2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait as ‘freedom of navigation’ feud with China escalates

Two US warships have reportedly passed through the Taiwan Strait, a move that will likely be viewed by Beijing as yet another escalation amid Washington’s ongoing operation to impose freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided missile destroyer, traveled through […]

Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown (F)

VCG/Getty Images Ford sales in China tanked 43% in September year-over-year. The drop is attributed to a confluence of factors, from Ford’s makeover of the company to the Chinese economic slowdown. The growing trade war between the US and China also most likely played a role. Ford has been dealing with a series of maladies […]

China inches towards stimulus as the economy slows

WHEN Wang Xianchen, a Chinese official in the early 1500s, tired of the scheming of imperial politics, he returned to his home in the southern city of Suzhou for a simpler life. He planted gnarled trees and built up rocky islets, creating what he called the “Humble Administrator’s Garden”, a fine place for tranquil contemplation. […]

China Has a New Love Affair … With Japanese Films

When China’s film industry partnered with Hollywood in 2011 to produce The Flowers of War starring Christian Bale, the setting for the unflinching and at times brutal tale was the Japanese invasion of Nanking. That was no surprise. On-screen portrayals of the second Sino-Japanese War, which took place from 1937–1945 and ended with Japan’s unconditional […]

Jack Ma says US will ‘suffer more’ if it keeps trying to start Cold War with China

Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma has warned that the US will “suffer more” if it continues its efforts to launch a Cold War against China in an attempt to neutralize the growth of the country’s economy. Speaking via video to the South China Morning Post’s China Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Ma said he believed the […]

A ticking time bomb in China has global markets looking really shaky right now

Reuters/CHINA STRINGER NETWORK Global markets are jittery in recent days as fears about growth in China take hold. “The larger the stimulus used by China to offset the trade war impact, the bigger will its deficit likely be,” Tao Wang, UBS’s chief China economist, said in a report on Tuesday Markets are also worried about the ongoing Italian debt […]

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China NOW WATCH: Here’s why so many nations want to control the South China Sea — and what China wants to do See Also: Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign […]

Homeland Security has ‘no reason to doubt’ China spy chip refutals

Amazon and Apple have an unusual ally in their attempt to shoot down Bloomberg‘s claims of Chinese hardware surveillance: the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency joined the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre in saying it had “no reason to doubt” refutals at the moment. Supply chain protection is “core” to Homeland Security’s mission, […]