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Study: Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025

Nov. 15, 2018 8:59 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Chinese consumers will remain the driving force for the luxury goods market, according to a new study by Bain consultancy released Thursday that shows they will fuel nearly half of global high-end sales by 2025. Chinese shoppers will account for 46 percent of global luxury sales of an...

Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

Nov. 15, 2018 7:44 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German's DAX was flat at 11,417 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,054. London's FTSE 100 gained 0.1...

Hotels apologize in China after video shows how they clean

Nov. 15, 2018 7:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least four major international hotel chains apologized Thursday after hidden camera video of their room cleaning practices in China was posted online. The 11-minute video shows cleaners wiping cups and sinks with dirty towels and sponges. Some use the same towel to wipe the toilet seat....

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov. 15, 2018 6:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told...

US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

Nov. 15, 2018 6:32 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit. "It's easiest not to take sides when everybody...

The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry 'awkward'

Nov. 15, 2018 5:46 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE'-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving...

China says talks with US on trade battle have resumed

Nov. 15, 2018 5:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Washington and Beijing have resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday. The two sides are "maintaining close contact" following a Nov. 1 phone call between Xi and Trump, said...

Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell vehicles in US in 2020

Nov. 15, 2018 12:36 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese automaker Zotye Auto said it plans to start selling vehicles in the United States in 2020. Zotye said it will work with an American partner, HAAH Automotive Holdings. The companies said Wednesday the first model for the U.S. market will be an SUV but gave no details. Zotye joins...

Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

Nov. 14, 2018 10:30 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,686.71 points and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.6 percent to...

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Nov. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic...