China's Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

BEIJING - China's Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the "Miss America" pageant. Wanda is one of ... ( read original story ...)

China's Dalian Wanda buys Golden Globes firm

Mr Wang has not shied away from his ambition to make China a dominant global force in entertainment and to bring "more Chinese elements" to the output. But he insists he is motivated by a "business perspective" rather than a political one, with China's box ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing to intervene in Hong Kong lawmaker oath dispute

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing plans to intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers being fought in the city's courts, in a rare move that is stoking fears the Chinese-ruled city's considerable autonomy and ... ( read original story ...)

China carfentanil trade thrives as seizures top 400 in U.S.

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 ...)

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 ...)