Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles - Bloomberg

HONG KONG - A Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade the financial district to protest against Beijing ruling out full democracy for the city said support for the group has dwindled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.


McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal 9:31am BST

SHANGHAI - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc .


Honda says August China auto sales down 5.5 percent year-on-year 8:00am BST

SHANGHAI - Honda Motor Co Ltd and its two local joint ventures sold 52,513 automobiles in China in August, down 5.5 percent from a year earlier, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong activist's newspaper column scrapped amid democracy row 5:25am BST

HONG KONG - A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a political activist and hedge fund manager as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.


China won't force foreign auto parts makers to form local JVs - EU trade body 4:53am BST

SHANGHAI - The European trade body in China said Beijing is not planning to force foreign auto parts suppliers operating in the country to form local joint ventures, dismissing a report last week that had stirred concern among European firms.


China replaces Communist Party leader in coal-rich province amid 'corruption problem' 4:32am BST

SHANGHAI - China has replaced the Communist Party leader of the coal-rich northern province of Shanxi amid what a top leader said was a grim corruption problem and a troubled political scene, state media reported.

KKR sells final stake in China Modern Dairy for about $80 million - source 3:48am BST

HONG KONG - U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP has sold its remaining stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings, raising around $80 million, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.


China's Li Ning stumbles from gold medal position to no man's land 01 Sep 2014

HONG KONG - In 2010, former Chinese gymnast Li Ning led a surging $4 billion sportswear business, a gold-medal pinnacle echoing his victories at the 1984 Olympic Games.


Japan and India vow to boost defence ties during summit 01 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations. | Video


Under Putin's gaze, Gazprom starts mega-pipeline to China 01 Sep 2014

US KHATYN Russia - President Vladimir Putin on Monday oversaw the start of construction on a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion (240.78 billion pounds) worth of Russian gas to China in the three decades after flows begin in 2019.

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