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WASHINGTON | Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

WASHINGTON— The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own university. He Jiankui, a 34-year-old associate professor based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said his lab used the powerful gene-editing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

SINGAPORE | Global markets waver on worries over US-China trade dispute

SINGAPORE— Global shares were mixed Monday as European shares wavered following widespread losses for Asian benchmarks. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.1 percent to 7,084.73 while the CAC 40 in France edged less than 0.1 percent higher to 5,103.97. Germany’s DAX gained 0.1 percent to 11,524.98. Wall Street was positioned for slight losses. The … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Global markets waver on worries over US-China trade dispute

LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

LYON, France— The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they’re holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she’ll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer and reporters … Continue reading LYON, France | China: Detained ex-Interpol president has written to wife

SINGAPORE | Markets rebounding on China data, report of Trump-Xi meet

SINGAPORE— Share prices in Asia rebounded Friday on a report that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping may meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina in late November. The Wall Street Journal said the White House had informed officials in Beijing that it would go ahead with a summit meeting … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Markets rebounding on China data, report of Trump-Xi meet

BEIJING | Japan’s Aso, Chinese officials endorse global trade system

BEIJING — Japan’s finance minister and Chinese officials have pledged support for the multilateral system of global trade regulation ahead of a possible new round of U.S. tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing’s technology policy. Taro Aso, who was in Beijing for financial talks, made no mention of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war but said … Continue reading BEIJING | Japan’s Aso, Chinese officials endorse global trade system

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 22,925.04 and South Korea’s Kospi index also added 0.2 percent to 2,452.48. … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks