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James Pomfret

James Pomfret

    Possible concession to Hong Kong protesters
    Possible concession to Hong Kong protesters
    The panel chosen to select candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made "more democratic", the territory's leader said on Tuesday, the...
    China train station attack could drive ethnic wedge deeper
    China train station attack could drive ethnic wedge deeper
    Police swept a Muslim Uighur district of the Chinese city of Kunming hours after knife-wielding assailants killed 29 people in a crowded station, underscoring the risk of...
    Russia steadfast on Snowden's expulsion
    Russia steadfast on Snowden's expulsion
    Washington has pressed Moscow to do all in its power to expel former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden before he gets the chance to take an...
    Taiwan's president wins re-election
    Taiwan's president wins re-election
    Taiwan's incumbent president was re-elected on Saturday as official tallies showed he held a near-unassailable lead in the vote-count and the...
    Can China's billions spur the next big idea?
    Can China's billions spur the next big idea?
    If innovation is about dreaming up the next big idea, then the black box devised by Guangdong East Power probably doesn't qualify.
    China executes Filipinos despite Manila's pleas
    China executes Filipinos despite Manila's pleas
    China executed on Wednesday three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking despite a flurry of public appeals for clemency in the Philippines, and...
    More problems for China's Foxconn over workers' pay
    More problems for China's Foxconn over workers' pay
    Chinese electronics maker Foxconn, a key manufacturer of iPhones and iPads for Apple, has been hit by a new staff dispute, with employees saying...
    Doubts over global economy resurface as G20 gathers
    Doubts over global economy resurface as G20 gathers
    Leading policymakers expressed concern on Friday about the health of the world economy even as they closed ranks behind the eurozone's efforts to...
    China ivory demand bodes ill for Africa's elephants
    China ivory demand bodes ill for Africa's elephants
    Tucked into a grimy building in Guangzhou, a small band of Chinese master carvers chip away at ivory tusks with chisels, fashioning them into the...
    Out of Africa and into China, emigres struggle
    Out of Africa and into China, emigres struggle
    Sweating heavily and yelling at Chinese police officers, a group of Nigerians dragged the lifeless body of an injured compatriot up to a Guangzhou...
    Chinese labour laws buckle as economy darkens
    Chinese labour laws buckle as economy darkens
    As China's economic storm clouds darken and more firms face bankruptcy, factory workers such as Xiang Yongheng have seen their confidence badly...
    Typhoon Nuri shuts down Hong Kong
    Typhoon Nuri shuts down Hong Kong
    Hong Kong was buffeted by gale force winds on Friday as typhoon Nuri churned toward the major financial hub, with most of the city and its markets...