China police probe vaccine maker after scandal sparks fury

By Adam Jourdan and John Ruwitch SHANGHAI, July 23 : A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from citizens fed up with safety scares, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatening Chinese ambitions to play a larger role in the global pharmaceutical arena. Chinese police have launched an investigation […]

China vaccine scandal ripples through domestic market, threatens global push

By John Ruwitch and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, July 23 : A vaccine scandal in China, which has hit a nerve in the country and prompted quick reactions from leaders in Beijing, is sending ripples across the wider domestic drug market while threatening to dent Chinese ambitions to play a larger global role. Shares in Chinese […]

Fresh scandal erupts over vaccine safety in China

By Dominique Patton BEIJING, July 22 : A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares. The incident is a major blow for Beijing’s efforts to push domestically made vaccines and for China’s drug regulator, […]

In Senegal, China’s President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

By Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba DAKAR, July 22 : China’s President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to […]

Xi’s visit to UAE highlights China’s rising interest in Middle East

By Stanley Carvalho Abu DhabiI, July 20 : China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements today during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing’s rapidly growing interest in the Middle East. Xi made the first visit by a Chinese leader to the […]

China’s policy debate deepens as trade war threatens economy

By Elias Glenn BEIJING, July 20 : A policy debate in China on how best to address slowing growth deepened on Friday, as analysts urged authorities to boost fiscal stimulus amid rising risks to the world’s second-biggest economy from a bitter trade conflict with the United States. An article in Financial News, which is run […]