economics


trade


Beijing Hosts APEC Summit

As leaders from member countries gather in Beijing for the APEC summit, China is reportedly taking advantage of the opportunity to promote its plans for a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated by the United States which excludes China. However, Beijing's attempts to include calls for an FTAAP feasibility study (with a target date of 2025) in the communiqué to be distributed to leaders at the end of the session was thwarted by the US, with a US trade representative spokesman announcing that the two countries will b...

Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported ...

China’s e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of t...

culture


Ai Weiwei Dropped from Ningxia Exhibition

Ningxia’s Yinchuan Musuem of Contemporary Art has removed the work of artist-activist Ai Weiwei from an exhibition at the last minute, citing pressure from officials. The New York Times’ Javier C. Hernandez reports: Mr. Ai had become obsessed with a red scribble that appeared on a planning document for an art show next month in Yinchuan, a city in northwest China. He decided to build a large sculpture modeled on the line that he would call “Redline” — a playful rumination on the idea of censorship. But this week, the artistic director of the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary A...

Long March-5 rocket leaves for launch site

(Xinhua) -- The Long March-5 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket is scheduled to make its maiden flight later this year and departed northern China's Tianjin Port for the launch base in southern Hainan Friday. Carried by two special... Read more ...

Central bank continues longer-tenor cash injection

(Xinhua) China's central bank has injected cash into the inter-bank market through a longer-than-usual market operation for three consecutive days, leaving analysts divided over policy makers' intentions. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Friday... Read more ...

politics


Falun Gong Seeks Trudeau’s Help as PM Prepares for China Trip

OTTAWA—Falun Gong practitioners delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office on Aug. 26 over 120,000 signatures gathered from across Canada calling on him to help end the persecution of their spiritual discipline in China during his official visit to that country from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6. Later the same morning, they had reason to be hopeful based on a response to a reporter’s question about their cause at a technical briefing that covered Trudeau’s upcoming trip to China. Related CoverageReport Reveals Vast State-Run Industry to Harvest Organs in China “The iss...

Rebel Transplant Conference Held in Hong Kong

HONG KONG—On the penultimate day of The Transplantation Society’s premier industry congress at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, a smaller conference with a slightly different focus was held by Epoch Times Hong Kong a short distance away. The Epoch Times Hong Kong event, which...

International Transplant Leaders’ Undisclosed Ties to China Raise Ethical Questions

HONG KONG—Two key leaders in international organ transplantation have for several years been involved in an undisclosed, cooperative relationship with Chinese transplantation centers, raising questions about whether the two Australian doctors have failed to make public a potential conflict of int...