Tag Archives: East Asia

11Nov/17

China shopping festival smashes record with $25 bln haul

SHANGHAI, CHINA (NOVEMBER 11 AND 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said that its Singles’ Day sales extravaganza on Saturday’s (November 11) hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world’s biggest shopping event. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Chinese robots taken down after rogue outburst

China has taken down two online robots that appeared to go rogue, responding to users’ questions with one saying its dream was to travel to the United States and the other admitting it wasn’t a huge fan of Chinese Communist Party. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

19Oct/15

UK’s red carpet welcome for China’s Xi

(BVO) – It’s the first visit to Britain for a Chinese president in ten years – and Xi Jinping will be getting the red carpet treatment.

He and his wife will be staying at Buckingham Palace as they seek to build on a portfolio of UK investments.
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21Aug/15

South Korea fires rounds at North in response to shell

(REUTERS) – South Korea said it fired tens of artillery rounds toward North Korea on Thursday (August 20) after the North launched a shell toward a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, as tension escalated on the peninsula.
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