CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday warned it intends to block a Hong Kong and Chinese consortium's 13 billion Australian dollar ($9 billion) takeover bid for an energy infrastructure company because it conflicts with Australia's national interest.
The CK Consortium needed approval of Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board to take over APA Group, which owns more than 43,700 kilometers (27,100 miles) of gas pipeline in Australia.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese organizers for next month's Asian Winter Games said Tuesday that contentious history books will be removed from guestrooms at a hotel that will be used to house athletes.
The organizers also said that Chinese athletes will stay at another hotel in accordance with a request from Beijing.
TOKYO (AP) — A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the chain's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated.
APA Group, a Tokyo-based land developer and operator of 400-plus hotels, drew fire for spreading the revisionist views of company president Toshio Motoya by putting the books in hotel guestrooms and also selling them. China has lodged a complaint, but APA says it stands by its owner's views.