China

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:10AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting in Beijing amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:05AM UTC Pic: AP.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Why are people really protesting in Hong Kong?

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 7:54AM UTC Police try to control crowds in Mong Kok. Pic: AP

Ask anyone in Hong Kong why so many people have taken to the streets and the answer will often be the same: “for democracy,” “for universal suffrage,” or “to elect a fair government.” Equally, one could look at any of the slogans disseminated around the protests sites. Be it a sticker or a poster pasted on a wall, the message is likely to be something related to democracy and elections.

China’s economic growth expected to slow

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:20AM UTC A port in China. Pic: AP.

A research group says it expects China’s economy to slow over the next decade.

China donates $6 million to WFP in support of Ebola victims

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 5:40PM UTC People in Liberia gather around a truck containing food from the WFP. Pic: AP

BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola outbreak has led to widespread transport disruptions and higher food prices and caused some farmers to abandon their crops and livestock.

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