BMW plans to build battery electric Minis in China

German automaker BMW says it’s in talks to build battery electric models of its Mini cars in China, which would be the first time the iconic cars have been made outside Europe. BMW said in a statement Friday it has signed a letter of intent with Chinese ... ( read original story ...)

Unicom mobile users up

China Unicom generated 2.87 million new mobile customers in January, bringing the total to 287 million as of the end of last month, according to the latest operational data released by the company. It lured 6.42 million new 4G subscribers in January ... ( read original story ...)

Does China Not Need Israeli Technology Anymore?

This is the way it’s supposed to work: Israel (a tiny country with a world-renowned high-tech sector that isn’t especially competitive in manufacturing) teams up with China (a huge country that’s the world’s factory floor but is a technology laggard). ( read original story ...)

Who’s Likely to Field Strong Figure Skating Team in Beijing?

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Four years can be an eternity in figure skating. Injuries, ennui, growth spurts, coaching changes, even rules alterations play a role in getting from one Olympics to another. So who is well positioned to handle all of that, and ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Communist Party to meet ahead of government reshuffle

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting on Monday, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, which will likely discuss and decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government ... ( read original story ...)