China diesel demand picks up at fastest pace in at least five years

By Jessica Jaganathan and Meng Meng SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Sep 20 : China’s diesel demand will grow at its fastest in at least five years as a pick-up in diesel-intensive sectors in the world’s second-biggest economy coincides with lower output from domestic refineries, several sources and analysts said. Estimates of the hike in diesel use from three […]

EU unveils Asia infrastructure plan, denies rivalry with China

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Sept 19 : The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a foreign policy plan to improve transport, energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia but denied seeking to counter China’s ambitions that have raised suspicion in Western capitals. The plan, which would be backed by additional funds from the EU’s common budget […]

Copper and zinc jump as U.S.-China trade tariffs undershoot expectations

By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Sept 19 : Copper jumped to its highest in three weeks on Wednesday, boosted by a weaker dollar after a new round of U.S.-China trade tariffs were not as high as previously expected. China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on […]

China to speed up efforts to cut solar, wind subsidies – draft guidelines

By David Stanway SHANGHAI, Sept 17 : China will speed up efforts to ensure its wind and solar power sectors can compete without subsidies and achieve “grid price parity” with traditional energy sources like coal, according to new draft guidelines issued by the energy regulator. As it tries to ease its dependence on polluting fossil […]

Top Chinese general attends joint forum with U.S. military, despite tensions

By Ben Blanchard XIAN, China, Sept 17 : A top Chinese general attended the opening on Monday of a regional armed forces health forum organised by the Chinese and U.S. militaries, as the two sides set aside friction over trade and territorial issues such as the South China Sea. This week’s Asia Pacific Military Health […]

Top Chinese general attends joint forum with U.S. military, despite tensions

By Ben Blanchard XIAN, China, Sept 17 : A top Chinese general attended the opening on Monday of a regional armed forces health forum organised by the Chinese and U.S. militaries, as the two sides set aside friction over trade and territorial issues such as the South China Sea. This week’s Asia Pacific Military Health […]