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    1. May 21, 2017

      Macau casinos cash in again as China’s luxury sector rebounds

      Casino executives in Macau are confident that the slowdown of recent years is behind them amid a broad recovery in...

    2. May 21, 2017

      New world of Chinese palace intrigue

      When he is not tweeting lurid corruption allegations against top Communist party officials and their relatives, exiled...

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    1. May 16, 2017

      Big pharma hopes rule change will ease China sales pain

      The world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, which are struggling with pricing pressures in China, are hoping that...

    2. May 15, 2017

      China seeks to ease Belt and Road strategy concerns

      Xi Jinping has sought to allay concerns among China’s neighbours that its ambitious Belt and Road scheme linking the...

    3. May 14, 2017

      One Belt, One Road — and many questions

      If President Donald Trump is opening a void by withdrawing American leadership on global trade, President Xi Jinping is...

    4. May 14, 2017

      Putin-Xi embrace masks misgivings on Belt and Road project

      On the sidelines of Beijing’s Belt and Road forum on China’s multibillion dollar regional infrastructure programme,...

    5. May 14, 2017

      China’s Xi hails Belt and Road as ‘project of the century’

      Chinese president Xi Jinping hailed his country’s Belt and Road initiative as “the project of the century” as he...

    6. May 12, 2017

      Beijing in lockdown ahead of ‘New Silk Road’ summit

      Beijing is enjoying an unusually long run of clear blue skies thanks to widespread industrial closures ahead of the...

    7. May 11, 2017

      S Korea’s Moon discusses Pyongyang threat with China’s Xi

      South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in has discussed North Korea’s growing nuclear threats with his Chinese...

    8. May 10, 2017

      China new ‘Silk Road’ investment falls in 2016

      Investment in President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative” declined last year, according to several...

    9. May 8, 2017

      Macau proposes new ATM curbs to tackle Chinese capital flight

      Macau is tightening restrictions on the use of ATM cards by mainland Chinese customers as the casino enclave confronts...

    10. May 5, 2017

      Anbang accused of wreaking market ‘havoc’ with insurance product

      Chinese regulators have banned Anbang — the acquisitive insurer that has snapped up trophy assets around the world —...

    11. May 5, 2017

      US steps up SE Asia effort but survey points to China sway

      The US has stepped up efforts to boost ties with Southeast Asian countries even though a new survey lays bare a growing...

    12. May 5, 2017

      North Korea vents at China over sanctions threat

      North Korea has vented its frustration with China, exposing the diverging interests between the two allies. After tough...

    13. May 3, 2017

      China wields power with boycott diplomacy

      Jeju used to bristle with Chinese tourists who flocked to the South Korean island to enjoy its beach resorts and rugged...

    14. May 2, 2017

      US fake news feeds information-hungry audience in China

      US fake news is infiltrating China, one of the most tightly controlled media environments on earth, as accounts set up...

    15. May 2, 2017

      China’s corruption clampdown risks policy paralysis

      Ten years ago, it would have been almost rude not to serve fiery white liquor to guests in China’s restaurants. Drunk...

    16. May 2, 2017

      Trump says he ‘would be honoured’ to meet N Korea’s Kim Jong Un

      Donald Trump said on Monday he would be “honoured” to meet Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances, an offer welcomed...

    17. May 1, 2017

      Trump invites hardline Philippines president Duterte to White House

      President Donald Trump has invited his hardline Philippine opposite number Rodrigo Duterte to the White House in a...

    18. May 1, 2017

      China sends warning to lawyers with secret trials

      China has sent a warning to its independent legal activists with a spate of secret trials of lawyers caught up in a...

    19. April 30, 2017

      Anbang threatens to sue China’s Caixin

      Chinese insurance group Anbang has threatened legal action against a leading investigative magazine over what it called...

    20. April 28, 2017

      Hit Chinese TV drama brings corruption out of the shadows

      Official corruption has always been taboo on Chinese television but a hit new show is tackling the subject head-on —...

    21. April 28, 2017

      US invests too little, not too much in China

      Trade and currency issues have dominated the Trump administration’s economic agenda with China. The 100-day plan agreed...

    22. April 26, 2017

      Xi’s grandiose urban ambitions hit the wall

      Ever since the first emperor created an enormous army of terracotta warriors to guard his tomb for eternity, Chinese...

    23. April 26, 2017

      China launches first home-built aircraft carrier

      China has launched its second aircraft carrier, the first it has made from scratch, marking the latest milestone in...

    24. April 26, 2017

      China sentences US citizen for stealing state secrets

      A US businesswoman has been found guilty of stealing Chinese state secrets two decades ago, according to her lawyer, as...

    25. April 25, 2017

      China’s money is a mixed blessing for Pakistan

      The Chinese can be forgiven for seeking out a reliable ally on their border. With Russia to the north, rival India to...

    26. April 25, 2017

      China bails out Pakistan with $1.2bn loans

      China has increased its economic sway in Pakistan during the past year, providing more than $1bn in loans to help its...

    27. April 25, 2017

      China bans name ‘Mohammed’ for Xinjiang newborns

      Chinese authorities in the western frontier region of Xinjiang have banned parents from giving newborns Muslim names...

    28. April 25, 2017

      Ideological purge hits China universities with western ties

      China is stepping up pressure on educational institutions, including many that run joint programmes with leading...

    29. April 24, 2017

      Trump calls Xi and Abe as North Korea tensions simmer

      Donald Trump has ratcheted up tensions in East Asia via hastily scheduled calls to the leaders of China and Japan, as...

    30. April 24, 2017

      Australia and China in pact against cyber theft

      Australia has agreed a cyber security pact with Beijing under which both countries have pledged not to conduct or...

    31. April 23, 2017

      China’s exporters are the real foot soldiers of globalisation

      Like to travel? Sick of dragging your luggage around? Then why not buy a suitcase that doubles as an electric scooter,...

    32. April 22, 2017

      European football clubs see a chance to score in China

      Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu already has to manage the expectations of the 135,000 vociferous fans who own...

    33. April 20, 2017

      China launches first cargo spaceship, marking milestone

      China has launched its first domestically engineered cargo spacecraft, a crucial step in Beijing’s goal to launch and...

    34. April 20, 2017

      China and India renew war of words over Tibet

      China and India have renewed a war of words over the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a Tibetan...

    35. April 20, 2017

      China seeks return of outspoken tycoon Guo Wengui

      Interpol has issued a red notice for the arrest of a controversial Chinese tycoon who has fled to the US, China’s...

    36. April 20, 2017

      Beijing’s migrants no longer welcome as city caps population

      Beijing has announced plans to combat what it calls “urban diseases” by capping its population and shrinking its...

    37. April 19, 2017

      North Korea economy bowed but not broken by sanctions

      North Korea is bowed but not broken by international sanctions, according to clues gleaned by a small group of...

    38. April 19, 2017

      China struggles to deal with ‘hopeless’ North Korea

      Every day two bullet trains race from Beijing to Dandong, on China’s border with North Korea, at speeds approaching 250...

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