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Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery: Chinese state media

Meng is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign [File: Xinhua via AP] Chinese state media said former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday after prosecutors accused him of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.11m) in bribes. The court, in the…

Rafael Benitez: Newcastle manager offered £12m by Chinese club Dalian Yifang

Rafael Benitez is out of contract at Newcastle at the end of JuneNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez has received a £12m-a-year offer to take over as manager at Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.Benitez, 59, is out of contract at the end of June but has been offered a new deal by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.So…

Here are all the Huawei products that could be in jeopardy...

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro smartphone. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Huawei's placement on the US government's trade blacklist will likely require the Chinese tech giant to rethink the way it develops key products across its smartphone, laptop, and wearable lines. Since the US government added Huawei to the list, companies such as Google, Qualcomm, and Intel have…

Xi Jinping may have shown how he plans to cripple US...

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare-earth magnet factory in eastern China on Monday.He was accompanied by Vice Premier Liu He, China's top economic adviser, who has been leading trade negotiations with the US.The highly publicized photo op suggests that China may be planning to weaponize the rare-earth industry to make the US back down…

This is a crippling blow: What Google’s decision to cut ties...

Google has banned Chinese tech firm Huawei from accessing some updates to Android, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world.Huawei is the second-biggest phone maker in the world behind Samsung, and the restriction is probably a death knell to its smartphone business outside China.Unless Google u-turns, Huawei will have to create its…

Beijing calls for a ‘people’s war’ against the US as Trump...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in Beijing in November 2017. The two men's countries are locked in a bitter trade war. Getty Images / Thomas Peter-Pool The US-China trade war has dramatically escalated over the past few days, with both sides imposing new tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of each…

Trump vows new tariff hike on Chinese goods

President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal by announcing he would hike US tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon. The move, announced on Sunday, marked a major escalation in trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and…

The Big Bang Theory actors leave their imprint at the TCL Chinese...

This is a nice way to say goodbye to apartments 4A and 4B. On Wednesday, the stars of The Big Bang Theory left their handprints in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It was the first time a TV series has been honored with such a ceremony. All the primary players —…

Chinese GP: race 1,000 build-up

Related Video and AudioComing upPlay audio Chinese Grand Prix from BBC Radio 5 liveChinese Grand PrixGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryRace at 07:10 BST - live on 5 liveGet involved #bbcf1: Greatest F1 racesBottas on pole,…

‘H-U-A-N-G’: Liberal senator incorrectly links Penny Wong to Chinese billionaire Huang...

Updated April 09, 2019 18:11:50 Liberal senator Ian Macdonald has been asked to apologise for linking Labor senator Penny Wong to Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo during Senate Estimates hearings on Tuesday. Key points:Ian Macdonald said Labor senators were "very sensitive" about his "throwaway" remarkThe names Wong and Huang are homophones in Cantonese, but not in…
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