Global and China News

China developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its US$5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.

Slight cancer concerns: phone radiation study

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - A new U.S. study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

CAL to seek arbitration with flight attendants

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest airline company, will seek third-party arbitration on the disputes between the company and its flight attendants over a new working contract, after failing to reach a consensus on how to settle the disputes at a mediation meeting held on Friday.

Grade A office rents in capital 16th highest in Asia-Pacific region

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - Rental prices for Grade A offices in Taipei were the 16th highest among major cities in the Asia-Pacific region, property market consulting firm REPro Knight Frank said Saturday.

US economy shows signs of life after slow start to year

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets

(Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:00 +0800)

( - Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

(Sat, 28 May 2016 06:00:00 +0800)

( - Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

US consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year

(Sat, 28 May 2016 02:00:00 +0800)

( - Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.