China’s overlap of its new air zone with that of South Korea in the East China Sea has complicated its efforts to forge closer ties with President Park Geun Hye and gives her an incentive to further strengthen relations with the U.S.
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.
The makeup of China’s Politburo, with an official who once studied in the U.K. and a man nicknamed “Little Hu,” signals that the Communist Party may have begun grooming the leaders who will take over in a decade.
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.
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.