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John Ruwitch

RPT-FOCUS-To survive trade war, some U.S. importers embark on major revamps of product lines

Jul 25 2019

* NewAir, Danby to change most of their product lines this year

To survive trade war, some U.S. importers embark on major revamps of product lines

Jul 24 2019

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK When U.S President Donald Trump tweeted in May his intention to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, management at California-based NewAir Appliances knew they needed to do something or their business would be in trouble. | Video

RPT-"Expect craziness" as China readies debut of Nasdaq-style board

Jul 17 2019

SHANGHAI, July 17 In a packed Shanghai classroom on a hot afternoon, nearly a hundred "mom-and-pop" investors were honing their trading skills ahead of the first opening bell for China's Nasdaq-style tech board.

Imagine all the Post-its: Hong Kong protesters come together with 'Lennon Walls'

Jul 12 2019

HONG KONG During Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" of 2014, colourful Post-it notes of support covered a wall near where protesters camped in the streets calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city, becoming a symbol of the movement. | Video

Imagine all the Post-its: Hong Kong protesters come together with 'Lennon Walls'

Jul 12 2019

HONG KONG During Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" of 2014, colorful Post-it notes of support covered a wall near where protesters camped in the streets calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city, becoming a symbol of the movement. | Video

From Iron Lady to lame duck: Hong Kong leader's departure seen as mere matter of time

Jul 10 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's apologies and explanations for a doomed extradition bill have failed to quell political tension and her departure is now seen by many in the Chinese-ruled city as merely a matter of time in a drawn-out, long goodbye.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in running battles after protesters trash legislature

Jul 01 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas early on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of defiant protesters, some of whom had stormed and ransacked the city's legislature hours earlier on the anniversary of the city's 1997 return to Chinese rule. | Video

RPT-Baoshang failure takes a toll in China's interbank markets as contagion fears grow

Jun 23 2019

* Haircut for some Baosheng creditors has spooked interbank market

Baoshang failure takes a toll in China's interbank markets as contagion fears grow

Jun 21 2019

SHANGHAI Nearly three weeks after Chinese regulators took over troubled Baoshang Bank, a mid-sized mutual fund house in Beijing suddenly became unable to borrow cash in the interbank market and was forced to default on some products.

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote

Jun 20 2019

HONG KONG Campaigners in Hong Kong have registered thousands of new voters during mass protests against controversial extradition law reform, pouncing on an opportunity to bolster the democratic opposition's prospects in upcoming elections. | Video

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.