China partially wins WTO case over Obama-era U.S. tariffs

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Mar 22 : The United States did not fully comply with a 2014 ruling against its anti-subsidy tariffs on a range of Chinese products, a World Trade Organization compliance panel said in a ruling on Wednesday that either side can appeal within 20 days. The ruling came ahead of the White […]

Chinese drone maker DJI seeking at least $500 mln in pre-IPO funding -sources

By Fiona Lau and Julie Zhu HONG KONG, Mar 22 : Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is seeking at least $500 million at a valuation of about $15 billion ahead of a planned stock market debut, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. DJI, the world’s largest maker of civilian […]

China strengthens global influence agency in government reshuffle

By Philip Wen BEIJING, March 21 : China’s ruling Communist Party will bring ethnic and religious affairs under the purview of a key agency charged with advancing the country’s influence and political interests abroad, the party’s central committee said on Wednesday. The activities of the United Front Work Department, as the body is known, have […]

China tightens grip on media with regulator reshuffle

By Pei Li and Christian Shepherd BEIJING, March 21 : China is consolidating film, news and publishing regulation under the powerful Communist Party publicity department, strengthening Beijing’s grip over content as the country looks to bolster its “soft power” domestically and overseas. The media shake-up, reported by Reuters on Wednesday and confirmed by the official […]

China will safeguard national interests in response to U.S. trade probes

By Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo BEIJING, March 21 : China will actively take steps to safeguard its interests as well as those of its industries, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, in light of what he described as acts of trade protectionism by the United States. The U.S. decision to launch trade investigations is […]

Taiwan shadows China carrier group after Xi warning

By Fabian Hamacher TAIPEI, Mar 21 : Taiwan has sent ships and aircraft to shadow a Chinese aircraft carrier group through the narrow Taiwan Strait, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his strongest warning against Taiwan separatism to date. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory and considers the […]