China Stock Regulator Approves 3 IPOs for Shanghai’s Star Board

China’s securities regulator has given the go-head for three companies to float shares on a newly created board for high-tech businesses, according to state news agency Xinhua. Qi An Xin Technology Group Inc., a network security service firm in Beijing; Eyebright Medical Group, a Beijing-based eye-care company; and Hefei Jianghang Aircraft Equipment Co., a manufacturer […]

U.S. Once Again Rebuffs China’s Attempt to Link Virus to Food

China is making further moves to try to link the spread of coronavirus and food shipments. And yet again, U.S. officials are rebuffing the attempt, emphasizing what’s considered to be the established science on the matter — that no proof of that link exists. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a fresh statement on […]

ESPN's star NBA reporter apologizes for emailing 'F*** you' to Sen. Josh Hawley

Adrian Wojnarowski, one of ESPN's NBA reporters, publicly apologized on Friday for responding "F— you" to a press release from the office of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. Hawley wrote to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to complain about the league releasing an approved list of social justice messages for players to put on their jerseys that […]

U.S. Threat on Hong Kong Dollar ‘Self-Defeating’, Say Economists

The threat of U.S. action to undermine Hong Kong’s longstanding U.S. dollar peg is highly unlikely to become reality given the practical difficulties of pursing such a path and the damage it would do to U.S. interests, economists say. Economists reacted after a report that some advisers to President Donald Trump want the U.S. to […]

China completes navigation network Beidou

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s largest semiconductor maker could raise as much as $7.5 billion this year by listing its stock in Shanghai — a move that could deliver the Chinese mainland its largest share sale in a decade, and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign chips. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), which already trades in […]

The bubonic plague has been found at a hospital in China's Inner Mongolia region

A herdsman in China has contracted the bubonic plague. Health officials in a Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have banned the hunting or eating of wild animals which are thought to carry the highly infectious disease. The disease is now easily treatable with antibiotics but there are still occasional outbreaks, such as one in Madagascar […]

Greater China First-Half Offshore Loans Drop 25% Amid Pandemic

Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it’s going next. Offshore loan volumes in the Greater China region tumbled by a quarter in the first half of the year to the lowest level since late 2016 as companies borrowed less in the wake of the coronavirus […]

China Bank Regulator Lists Firms It Says Violated Investor Rules

Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it’s going next. China’s banking and insurance regulator for the first time published names of companies that it alleges committed shareholder violations in the industry, warning investors against misbehavior as the sector tries to attract private and foreign capital. […]

All mobiles, TVs sold in India have a China connection

It was expected that supplies from China will be back to normal by end-June as their factories are now operating at nearly 90 per cent of normal capacity. But the recent issue with shipments has placed an obstacle that manufacturers can’t bypass. The ongoing friction between the port and Customs authorities in India and China […]