New ambassador to Beijing bullish on Canada-China ties

Barely two weeks after leaving the post of federal immigration minister and being installed as Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum is already getting down to business. McCallum, in an interview with Postmedia, said his mandate from Prime Minister ... ( read original story ...)

Manufacturing growth caps strong first quarter, led by China

Factories across Europe and much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for manufacturers, even though exporters fear a rise in U.S. protectionism could snuff out a global trade recovery.China led the way ... ( read original story ...)

Dating in China: A booming business

According to a feature in a local newspaper, China’s dating market continues to expand rapidly, with 600 million people registered with matchmaking services (such as dating websites) in 2016, a ten-fold increase since 2011. Some say that the sharp ... ( read original story ...)

Asian markets gain on Japan data, awaiting US-China meeting

Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.4 per cent to 24,195.21. Shanghai's bourse was closed for a holiday. U.S.-CHINA: Markets are closely watching for the outcome of the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida ... ( read original story ...)

Hold the NZ flag in China, but don't necessarily wave it

Being a foreign brand in China is no longer special. Hold the New Zealand flag, but companies needed to be more than just a flag bearer to properly crack this massive and complicated market, Resonance China head of social and digital insight Jerry Clode said. ( read original story ...)

BP: China to join the world's best in energy efficiency

China will join the world's best in energy efficiency in the next two decades and help boost the global energy reform by developing renewable energies, according to British Petroleum. The nation's energy use per unit of gross domestic product will decline ... ( read original story ...)