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Arie Irawan: Malaysian golfer dies aged 28 in China

Irawan won two events on the Asian Development Tour in 2015Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan has died aged 28 in his hotel room during the Sanya Championship on the Chinese resort island of Hainan. A PGA Tour statement said Irawan's death was because of "apparent natural causes" but a coroner's report had not been completed. Irawan,…

How a $230,000 debt and a LinkedIn message led an ex-CIA...

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 4, 2019, 8:34 AM GMT By Ken DilanianKevin Mallory, a former CIA officer, was $230,000 in debt and months behind on his mortgage in early 2017, court records show, when he received a LinkedIn…

How this boy’s funny faces made him a China star

How does an eight-year-old from Minneapolis become so famous in China that he gets mobbed every time he visits? By pulling faces. The expressions of Gavin Thomas are used as memes in China where people are sometimes too polite to say what they really think. Video by Jimmy Tam

US funds invest in China ‘Big Brother’ firm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where all filming and reporting by foreign media is tightly controlledTwo major US pension funds have refused to comment on their holdings in a Chinese firm whose surveillance equipment is reportedly used in Muslim detention camps. Both the New York State Teachers…

Huge fossil discovery made in China

Image copyright Ao Sun Image caption Scientists say the fossils have been "exquisitely" preserved Scientists say they have discovered a "stunning" trove of thousands of fossils on a river bank in China. The fossils are estimated to be about 518 million years old, and are particularly unusual because the soft body tissue of many creatures,…

Donald Trump to General Motors: Close a Plant in China, Not...

President Donald Trump continued excoriating General Motors on Monday, for closing an automotive plant in Lordstown, Ohio. “Get that big, beautiful plant in Ohio open now,” Trump said. “Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump, but not in the U.S.A. Bring jobs home!” The president also expressed frustration that…

We just got a little taste of how complicated things could...

Tesla is in talks with a Chinese battery maker about supplying its currently-under-construction Shanghai plant with battery cells, according to Bloomberg. Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, known as CATL, is part of China's dream of building technology companies that rival those of the US, Europe, and Japan. It is a national champion with international ambitions.…

7 Days to Tariffs — Donald Trump Projects ‘Very Good Chance’...

President Donald Trump met with Special Envoy for President Xi Jinping Friday, promoting great promise for a trade deal and openness to extending the tariff truce deadline. The current round of U.S.-China trade talks began Thursday and have made so much progress, according to Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, that the Chinese delegation has extended their…

Global debt is not yet at financial crisis levels — but...

Global debt is at elevated levels, but isn't high enough to draw comparisons with the 2008 financial crisis just yet. Risky corporate debt, particularly in the form of leveraged loans, has been on the rise for a number of years, with analysts suggesting the recent build up could be a significant risk to global GDP…

Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict...

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 11, 2019, 11:02 PM GMT By Courtney KubeWASHINGTON — A new U.S. intelligence report warns that both China and Russia are investing in weapons that could attack U.S. satellites and assets in space, and…
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