The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.16% at 22,715.85, its lowest closing since July 17.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.15% at 3,340.29, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.91%. The tech-heavy start-up board ChiNext lost 1.7%, while the newly-launched STAR50 slid 2.9%. Leading the declines, the CSI SWS securities index dropped 3.4%.
The Chinese army fired projectiles into the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, AFP journalists said, shortly after the start of large-scale military exercises around the island claimed by Beijing.
The White House summoned China's ambassador, Qin Gang, late on Thursday to tell him that the military actions were of "concern to Taiwan, to us and to our partners around the world," said spokesman John Kirby.
US President Joe Biden has imposed restrictions on American technology companies making semi-conductors and advanced computer chips from exporting them to China, and even countries using American components in their chips to sell them to China. The aim is to prevent China from using America’s advanced chip technology
Joe Biden will take office next month wielding more leverage over Beijing than he would have ever sought. He can thank Donald Trump and Xi Jinping for that. Biden will be sworn in as president after Trump’s administration spent years
Global trade barriers must be removed, and countries should uphold basic multilateral trade principles while standing firm against protectionism, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
In a characteristic Chinese understatement, Chinese President Xi JInping told visiting United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, “The two sides made progress and reached agreement on some specific issues. This is very good.” Blinken’s visit to China and his marathon
When the Biden administration unveiled aggressive export controls in October aimed at blocking China from becoming a global leader in advanced semiconductors it was missing a key ingredient: agreement from US allies to impose their own matching restrictions. American officials, touting an ever-closer strategic alignment with Japan,