• Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan's Parliament Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    TAIPEI, Taiwan— Students ended their unprecedented, 24- day occupation of Taiwan's Parliament late Thursday after receiving assurances that a Chinese trade pact they see as imperiling the island's autonomy would undergo legislative review.

  • Taiwan leader affirms contentious China trade pact Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Taiwan's president on Wednesday stuck by a trade pact with China that has sparked mass protests and a three-week occupation of the self-governing island's legislature building by students.

  • *Tencent, banks and regulators stand in Alibaba's way. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, April 3- Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sees an Alibaba future that stretches from banking to education, travel to entertainment.

  • Call it the Chinese Student Invasion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

  • China's plan for global yuan hits speed bumps Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, March 26- Turbulence in Chinese financial markets, reflecting growing worries about investing in the country's assets, could slow the yuan's rapid emergence as a major international currency.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise what bankers said would be a $665 million syndicated loan.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise a $665 million syndicated loan, bankers said on Monday.

  • Here come the 'Chinese Beatles'! Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Mayday's five members pose in a still from their recent music video "Step by Step." From left, Guan You (drummer), Masa (bassist), Monster (guitarist), Ashin (vocalist) and Stone(guitarist).

    A band known as the "Chinese Beatles" is about to hit U.S. shores. (Cue the screaming girls.) Is this the beginning of a "Chinese Invasion" of music?

  • BEIJING, March 6- China's Juneyao Group, the parent of Juneyao Airlines, is in talks with planemaker Boeing and Airbus about acquiring more than 20 more planes, its chairman said on Thursday.

  • What's up for Alibaba's mobile app strategy? Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Feb 25- Billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba, the dominant force in China's $1.6 trillion e-commerce market, may already have lost a battle with rival Tencent for the world's biggest mobile market.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0930 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    LONDON- HSBC reports a 9 percent increase in annual pretax profit, which misses market expectations, and warns of greater volatility in emerging markets this year, sending its stock price sharply lower. Volkswagen shares plunge on outlook, Scania deal.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- European steel lobby Eurofer plans to file anti-dumping cases this year with the European Commission against exports of cold rolled stainless sheet from China and Taiwan and of electrical steel sheet from Russia.

  • *Lenovo says will buy Motorola smartphone unit from Google. BEIJING, Jan 30- Lenovo Group, the Chinese technology company that earns about 80 percent of its revenue from personal computers, is betting it can also be a challenger to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc in the smartphone market.

  • Apple's China moment still frustratingly out of reach Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Apple Inc may have to wait a little longer for its watershed moment in China. Apple and China Mobile struck their deal in December, and iPhones went on sale in January.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 27- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the major supplier of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, may build high-tech factories in the United States and low-cost plants in Indonesia as the appeal of' made in China' fades into a burden.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 13- Investors looking for specifics as to the future of Acer Inc, the world's No.4 PC vendor, came away disappointed when the new CEO spent more time delivering a history of the company's past mistakes than on where it was headed.

  • Foreign exchange reserves in 13 Asian countries excluding Japan tracked by Thomson Reuters are expected to have risen 3.2 percent to a record high $6 trillion in the October-December quarter, marking a near 12 percent increase for the whole year.

  • LAS VEGAS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 9- Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings.

  • BlackBerry deal bolsters Foxconn's makeover gambit Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 8:58 PM ET

    Foxconn's BlackBerry deal marks the Taiwanese firm's biggest step up the value chain - a chance to help design smartphones.

  • Taiwan's main island may theoretically be a better play than Matsu for the establishment of Taiwan's gaming industry, but local opposition means Matsu may be the only option for now. CNBC's Adam Molon explains.

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