• Canadian Envoy Says It Would Be Great If U.S. Drops Huawei Case


    TORONTO -Canada’s ambassador to China said Friday it would be “great” if the United States dropped its extradition request for a Chinese telecommunications executive arrested in Canada.John McCallum made the remarks to the Toronto Star in Vancouver on Friday. It comes a day after he issued a statement in which he said he misspoke about the case and regretted his comments about Meng Wanzhou having a strong case to avoid extradition.“From Canada’s point of view, if (the U.S.) drops the extrad

  • Putting The Brakes On China’s Slowdown


    China’s economic performance in 2018 was rather disappointing. According to official statistics, the country’s growth rate during the year was 6.6 per cent, the lowest since 1991. The real situation was probably even worse.Two engines have driven the Chinese economy for decades: fixed asset investment and exports. Both lost steam in 2018. In the first three quarters of 2018, fixed investment grew by just 5.4 per cent year on year (compared to 7.5 per cent in 2017). This was largely because gro

  • China’s Car Slowdown Begins to Bite as Hyundai Lays Off Workers


    As China’s car industry loses its shine, automakers are starting to buckle up for the downward slope with Hyundai Motor Co. announcing it is letting workers go and is reviewing production plans in the world’s biggest market.Beijing Hyundai Motor Co., the joint venture between Hyundai and BAIC Motor Corp., is accepting voluntary retirements from employees and reviewing “production optimization” to enhance plant efficiency around the Chinese New Year holidays, Hyundai said Jan. 25.Once hailed

  • US Warships Sail Through The Closely-Watched Taiwan Strait


    US Navy warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait Thursday, potentially putting pressure on Beijing.The Areligh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl conducted a Taiwan Strait transit, demonstrating the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, US Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman told CNN.The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows, he added.The rhe

  • 10 Year Challenge — How Popular Websites Have Changed In China


    An exciting look at the difference a decade can make for websites in China.Google 2009 vsGoogle2019As you can see Google has opted for a much more simplistic design. One that brings back nostalgia, to the days of Dial-Up modems and Turbo buttons on PCs.Twitter 2009 vs Twitter2019The horrid soft turquoise tones are gone. Replaced with a brighter and whiter landing page. Only two call to actions to navigation which makes their signup form tighter.YouTube 2009 vs YouTube2019As you can see Google ha

  • Chinese Business Leaders Came To Davos With A Message


    Many Chinese business and political leaders came to Davos with a consistent message of optimism that Asia's largest economy will continue to drive global growth.They also keyed in on major Chinese projects and their desire to see the end of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.Our central government has always created miracles, said Cedar Holdings' Zhang Jin.At the break of dawn on Jan. 23, Chinese businessman Zhang Jin stepped out from his limousine, walked a few steps in the cold air of mi

  • U.S. Files Formal Extradition Request For Meng Wanzhou


    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced 13 criminal charges againstthe Chinese telecom giantHuawei, its CFOMengWangzhou,and its affiliates in the U.S. and Hong Kong.Late Monday, Canada's Justice Department confirmed that officials had received a formal extraditionrequest from the U.S.Meng is currently free on bail in Vancouver as the U.S. seeks her extradition.Acting U.S. attorney general MatthewWhitaker saidthat a grand jury in New York had recommended the charges.He said the 13 counts



    The dog days are over, the dog days are done. TheYear of the Dogis coming to an end on Tuesday, February 5—Chinese New Year! And so begins the Year of the Pig. Also known as the lunar new year, it has been one of my favorite holidays since I was a child. For many Asian Americans, like myself, it’s a holiday completely focused on traditions from our heritage.If you asked children what their favorite part of Chinese New Year is, most would tell you “lì xì!” They are red envelopes full of mon

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