Tag Archives: China

North Korean girl band cancelled China debut over rumours of tryst between lead singer and Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un's hand-selected girl band Moranbong have called off their much-anticipated performance in Beijing amid rumours their show had to be cancelled because of controversy surrounding an affair between the…

Viewers' Guide: Spotlight on Trump, Cruz at GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine leading Republican candidates for president are meeting for their first debate in more than a month in the shadow of terrorist attacks that refocused the…

Polls Say UK Split Over Leaving European Union

Britain could leave the EU if the results of two new polls are translated into votes in a referendum. One gives a narrow lead in favour of a British exit…

Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era….

Alibaba agrees on $266 mln acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a $266 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post & other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd…

For China, climate deal is imperfect but huge step forward

By David Stanway PARIS (Reuters) – For China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, the global climate accord reached in Paris marked a huge step towards greener growth that safeguards…

China to loosen stringent urban residency rules

BEIJING (AP) — China will loosen its stringent regulations on urban residency to allow more people to enjoy public services such as housing, education & health care beginning next year….

Xi absent as China marks low key Nanjing Massacre anniversary

BEIJING (Reuters) – China marked in low-key fashion its second national memorial day for the Nanjing Massacre on Sunday, with President Xi Jinping skipping the main event & a relatively…

Day of upsets at Badminton Super Series Finals

World champions Chen Long & Carolina Marin were both beaten in the semi-finals on a remarkable day in Dubai Saturday which ended with the certitude that there would be five…

China climate: Environmentalists wield new legal tool against despoilers

As Beijing choked on “red alert” air pollution this week, Chinese delegates pledged to curb emissions at global climate alter talks in Paris. A final accord was reached on Saturday…