Chinese bond yields march higher as default worries grow

By Nathaniel Taplin SHANGHAI, Apr 22 : Chinese bond yields extended their three-week long march higher this week, as rising worries about corporate creditworthiness and a less aggressive easing stance by the central bank drained liquidity from the fixed income market. Benchmark treasury three- and five-year treasury yields are now up over 20 basis points […]

China seizes biggest share of global exports in almost 50 years

By Elias Glenn and Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI, Apr 22 : Chinese exporters have found a silver lining in weak global demand by seizing market share from their competitors – good news for China but an expansion that is aggravating trade tensions. China’s proportion of global exports rose to 13.8 percent last year from 12.3 percent […]

“China ramps up espionage warnings in new security push”

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Apr 21 : China is ramping up its warnings against espionage in a week of activities to mark the passing of a National Security Law last year, with state media giving rare details of spy cases and a cartoon campaign saying it is risky to date foreigners. President Xi Jinping has […]

China steel, iron ore hit 19-month highs as rally extends

By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA, Apr 21 : Steel futures in China extended their rally into a fourth day on Thursday, surging nearly 8 percent to hit their highest since September 2014 amid brisk restocking demand on hopes consumption will remain firm. Iron ore futures on the Dalian exchange climbed 6 percent, also to a […]

China eyes deeper military ties with Afghanistan

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Apr 21 : China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, including counter-terrorism intelligence cooperation and joint drills, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan envoy. China is working with Pakistan and the United States to broker peace talks to end a Taliban insurgency that has raged for 15 […]

China steps up pressure on Taiwan ahead of president’s inauguration

By Ben Blanchard and J.R. Wu BEIJING/TAIPEI, Apr 21 : China is stepping up pressure on self-ruled Taiwan a month ahead of the inauguration of a president from a pro-independence party Beijing distrusts, signalling a rocky start for the leader of the island elected on a wave of anti-China sentiment. In the past few weeks, […]