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France's Carrefour free to focus on home market after retreat from China

Jun 24 2019

PARIS/SINGAPORE/BEIJING Shares in France's Carrefour rose on Monday after it became the latest Western retailer to retreat from the Chinese market as fierce competition from domestic rivals and a growing online market puts pressure on foreign firms. | Video

Chinese defense minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified

Jun 03 2019

SINGAPORE Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the "correct" decision, citing the country's "stability" since then. | Video

China and U.S. clash again on trade and regional security

Jun 03 2019

SINGAPORE China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilizing the region and potentially the world. | Video

China-backed RCEP trade pact in 'final stage,' deal eyed in 2019: Singapore

Nov 14 2018

SINGAPORE Negotiations for a major China-backed trade agreement have moved to a final stage and Southeast Asian states involved in the talks are determined to wrap up the deal in 2019, Singapore, current chair of the 10-nation group, said on Wednesday.

Warnings of a 'domino effect' of protectionism as Asian leaders meet

Nov 13 2018

SINGAPORE Asian leaders gathered for a summit on Tuesday amid warnings that the post-World War Two international order is in jeopardy and trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries. | Video

Chinese Premier Li says talks on South China Sea code should end in three years

Nov 13 2018

SINGAPORE China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years, and that such an deal would bolster free trade.

Huawei overtakes Apple as world No. 2 smartphone seller, gains ground in China

Aug 01 2018

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE China's Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc to become the world's second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home. | Video

Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says U.S. seeks 'results-oriented' ties

Jun 02 2018

SINGAPORE The United States is willing to work with China on a "results- oriented" relationship, but Beijing's actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would "compete vigorously" if needed, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. | Video

China regulator tightens registration rules for Hong Kong-focused funds

Jun 14 2017

China's securities regulator has tightened registration rules for Hong Kong-focused mutual funds, requiring equity funds with "Hong Kong" in their names to invest at least 80 percent of their non-cash assets in the Chinese territory's stocks.

Mattis praises China's efforts on North Korea, dials up pressure on South China Sea

Jun 03 2017

SINGAPORE The United States is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. | Video

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