Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao applied for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to a statement published by the ministry late Thursday. The CPTPP is an 11-country free trade pact that came into force in December 2018 and includes Mexico, Australia, Canada and Singapore.
NPR’s Melissa Block speaks with two friends from Hong Kong born 25 years ago, when China resumed control over the city. They’ve faced difficult decisions since, personally and politically. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: I’m Melissa Block. The 1st of July, 1997, will be a day worth remembering forever. That’s what then-Chinese
Helicopter crew members winch up a man from a sinking ship in the South China Sea on Saturday as a storm was moving in the area. Handout/Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP hide caption toggle caption Handout/Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP Helicopter crew members winch up a
China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies ByThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 4:05 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific
HONG KONG — Chinese President Xi Jinping officiated the swearing-in ceremony of Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee on Friday as the city marked the 25th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule after being pulled in recent years under much tighter Communist Party control. Lee, a former security official
The Chinese government’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing — which mainly covers larger businesses and state-owned companies — rose to 50.2 in June, the first time it has crossed the 50 mark since February, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A reading above 50 indicates that activity is
Marvel released “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with China in mind. Simu Liu, the film’s Canadian lead actor, was born in China. Much of its dialogue is in Mandarin. The cast includes Tony Leung, one of the biggest Chinese-speaking movie stars in history. The studio’s first Asian
SINGAPORE — Chinese markets rose on Thursday as government data showed factory activity grew in June, but most other Asia-Pacific indexes fell. The Shenzhen Component gained nearly 2%, and the Shanghai Composite advanced 1.31%. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up fractionally. Shares of artificial intelligence software company SenseTime plunged as