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China's 'feud' over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping's secret state

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
“The recent People's Daily interview … not only exposes a deep rift between [Xi and Li] … it also shows the power struggle has got so bitter that the president had to resort to the media to push his agenda,” one commentator said in the South China ...
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US Pacific hawk urges keeping a sharp eye on China

Financial Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Even before he took over as head of US Pacific Command last May, Admiral Harry Harris had distinguished himself as one of the more hawkish observers of China's rapid-fire construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. “China is creating a ...
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Despite threats, China is struggling to get what it wants

CNBC - ‎11 hours ago‎
Beijing threatened over the weekend to end regular communication with Taiwan unless its new president acknowledges the so-called One China principle. But that threat is unlikely to sway Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen, who leads the Democratic Progressive Party ...
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Opportunity or threat — the G7's China challenge

Financial Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
While Japan gets to attend the G20 events hosted by Beijing this year, China is conspicuous in its absence from the G7 meeting of major industrialised nations, despite having an economy that is larger than those of Japan, Germany and the UK combined.

More China corporate bond defaults may NOT be a good thing. Here's why

CNBC - ‎2 hours ago‎
Increased defaults in China's corporate bond market - generally held to be positive because it improves transparency - could actually send investors running for the hills, analysts have warned.
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Cameron adds to pressure on China over maritime disputes

Financial Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
David Cameron arrived at the Group of Seven summit in Japan on Wednesday and added his voice to pressure on China to abide by international law in disputes in the South China Sea. The British prime minister is suspected by the US of toning down ...

China Gorges, Asia Hungers

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
China's appetite for debt is taking a toll on its neighbors. While the country's much-hyped financial blow-up has yet to happen, the endless leveraging of its corporations has made them responsible for a record share of dollar and euro bond issuance in ...

China plays long game on cobalt and electric batteries

Financial Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
The $2.65bn deal, the biggest private investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo's history, is instead designed to secure China's supplies of cobalt, a once niche raw material that is crucial to developing batteries for electric cars.
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Daughter of missing bookseller calls for action on 'illegal operations' by China

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 hours ago‎
The daughter of a Hong Kong bookseller who was believed to have been abducted in Thailand by Chinese agents has called on the international community to pressure Beijing over carrying out “illegal operations” overseas.
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Obama's Hiroshima Visit Sends the Wrong Message to China

Huffington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
BEIJING - On May 27, President Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Hiroshima as the first serving U.S. president to visit the Japanese city.
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China seeks foreign investors for One Belt, One Road push

Financial Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
Beijing is encouraging foreign companies to co-invest with Chinese contractors in third countries, a strategy that could help keep manufacturing jobs and investment in China even as its own economic growth slows. Chinese initiatives to promote rail ...

Biggest banks in the world list: China dominates, US fades

CNBC - ‎13 hours ago‎
Of the top 20 banks, just four are in U.S., which has only six of the top 50. (Wells Fargo is No. 11, Citigroup is No. 13, Goldman Sachs is No.
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Apple's New India Love Affair Leaves China Sweating

Forbes - ‎15 hours ago‎
Bottom line: China's sudden worries over Apple's AAPL +1.77% new love affair with India are probably overblown, but do reflect Apple's need to find new growth engines to offset its rapidly cooling China sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook's surprise first ...

PIPPA MALMGREN: China thinks the US will default via inflation

Business Insider - ‎4 hours ago‎
Faced with skyrocketing food prices, China is working hard to open trade routes to Europe and the Middle East with its “One Belt, One Road” project.

Is China Really That Dangerous?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Department of Defense publishes an annual review of China's military. The latest report warns that the PRC “continued to improve key capabilities,” including ballistic and cruise missiles, aircraft and air defense, information capabilities ...
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Russia just one-upped the Saudis in China — again

Business Insider - ‎14 hours ago‎
The latest customs data, from April, shows that Moscow was Beijing's largest monthly crude-oil supplier for the second time in 2016, according to Reuters.

China Steel Glut Tops G-7 Chatter as Leaders Meet in Japan

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters on Wednesday before his plane landed for the Group of Seven summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan, that Europe's anti-dumping actions against Chinese steel have been effective. European Commission ...
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Red Alert: China Amps Up Currency War With The Fed And The World

Forbes - ‎16 hours ago‎
Overnight, China weakened its yuan fixing by 0.34% to 6.5693 to the dollar, the lowest level since March 2011. The People's Bank of China also lowered the offshore yuan fixing by 0.04% to 6.5689 in Hong Kong. Once again, just as the Federal Reserve ...
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Disney Scours China for Talent to Introduce Shanghai to Show Tunes

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
When Niu Tianlong graduated from the Shanghai University of Sport last year, the 22-year-old planned to pursue his passion for a full-contact, Chinese martial art known as wushu. Then Disney came calling. Nowadays, he's lacing up his knee-high boots, ...
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Oil prices top $50, Asian shares struggle on China worries

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
While energy stocks outperformed, a slump in mainland China stocks to 2-1/2 month lows dampened any broader interest in riskier assets in Asia, offsetting overnight gains on Wall Street.
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