Spoiled-Milk Lending Flows to a Chinese Insurance Giant

an upset that’s highlighting the less-wholesome workings of China’s financial system. Things could certainly turn sour for insurance giant Ping An, which the Financial Stability Board has designated as one of the world’s systemically important global ... ( read original story ...)

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's former No. 2 official, as the financial hub's chief executive even though she was far less popular than her main rival. Lam received 67 per cent of the votes cast by the 1,194 ... ( read original story ...)

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil

BRASILIA/BEIJING (Reuters) - China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong chooses new leader amid accusations of China meddling

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small electoral college began voting for a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension. ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by Beijing

Lam is an efficient and pragmatic administrator but unpopular with Hong Kongers because she's seen as a proxy for Beijing and out of touch with ordinary people. Her main rival is former finance chief John Tsang, who is highly popular because of his ... ( read original story ...)