Japan airlines change ‘Taiwan’ to ‘China Taiwan’ on websites

Japan’s two largest airlines have changed “Taiwan” to “China Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, a move likely to please Beijing but anger the self-ruled island.The change was made on June 12 and is meant to accommodate …

In Trump rebuke, US Senate votes to reimpose ban on China’s ZTE

The US Senate defied President Donald Trump by voting Monday to overrule his administration’s deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE and reimpose a ban on high-tech chip sales to the company.Senators added an amendment targeting ZTE into a sweeping, must-p…

Power starved Nigeria on the brink after six plants closed

Nigerian officials were working Monday to prevent the “collapse” of the electric grid after they had to close down six power plants following a pipeline failure and “technical issues” at Shell gas wells.Swathes of Africa’s most populous nation of 180 m…

Biotech billionaire takes over at Los Angeles Times, new editor named

Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong took over Monday as the new owner of the Los Angeles Times and immediately named respected journalist Norman Pearlstine as top editor.The changeover aims to reinvigorate what had been one of the leading US dailie…