China

Jack Ma says stop looking to manufacturing growth for jobs

Jack Ma says stop looking to...

September 21

NEW YORK — Alibaba Group Holding Chairman Jack Ma, who wooed President Donald Trump earlier this year with a pledge to help create 1 million new US jobs by 2021, said people...

Independence debates are damaging ties with Beijing: HK leader

Independence debates are damaging...

September 20

HONG KONG — The leader of Hong Kong has urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub yesterday, warning that the issue was harming...

EU firms hope CCP’s new leadership will fulfil promise on opening market

EU firms hope CCP’s new leadership...

September 20

BEIJING — A top European business lobby said yesterday it hopes the new leadership to emerge from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) meeting will show a commitment to market...

Courtyard cinema sets scenes for Beijing’s blind movie-goers

Courtyard cinema sets scenes for...

September 15

BEIJING — How does a blind person “watch” a movie? Although you can listen to the dialogue, what about the scenes with subtle kisses blown in the wind without any words?

Don’t worry, I’ll eat it later, says Chinese man who put crocodile in communal fish pond

Don’t worry, I’ll eat it later, says...

September 15

HONG KONG — Residents in southwestern China were given quite the scare when they discovered a metre-long crocodile lurking in their compound's fish pond, state media reported.

China’s fossil fuel deadline revs up electric car race

China’s fossil fuel deadline revs up...

September 12

BEIJING — China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push...

China to ban sale of fossil fuel cars in electric vehicle push

China to ban sale of fossil fuel cars...

September 10

TIANJIN — China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric...

In China’s richest province, a yawning gap between the haves and have-nots

In China’s richest province, a...

September 08

SHENZHEN — Mr Steve Guo and his wife, like many middle-class couples, own a new, four-bedroom flat in Shenzhen that cost 12 million yuan (S$2.49 million), and are expecting...