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Emerging player from China could disrupt Marriott plans

A fight for control of the Starwood hotel chain is under way following a $14 billion buyout offer Monday from a consortium led by China’s Anbang Insurance Group.


Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.


Chinese inflation accelerates to 2.3 percent

China’s inflation accelerated to 2.3 percent in February, driven by a jump in food prices, but fell below the government’s official target for the year.


Bangladesh loses $100 million, allegedly to Chinese hackers

The Bangladesh central bank says it is working to recover some $100 million allegedly stolen by Chinese hackers from an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Russia, West differ on Iran’s nuclear program report

Russia and the West overcame differences to strike a landmark nuclear deal with Iran but are now divided on how well the U.N. atomic agency is reporting on whether Tehran …


U.S. manufacturing shrinks for fifth straight month

WASHINGTON – Factory activity in the United States and China – the world’s top two economies – slowed in February, reflecting and contributing to worldwide economic weakness. In the United …


Global finance officials promise to shore up sagging growth

Finance officials of the world’s biggest economies promised Saturday to use “all tools” to shore up sagging global growth and to avoid devaluing their currencies to boost exports, but made …


Obama fiddles as global barbarians storm the gates

The barbarians are at the gates and pushing hard knowing they will enjoy but 11 more months of minimal American resistance.


U.S., China agree on new North Korea sanctions, diplomats say

The United States and China have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, …


China seeking control of East Asia, U.S. commander says

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday that China is seeking control of East Asia, comments that could further inflame tensions between the two world powers.


North Korea restarts plutonium reactor, intelligence chief says

North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said …


Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.


North Korea’s rocket launch preparation puts U.S., China on notice

The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation …


U.S. manufacturing weakens in line with China factory slowdown

Factory activity in the world’s two biggest economies – the United States and China – slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy.


What Xi’s Iran trip tells us about China’s Middle East plans

HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping covered a lot of ground in his first swing through the Middle East, announcing $55 billion in aid and giving a speech to …


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz confident in China bet despite turmoil

Worries about the Chinese economy are rocking markets the world over, but Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he’s confident in Beijing’s policymaking – and that his coffee empire is still …


Robert J. Samuelson: Market signals recession, or not

Unexpected event could dip a slow-growing global economy into a decline.


U.S. stocks slide as fears spread of slowdown in China

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower as worries intensify about China’s economy and dropping oil prices. China’s main stock index plunged again Thursday, triggering the second automatic …


Hong Kong unsettled by case of 5 missing booksellers

HONG KONG – Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publishing company specializing in books critical of …


Top business story in 2015: China’s sharp economic slowdown

China’s economy lost some luster and its leaders their aura of invincibility. A commodities boom went bust, spreading pain from Texas oil fields to Indonesian coal mines.


U.S. celebrates Wambach’s final game but falls 1-0 to China

Abby Wambach walked off the field for the final time like a rock star – mic drop and all.


Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China for pageant

HONG KONG – Canada’s outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year’s pageant and accused Beijing of overreach in extending …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, 7:53 p.m.

Leaders of China, Taiwan meet for first time since 1949 split

Breaking with nearly seven decades of estrangement, the presidents of mainland China and Taiwan sat down for talks Saturday – the first such encounter between leaders of the two sides …


China’s new baby policy lifts kid stocks, sinks condom maker

Shares of companies that make diapers, baby strollers and infant formula got a boost Friday from China’s decision to scrap its one-child policy. But for the maker of a popular …


China decides to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that has limited many urban families to …


Fossil teeth show earliest sign of people in southern Asia

Dozens of fossil human teeth from a cave in China show that people lived in southern Asia more than 80,000 years ago, researchers report.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 7:34 p.m.

Another blast hits Chinese city where explosions killed 7

An explosion damaged a six-story building Thursday in southern China, less than a day after more than a dozen blasts triggered by explosive devices delivered in mail packages killed at …


Editorial: Don’t let protectionism kill Moses Lake jobs

International trade dispute puts jobs of 400 Moses Lake workers at-risk


China worries, sinking drugmakers slam stock market

Ongoing worries about the health of the Chinese economy and another big sell-off in drugmakers pushed the stock market back toward its lowest level of the year.


Japan can’t keep apologizing for WWII, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says

TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing …