More Than 7 Years After Exiting China, Google’s Big Steps to Return

HIGHLIGHTS Google left China seven years ago, and Search is yet to make its way back Google’s ingress is centered around artificial intelligence The search giant calls China a tremendous opportunity More than seven years after exiting China, Google is taking the boldest steps yet to come back. And it’s not with a search engine. Instead, Google’s […]

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Plating China

Twist is the new kid on the Cyber Hub restaurant block, serving up ancient Chinese foods with a modern sensibility. Its interiors are a pastiche of styles wherein a lady shyly smiles out of a mural in one corner while another wall is patterned with blossoms; a single shade of grey is the dominant colour […]

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China needs to eliminate barriers to investment, create jobs: premier

BEIJING (Reuters) – China needs to “eliminate barriers” to foreign investment and create jobs to spur growth in the country, the world’s second-largest economy, Premier Li Keqiang said. Earlier this week, the government relaxed curbs on foreign investment, removing 30 entries from a list to allow more access into its services, manufacturing and mining sectors. […]

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North Korea threat: Pyongyang directly criticizes China in rare move

North Korean state media criticized China directly Wednesday, saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program was testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences. A commentary released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency said that “a string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China everyday only to render […]

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China has no business to name any Indian place: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said “every inch” of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to India and China has “no business” to name any Indian place. “Arunachal Pradesh is totally part and parcel of India. China has no business to name any of the district. I don’t know why they have taken this step,” Naidu, the Information […]

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China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls

A security guard rides a bike at the Qianmen Avenue, a traditional commercial street in Beijing, China. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images Rob Davies Monday 26 December 2016 21.30 GMTFirst published on Monday 26 December 2016 15.54 GMT View more sharing options Shares 127 Comments 312 Beijing has signalled plans to curb Chinese firms’ investment in foreign assets, […]

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China to speed up drafting overseas investment regulations: state media

© Reuters. New properties are seen near a square in Zhengzhou   BEIJING (Reuters) – China will speed up drafting regulations on overseas investment, as investment in sectors such as property has shown irregularities, a senior commerce ministry official was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Zhou Liujun told state-owned news agency China News Service there […]

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Apple Has Reportedly Set Up Its First R&D Centre in China

HIGHLIGHTS The facility will be set up in Wangjing area of Beijing Total investment will eventually reach CNY 300 million In May, Apple invested $1 billion into China’s Didi Chuxing Apple has reportedly set up its first research and development centre in China with the initial investment of CNY 100 million ($15 million or roughly […]

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Apple slides in China as homegrown rivals up their design game

Photo: AFP Beijing: For an answer to Apple Inc.’s 30% sales slump in China, just look to what their homegrown rivals are up to. Huawei Technologies Co. turned to prestigious cameramaker Leica to improve photos as Oppo Electronics Corp. boosted components to make its phones faster. Xiaomi Corp. has just unveiled a device with a […]

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Apple to Increase Investment in Increasingly Tough China

Apple to Increase Investment in Increasingly Tough China Apple Inc will boost its investment in China, one of its most important but increasingly difficult markets, and build its first Asia-Pacific research and development centre in the country, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday. Demand for Apple’s phones has plummeted in China, and the government […]

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