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Airbnb to Roll Out New ‘Plus’ Feature in Shanghai

Airbnb to Roll Out New ‘Plus’ Feature in Shanghai

Short-term lodging platform Airbnb Inc. is following through on its plans to make China its biggest market by rolling out its new Airbnb Plus rating system in Shanghai.

Apr 10, 2018
James Boynton
Amazon Has Banned Merchants for Fake Orders

Amazon Has Banned Merchants for Fake Orders

Amazon.Com Inc. has banned merchants the e-commerce giant claims have placed fake orders for their own products to push them higher in Amazon search results.

Apr 10, 2018
Benedict Armour
China Decides to Deepen Reform, Opening as Two Sessions End

China Decides to Deepen Reform, Opening as Two Sessions End

China’s Two Sessions, the parallel meetings of China’s legislative and political advisory bodies, have come to an end. China decided…

Apr 10, 2018
Mevlut Katik
SF Obtains China’s First Drone Delivery License

SF Obtains China’s First Drone Delivery License

SF Group, China’s largest private courier service, has secured the country’s first license to deliver packages using drones. Authorities handed…

Apr 10, 2018
William Clegg
Rural Retiree Builds Transformers

Rural Retiree Builds Transformers

Watching as the metallic torso of an 8-meter-tall sculpture bearing an uncanny resemblance to the good-guy Transformer Bumblebee is hoisted…

Apr 10, 2018
Benjamin Roberts
War is a Continuation of Politics by Other Means

War is a Continuation of Politics by Other Means

"War is a continuation of politics by other means," Carl von Clausewitz famously declared. Trade is increasingly assuming that function, too.…

Apr 10, 2018
Benedict Armour
A Little-Known Chinese Smartphone Maker is Making Headlines in Africa

A Little-Known Chinese Smartphone Maker is Making Headlines in Africa

A little-known Chinese smartphone maker is making headlines in Africa and elsewhere. Shenzhen Transsion Holdings Co., which owns popular smartphone…

Mar 27, 2018
Mevlut Katik
US Jury Finds Chinese Wind Turbine Maker Sinovel Guilty of Stealing Trade Secrets

US Jury Finds Chinese Wind Turbine Maker Sinovel Guilty of Stealing Trade Secrets

A jury in Wisconsin found Sinovel Wind Group Co. guilty of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, theft of trade secrets and wire fraud, the Chinese turbine manufacturer said.

Mar 27, 2018
Yicai Global
Audi Sets Up Two New China Units to Keep Up With Ever-Changing Auto Landscape

Audi Sets Up Two New China Units to Keep Up With Ever-Changing Auto Landscape

Audi AG and its Chinese partner FAW Group Corp. have agreed to set up two new units focused on sales…

Mar 22, 2018
Jamie Boynton
Chinese Student Earns $90,000 a Year Selling Baby Milk Formula

Chinese Student Earns $90,000 a Year Selling Baby Milk Formula

A university student is raking in nearly $90,000 a year by shipping baby formula home to western China.

Mar 22, 2018
Benjamin Roberts
China’s Smartphone Makers Support Qualcomm in Battle Against Hostile Takeover

China’s Smartphone Makers Support Qualcomm in Battle Against Hostile Takeover

Three of China’s leading smartphone makers have jointly issued support for US maker Qualcomm as it looks to stave off a hostile takeover by industry rival Broadcom.

Mar 20, 2018
William Clegg
China Eastern Starts Allowing In Flight Mobile Use

China Eastern Starts Allowing In Flight Mobile Use

Chinese private rocket developer One Space Technology Co. will focus efforts on creating a small-size, low-cost spaceship as it aspires…

Jan 26, 2018
Kevin McBride

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