China carmakers narrow quality gap on global rivals – report

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING, Sept 28 : The quality gap between new domestic and international vehicles in China continued to narrow, with Chinese brands doing slightly better than their global rivals in three of eight quality categories surveyed, according to consulting firm J.D. Power. J.D. Power said its initial quality survey this year showed the […]

China’s COMAC says C919 jet completes 2nd test flight

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI, Sept 28 : China’s domestically developed C919 passenger jet completed its second test flight on Thursday, the jet’s maker said, but there were questions about its duration and on the near five-month gap between the two test flights. The narrow-body aircraft, which will compete with Boeing’s 737 and the Airbus A320, […]

Bombardier in talks for C-Series deals with Chinese carriers -exec

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI, Sept 27 : Planemaker Bombardier Inc aims to close deals with Chinese airlines in upcoming months and is in talks with the country’s three biggest airlines, a senior Bombardier executive said on Tuesday. Marc Meloche, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s head of structured finance, said in an interview the planemaker was also in […]

China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

By Philip Wen BEIJING, Sept 19 : China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing. Singapore is not a claimant to any disputed part of the South China […]

China’s highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

By Philip Wen BEIJING, Sept 19 : China’s highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit. After having a conviction for embezzling 855 million yuan ($130 million) from a company owned by Guo quashed, […]

Real Madrid adds lustre to China’s wannabe “Orlando” tourist hub

By Farah Master HENGQIN, China, Sept 17 : Just a stone’s throw across a narrow waterway from the world’s largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China’s newest tourism haven. Dubbed by some as China’s answer to Florida’s Orlando – a global tourist magnet with its cluster of major […]