economics


Macau casino hotel holiday bookings point to recovery in gaming sector

Now is a good time for investors to position themselves for a potential share price rally of casinos with new hotels in Cotai Macau, according to Deutsche Bank, which reiterates a “Buy” on Sands China and Wynn Macau. “We’ve checked the Chinese Lunar New Year room availability for 23 casino hotels in Macau. Of these, 19 hotels are already fully booked in the three days from January 30 to February 1,” Deutsche Bank analyst Karen Tang said in a report. “This is......

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


US Officials Back Effort to Bring Shen Yun to Hong Kong

Serving and former United States government officials have expressed their support for a campaign to bring to Hong Kong a New York-based classical Chinese dance performance that the Chinese regime has thus far opposed and made multiple attempts to sabotage.   In early November 2016, the Hong Kong b...

politics


Film Review—Joshua: Teenager Vs Superpower

Mention the name “Joshua Wong,” and anyone vaguely interested in the Umbrella Movement and other pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong over the last four years will remember a skinny kid with rectangular black framed glasses. Wong the high school student-activist turned college activist-politician, remains one of the most iconic public figures in Hong Kong today. In the new documentary film “Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower,” director Joe Piscatella captures the drama behind Wong’s attempts in opposing the Chinese Communist Party’s erosion of freedoms in Hong Ko...

Paid Insert in Wall Street Journal Carries Chinese Propaganda

The Chinese Communist Party has sought to attack Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance and music company, since its inception. Run by overseas Chinese, the New York-based Shen Yun remains firmly independent of the Chinese regime and tours the world, performing in around 20 co...