By ALICE FUNG and NICOLE KO The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — The Lunar New Year holiday is usually a busy period for flower farms in Hong Kong, which gear up to sell plum blossoms, orchids and daffodils at flower markets during the festive season. But the pandemic and restrictions on such festive markets […]
Ten panda cubs made their public debut in China’s leading panda reserve on Feb. 3 to mark Lunar New Year.
BEIJING (AP) — A ruckus brought by China over Canadian T-shirts bearing an altered logo of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang clan continued, with China’s Foreign Ministry saying it didn’t buy Canada’s explanation that the shirts were not an insult linked to the coronavirus. Canada’s Foreign Ministry said earlier this month that the shirts […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so after making derogatory comments earlier in the week about women. The controversy surrounding Yoshiro Mori, the gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister, is one more problem the […]
The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.
President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
By Joe McDonald The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both […]
Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected.
By Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Jan. 4. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Jan. 4, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record […]
Zhong Shanshan rose to become Asia’s richest man with a worth of nearly $77.8 billion on Dec. 31. According to Bloomberg, Zhong, 66, a bottled water and vaccine tycoon, is the 11th richest person on the planet. “It’s one of the fastest accumulations of wealth in history,” said the report as Zhong’s businesses surged from […]