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U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports

WASHINGTON: The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected

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China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites

China’s economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to help avert a sharper slowdown. But

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Germany raids offices, homes of suspected China spies

Police have raided homes and offices in Brussels and across Germany in a case involving three people suspected of spying for China, prosecutors said yesterday. Der Spiegel magazine, which first reported the raids, said one of the three suspects was

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Taiwan votes in an election closely watched by China

TAIPEI: Polls opened in Taiwan today in presidential and parliamentary elections that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own. China has ramped up efforts to get Taiwan to accept its rule, both through

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Malware broker behind US hacks is now teaching computer skills in China

A Chinese malware broker who was sentenced in the United States this year for dealing in malicious software linked to major hacks is back at his old workplace: teaching high-school computer courses, including one on internet security. Yu Pingan, who

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China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir

China has postponed a discussion by the UN Security Council planned yesterday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the UN peacekeeping mission there was not ready to provide a brief, diplomats said. The

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Teo: Gov’t to strengthen ties with China through education

The government plans to strengthen diplomatic ties with the Chinese government through education in the future. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said various initiatives have been taken in achieving this objective following her working visit to the republic in

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China hopes to reach trade agreement with US as soon as possible

China said today that it hoped to make a trade deal with the United States as soon as possible, amid intense discussions before fresh US tariffs on Chinese imports are due to kick in at the end of the week.

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Report: Nearly 630 Pakistan women being a sex slave to Chinese men

Women and girls across Pakistan living in a ‘fear’ when nearly 630 of them were reported been sold as brides to Chinese men last year. The list, which was obtained by the Associated Press, highlighting the lucrative and widespread human

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China capex growth hits three-year low as weak economy, trade war drag

Capital investment by Chinese firms has ground to its slowest pace in three years, as a weakening economy, tight credit and prolonged trade war with the United States dent sales growth and cash reserves, a Reuters analysis showed. Companies are

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