist Party official in the science and technology sector, on Thursday, four days after an investigation of him was announced.  Shen, 57, was the Chinese Communist Party secretary and vice chairman of … The post Ministerial Official Dismissed for Corruption,...
(Epoch Times, 2014-04-17 22:17:25)
The post South China Shoe Factory Strike Swells by Carol Wickenkamp, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times. A strike that has stretched to over two weeks at a south China athletic shoe factory complex has swelled to 60,000 disgruntled workers and over 3,000 police to contain them, says Hong Kong media. The strike, at Yu Yuen Industrial’s … The post South China Shoe Factory Strike Swells by Carol Wickenkamp, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times.
(Epoch Times, 2014-04-17 22:08:33)
Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.
(New York Times, 2014-04-17 21:51:37)
A unit of Chinese oil producer PetroChina will purchase the 40% stake it doesn't already own in an oil-sands operation in northern Alberta from Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. for 1.32 billion Canadian dollars.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 21:35:00)
Environmentalists warn the true levels of pollution may be much higher, however.
(Radio Free Asia, 2014-04-17 20:19:16)
The post Riding a Tiger and Hard to Dismount (騎虎難下) by Jian Zheng, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times. The Chinese expression “騎虎難下” (qí hǔ nán xià), literally “riding a tiger and it being hard to dismount”, is used to describe a situation in which one is stuck in a difficult position with no way out.  This idiom is … The post Riding a Tiger and Hard to Dismount (騎虎難下) by Jian Zheng, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times.
(Epoch Times, 2014-04-17 20:01:30)
Film critic Joe Morgenstern says "Transcendence" is visually ambitious but the plot is preposterous.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 19:46:00)
Herders say their livestock have been killed by river pollution from a mining company.
(Radio Free Asia, 2014-04-17 18:50:00)
Shares of Weibo, China's version of Twitter, opened lower in their trading debut, after a disappointing IPO pricing, before jumping higher.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 18:11:00)
The post China’s Babies At Risk from Soot, Smog by Brian Bienkowski, appeared first on The Epoch Times. China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its babies. Evidence is mounting that coal and car emissions in China, as well as other … The post China’s Babies At Risk from Soot, Smog by Brian Bienkowski,...
(Epoch Times, 2014-04-17 17:47:00)
A deal to swap assets into Citic Pacific shows the limits of Beijing's ambitions to reform state-owned enterprises.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 17:37:00)
Automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa LLC will invest $30 million in its China operations to build a third manufacturing plant, open two research centers and hire another 400 people over the next four years amid increasing demand.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 17:27:00)
China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, has a lukewarm reception on the first day of its listing on the US stock market.
(BBC NEWS, 2014-04-17 17:15:17)
China's president using purge of senior officials to fill key positions with progressive officials, sources say
(, 2014-04-17 16:40:06)
Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor Co.'s profit growth slumped in the first quarter on increased research and development spending as it faces headwinds in building its business.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 16:12:00)
Gold prices drifted between slight gains and losses on Thursday as continuing tensions in Ukraine offset pressure from signs of improvement in the U.S. economy.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 16:10:00)
LDK Solar Co. said Thursday that a hearing has been set for June 26 to review the New York Stock Exchange's decision late last month to suspend the solar-products company's American depositary shares and begin delisting proceedings.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 15:59:00)
The post Chairman Of China Resources Group Conglomerate Investigated for Corruption by Associated Press appeared first on The Epoch Times. BEIJING—China’s ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company. The party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website Thursday that … The post Chairman Of China Resources...
(Epoch Times, 2014-04-17 15:36:39)
A major footwear maker in southern China has offered to make disputed social-insurance payments to settle a four-day strike that had disrupted production at the key supplier for some of the world's best-known shoe brands.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 14:49:00)
China's antigraft authority said Thursday it is investigating the chairman of state-owned enterprise China Resources is under investigation.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 14:03:00)
Taiwan's regulator said it will heavily penalize a local bank that sold complex derivatives to companies as evidence grows that billions of dollars of these leveraged products that bet on the Chinese yuan are turning sour.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 13:47:00)
A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 13:46:00)
China's local governments continued to step up land sales in the first quarter of this year, in a bid to shore up their income as tax revenues increased at a slower pace amid weaker economic growth.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 12:40:00)
Nissan Motor plans to introduce a compact crossover based on the Nissan Juke to China in a bid to sell to younger buyers.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 12:32:00)
Ford said it plans to sell five U.S.-made Lincoln models by 2016 through 60 dealerships in 50 cities in China.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 11:26:00)
Nearly one-fifth of China's arable land is contaminated with either organic or inorganic pollution, according to the results of a soil-pollution survey from government ministries.
(Wall Street Journal, 2014-04-17 11:23:00)
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