Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps?

China and Japan may seem to inhabit alternative economic universes. After more than two decades of stagnation, Japan is a fading global power that can’t seem to revive its fortunes no matter what unorthodox gimmicks it tries. By contrast, China’s ... ( read original story ...)

Buying deadly drugs online from China takes just minutes

A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police opens a printer ink bottle containing the opioid carfentanil imported from China, in Vancouver, June 27, 2016. SHANGHAI-- A few thousand dollars, a few minutes and a decent internet connection are all it takes ... ( read original story ...)

Starbucks looks for China caffeine hit

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said expansion in China will secure its future for "decades to come". While Starbucks still makes most of its profit in the US, Mr Schultz said its Chinese stores were the most efficient and lucrative. It comes as the ... ( read original story ...)

African students compete in Marathons in China

African athletes competing in a marathon [Photo:] A student from Kenya has even told China News Service that he can earn an average of about USD 3,000 per month, making it an important way to pay bills and to help his families. Wilfred ... ( read original story ...)

China carfentanil trade thrives as seizures top 400 in US

Fueled by a thriving trade out of China, the weapons-grade chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in the U.S. and Canada. An AP investigation last month showed how easily carfentanil can be purchased online from China. Of the 12 companies that ... ( read original story ...)

Ordering deadly drugs from China is easy

Fentanyl, acetylfentanyl and alpha-PVP are controlled substances in both China and the U.S. Many vendors also bragged openly about their ability to circumvent customs authorities around the world. The companies’ cheery let’s-do-business attitude ... ( read original story ...)

KFC owner Yum Brands completes spinoff of China business

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of KFC and Taco Bell completed the spinoff of its China division, which began trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a separate company Tuesday. The Shanghai company, Yum China Holdings Inc., will run the KFC and Pizza Hut ... ( read original story ...)