AJ Impact

Three women, 2 from Africa, in final five for WTO leadership race

The 25-year-old World Trade Organization has never had a leader who is female or from Africa.

Three women, 2 from Africa, in final five for WTO leadership race

AJ Impact

US stocks tread water, while Oracle slumps as TikTok US ban nears

Investors were given a dose of reality this week from the Fed, US-China tensions, and jobs and consumer spending data.

US stocks tread water, while Oracle slumps as TikTok US ban nears

AJ Impact

Trump admin to ban US downloads of TikTok, WeChat apps on Sunday

US officials say current TikTok users will see little change on Sunday and Trump could still recind order before then.

Trump admin to ban US downloads of TikTok, WeChat apps on Sunday

China

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

China, which claims the democratically-ruled island as its own, says combat drills are to defend its 'sovereignty'.

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

AJ Impact

China's ByteDance proposes TikTok IPO in bid to woo White House

TikTok IPO on would be one of technology sector's biggest-ever share sales and would dilute Chinese owner's stake.

China's ByteDance proposes TikTok IPO in bid to woo White House

Donald Trump

FBI chief warns of Russian meddling in US elections

FBI director Christopher Wray says Moscow is interfering in US elections with 'a steady drumbeat of misinformation'.

FBI chief warns of Russian meddling in US elections

AJ Impact

Oracle, ByteDance agree to new US Treasury terms on TikTok

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent ByteDance a revised terms sheet and the firm and Oracle accepted it, sources said.

Oracle, ByteDance agree to new US Treasury terms on TikTok

AJ IMPACT

Outgoing US ambassador to China will help Republican campaigns

Terry Branstad says he will work on behalf of President Donald Trump but not in any official role.

Outgoing US ambassador to China will help Republican campaigns

Asia Pacific

China: COVID-19 vaccine will be available by November

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have already been injected with experimental vaccines.

Taiwan

As Europe's China scepticism grows, a glimmer of hope for Taiwan

Analysts say Taiwan's disappearance from Europe's agenda may be coming to a halt as bloc's scepticism of China grows.

As Europe's China scepticism grows, a glimmer of hope for Taiwan

AJ Impact

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

US Justice Department charged them with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the US and abroad.

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

India

India pushes supplies to disputed China border ahead of winter

In recent months, New Delhi has brought vast quantities of ammunition, equipment, fuel and food into Ladakh region.

India pushes supplies to disputed China border ahead of winter

AJ Impact

China's yuan sees biggest quarterly gain on record

The currency strengthens 4.3 percent since June to 6.773 per US dollar, the largest quarterly rally since 1981.

China's yuan sees biggest quarterly gain on record

Taiwan

China says military drills near Taiwan were a 'necessary action'

Official says drills off Taiwan aimed at safeguarding China's sovereignty and to warn against 'foreign interference'.

China says military drills near Taiwan were a 'necessary action'

AJ Impact

Trump tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods deemed illegal by WTO

While the decision may vindicate Beijing, the US has all but incapacitated WTO's ability to hand down a binding verdict.

Trump tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods deemed illegal by WTO