Trump's Taiwan phone call will stun Beijing

The US president-elect's decision to turn his back on four decades of US protocol on Taiwan and speak directly to a president of Taiwan will stun policymakers in Beijing. Since his election last month, they have struggled to understand who is advising ... ( read original story ...)

Businesses Going Into China Need to Know These Rules First

Expanding your business in China can seem so straightforward. The trend lines always rise in research reports. Consultants say the country offers growth like nowhere else in the world, even if the environment is increasingly competitive. Even your lawyers ... ( read original story ...)

China moves to stop illegal logging trade

That includes a crackdown on countries that don't have the will or ability to regulate rampant unregulated logging, said Fu Jinquan of China's State Forestry Administration (SFA). China has sealed its borders against forest imports from Burma, and is ... ( read original story ...)

China Sees New Ambiguity With Donald Trump’s Taiwan Call

BEIJING — China’s leaders have been markedly reticent about what kind of leader they think Donald J. Trump will be. A pragmatic dealmaker, as his business background might indicate? Or a provocateur who tests the ways of statecraft? By talking on ... ( read original story ...)

Obama blocks Chinese company's takeover of Aixtron's US business

[Photo/VCG] WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company's purchase of the US business of German chip equipment maker Aixtron, despite objections from China. Obama issued an order directing China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment ... ( read original story ...)

China should use part of foreign reserves to stabilise yuan

"Now is the best time to stabilise yuan currency expectations," Sheng Songcheng, advisor to the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said during a forum in Beijing, according to the 21st Century Business Herald newspaper. Sheng said the exchange rate has overshot ... ( read original story ...)

Obama bars China's Fujian from buying Aixtron's U.S. business

Obama's executive order barring China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) from completing the acquisition of a German company with American assets was one of few such instances in which a U.S. president has blocked a transaction due to national ... ( read original story ...)

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan ... ( read original story ...)