Month: May 2018

European tech companies eye Chinese opportunities
European tech companies eye Chinese opportunities

Chamber seeks to ease firms’ entry into important market High-tech enterprises from Europe planning to enter the Chinese market need to learn more about the local business environment, government policies and initiatives, according to Florian von Tucher, chairman of the European Technology Chamber. “They (companies) should make themselves fit into…

Irish welcome growth in China connections
Irish welcome growth in China connections

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Ireland’s traditions share the same idea of connectivity, according to Thomas Bellew, head of the economic section at the Embassy of Ireland. “Ireland is on the western edge of Europe,” Bellew said at the Ireland exhibition area at the Fifth China Beijing International Fair…

Nainggolan bows out after Belgium snub
Nainggolan bows out after Belgium snub

MILAN – Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan announced on Monday he was calling time on his international career after being overlooked for the Belgium World Cup squad. The 30-year-old has played 30 times for his country, with his combative displays making him a fan favorite, but his relationship with coach Roberto…

LeBron blitzes bewildered Boston
LeBron blitzes bewildered Boston

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Emery poised to succeed Wenger at Arsenal helm
Emery poised to succeed Wenger at Arsenal helm

LONDON – Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger’s successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, the BBC reported on Monday. Emery, 46, won Ligue 1 and four domestic cups in two seasons in the French capital before departing earlier this month. However, the Spaniard…

Foreign firms held to account
Foreign firms held to account

As an increasing number of foreign enterprises are operating in China, there has been growing public scrutiny on those that fail to respect the country’s territorial integrity. Especially after the White House referred to the nation’s efforts to get foreign companies to stop referring to Taiwan and other regions as…

Securities regulator acts to silence voices of price manipulators
Securities regulator acts to silence voices of price manipulators

LIAO YINGQIANG, an internet-based news anchor specializing in comments about the securities market, was fined 129 million yuan ($20.2 million) by the China Securities Regulatory Commission for manipulating share prices. Beijing News comments: Liao was fined because the commission found he had bought certain stocks via other people’s accounts under…

Boston's young upstarts make Philly look silly
Boston's young upstarts make Philly look silly

BOSTON – Boston’s rising stars stalled ‘The Process’ and led the Celtics to victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Monday. Substitute point guard Terry Rozier scored 29, and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a career-high 28 points to outplay starry rookie Ben Simmons on Monday…

Home sweet home doesn't hold true in playoffs
Home sweet home doesn't hold true in playoffs

PITTSBURGH – Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL, but so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts. Consider the following: The Pittsburgh Penguins finished with the second-worst road…