Culture

US trade deal may be hit with bumper harvest set to cool China’s buying spree

China has imported about 23 million tonnes in the 2020-21 marketing year, close to US Department of Agriculture’s forecast of 26 million tonnes.

1 Sep 2021 - 11:20AM
New US Treasury report does not label China as a currency manipulator

In the first foreign exchange report of the Biden administration, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen keeps China on a watch list for its practices.

17 Apr 2021 - 1:20AM
It’s a generational thing: China’s youth leading nation away from US culture

Amid changing sentiment in China, the likes of Nike, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola have been forced to change their approach, while domestic films have taken over from Avatar, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Titanic.

20 Mar 2021 - 12:20PM
US axes Chinese cultural programmes on propaganda grounds

US secretary of state says the exchanges are soft power influence tools offering carefully curated access to the Communist Party.

5 Dec 2020 - 10:55PM
A timeline of the NBA’s China crisis as Daryl Morey quits

Player attacks, hall-of-famer defences, support, criticism, accusations and rebuttals – all have been a feature of a hugely turbulent period for relations between the NBA and China.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:38AM
Hong Kong-tweeting NBA Rockets executive Morey steps down

Morey was the cause off a huge rift between the NBA and China after tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters last year.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:38AM
China’s most successful basketball team to quit league: reports

Bayi Rockets, founded by PLA soldiers in 1955, dominated early days of Chinese Basketball Association but are set to pull out this season, according to reports.

20 Oct 2020 - 4:30PM
NBA: Mavs owner Mark Cuban ‘OK with doing business with China’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban grilled by Megyn Kelly over NBA’s support for Black Lives Matter movement, as former Fox News host highlights human rights abuses in China.

14 Oct 2020 - 10:06PM
Trump lawyer Giuliani tells Lakers to ‘celebrate in Communist China’

‘How about a big parade in Communist China, Beijing. That’s where it belongs,’ former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tells NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter.

13 Oct 2020 - 1:27PM
‘Asia is the main dish here’ – Asian art’s big US showcase

Long awaited, delayed and now extended, Asia Society’s New York exhibition ‘to put Asian art in the foreground’ is notable for the diversity of artists represented.

14 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM
NBA returns to Chinese state TV a year after Hong Kong controversy

Potentially decisive Game Five of the NBA Finals between Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat shown on CCTV-5 a year on from blackout following Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet.

19 Oct 2020 - 11:38AM
Disney says it had to work with Chinese government on Mulan

In letter to British politicians, company defends its cooperation with entities accused of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

10 Oct 2020 - 5:55AM
New US museum shows Chinese-Americans’ role in building America

Chinese-Americans have contributed to the United States’ construction, fought in its wars and built communities from coast to coast.

7 Oct 2020 - 4:06PM
Nike airs e-sports ad ahead of League of Legends World Championship

American sports apparel giant Nike rolls out a glitzy e-sports commercial in China in its latest move to court players and fans in the world’s second-largest economy.

5 Oct 2020 - 8:15PM
NBA-China: one year on from Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet

Games have been shown with NBA commissioner Adam Silver confident they will return to CCTV, while Morey has kept his job and NBA’s China relationship has become politicised in the US.

5 Oct 2020 - 4:38PM
Company refuses hoarding criticising LeBron James’ ‘silence on China’

Conservative NGO wanted to place adverts with NBA star LeBron James’ mouth covered by Chinese national flag and message that ‘Silence is Violence’ but hoarding company asked for player’s image to be removed.

4 Oct 2020 - 1:28PM
NBA player Rudy Gobert shows support for Uygurs in Xinjiang

Utah Jazz centre shares post by actor and human rights activist Omar Sy on Instagram.

3 Oct 2020 - 11:25PM
‘It started with Trump’: Asian-Americans push back at hate

TV producer Valerie Chow was already planning a video blitz to counter racism against Asian-Americans over coronavirus when she was attacked on an LA street and told ‘go back to China’. It served as a spur for her Be Cool 2 Asians campaign.

12 Apr 2020 - 4:48PM