Latest Greater China News

China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

Dec. 02, 2021 16:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s aviation regulator cleared the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes. China is the last major market where the Boeing 737 Max...

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference to the tennis player's sexual assault allegation against a former Chinese government official. ...

Grab goes public in $40B SPAC deal, slides in market debut

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company Grab tumbled in its market debut Thursday, following a $40 billion merger in a special purpose acquisition company deal. The Singapore-based company's debut on the Nasdaq came more than seven months after...

Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts

Dec. 02, 2021 07:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt. The line through lush tropical...

US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons

Dec. 02, 2021 05:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America's defense chief rebuked China on Thursday, vowing to confront its potential military threats in Asia and warning that its pursuit of hypersonic weapons intended to evade U.S. missile defenses “increases tensions in the region.” U.S....

WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region”

Dec. 02, 2021 00:04 AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region.”

Asian markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease

Dec. 01, 2021 23:38 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after a turbulent day on Wall Street as traders tried to forecast the impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant. Shanghai and Tokyo fell while Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Wall Street's...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease

Dec. 01, 2021 23:25 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after a turbulent day on Wall Street as traders tried to forecast the impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant. Shanghai and Tokyo fell while Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Wall Street's...