Alexandra Harney

Chinese premier confident economy will meet annual growth target

13 Apr 2019

SHANGHAI China is confident that it will meet its 2019 economic growth target of six percent to 6.5 percent, premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

29 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies. | Video

Genome editing summit organisers condemn Chinese scientist's gene-editing baby claims

29 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 The organisers of a conference where a Chinese scientist claimed to have edited the genes of twin babies condemned the work on Thursday, calling it "deeply disturbing" and "irresponsible".

China orders investigation after scientist claims first gene-edited babies

26 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI/LONDON Chinese health and medical ethics authorities started an investigation on Monday into claims by a scientist who released videos on YouTube saying he had altered the genes of twins born earlier this month, creating the first gene edited babies.

Chinese university to investigate after academic claims to have edited twins’ genes

26 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI/LONDON, Nov 26 A Chinese university said on Monday it will immediately launch an investigation after an associate professor released videos on YouTube claiming to have edited the genes of twins born earlier this month and defending the ethics of his work.

Suning's affiliate plans share issue, to buy Suning’s supermarket unit

14 Oct 2018

SHANGHAI Suning.com said its affiliate Suning Smart Life plans to raise $250 million through a share issue, and that it has agreed to sell its supermarket unit to Suning Smart Life for 745.4 million yuan ($108 million).

Embattled Chinese drug maker to get $43 mln in government support

14 Oct 2018

SHANGHAI, Oct 14 A Chinese city government has given 300 million yuan ($43 million) to drug maker Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, the company said, after it was recently faulted by U.S. and European regulators over production issues at one of its plants.

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 3-FDA halts imports from China's Huahai Chuannan plant

10 Oct 2018

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK, Sept 28 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it will no longer allow imports of drug ingredients or medicines made with ingredients produced at China's Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals Chuannan factory, after a recall of one of its drugs that contained a probable carcinogen.

Toxin at heart of drug recall shows holes in medical safety net

22 Aug 2018

SHANGHAI/LONDON A toxin inadvertently produced in the manufacture of a widely prescribed medicine but not spotted for years raises questions about regulators' ability to detect risks in a sprawling global drug supply chain increasingly reliant on factories in China.

Former central bank governor: Yuan's internationalization is progressing

11 Aug 2018

SHANGHAI The internationalization of the renminbi has made progress, Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of China's central bank, said on Saturday.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.