A Vietnam court will consider the death penalty for two former executives if they’re convicted in a $25 million fraud scheme, signaling an aggressive stance as leaders seek to clean up the banking system.
Taiwan signed its biggest trade deal yet with a country that has diplomatic ties with Beijing, as the island tries to integrate its economy with the rest of Asia’s and to diversify economic allies beyond China.
A Chinese court on Oct. 25 will announce its decision on former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s appeal of his life sentence for corruption, abuse of power and bribery, the court said on its website yesterday.
Tens of thousands of Vietnamese are streaming into Hanoi for two days of official mourning beginning today for Vo Nguyen Giap, the revolutionary general of the army that won independence from France and defeated the U.S.
Alcon, the eye-care division of Novartis AG, and Danone’s baby formula unit Dumex are probing reports that their China employees paid doctors to boost sales, amid a government crackdown on corruption in health care.
Henry Tang vowed to stay in the race to be Hong Kong’s next leader, as a scandal over a basement built illegally at his wife’s property drove down his popularity and prompted lawmaker Regina Ip to join the contest.