THE performance of China’s manufacturing and services firms weakened in August, with activity in state-owned industrial companies contracting for the first time in six months and that in private manufacturers falling to a 76-month low, according to surveys released yesterday. Full Story

China's Alibaba seeking to boost Latin America presence

China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is seeking to increase its presence in Latin America, according to Michael Lee, the firm's head of international marketing and business development, on Tuesday. Full Story

Uber driver robs, molests passenger in Chengdu

Chinese police have arrested an Uber driver suspected of robbing and molesting a female passenger at knifepoint, local media reported, sparking concern over the safety of increasingly popular but loosely regulated hire cars. Full Story

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