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  1. August 28, 2014

    Samsung faces China labour allegations

    Samsung Electronics has been hit by new allegations of child labour in China, just a month after activists found evidence of...

  2. July 11, 2014

    China examines state bank fund transfer allegation

    China’s central bank is examining an allegation by the state broadcaster that a big state bank is helping rich clients move...

Special Reports

  1. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

    The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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  1. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  2. July 8, 2014

    China’s Guangdong province ramps up anti-prostitution campaign

    Guangdong is ramping up an anti-prostitution campaign in the populous southern province to make it harder for sauna and...

  3. June 9, 2014

    Hong Kong looks to export its elderly to mainland China

    Hong Kong has come up with a novel way to deal with the rising costs of an ageing population and a shortage of land: export...

  4. June 8, 2014

    China cracks down on ‘naked officials’

    Hundreds of Chinese Communist party officials in southern China have been forced to accept demotions after being caught up...

  5. June 2, 2014

    Li & Fung’s strategy to make the maths work

    When Li & Fung was set up in Canton, now known as Guangzhou, in 1906, it specialised in exporting traditional Chinese goods...

  6. May 13, 2014

    PetroChina to spin off key gas pipelines

    China’s largest oil company has joined the ranks of state-owned companies offering up prized assets in order to raise funds...

  7. May 6, 2014

    Six injured in Guangzhou knife attack

    Knife-wielding attackers injured six people at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday, the...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    April 30, 2014

    Close brush with hippo in Guangzhou

    Alex Lee/Reuters A man cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wild life reserve park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    April 29, 2014

    Tanked up

    Mark Ralston/AFP Aquarium visitors take in the submarine view at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, Guangdong province,...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    April 25, 2014

    Currency smuggler in Guangdong

    Reuters Chinese police remove US dollars strapped to a man’s legs, at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border, Guangdong province. The...

  11. April 24, 2014

    Chinese factory told to reimburse striking workers

    A local government in China has determined that the world’s largest manufacturer of sports shoes which supplies Adidas and...

  12. April 22, 2014

    China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates

    The world’s largest sports shoe manufacturer, which supplies Nike and Adidas, has been forced to halt production at a huge...

  13. April 16, 2014

    The Korean Wave, by Yasue Kuwahara

    The plot of My Love from the Star is far-fetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the South...

  14. April 15, 2014

    China crackdown on labour activism bolstered by court ruling

    A court in southern China has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a closely watched test case of the...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    April 2, 2014

    Stormy weather over Hong Kong

    Philippe Lopez/AFP A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on...

  16. April 1, 2014

    China PX plant protests spread to provincial capital Guangzhou

    Opposition to a chemical plant in China’s Guangdong province spread to Guangzhou on Tuesday as several hundred protesters...

  17. March 31, 2014

    Chinese environmental protest broken up

    Thousands of residents of Maoming, a city in Guangdong province, on Sunday protested over a petrochemicals plant, in the...

  18. March 11, 2014

    China opens door to private banks

    China has launched a pilot project to establish five banks owned entirely by private companies such as Alibaba and Tencent...

  19. February 20, 2014

    Wu Guijun trial tests China’s tolerance of workers’ strikes

    If Wu Guijun is sentenced to five years in a Chinese prison, it will be in part because he allegedly led workers in...

  20. February 17, 2014

    China launches crackdown on prostitution, betting and drugs

    China has launched a crackdown on prostitution, gambling and drug trafficking, one week after police in Guangdong province...

  21. February 14, 2014

    China crackdown on prostitution heads north

    Chinese authorities in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang have followed their colleagues in Guangdong by launching a...

  22. February 13, 2014

    China offers financial incentives to clean up pollution

    China is to create a fund to help tackle air pollution in heavily affected cities, with Rmb10bn ($1.6bn) allocated to help...

  23. February 12, 2014

    Crackdown on prostitution spreads in south China

    A Chinese campaign against prostitution that started in the city of Dongguan has spread across Guangdong province, despite...

  24. Business Blog

    February 6, 2014

    Aston Martin's recall is an embarrassment for China

    Aston Martin recall gives an insight into the supply chains of even luxury carmakers (Bloomberg) Aston Martin’s recall of...

  25. February 3, 2014

    Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse

    As China prepared to usher in the Year of the Horse, Crystal Group, a garment manufacturer that produces clothes for...

  26. January 28, 2014

    China closes poultry markets amid bird flu fear

    Cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta plan to close live poultry markets, after the number of people affected by the H7N9...

  27. January 23, 2014

    China’s Evergrande academy sets sights on World Cup

    Evergrande International Football School “Little Messi” is like millions of young boys around the world. Kaisar Tursun is 12...

  28. January 22, 2014

    China: Delta blues

    Home town specialities Gerhard Flatz, the general manager of an Austrian factory in China that makes high-end skiwear for...

  29. January 15, 2014

    Online shopping grows in China's poorer provinces

    China’s mountainous Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has little of the wealth and fast development of the places in China...

  30. January 15, 2014

    Hong Kong faces threat from Guangzhou port

    Tens of thousands of litres of Admiral Vodka, a Lithuanian brand, lie in large blue vats in a warehouse in the southern...

  31. December 26, 2013

    South Sudan crisis: Kenyan president arrive in Juba to mediate

    African mediators trying to broker a peace deal between warring parties in oil-rich South Sudan have held “constructive and...

  32. November 4, 2013

    China’s manufacturers feel the squeeze as costs rise

    Perched in front of hundreds of vibrantly coloured backpacks, each bearing the name of a famous football nation, a...

  33. The World

    October 28, 2013

    Chen's confession: who to trust in China now?

    What can you trust in China these days? An investigative journalist who says a well-known company has allegedly been...

  34. October 27, 2013

    Chinese newspaper issues apology over reporter’s Zoomlion stories

    A Chinese newspaper at the centre of a storm about press freedom apologised on Sunday after a reporter admitted to being...

  35. October 24, 2013

    Chinese newspaper repeats call for reporter’s release

    A Chinese newspaper that took the unprecedented action of publicly calling on police to release a detained reporter has run...

  36. October 23, 2013

    China newspaper takes on the police

    A Chinese newspaper on Wednesday took the unusual move of publishing a front-page editorial calling for the release of a...

  37. October 1, 2013

    Factory ‘boys’: the changing face of China’s production lines

    In a Shenzhen factory, workers sit along a production line, packing expensive headphones that in just days will land in the...

  38. September 23, 2013

    Hong Kong escapes worst of Typhoon Usagi

    A clean-up operation was under way in southern China on Monday after Typhoon Usagi made landfall in Guangdong, the...

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