Trade war hostage? Trump ready to ‘intervene’ in Huawei CFO case if it helps close deal with China

US President Trump said he might intervene on behalf of Huawei CFO if it benefits US trade interests with China. Meng Wanzhou, whose bail includes strict conditions, faces extradition to the US and up to 30 years in prison. “If I think it’s good for what will certainly be the largest trade deal ever made […]

China is furious and global markets are in an uproar as the daughter of one of the country’s richest men languishes in a Canadian jail

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images China is furious, the markets are beside themselves, and after a pretty ordinary performance by her lawyers on the second day of a bail hearing, the daughter of one of China’s richest men is waiting in a Canadian jail for what might be a long time. Here’s the latest in the arrest […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Aquaman’ Breaks China Box Office Records, NASA Wants to Help Tony Stark & More

How much did Aquaman make in its opening weekend in China? Could Superman get his own series on The CW? When can we expect a new trailer for Shazam!? What comic book movies landed LA Film Critics Society awards? What does NASA have to say about Tony Stark being lost in space? Which comic book […]

Trade war counter attack? China slams Apple with iPhone sale ban over ‘patent violations’

Chinese courts have granted a preliminary injunction to US chip-maker Qualcomm which would effectively ban the majority of older iPhone models from sale in China, in a possible trade war counter attack. On the surface, the battle is between two major name tech companies, Apple and Qualcomm, who have been engaged in high-stakes legal battles […]

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and managing apps. The injunction reportedly affects iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus […]

China to crack down on extravagant weddings & rising ‘bride prices’

Plans for a Chinese bride’s dream wedding, as marvelous as her groom can afford, may have to be put on hold. Authorities say that extravagant and pricey ceremonies do not fall in line with national moral values. The government is concerned about rising ‘bride prices’ in particular – a goodwill gesture between the two families, […]

China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

China’s freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee that will screen games to ensure they’re “healthy and beneficial” and address “social concerns,” among other issues. To put it another way, the panel […]

Meet you on the dark side of the moon: China launches historic lunar exploration mission (VIDEO)

China has launched a lunar rover on a historic mission to explore the dark side of the moon, with the potential to make revolutionary discoveries about the possibility of extraplanetary life. Friday’s successful launch sent China’s Chang’e-4 into orbit, scheduled to make an unprecedented touch down on the dark side of the moon in January […]

Hard-up firms in China use cashmere and pork to repay loans

LI XINTONG DID not want one overpriced cashmere sweater, let alone a hundred. But when his loan to Jicai came due, the investment firm offered to repay him not in cash, but in sweaters. The value of 100 cashmere pullovers, it said, equalled his 150,000 yuan ($ 22,000) loan, and was thus fair compensation. Mr […]