Big News From China: Its Implosion Didn’t Happen

China's economic performance is all about what hasn't happened. That's huge. The world's No. 2 economy didn't implode under a mountain of debt, nor did trade tensions with the U.S. bring exports undone. And there certainly hasn't been the trade war many ... ( read original story ...)

China is a disruptive force, U.S. Pacific military chief says

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas. Admiral Harry ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing Olympics could help end NHL-IOC standoff

Since saying "I do" to the International Olympic Committee in 1998 the National Hockey League and Winter Games have endured an often tumultuous relationship, one that ended last year in an acrimonious separation. In sporting terms this had been an arranged ... ( read original story ...)

Trial of Beijing’s new airport to be held next year: officials

Trial of the Beijing’s new international airport, which is tipped to be the largest in the world after its completion, is likely to start from October 2019, officials said on Thursday. The airport, which is located 46-km south of downtown Beijing on the ... ( read original story ...)

As Pax Americana crumbles, Taiwan is in Beijing’s crosshairs

Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have got their imperialist salami slicer working overtime. After their success in gobbling up the South China Sea while four United States presidents were distracted or couldn’t be bothered to react, Xi and the ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing’s Flexible Property Rules

Wait, isn't there supposed to be some restriction on Chinese companies buying property offshore? If there is, it doesn't seem to include Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. and CC Land Holdings Ltd., two of the mainland firms that have been snapping up real ... ( read original story ...)

US slips behind China in new global leadership poll

This historic low puts the US's leadership approval rating on par with China's and sets a new bar for disapproval ... the lowest since Gallup began tracking this measure in 2007. The news isn't much better at home. Trump's domestic approval rating ... ( read original story ...)