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BEIJING | Dolce&Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

BEIJING  — The Italian luxury fashion house Dolce&Gabbana apologized Wednesday for insulting remarks about China it allegedly made in exchanges on Instagram but claimed its accounts had been hacked. Chinese celebrities reacted angrily after screenshots of the conversations were posted on social media and several said they would boycott a Dolce&Gabbana show scheduled for Wednesday … Continue reading BEIJING | Dolce&Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

BEIJING | Dolce & Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

BEIJING — Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for insulting remarks about China it allegedly made in conversations on Instagram but denied that it was responsible. The luxury fashion house canceled a show in Shanghai on Wednesday after Chinese celebrities said they would boycott it. Screenshots appear to show co-founder Stefano Gabbana referring to China with … Continue reading BEIJING | Dolce & Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

BEIJING | Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

BEIJING  — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic Workers Support Group said in a statement … Continue reading BEIJING | Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

BEIJING | China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

BEIJING — Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an “open for business” import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force. More than 3,000 companies from 130 countries selling everything from Egyptian dates to factory machinery are attending the China International Import Expo … Continue reading BEIJING | China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

BEIJING | Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

BEIJING — An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the chairs of the Congressional-Executive Committee … Continue reading BEIJING | Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

BEIJING | China’s yuan sinks further after US currency report

BEIJING— China’s politically sensitive yuan has sunk to a 22-month low against the dollar after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. The yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar at mid-morning on Thursday, the closest it has come to breaking the symbolic level of seven to the … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s yuan sinks further after US currency report