China Asia Economy

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A big deal for the future miniaturization of chips

A big deal for the future miniaturization of chips

TOKYO – On September 17 Japan’s JSR Corporation announced plans to make Inpria Corporation...

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Pfizer hails vaccine success for 5-11 age group

Pfizer hails vaccine success for 5-11 age group

Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine...

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India hikes domestic airline seat filling to 85%

India hikes domestic airline seat filling to 85%

India has now allowed airlines to operate at 85% of pre-Covid capacity for domestic...

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US-China tensions tug at Pacific internet cables

US-China tensions tug at Pacific internet cables

If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday,...

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Iran sharply divided on recognizing the Taliban

Iran sharply divided on recognizing the Taliban

As the Taliban moves to establish its new Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, neighboring...

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China set to test a thorium reactor in Gobi desert

China set to test a thorium reactor in Gobi desert

On the edge of the Gobi Desert, at a place called Wuwei, China will soon test a...

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U.S.-China tensions knock 96% off of bilateral tech investment

U.S.-China tensions knock 96% off of bilateral tech investment

TAIPEI -- Political tensions have decimated tech-sector investment between the U.S....

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U.S. opens probe into 30m vehicles over Takata air bag inflators

U.S. opens probe into 30m vehicles over Takata air bag...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into...

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Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance

Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance

TOKYO -- As SpaceX and other U.S. startups ignite a space boom, companies in Asia...

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Who needs expats?

Who needs expats?

IF CHIEF EXECUTIVES are the monarchs of the corporate world, the cadre of well-paid...

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The vanishing allure of doing business in China

The vanishing allure of doing business in China

IT IS NOTHING new for foreign firms to endure shakedowns by the Chinese Communist...

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Two new shocks for American shopping

Two new shocks for American shopping

VISITORS TO a big supermarket in America these days could be forgiven for feeling...

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HK elite choose pro-Beijing election committee

HK elite choose pro-Beijing election committee

Hong Kong’s political elite began selecting a powerful committee on Sunday which...

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Mighty BUFF: The bomber that just won’t die

Mighty BUFF: The bomber that just won’t die

When the first B-52 bomber took flight on June 29, 1955,  at Castle Air Force Base,...

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US-Australia submarine deal rocks NATO alliance

US-Australia submarine deal rocks NATO alliance

The United States, by elbowing France aside in a deal with Australia over military...

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Pentagon needs to answer for Afghan drone misfire

Pentagon needs to answer for Afghan drone misfire

The Pentagon has caved in and taken responsibility for the drone strike that killed...