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Nissan has slashed its full-year profit forecast by 20 percent after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests

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Nissan has slashed its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests. The Japanese carmaker now expects a net profit of 320 billion yen ($4 billion) for the year ending March 2013, down from an earlier estimate of 400 billion yen. Nissan says car sales plunged 35% in China in September. A territorial dispute between Japan and China over islands in t...

China's economy has grown at its slowest pace in three years as investment slowed and demand fell in key markets such as the US and Europe

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..., fuelling expectation that more state-driven stimulus measures would be on the way. “Now that China’s growth is slowing, there are calls for yet another stimulus,” said Edward Chancellor, global Strategist at investment management firm GMO. But analysts warned that China’s growth problems may not be solved by a simple injection of capital and a new round of government spen...

China has confirmed that one of its warships "encountered" a US vessel

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China has confirmed that one of its warships “encountered” a US vessel. The US reported a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month. The US said its guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens was forced to take evasive action as the two ships neared each other on December 5. It has been described as the most serious Sino-US confrontation in the South China Sea since 2009. Chin...

Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of China's central bank, has pulled out of the IMF and World Bank meetings being held in Japan

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...he IMF-World Bank annual meetings and will deliver his Per Jacobsson Lecture.” Chinese Finance Minister Xie Xuren is also apparently skipping the meetings. Chinese state media said Vice-Minister Zhu Guangyao would attend. A report on China’s official news agency Xinhua confirmed the make-up of the Chinese central bank delegation. It also cited unidentified analysts as saying that the f...

President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in India for the first visit there by a Pakistani head of state for seven years

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President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in India for the first visit there by a Pakistani head of state for seven years. Asif Ali Zardari was met at Delhi’s Palam air force base by India’s parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Pakistani president is having lunch with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, before travelling to an important Muslim shrine in Rajasthan. It is h...

Chuck Hagel has toured the Liaoning - China's first aircraft carrier - at the beginning of a three-day visit to the country

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...out two hours. No further details were immediately available and journalists accompanying him on the China visit did not go with him. The carrier was built in the 1980s for the Soviet navy but was never completed. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the rusting hull – then called the Varyag – sat in dockyards in Ukraine. A Chinese company with links to China’s People’s...

Among the prisoners was Naw Kham, a Burmese man thought to have been one of the most powerful warlords in the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos and Burma

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China has executed four foreign men for the murder of 13 Chinese fishermen on the Mekong river in 2011, after being paraded on state TV. The men were put to death by lethal injection in Kunming, Yunnan province. CCTV News broadcast live footage of the men being taken from their cells to the execution site, though it did not show the moment of death. Many social media users in China have reacted a...

China’s President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption

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...nd grabs and environmental issues. On the internet, thousands of people have left comments appealing for better measures to fight corruption on official websites launched for the congress by the three major party mouthpieces – Xinhua news agency, People’s Daily and China Central Television (CCTV). Economic growth has also slowed in recent months and the wealth gap is an issue of great...

China's most prominent activists, scholars and journalists have released an open letter urging leaders to implement political reforms, for the second time in three months

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...ion forward by two days. Mention of the letter has since disappeared from many internet sites within China. Related search articles:white female celebrity seven letters frist name Sample Letter of Discontent incest in malaysia kris aquino microchip on finger letter to girlfriend about son longhumanfingernails mothers letter to her 22 year old son name of present prime minister of china 2013 what...

The US civilian aircrafts are expected to observe China's rules in its newly-declared air defense zone in the East China Sea

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...carriers operating internationally will operate consistent with Notams [Notices to Airmen] issued by foreign countries”. It added: “Our expectation of operations by US carriers consistent with NOTAMs does not indicate US government acceptance of China’s requirements for operating in the newly declared ADIZ.” Japan has instructed its aircraft not to observe China’s rul...

Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang

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...adership compound, known as Zhongnanhai. While in Tokyo, Joe Biden said he would raise concerns over China’s new air zone “in great specificity” during meetings with China’s leaders. Jo Biden and Xi Jinping are said to enjoy a relatively close relationship. Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang China announce...

Xi Jinping is accompanied by his wife, military singer Peng Liyuan, in his first overseas tour as China's president

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...n his first overseas tour as China’s president At a press conference, Xi Jinping called Russia China’s “friendly neighbor”, and said that the fact that he was visiting so soon after assuming presidency was “a testimony to the great importance China places on its relations with Russia.” “China-Russia relations have entered a new phase in which the two count...

