Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing steps up the pressure

BEIJING — Panama’s switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday deprives Taipei of one of its most important and influential allies. Taiwan now is left with just 20 countries that extend it diplomatic recognition, providing ... ( read original story ...)

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Panama switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday, the latest development in Beijing's drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. In Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela announced the change which entails ... ( read original story ...)

China’s ‘rent-a-Caucasian’ industry is alive and well

There are lots of ways for entrepreneurs to make money in China. But Caucasians have a special advantage: the color of their skin. For example, there’s 25-year-old “Katie” (it’s not her real name), an American with her own little small business. ( read original story ...)

Ivanka Trump brand applies for, wins more China trademarks

China has granted provisional approval for four additional Ivanka Trump trademarks since April 20, and her brand has continued to seek more intellectual property protection in China, with at least 14 applications filed around the time she took on an ... ( read original story ...)

For Caddy in China, it pays to be unusual

While German brands still rule China's luxury landscape, Cadillac has found a niche among millennials looking for distinctive designs. The brand's China sales are up 86 percent through May to 67,471 vehicles and running 13 percent ahead of U.S. sales this ... ( read original story ...)

China ponders morality after video of gruesome death emerges

The news swept through social media and even state media outlets. The Communist Youth League, an influential party organization, circulated the video on its Weibo account, urging its 5 million followers to "reject indifference." An opinion column on china ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore offers to help bankroll China’s global ambitions

Singapore is offering up its financial industry to help bankroll China's ambition to develop a network of ports, railways, power plants and other projects across a broad swath of Asia, Europe and east Africa. By partnering on financial matters, Singapore ... ( read original story ...)