WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.
BEIJING/BRUSSELS The European Commission launched an investigation on Friday into the import of electronic bikes, or e-bikes, from China, prompting Beijing to warn Europe not to slip into protectionism.
MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was eager to credit new ally Beijing in the death of militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, saying it was a Chinese rifle that fired the bullet that finished off Islamic State's "emir" in Southeast Asia.
SEOUL South Korea's Ssangyong Motor Co Ltd on Friday said it is reconsidering establishing a joint venture in China due to diplomatic tension between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a U.S. missile defence system.
BEIJING Jinchuan Group [JCHRP.UL], China's top nickel producer, will next year start building a new project in Guangxi that will produce raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, its chairman said, looking to tap the sector's "explosive" demand.
BEIJING China has summoned a British official in Beijing and lodged "stern representations" about recent comments from London expressing concern about a British rights activist being denied entry to Hong Kong, it said on Friday.
LONDON Shortages of alumina, the raw material for producing aluminium, may become more severe in the coming months as an environmental crackdown in China is due to shut capacity, forcing smelters to scramble for supplies and pushing up prices.
China has ordered 28 northern Chinese cities to take stringent steps to curb industrial output this winter.
DUBAI Saudi Arabia's plans to sell state assets - including a stake in energy giant Saudi Aramco - are becoming even more important to its finances as a recession slows Riyadh's effort to close a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
BEIJING Foreign companies in China have welcomed the ruling Communist Party to set up cells in their firms, a senior official said on Thursday, though some executives have expressed concern about the party's growing role in their operations.