South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’

Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China. A source in the south-east Asian oil industry has told the BBC that the company behind the drilling, Repsol of Spain ... ( read original story ...)

Deregulation creates China consumer loans boom

Since regulators opened up the consumer finance market three years ago, lenders have deployed hundreds of thousands of salespeople to cash registers and even car parks across China to hand out on-the-spot loans for phones, electronic gadgets and cars. ( read original story ...)

Beijing police on manhunt after deadly hit-and-run: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing police are hunting for a man suspected of stabbing five people and then ploughing into a group of nine others with a van, killing one and injuring eight, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The attack took place mid ... ( read original story ...)

In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy

SHANGHAI — Let the West worry about so-called black swans, rare and unexpected events that can upset financial markets. China is more concerned about “gray rhinos” — large and visible problems in the economy that are ignored until they start moving ... ( read original story ...)

China: India must pull back its troops amid border standoff

"China's determination and resolve to safeguard national security and sovereignty is unshakable," Wu said at a news conference to mark the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army. "Here is a wish to remind India ... ( read original story ...)

The Key for Brand Success in China is a Strong Digital Presence

Digital ad spending in China keeps rising, despite a minor slowdown in the world’s second-largest ad market. In fact, 57% of advertising spending in China will be directed to the internet in 2017, according to GroupM’s “This Year, Next Year” report. ( read original story ...)