China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Jun 2, 2019

China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters

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China factory activity falls contracts in May amid dispute

May 31, 2019

China's factory activity fell into contraction territory in May amid an ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. that has seen higher tariffs slapped on Chinese exports

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Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

May 22, 2019

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains

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Companies bracing for China's retaliation in tariffs dispute

May 13, 2019

Companies brace for Chinese retaliation against Trump tariff hikes as economists warn growth likely to suffer

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SoftBank profits rise, partly on gains from Saudi-tied fund

May 9, 2019

SoftBank reported a 36% increase in profit for the fiscal year, partly on gains from its Saudi-tied Vision Fund

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Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

May 9, 2019

Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says

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Toyota, Panasonic form joint venture in housing for Japan

May 9, 2019

Japanese automaker Toyota and electronics maker Panasonic are forming a joint venture combining their housing businesses in Japan

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Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

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Toyota reports dip in quarterly profit, projects recovery

May 8, 2019

Toyota sees 4% dip in 1Q profit on weaker vehicle sales in North America

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China's April exports fall amid US tariff war; imports rise

May 8, 2019

China's April exports fall amid US tariff war, adding to pressure on Beijing on eve of new round of negotiations

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