Hong Kong Stocks Poised to Enter Correction as Insurers Retreat – Bloomberg

Bloomberg9 high as rising funding costs in Hong Kong and the mainland weighed on property developers and a weakening yuan turned investors off Chinese assets. The value of shares traded…

Hong Kong’s Little Insurance Hurdle – Bloomberg

BloombergA new year is just around the corner, and pressure on the yuan means Beijing can look forward to a host of fresh outflows into Hong Kong insurance, curbs or…

Hong Kong activist banned from mainland for 23 years now free to enter – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostRichard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, confirmed Sunday that he had received his home return permit…

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China – Reuters

ReutersHong Kong’s location on China’s southern coast has long made the port a main transit point for ivory, other endangered animal products and for large volumes of wood in an…

Rate rise to prompt capital outflows from China and Hong Kong, say experts – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostHong Kong Monetary Authority increased the official base rate by 25 basis points to 1 per cent on Thursday, just hours after the US Federal Reserve increased…

China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean – CNN

Chinese police bust four major baby trafficking rings rescuing 382 children – Daily Mail

Daily MailHundreds of babies have been rescued by police in China after a crackdown was launched on trafficking infants. The nationwide bust saw 1,094 people arrested as officers acted on…

Want to Shoot Japanese War Criminals? China’s State Media Has a Game For … – TIME

TIMEAmid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and Japanese World War II atrocities, the social media arm of China’s state-run People’s Daily has released an online game called ‘Shoot the Devils,’…

Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday.…

Teenager Injured When Three Fall Over Cliff at SF China Beach – CBS Local

CBS Local“Two of the patients have been brought out to a Coast Guard cutter and they’re being transported now,” said San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Rubenstein. “There is…

China Bans Nine Cinemas From Screening New Films Amid … – Deadline.com

Deadline.comchinaflag2__130403012941 Making good on a promise to get tough with exhibitors who manipulate box office figures, Chinese authorities have banned nine movie theaters from screening new films. The state-controlled Xinhua…

Hawaiian Airlines ending Honolulu-Fukuoka service – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comHONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is canceling its daily flight to the Japanese city of Fukuoka, saying it hasn’t been able to get enough passengers on the route. The airline said…

Evergrande comeback stuns Victory – SBS

SBSAlessandro Diamanti celebrates one of two goals (Getty). Melbourne Victory squandered a two-goal first-half lead to crash 4-2 to holder Guangzhou Evergrande in an extraordinary AFC Champions League clash in…

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to meet Friday with Chinese … – MLive.com

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to meet Friday with Chinese …MLive.comDETROIT, MI – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and county officials are meeting Friday with a government delegation…

‘NiHao China’ tourism effort hopes to increase Chinese visitors to Los Angeles – Los Angeles Daily News

‘NiHao China’ tourism effort hopes to increase Chinese visitors to Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily NewsLike a special food item on the breakfast menu. Or a pair of slippers in a…

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary] – Baltimore Sun

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]Baltimore SunThe World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy —…

AFC Cup MD1: Group H Preview – Boxscore

BoxscoreSigned from Greek side Veria in January, Serbian forward Mrdakovic has scored in both games he has started, including the equaliser in Tampines’ 2-1 AFC Champions play-off defeat by South…

Xi Visits Beijing Neighborhood, Lighting Up Social Media – New York Times (blog)

Xi Visits Beijing Neighborhood, Lighting Up Social MediaNew York Times (blog)News of the visit spread rapidly on China’s social media and appeared to originate from a Beijing resident, a self-professed…

Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such…

UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and…

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even…

China media: “Mafia-style” crimes – BBC News

BBC NewsNews of “mafia-style” crimes dominate press headlines on Friday, with media asking what “protections” alleged mobsters had in the past decade. Media have reported that Liu Han, ex-head of…

Obama to Host Dalai Lama at White House – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. President Barack Obama hosts exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday at the White House, prompting China to issue a statement of “serious concern.” The White…

China calls on US to scrap meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama – CNN

CNNHong Kong (CNN) — China has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to call off a meeting at the White House with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama that’s scheduled to…

Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ Crimes – TIME

TIMELiu Han, one of the richest businessmen in China and ex-head of the mining giant Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged with murder, intentional injury, organizing a crime gang, illegal…

China Rules the Summer Olympics. Why Isn’t It Striking More Gold at Sochi? – TIME

China Rules the Summer Olympics. Why Isn’t It Striking More Gold at Sochi?TIMEBut a seasonal enthusiasm for winter sports — if you can call ice-chairing a sport — hasn’t yet…

China urges Obama to cancel Dalai Lama meeting – Financial Times

Financial TimesChina called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, and warned the meeting would “severely impair”…

Billionaire kingpin Liu Han accused of heading organised crime gang – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBeijing: A car drives up and screeches to a halt outside a quiet riverside teahouse. Gunmen emerge, shots ring out; three men drop to the floor, dead. The…

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day,…

Mia Farrow, Amazon Watch Ecuador’s Fool; Chevron China’s Cover

Mia Farrow and Amazon Watch have been revealed as Ecuador’s fools, while the country led by President Rafael Correa has, and continues to do oil deals and oil production that…

Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not…

London Docks Await Chinese Redevelopment – New York Times

London Docks Await Chinese RedevelopmentNew York TimesLONDON — Known for ambitious plans in China for business parks the size of cities, Xu Weiping says he cannot wait to start work…

China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held…

Winter Olympics 2014: GB men’s curling must play off against Norway for semi … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGreat Britain’s men’s curling team will contest a play-off with Norway for a place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics semi-finals after both suffered defeat in Monday’s nervy final session…

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Men’s Curling: live – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukSochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Men’s Curling: live. Follow minute-by-minute text commentary as Team GB’s men aim to defeat China on Monday from 10am with a chance of reaching the semi…