Taiwan, seeking to rein in the local dollar and boost export competitiveness, tightened limits on domestic banks’ bullish bets on the currency following the yen’s tumble to the lowest level since 2008.
The Chinese military has targeted U.S. government computers with intrusions that seek sensitive data, according to a report in which the Pentagon for the first time directly accuses China of a cyber espionage campaign.
Visiting China in 1928, when a rising Japan had begun to prey on its neighbor, the Japanese poet Akiko Yosano took a surprisingly broad-minded view of anti-Japanese passion among the Chinese: “It’s surely frightful from the imperialists’ point of view,” she wrote in her travelogue, “but for the Chinese people it must be celebrated in the name of humanity.”
A group of Chinese residents of New York who sued the People’s Republic of China last year claiming the government censored their writings asked a federal court in New York for a $17.4 million default judgment because the country didn’t answer the complaint.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson returned to the witness stand, saying if he didn’t defend the lawsuit brought by a Hong Kong businessman, there would be a line around the block with people suing him.
During his civil lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China, Brian Milburn says he never once saw one of the country’s lawyers. He read no court documents from China’s attorneys because they filed none. The voluminous case record at the U.S. District courthouse in Santa Ana contains a single communication from China: a curt letter to the U.S. State Department, urging that the suit be dismissed.
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou called for greater freedom and democracy in China as the island celebrates its National Day and the 100th anniversary of the revolution that was a precursor to both governments.