Chinese Government

SHENZHEN, China | Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

SHENZHEN, China — Jan 15, 2019—The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. Meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei’s headquarters, Ren Zhengfei sought Tuesday to allay Western concerns the company is a security risk. … Continue reading SHENZHEN, China | Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

WARSAW, Poland | Poland charges Huawei manager and Pole with spying for China

WARSAW, Poland —Jan 11, 2019—Poland’s Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China, Polish state television reported on Friday. The two men were arrested on Tuesday. Polish security agents also searched the offices of … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland charges Huawei manager and Pole with spying for China

BERLIN | Germany says link between hackers, China govt credible

BERLIN— Germany says it believes the links being drawn between the Chinese government and a group of hackers who allegedly stole trade and official secrets in the West are credible. American and British officials on Thursday pointed the finger at Beijing over an extensive hacking campaign carried out by two alleged Chinese citizens. German government … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany says link between hackers, China govt credible

BEIJING | China says detention of 3rd Canadian relates to employment

BEIJING — The recent detention of a third Canadian in China differs from earlier ones that authorities allege involve security matters, a Chinese government spokeswoman said Thursday. In the latest case, a woman received an administrative penalty for illegal employment, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing. She did not provide … Continue reading BEIJING | China says detention of 3rd Canadian relates to employment

BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK— Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its “Made in China 2025” economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 10,961.39 and the CAC40 in … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK | Asian shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its “Made in China 2025” economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.0 percent to 21,823.03 and Hong Kong’s … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

TORONTO | The Latest: Canada raises detention of citizen with China

TORONTO— The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Canada’s Global Affairs Department says it’s aware of the detention of a Canadian citizen in China and has raised the case with the Chinese government. The department says in a statement it is “seized with this case” … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Canada raises detention of citizen with China

WASHINGTON | Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

WASHINGTON  — A woman says she was beaten and tortured at one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained members of a persecuted ethnic group. Twenty-nine-year-old Mihrigul Tursun says she was electrocuted and forced to take unknown drugs at a camp for people from the Muslim Uighur (WEE’-guhr) minority. She says she … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

SINGAPORE | Asian shares mixed on doubts over Chinese stimulus

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mixed Thursday as traders wondered if the Chinese government could shore up its economy without weakening the yuan as manufacturing slows. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng gained 1.5 percent to 25,347.71 while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.1 percent to 21,687.65. The Shanghai Composite index added 0.1 percent to … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares mixed on doubts over Chinese stimulus

SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index jumped 2.2 percent to 21,920.46 and the Shanghai Composite index added 1.2 percent to 2,598.68. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

CANBERRA, Australia | Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

CANBERRA, Australia — A spy chief says Australia’s critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. were allowed to help roll out the nation’s 5G network. Australian Signals Directorate director-general Mike Burgess said his cyber experts had backed the government’s … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

BEIJING | China cuts some tariffs _ but does not address US complaints

BEIJING  — China announced more tariff cuts Wednesday on imports of construction machinery and other goods, but took no action to address the U.S. complaints about its technology policy that are fueling an escalating trade battle. The move reflects the Chinese government’s desire to stick to plans to make the economy more competitive and its … Continue reading BEIJING | China cuts some tariffs _ but does not address US complaints

TOKYO | Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

TOKYO — Global shares were mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.4 percent in early trading to 5,349.27, while Germany’ DAX rose 0.3 percent to 12,094.64. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,300.17. U.S. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world’s two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to 22,787.33, and the Kospi … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns

CANBERRA, Australia— Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia’s 5G network due to security concerns. The government said Thursday that the involvement of a company “likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government” presented too much risk. Several governments have been scrutinizing Huawei over its links to the … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns

HONG KONG | Activist compares Beijing’s rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

HONG KONG  — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing’s rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists’ association that defied the Chinese government’s demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying that freedom of speech in Hong Kong does not extend … Continue reading HONG KONG | Activist compares Beijing’s rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

BEIJING | Taiwan’s Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

BEIJING — When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she’ll be traveling to a region she’s already visited three times in two years. She doesn’t have many other options. As Tsai crosses the halfway mark of her first four-year term, an eight-day swing through Paraguay and Belize is a reflection of how … Continue reading BEIJING | Taiwan’s Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

BEIJING | The Latest: Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure

BEIJING — The Latest on the release of Nobel laureate’s widow Liu Xia from house arrest (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Human rights groups are cautiously celebrating Liu Xia’s departure from China on Tuesday, as they urge the international community to keep in mind the abuses suffered by her and her late husband, Nobel Peace … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure

BEIJING | The Latest: China says Liu Xia getting medical treatment

BEIJING — The Latest on the release of Nobel laureate’s widow Liu Xia from house arrest (all times local): 4 p.m. The Chinese government has confirmed the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has left China for Germany, saying Liu Xia is seeking medical treatment. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: China says Liu Xia getting medical treatment

SHANGHAI | China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in 3 months

SHANGHAI — Ivanka Trump’s brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, The Associated Press has found. On Sunday, China granted the First Daughter’s company final approval for its 13th trademark in the last three months, trademark office records show. Over … Continue reading SHANGHAI | China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in 3 months

US stocks move broadly lower in early trading; Oil climbs

| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. stocks were broadly lower in early trading Thursday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. Banks bucked the trend, climbing along with bond yields. Crude oil prices climbed, hitting the highest level in more than three years. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell … Continue reading US stocks move broadly lower in early trading; Oil climbs

The Latest: Japan says talks must end N. Korean nuke program

BEIJING /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to China (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Japan’s prime minister has reiterated that any talks with North Korea must end its nuclear weapons program, following an unexpected meeting this week between the leaders of North Korea and … Continue reading The Latest: Japan says talks must end N. Korean nuke program

IIHF chief urges players to press NHL on going to Olympics

BUFFALO, N.Y./January 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene’ Fasel placed the emphasis on NHL players to persuade the league to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. NHL Players’ Association chief Don Fehr responded by saying it’s a little more complicated than that. Though Fehr believes it’s in the league’s best interest … Continue reading IIHF chief urges players to press NHL on going to Olympics