Syrian opposition National Coalition has chosen Ghassan Hitto as the prime minister to head a government for rebel-held regions

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...inate aid to rebel-held areas. Syrian opposition National Coalition has chosen Ghassan Hitto as the prime minister to head a government for rebel-held regions Earlier, the commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army said his group would work “under the umbrella” of any new government.“Any institutions not following this government would be considered to be acting illegitimately and...

Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister in modern times and the first woman to lead a major Western democracy

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...ruction of traditional working-class communities. Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister in modern times and the first woman to lead a major Western democracy What about on the international stage? Margaret Thatcher joined forces with US president Ronald Reagan to pioneer a new form of dynamic free-market conservatism, which has since taken root around the world. Her sup...

Model Imane Fadil said strippers dressed as nuns performed for Silvio Berlusconi at one of his “bunga bunga” parties

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...s were an attempt to influence the women’s testimony, saying they were legal and reflected the former prime minister’s “usual generosity”, AFP news agency reports. This is one of three trials that the businessman and former prime minister is currently a defendant in. The other two relate to tax fraud and violating official secrets, while earlier this year an Italian court t...

Pietro Parolin is replacing Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone as part of Pope Francis’ initiative to reform the Vatican

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Pietro Parolin has been appointed by Pope Francis as the new prime minister of Vatican. Veteran diplomat Pietro Parolin is replacing Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone as part of Pope Francis’ initiative to reform the Vatican. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, had been widely criticized over last year’s so-called “Vatileaks” scandals. Leaked documents r...

Chinese economy has slowed for a seventh quarter

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Chinese economy has slowed for a seventh quarter as problems in Europe and the US hurt demand for its goods. The annual rate of growth was 7.4% in the third quarter, down from 7.6% in the previous three months. However, there were signs that the world’s second-biggest economy was now stabilizing and rebounding. That would be good news for China, which is facing a leadership change, and the...

Joe Biden arrived in Tokyo late on Monday and will then head to Beijing and Seoul during his six-day visit

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...rules and Japanese commercial carriers have agreed to a government request not to comply. On Friday, China scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes flying in the area. Joe Biden told the newspaper that the establishment of the ADIZ underscored “the need for agreement between China and Japan to establish crisis management and confidence building measures to lower tensions̶...

China has unveiled a series of reforms aimed at overhauling its economy over the next decade

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...erests may be reluctant to implement them, correspondents say. Third Plenums refer to the third time new leaders of China lead a plenary session of the Central Committee. They generally take place a year after new leaders take office, after they have established their power base. Previous Third Plenums have had a major impact on China’s development. At the Third Plenum in 1978, former leader...

Czech PM Petr Necas will resign over Jana Nagyova corruption and spying scandal

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...nt will therefore resign with me.” The opposition Social Democrats had warned they would press for a no-confidence motion in parliament unless Petr Necas stepped down, and the two other parties in his centre-right coalition had signaled that they could no longer support him. The prime minister said the coalition would try to form a new government, led by a different person, to rule until ele...

In future, Chinese families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child

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China has decided to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media announces. In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, says the Xinhua news agency. The one-child policy already exempts rural dwellers and ethnic minorities. The move comes after this week’s meeting of a key decision-making body of the governing...

The oriental Skywalk is situated 4,700 ft above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China

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Tourists looking to test their nerves can choose to go to China to walk across a dazzling glass bridge suspended from a cliff face. The oriental Skywalk is situated 4,700 ft above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. In order to keep the glass path clean, tourists are asked to put on shoe covers before passing. The oriental Skywalk is situated 4,700 ft above sea l...

The Chinese economy, world's second-largest, has slowed and performed worse than many analysts expected in the first quarter of 2013

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...s second-largest, has slowed and performed worse than many analysts expected in the first quarter of 2013. Annual growth was 7.7% in Q1 2013, compared with 7.9% in Q4 2012. Analysts had forecast a figure closer to 8%. China wants to spur growth after it hit a 13-year low in 2012. Other key data on Monday also came in lower than market expectations, raising questions over the outlook for growth. In...

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt called China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain in a new book, The New Digital Age, due for release in April

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt called China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain in a new book, The New Digital Age, due for release in April. The New Digital Age reportedly brands China “the world’s most active and enthusiastic filterer of information”. China is “the most sophisticated and prolific” hacker of foreign companies, acc...

Two US B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new China’s air defense rules

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...pan Airlines and All Nippon Airlines said on Tuesday they would stop filing flight plans demanded by China on routes through the zone following a request from the Japanese government. Singapore Airlines and Australia’s Qantas have both said they will abide by the new rules. However, Australia summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to express opposition over the zone. Australia’s Foreign...