Thousands protest China trade deal in Taiwan

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the streets around Taiwan`s Parliament on Sunday to protest a trade pact with China, a nearly 2-week-old protest that is challenging the president`s policy of moving the democratic island economically closer to China.

Strong China trade figures point to recovery

China reported surprisingly strong trade figures on Wednesday, providing fresh evidence that the world`s third-largest economy is firmly on a recovery track and that global demand is improving too.