Jake Spring

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13 Jun 2017 | 1:31 PM

Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday - CNN

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman said on Tuesday he was on his way to North Korea as a private citizen, returning to the isolated country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un.

28 Jan 2017 | 3:23 PM

Chinese New Year fireworks spark a return to hazardous Beijing pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Residents of China's capital awoke on Saturday to dense, choking smog after many set off a barrage of fireworks overnight to ring in the Lunar New Year, despite limits and public admonitions against such displays in the congested city.

19 May 2016 | 4:51 PM

Recon group chair says could pay more than 100 million pounds for Aston Villa

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese magnate who has agreed to buy English football club Aston Villa has said the final purchase price for the club would range between 75 million pounds and more than 100 million pounds, depending on how the club performs next season.

10 Dec 2015 | 10:51 AM

In smog-choked China, drivers check out electric cars

BEIJING (Reuters) - The heavy smog shrouding Beijing is proving to be a boon for China's nascent electric car market, with some dealers saying inquiries about all-electric models are up by almost a tenth.

19 Aug 2015 | 7:45 PM

Global automakers divert shipments from China's Tianjin port after blasts

BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> and rival global automakers are looking to divert shipments to Shanghai and other ports from Tianjin after massive explosions last week disrupted operations indefinitely at China's largest auto import hub.

14 Aug 2015 | 5:35 PM

Global automakers scramble to assess damage from huge blasts at China port

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Global automakers including Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp scrambled on Friday to assess damage to cars and facilities after two massive explosions in the port city of Tianjin, China's largest auto import hub.

16 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM

China investigates auto executive, Yunnan official for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - The chairman of one of China's top state-owned automakers, FAW Group Corp, and a senior provincial official are being investigated for "violating party discipline", the Communist Party said on Sunday, employing its usual euphemism for corruption.