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Meituan raises $10 bln for self-driving cars, drone delivery

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese food delivery giant Meituan raised nearly $10 billion in a sale of convertible bonds and additional shares and plans to invest those funds in developing and expanding delivery...

Racism targets Asian food, business during COVID-19 pandemic

As the coronavirus spread throughout the U.S., bigotry toward Asian Americans was not far behind, fueled by the news that COVID-19 first appeared in China. Some initial evidence sug...

China's Giant Food Group Selects Infor to Spur Innovation and Support Rapid Growth

Foods manufacturer leverages Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to support growth mantra of “a thousand stores in a thousand cities” BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 11 November 2020 - Infor, a glo...

CUHK Business School Research Finds the Use of Robotics Can Help Draw Customers Back into Restaurants and Hotels

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 October 2020 - Just how much of the global service industry will be left standing by the time COVID-19 is brought under control is anybody's guess. In the U.S., a...

NHL goaltenders putting on puck-stopping clinic in playoffs

Nearly 20 years ago, Kevin Weekes and goaltending coach Sudarshan Maharaj rented some ice time at a Toronto arena with a Chinese food buffet above them and worked on the fundamentals of the position. ...

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being "it," they “caught” the virus. ...

Panda and poke: Restaurant trademarks can stir legal fights

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — When picking a name for their Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant in suburban Phoenix, Paul and Nicole Fan settled on “Panda Libre,” hoping the mix of China's iconic bear and the Spa...

Sanders in the Senate: An outsider plays the inside game

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators often talk about Bernie Sanders in diplomatic tones, the way relatives discuss a certain family member with hushed pause. He’s passionate, they say politely. Independent. Or...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. ...

'Big Bang Theory' stars reflect on show's end, next steps

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — With "The Big Bang Theory" ending after 12 seasons, viewers can comfort themselves with reruns. The cast has those — and residuals— but not the reassuring workplace rhythm and c...

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

A New York City restaurant owner who touted her "clean" American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in "globs of processed butter," sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering de...

Kuala Lumpur: A taste of Malaysia's capital

Koala what? That's what some people asked when I told them I was moving from Berlin to Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, and that makes its cuisine distinctive. ...

Zimmern apologizes for comments about Chinese restaurants

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Bizarre Foods " host Andrew Zimmern is apologizing for his comments about Chinese restaurants after he was criticized as culturally insensitive. Zimmern just open...

Dolce&Gabbana fiasco shows importance, risks of China market

BEIJING (AP) — Don't mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers. That's the lesson Dolce&Gabbana learned the hard way when it faced a boycott after Chines...

Taiwan to promote four thematic tours for Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei's Department of Information and Tourism sent a delegation to Vietnam on Sept. 6 to participate in the 14th International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2018)...