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Exclusive: China's central bank urges antitrust probe into Alipay, WeChat Pay - sources

31 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG China's top antitrust agency is looking at whether to launch a probe into Alipay and WeChat Pay, prompted by the central bank which argues the digital payment giants have used their dominant positions to quash competition, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

CORRECTED-EXCLUSIVE-Urged on by central bank, China weighs antitrust probe into Alipay, WeChat Pay -sources

31 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, July 31 China's top antitrust agency is looking at whether to launch a probe into Alipay and WeChat Pay, prompted by the central bank which argues the digital payment giants have used their dominant positions to quash competition, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Ahead of U.S. election, China braces for rocky ride, potential change

24 Jul 2020

With bilateral relations in free-fall, Beijing is bracing for more turbulence in the run-up to the U.S. election in November, and the possibility that a Joe Biden presidency presents an opportunity to avoid a deeper conflict.

Lazada, Alibaba's Southeast Asian arm, appoints its third CEO in three years

26 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada, a unit of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , on Friday named its third chief executive in three years - a move that comes after it lost ground last year to rival Shopee.

China taps World Bank official for U.S.-facing finance post: sources

25 Jun 2020

China is adding a new face to its trade negotiation team by appointing its chief representative at the World Bank to head the Finance Ministry's international cooperation department, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

02 Jun 2020

CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. | Video

China may buy less American farm products if U.S. issues severe HK response: sources

29 May 2020

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China may reduce its imports of agricultural products from the United States if Washington issues a severe response to Beijing's push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, three sources said.

China may buy less American farm products if U.S. issues severe HK response - sources

29 May 2020

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China may reduce its imports of agricultural products from the United States if Washington issues a severe response to Beijing's push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, three sources said.

China set to implement its first civil code, as private investment slows

21 May 2020

China's parliament is poised to enact its first civil code, a wide-ranging legislative package that includes strengthening protection of property rights in a Communist Party-ruled country whose embrace of private ownership has long been awkward.

Exclusive: China's Pinduoduo alerts police to suspected bribery involving Cue manager, sources say

29 Apr 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo Inc has referred a case of suspected bribery of one of its staff by a manager at digital advertising firm Cue Holdings to the Shanghai police, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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