Latest China Headlines

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Chinese Billionaire Faces Civil Trial in Minnesota Over Alleged Rape

Sep 30 2022 // A Chinese billionaire, one of the richest people in the world, is heading to trial in Minneapolis to defend himself against allegations that he raped a former University of Minnesota student after a night of dinner and...

Global Financial Firms Reassess Risks of Operating in China if Taiwan Tensions Escalate

Sep 26 2022 // Global financial firms, still smarting from multi-billion dollar losses in Russia, are now reassessing the risks of doing business in Greater China after an escalation of tensions over Taiwan. Lenders including Societe...

Viewpoint: The Chinese Government is Coming for Your Company Secrets

Sep 16 2022 // This content was originally published in Harris Bricken’s China Law Blog. It is republished here with permission. No matter what I do as a lawyer to try to protect my clients’ IP and trade secrets from China,...

Typhoon Muifa Pounds Eastern China With Strong Gales, Rain

Sep 14 2022 // Powerful gales and torrential rains battered Zhoushan in eastern China on Wednesday as Typhoon Muifa made landfall at the port city in what local media called the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the populous Yangtze...

Ports in Eastern China at Standstill as Typhoon Muifa Closes In

Sep 13 2022 // Authorities in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang ordered ships to return to port, told schools to close and evacuated tourists from nearby islands, as one of this year’s strongest typhoons is set to make...

China Reopens Roads to Earthquake Epicenter, as Death Toll Rises

Sep 7 2022 // China has reopened roads leading to the epicenter of Monday’s 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan and traffic has resumed, state media reported on Wednesday, while the death toll has...

China’s Drought-Hit Regions Now Face Heavy Rains, Flooding

Aug 30 2022 // More than 100,000 people have been moved to safer areas by Monday as heavy rains brought flood risks to a region of southwest China that was devastated by a heatwave and drought for most of the summer. Heavy rain was...

Worst Drought in Decades Threatens China’s Economic Recovery

Aug 24 2022 // Wan Jinjun, a 62-year-old retiree who has swum the Yangtze River almost every day for the past decade in Wuhan, said he’s never seen a drought like this before. An extreme summer has taken a toll on Asia’s...

China’s Ping An Insurance H1 Profit Rises 3.9%

Aug 23 2022 // Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China, China’s largest insurer by market value, reported a 3.9% rise in first half net profit, the first increase over this period in three years, a filing with the Hong Kong stock...

Allianz in Talks With Chinese Banks to Launch Asset Management Venture: Sources

Aug 23 2022 // Allianz SE is in talks with Chinese banks to set up a majority-owned asset management venture in the world’s second-largest economy, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said, aiming to tap a $4.3 trillion...

China Extends Industrial Power Cuts as Drought, Heatwave Threaten Wider Disruptions

Aug 22 2022 // Sichuan’s worst drought in more than a half century spurred the Chinese province to extend industrial power cuts and activate its highest emergency response, adding to manufacturers’ woes as they shut down...

China Sentences Tycoon Xiao to 13 Years, Fines His Financial Services Group $8.1 Billion

Aug 19 2022 // A Shanghai court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, not seen in public since 2017, to 13 years in jail and fined his Tomorrow Holdings conglomerate 55.03 billion yuan ($8.1 billion), a record in...

U.S. Businesses in Taiwan See Limited Impact From Tensions With China

Aug 19 2022 // Most members surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan said they had not been significantly affected by recent Chinese military drills around the island, but had heightened concerns, the group said on...

AIA Weighs Purchase of Billion-Dollar Shanghai Tower as Its Expands Business in China

Aug 8 2022 // Insurance giant AIA Group Ltd. is in talks to purchase an office at a prime location in Shanghai as it expands business in China, according to people familiar with the matter. The Hong Kong-based insurer is considering...

China’s Military Drills Force Shippers to Reroute Vessels to Avoid Taiwan Danger Zones

Aug 4 2022 // Shippers rerouted vessels as China began its most provocative military drills in decades around Taiwan, with at least one owner barring ships from transiting the strait. Taiwan said China fired 11 missiles in waters around...

China’s Tough COVID Policy Still Drags on Economy

Jul 15 2022 // China has been tweaking its stringent COVID curbs but shows no sign of backing off from its “dynamic zero” policy, and has lagged in vaccination efforts that would enable it to do so, casting a heavy shadow...

Scrutiny of Alibaba in Record Cyber Breach May Ensnare All China Tech

Jul 15 2022 // Questions surrounding Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s role in China’s largest known cybersecurity breach may fuel Beijing’s resolve to clamp down on domestic tech giants and accelerate a move away from their...

China Moves to Improve Domestic, International Standards Across Industries

Jul 11 2022 // China on Friday published an action plan to improve domestic standards across industries while increasing its participation in international standard-setting, from smart cities to food safety. The plan details the tasks to...

China Regulator Says Banks, Insurers to Go ‘All Out’ to Bolster Lending

Jul 11 2022 // An official at China’s banking and insurance regulator said authorities will use policy tools “flexibly and precisely” at proper times to stabilize the economy, while banks and insurers will “go all...

China Is Trying to ‘Ransack’ Western Companies, FBI Head Warns

Jul 7 2022 // FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Western companies that China aims to “ransack” their intellectual property so it can eventually dominate key industries, escalating a dispute between the world’s two...