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China draws up new 'special' emission curbs on industries

SHANGHAI, Jan 20- China will impose "special emissions restrictions" on enterprises in major industrial sectors in northern China later this year, as it bids to ensure its war on pollution continues once a tough winter anti-smog campaign ends in March. To meet politically crucial air quality targets last year, China forced 28 cities in northern China to cut...

Source: Reuters

Top VC deals: John Chambers starts a fund, and ex-Baidu exec scores funding for self-driving cars

A weekly recap of some of the most interesting venture capital deals, funds and start-ups.

Source: CNBC.com

Alleged CIA China turncoat Lee may have also compromised US spies in Russia: NBC News

A former CIA officer suspected of spying for China may have created even more damage than previously thought, NBC News reported, citing sources.

Source: CNBC.com

UPDATE 2-Trump to tout U.S. economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum

President Donald Trump will be entering something of a lion's den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoulders with the same "globalists" that he campaigned against in winning the 2016 election. In his speech, Trump is expected to urge the world to invest in the United States to take advantage of his deregulatory and tax cut policies,...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 4-ADM pursues big ag merger with grain trader Bunge -WSJ

CHICAGO/ CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 19- Top U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, a move that could set up a battle for Bunge with London- based rival Glencore Plc.. Thin margins have squeezed core commodity trading operations, including those of Bunge, ADM, Cargill Inc and Louis...

Source: Reuters

Trump administration says US mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade. "It seems clear that the United States erred in supporting China's entry into the WTO on terms...

Source: Reuters

Aldridge Appoints Jeremy South Chairman of the Board of Directors

TORONTO---- Aldridge Minerals Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeremy South as Chairman of the Company’ s board of directors. “I am very pleased to have Jeremy on our Board, with his deep experience in mining related financing and I look forward to working with him closely,” commented Han Ilhan, President and CEO. He has over 30 years of experience in M&A, capital...

Source: Business Wire

Macau police hunt for HK$48 million in gambling chips after Wynn casino robbery

The robbery is one of the largest in the world's biggest gambling hub, the South China Morning Post reports.

Source: South China Morning Post

UPDATE 2-U.S. FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

Jan 19- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny. The FTC review is part of a process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act to scrutinize potentially...

Source: Reuters

Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

NEW YORK, Jan 19- A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday. District Judge Kenneth Karas in White Plains, New York, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Xu was arrested in December 2015 after meeting with...

Source: Reuters