Xinhua reports China's plan to establish a system to ensure 'national security' in technology as the republic faces a trade war with the United States.
This comes in the wake of strong words exchanged between US and China during a regional security summit.
This comes amid moves by the Trump administration to increase support for Taiwan.
investPenang director Lee Kah Choon says Penang's tech sector is in a position to help supply essential items for US and China firms caught in trade dispute.
China's plans to retaliate by imposing higher tariffs on US$60 billion worth of US goods has resulted in Bursa Malaysia to open slightly lower.
The outcome of the US-China trade talks will not be a positive one to lift China's stocks.
The US has been insisting on a mechanism to ensure China follows through on any reform promises and purchasing commitments for American goods.
President Donald Trump said current trade talks with China is expected to be a success.
Bourses rose in the US and in major European and Asian centres, concluding the first quarter with a flourish.
The prime minister says sea routes should remain open and free for all vessels.
Southeast Asian markets have come under pressure since the imposition of tariffs by the world's two economic giants on each other's goods.
Alibaba Group Holding is eyeing more Hollywood movies after the success of 'Green Book' at the Oscars and also expects more US exports into China.
European stocks had climbed 0.4% since October, led by a 0.5% bump in Germany's trade-sensitive DAX due to US president Donald Trump's decision to hold off tariffs on China goods.
Stock markets in China rose more than 5% after the US President said he would delay an increase on China goods tariffs.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin touts the currency pact as the strongest ever, though he offered no details, following two days of high-level talks in Washington between US and Chinese officials.
The palm oil industry continues to face sharp criticism from environmentally sensitive countries, particularly those from the EU.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead the US delegation for the third round of talks on Thursday and Friday in Beijing.
A White House official says that preparations are under way and the talks will continue to focus on pressing Beijing to make structural reforms.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan is unchanged and capped below the four-month peak scaled on Friday.
Vietnam is quietly positioning itself as a safe haven for manufacturers wary of getting caught in the crossfire of the tariff war between the US and China.
National Economic Council director says recent news reports of a US-China deal being imminent are inaccurate.
The US will not raise levies on Chinese goods on January 1 while China promised to buy more from the US and enter a 90-day period of talks to bring an end to the dispute.
The trade battle between the United States and China has loomed larger over the G20 talks.
The two-day gathering in Papua New Guinea was almost five years in the making, cost untold millions of US dollars and required the deployment of at least one battleship and three cruise liners.
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