Tailei Qi, charged in the fatal shooting of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member, appears at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Fatal shooting by Chinese doctoral student stirs Asian-American anxiety

As first-degree murder charges are filed against Tailei Qi in killing of Zijie Yan, some in community fear deepening of ‘outsider’ status.

30 Aug 2023 - 9:40AM
The latest US restrictions are intended to curb venture capital and private equity investments in Chinese companies covering semiconductors and micro electronics, quantum information technologies and certain artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Photo: Reuters

How high will the fence be? China’s grave concerns over US tech investment curbs

China’s Ministry of Commerce hit out on Thursday after US President Joe Biden signed an executive order to restrict US venture capital and private equity stakes in Chinese firms in key areas, including semiconductors.

11 Aug 2023 - 9:23AM
In 2000, roughly 3 per cent of the China’s population was classified as middle class. By 2018, more than half of China’s population – 707 million people – had entered the country’s middle-income bracket. Photo: AP

Why is China’s middle class starting to look like the US’ not a good thing?

Housing is increasingly unaffordable for China’s middle class, and household debt levels are rising, while the middle class faces the real possibility of not being able to do better than their parents.

8 Dec 2021 - 12:34AM
Wang Manyu of China (left) and Kanak Jha of the United States in action at the World Championships in Huston as two mixed doubles pairs between the two nations were formed to mark the 50th anniversary of the “Ping Pong” diplomacy. They beat Mariia Tailakova and Vladimir Sidorenko of Russia 3-0 in the opening round. Photo: Xinhua

Winning start for US-China teams at table tennis World Championships

‘Ping pong diplomacy’ returns in Houston after 50-year gap, with mixed doubles sides progressing through first round of the tournament. There were differing fortunes for Hong Kong’s paddlers on first day.

24 Nov 2021 - 5:36PM
The US Treasury Department is not labelling China as a currency manipulator. Illustration: Reuters

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
The likes of McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks and Haagen-Dazs are no longer trendsetting brands in the eyes of Chinese consumers, who instead look to China’s new tea cafes and restaurant start-ups. Photo: Bloomberg

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
The people-to-people ties that have bound the US-China relationship together over decades of engagement have frayed, according to two Brookings Institution analysts . Photo: Reuters

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 - 11:08PM
Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan

As xenophobia rises, Chinese-American communities look out for themselves

In New York and San Francisco, Chinatown residents have formed neighbourhood patrols in response to attacks they say are inspired by the pandemic and rhetoric by US President Donald Trump.

24 Oct 2020 - 5:19AM
Houston Rockets guard James Harden passes against the Charlotte Hornets during an NBA basketball game. Photo: AP

‘James Harden changed my life,’ says ex-Houston Rockets GM Morey

Departing NBA executive, whose Hong Kong tweet kicked off a firestorm with China last year, takes out full-page newspaper ad to thank Harden and Houston.

19 Oct 2020 - 12:01PM
Will the departure of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey signal a reset of relations between the NBA and China? Illustration: Henry Wong

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
Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, a person familiar with the decision said. Photo: AP

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
Liu Chuanxing of Qingdao Double Star Eagle tries to block Wang Junjie of Bayi Rockets during the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association league. Photo: Xinhua

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
Oklahoma City Thunder's Terrance Ferguson on the NBA court with the message ‘Black Lives Matter’. Photo: AP

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
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James speaks after receiving the NBA Finals MVP award. Photo: USA Today Sports

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
A still from a Kimsooja video artwork, To Breathe – The Flags, that features in Asia Society exhibition “We Do Not Dream Alone”, a showcase of Asian art at its museum in New York. Photo: Asia Society/Kimsooja

‘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
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope celebrates with forward LeBron James after making a three pointe against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. Photo: USA Today Sports

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
Within hours of Mulan’s release, eagle-eyed viewers saw that Disney had thanked several entities in Xinjiang. Photo: Disney via AP

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
Illustration: SCMP

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