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Trade Tiff Threatens to Transform China’s Foreign Food Sourcing

Trade Tiff Threatens to Transform China’s Foreign Food Sourcing

Spiraling trade tensions between the US and China have seen the former’s agricultural products taking flak.

May 21, 2018
Benedict Armour
World Trade Could Falter on Tit for Tat Trade Tariffs, Warns WTO

World Trade Could Falter on Tit for Tat Trade Tariffs, Warns WTO

As trade tensions between China and the US have escalated, fears of a trade war and uncertainty worried global markets.…

May 21, 2018
Mevlut Katik
Suspect Caught at Music Concert by Facial Recognition Technology

Suspect Caught at Music Concert by Facial Recognition Technology

A Chinese man who was wanted by police for “economic crimes” was arrested at a music concert in China after facial recognition technology spotted him inside the venue.

Apr 27, 2018
Benjamin Roberts
WeWork Acquires Chinese Rival Naked Hub in USD400 Million Deal

WeWork Acquires Chinese Rival Naked Hub in USD400 Million Deal

WeWork, the world’s biggest co-working space operator, has acquired Shanghai-based rival Naked Hub in a deal reportedly worth USD400 million. 

Apr 26, 2018
William Clegg
Hangzhou Is Now Home to More Listed Firms Than China’s Capital

Hangzhou Is Now Home to More Listed Firms Than China’s Capital

The eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, home to the nation’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., spawned 28 newly-listed…

Apr 26, 2018
Jamie Boynton
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

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