Maria Crisanta Echeverria

Japan Inspires China to Boost Yuan

  | May 01, 2016 07:22 PM EDT

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) raised the exchange rate of the Yuan currency against the U.S. dollar by 0.56 percent, the biggest increase since 2005. read more

President Xi Says He Will Not Let Another Korean War Break Out

  | Apr 29, 2016 06:46 AM EDT

Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on Thursday that China won't let chaos and war break out in the Korean Peninsula. read more

Casting of Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange Part of Marvel's Diverse Culture

  | Apr 28, 2016 10:35 AM EDT

The upcoming Marvel Studios movie 'Doctor Strange' has been criticized for casting actress Tilda Swinton for the sorcerer character of the "Ancient One", who was an Asian character in the original comic. read more

China's Unsustainable Debt can Lead to Financial Outburst in the Long Run: Experts

  | Apr 24, 2016 01:38 PM EDT

China's total debt increased to 249 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of this year. According to some economists, this could result in a prolonged slowdown of the country's economic growth. read more

China's Plan to Pass Through Northwest Waters Could Threaten Canadian Sovereignty

  | Apr 22, 2016 07:18 AM EDT

To cut back on travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, China encouraged its ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming. read more

Yuan Gold Fix to Boost China's Influence on the Global Market

  | Apr 21, 2016 10:51 AM EDT

Being the world's top gold producer, China launched a Yuan-denominated gold price fix on Tuesday in its attempt to become a price setter in the London and New York markets. read more

National Security Education Day: Lesson on Espionage

  | Apr 21, 2016 07:52 AM EDT

China celebrated its first National Security Education Day last Friday by setting up posters in Xicheng, warning women against falling for handsome foreign men who might turn out to be spies. read more

China's Steel Industry Expected to Decline Despite Production Upsurge

  | Apr 21, 2016 07:38 AM EDT

China's steel production in March grew by three percent for the first time since January last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said. read more

Gay Couple Sues Registry for Marriage Inequality

  | Apr 19, 2016 03:55 PM EDT

A civil affairs bureau in Central China received a lawsuit on Wednesday, April 13, after it refused to grant Sun Wenlin and his partner, Hu Minliang, a marriage certificate. read more

China's Booming Film Industry Can Already Rival US Market

  | Apr 19, 2016 11:49 AM EDT

China's surging box office was brought up during the first Annual Chinese Film Festival Merchandising Summit on Monday, highlighting the 50 percent increase in first quarter revenues. It is also estimated to compete with North America as the world's largest theatrical domain next year. read more

Kuncoro Triumphs Over Badminton Jock Lin Dan

  | Apr 17, 2016 02:46 PM EDT

Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro outplayed China's two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan in the OUE Singapore Open. read more

Bad Loans Arise as China Struggles with Slow Economy

  | Apr 17, 2016 07:14 AM EDT

China's corporate debt surged profoundly prior to the lending and spending bout prompted by the Chinese government in an attempt to keep the Chinese economy bustling. Underlining the deceleration, China said on Friday that the growth fell to 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year. read more

China Slams Taiwan for Premature Release of Fraud Suspects

  | Apr 17, 2016 06:39 AM EDT

Taiwan has received criticism from Chinese citizens prior to its self-ruled decision on releasing 20 fraud suspects a day after they were deported from Malaysia. read more

Port Adelaide Will Play for Premiership Points in China in 2017

  | Apr 15, 2016 10:26 AM EDT

Port Adelaide signed a memorandum of agreement on Thursday with the Power, together with the Australian Football League detailing their deal to play a premiership-season game in 2017 in Shanghai. It was also stipulated in the memorandum that Port Adelaide will course through schools and Auskick programs in China. read more

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