China Proposes Antitrust Law Ahead of Singles’ Day Shopping Spree

Debates over anti-competitive practices amongst China’s internet firms resurface every year in the lead up to Singles’ Day, a time when online retailers exhaust their resources and deploy sometimes sneaky tactics to attract vendors and shoppers. This year, just a day before the world’s largest shopping festival was scheduled to fall on November 11, China’s

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China Extends Reach in the Caribbean, Unsettling the U.S.

MEXICO CITY — China has offered Jamaica loans and expertise to build miles of new highways. Throughout the Caribbean, it has donated security equipment to military and police forces, and built a network of Chinese cultural centers. And it has dispatched large shipments of test kits, masks and ventilators to help governments respond to the

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From Cars to Jewelry, China’s Shoppers Are Spending Again

Big crowds at places like the Beijing auto show are a sign of good news for a world mired in recession. But China needs its less affluent to spend more before its growth engine can return to full speed. BEIJING — Right before executives and car enthusiasts could gather in Geneva for the big auto

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Tear Down Your Barriers, EU Says after Summit with China’s Xi

European Union leaders told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday to open up markets, respect minorities and step back from a crackdown in Hong Kong, also asserting that Europe would no longer be taken advantage of in trade. Anxious to show that the EU will not take sides in a global standoff between China and

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China Imposes New Visa Restrictions on U.S. Journalists as Media Row Deepens

Chinese authorities have refused to renew the press credentials on journalists working for U.S. news organizations based in China, an association of Bejing-based media workers said Monday. Journalists from the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and Getty Image said their applications were being processed, instead of a new press card. They were advised to carry

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Why public opinions condemn China’s Security Law

Beijing government passed sweeping national security law for Hong Kong late Tuesday night. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called on the international community to respect the national security law. The legislation would only target a tiny minority of people who had broken the law, while the fundamental rights and freedoms of the overwhelming

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