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China executes former top assets banker

Chinese state CCTV media did not state how Lai was executed in the northern city of Tianjin after reportedly being allowed a final encounter with close relatives. Tainjin's Second Intermediate P...

Is the Pakistan-Iran-Turkey rail link economically viable?

Last month, Turkish, Iranian and Pakistani officials agreed to revive the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) rail network, which was launched in 2009. The aim of the project is to enhance communication a...

Head of Chinese bank behind foreign building spree jailed

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian countries has been sentenced to life in prison on corru...

Nepal in political turmoil after PM calls for new elections

Nepal has plunged into a political crisis and renewed instability after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament on Sunday at the request of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and announced gener...

Seaweed industry stays afloat, seeks growth during pandemic

SACO, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a struggle for much of American seafood, but at least one sector of the industry has found a way to grow during the crisis — the seaweed business. ...

China's carbon neutrality comes up short against dirty Belt and Road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's continuing investments in dirty energy in developing countries runs counter to its promise of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. The construction of coal-f...

Australia government gains new power to scrap foreign pacts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Tuesday gave the government power to cancel deals struck with foreign nations by lower levels of government that conflict with the national inte...

Pompeo ties off Asia trip with strategic enticement for Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a five-nation trip through Asia on Friday (Oct. 30), finishing in Vietnam, where he made strong diplomatic overtures to t...

Celebration after game-winning hit made Rays' Phillips sick

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips got so excited in the aftermath of his two-out single in the ninth inning of Game 4, the one that started a wild game-ending play with two errors and two runs fo...

Japan, Britain ink post-Brexit free trade deal

Japan and Britain on Friday formally signed a bilateral free trade agreement that is set to kick in when the Brexit transition period — and the UK's economic relationship with the European U...

Pakistan: China's 'involvement' in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen

Several fishermen's organizations in Pakistan told DW that the government was planning to grant deep sea fishing rights to Chinese companies as several Chinese fishing trawlers arrived in the sout...

Reuters: White House asks U.S. agencies to detail all China-related funding

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The White House has asked U.S. government agencies for extensive details of any funding that seeks to counter China's global influence and business practices, or sup...

What is China's world order for the 21st century?

At the 19th convention of the Communist Party in October 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that a "new era" had dawned for China and that the People's Republic was "getting cl...

Pakistan: China-backed hydropower projects irk locals, environmentalists

Prime Minister Imran Khan last week vowed to build the "biggest dam in Pakistan's history" after he inaugurated the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. ...

Romania terminates BRI project with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Romanian government recently announced in a statement that it has requested Romanian Nuclear Power Company Nuclearelectrica to terminate negotiations over the construc...