China's Singles Day: The made-up festival

The biggest shopping day on the global calendar is now 11 November. But how did a made-up festival in China turn into such a bonanza with sales of over $14bn (£11bn) last year? ( read original story ...)

How China feels about the US election result

Plus, the fact that pollsters and critics across the western media couldn’t predict his win lends evidence to China’s narrative that the western media is biased and corrupt. Dr Adam Lockyer, a security expert at Macquarie University, told news.com.au ... ( read original story ...)

China's Xi vows zero tolerance for separatist movements

Xi made the comments at an event in Beijing's Great Hall of the People to mark 150 years since the birth of Sun Yat-Sen, China's latest bid to exploit the legacy of a man many view as the founder of the modern nation. "We will never allow any person ... ( read original story ...)

China to launch yuan direct trading pair with Canadian dollar

Direct trading between the currencies will help cut companies' foreign exchange costs and spur two-way trade and investment, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) said. (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ( read original story ...)

China slashes its demand for US plastics scrap

Asia: A combination of lower virgin plastics prices, a stronger US dollar and weaker Chinese demand is being blamed for a steep decline in America’s plastics scrap export volumes to China. Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. Beijing has ... ( read original story ...)

China auto sales rise in October over demand for SUVs

BEIJING -- China's auto sales rose 20.3 per cent in October from a year earlier, propelled by surging demand for sport utility vehicles. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, reported Thursday dealers sold 2.3 million cars ... ( read original story ...)

US election 2016: China eyes chance to weaken US power

He may have won at home, but on the level where great nations contend, President-elect Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" now goes head to head with China's favourite catchphrases, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the China ... ( read original story ...)