Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps?

China and Japan may seem to inhabit alternative economic universes. After more than two decades of stagnation, Japan is a fading global power that can’t seem to revive its fortunes no matter what unorthodox gimmicks it tries. By contrast, China’s ... ( read original story ...)

Buying deadly drugs online from China takes just minutes

A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police opens a printer ink bottle containing the opioid carfentanil imported from China, in Vancouver, June 27, 2016. SHANGHAI-- A few thousand dollars, a few minutes and a decent internet connection are all it takes ... ( read original story ...)

Starbucks looks for China caffeine hit

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said expansion in China will secure its future for "decades to come". While Starbucks still makes most of its profit in the US, Mr Schultz said its Chinese stores were the most efficient and lucrative. It comes as the ... ( read original story ...)

African students compete in Marathons in China

African athletes competing in a marathon [Photo: Chinanews.com] A student from Kenya has even told China News Service that he can earn an average of about USD 3,000 per month, making it an important way to pay bills and to help his families. Wilfred ... ( read original story ...)

China's Geely, Volvo beef up strategy with new brand

It's part of Volvo Cars' efforts to step up competition with other luxury car brands both globally and within China, the world's No. 1 auto market, after it was bought by Zhejiang Geely Holdings in 2010. The new plant will produce Volvo's new 40 series ... ( read original story ...)

China priests' fears over Vatican's Beijing olive branch

Secret talks between the Vatican and Beijing are raising hopes of a "historic" rapprochement after six decades of estrangement, but some Chinese clergy fear that Rome will accept a Communist stranglehold over the country's Catholics. Since becoming head of ... ( read original story ...)

China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy

A Chinese Muslim's call for e-commerce giant Alibaba to rename one of its services because it uses the word "pig" has sparked a backlash in China. It all began when Alibaba changed the name of its popular travel booking app from Alitrip to one that means ... ( read original story ...)