China Halts Some U.S. Farm Imports, Threatening Trade Deal

Chinese government told state-run agricultural companies to pause purchases of some American farm goods including soybeans as Beijing evaluates the ongoing escalation of tensions with the U.S. over Hong Kong.


Apple Reopening Flagship Tokyo Stores as Japan Eases Restriction

Apple Inc. is set to reopen its biggest stores in Japan from midday on Wednesday, bringing its physical retail network back online in one of its biggest markets.


ByteDance reportedly hit $3b in profit last year

China’s ByteDance, the parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, has recorded a net profit of more than US$3 billion last year, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.