Chinese President Xi travels overseas to promote his strategic role

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is using his first overseas trip since the start of the pandemic to promote China’s strategic ambitions during a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group. Chinese leader promotes ‘Global Security Initiative’ announced in April following formation of Quad by Washington, Japan, … Read more

China is expected to convene a historic meeting on October 16. Here’s what to expect

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to further consolidate his power at a two-decade congress this fall. He is pictured here on July 1, 2022, at a swearing-in ceremony for Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING – Chinese leaders are due to meet in Beijing on October 16 … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday August 19

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), August 17, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the most important information investors need to start their trading day: 1. Difficult morning for equities The three major US indices were ready to open in negative territory Friday morning, the hopes of a … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday August 19

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), August 17, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the most important information investors need to start their trading day: 1. Difficult morning for equities The three major US indices were ready to open in negative territory Friday morning, the hopes of a … Read more

Pelosi confirms Asia trip, but no mention of Taiwan

BEIJNG (AP) — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi confirmed Sunday that she would visit four Asian countries this week, but made no mention of a possible stopover in Taiwan this has fueled tensions with Beijing, which claims island democracy as its own territory. Pelosi said in a statement that she is … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday July 29

A screen displays the Fed’s rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 27, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Here are the most important information investors need to start their trading day: 1. Review of a summer Friday 2. Amazon: In fact, … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday July 29

A screen displays the Fed’s rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 27, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Here are the most important information investors need to start their trading day: 1. Review of a summer Friday 2. Amazon: In fact, … Read more

China signals no big stimulus ahead, as Covid checks remain

A worker in protective gear cleans the floor of a subway station, after the lifting of the lockdown put in place to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China, June 2, 2022. Aly Song | Reuters BEIJING — China’s top leaders signaled on Thursday that no major revival of economic growth … Read more

Biden-Xi plans to meet, US official says, Xi warns Taiwan

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone call on Thursday. Pictured is their November 15, 2021 virtual reunion. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — President of the United States Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a call on Thursday with the intention of holding a … Read more

Biden-Xi plans to meet, US official says, Xi warns Taiwan

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone call on Thursday. Pictured is their November 15, 2021 virtual reunion. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — President of the United States Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a call on Thursday with the intention of holding a … Read more