China's war games don't faze Japan but disrupt civilian air traffic


BEIJING - China is holding some of its most extensive military exercises this week off its eastern seaboard, and although rival Japan is unperturbed, they are causing massive disruptions in civilian air traffic in Shanghai and other cities.


McDonald's Japan withdraws profit guidance after China food scare 9:24am BST

TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) withdrew its earnings guidance for the year on Tuesday and said it was working on a contingency plan after a major meat supplier in China was shut down by regulators for food safety breaches.

Exclusive - Goldman unit eyes foray into China amid metals financing scandal 6:04am BST

NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's metals warehousing unit is exploring its first foray into China, and privately held C Steinweg has expanded capacity there, sources said, as a financing scandal in a major Chinese port fuels a scramble for market share.


Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe 4:42am BST

BEIJING - Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.


China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums 3:07am BST

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - With green-tea flavoured toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.

Global business travel spending to reach record in 2014 -forecast 28 Jul 2014

- Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a U.S. trade group said on Monday.


Nissan first quarter profit boosted by higher U.S., China sales 28 Jul 2014

YOKOHAMA Japan - Nissan Motor Co's operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent in the April-June quarter on improved sales in the United States and China, its two largest markets, following a change in senior management overseeing U.S. operations.


China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq 28 Jul 2014

BEIJING - Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.


China condemns U.S. anti-dumping duties on solar imports 28 Jul 2014

BEIJING - China's Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington's actions risked damaging the industry in both countries.


Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters 28 Jul 2014

TANMEN China - On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his ageing vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea. | Video

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