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    1. September 24, 2017

      Hong Kong students clash over right to back independence

      Student leaders like Wong Ching-tak believe they are defending Hong Kong’s freedoms and sparking a much-needed debate...

    2. September 24, 2017

      Wang Qishan’s Bannon ties fuel talk of second term

      Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s erstwhile domestic political adviser, and Wang Qishan make for one of the oddest political...

    3. September 21, 2017

      Steve Bannon held secret meeting in China

      Steve Bannon flew to Beijing last week for a secret meeting with the second most powerful Chinese Communist party...

    4. September 21, 2017

      BYD head lobbies Beijing for early ban to combustion engine

      China’s largest maker of battery-powered cars is lobbying for a ban on combustion engines in its home country, saying...

    5. September 18, 2017

      Hun Sen tightens grip on power as Cambodia pivots to China

      Mu Sochua, the deputy leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party, says her country’s government is waging...

    6. September 17, 2017

      Chinese North Koreans provide bridge to outside world

      Song Tianyu sometimes misses North Korea. “It’s the good times with good friends,” the young man in his early twenties...

    7. September 16, 2017

      Chinese opera beset by intrigues old and new

      Inside the spaceship-like Grand Theatre in the central Chinese city of Changsha, a tale of ambition, love, and betrayal...

    8. September 13, 2017

      China exploits the vulnerability of open democracy

      Openness, diversity and tolerance are the greatest strengths of the world’s liberal democracies. But to autocratic...

    9. September 13, 2017

      US threat of China sanctions puts big banks in the crosshairs

      US threats to impose sanctions on big Chinese companies over Beijing’s support for North Korea have sparked a guessing...

    10. September 13, 2017

      China-born New Zealand MP probed by spy agency

      New Zealand’s national intelligence agency has investigated a China-born sitting member of parliament in connection...

    11. September 13, 2017

      China ‘Feminist Five’ activist handed 10-year travel ban

      One of China’s “Feminist Five” group of women who were arrested for campaigning against sexual harassment has been...

    12. September 11, 2017

      China’s biggest banks ban new North Korean accounts

      China’s biggest banks have banned North Koreans from opening new accounts in an unprecedented move to clamp down on...

    13. September 11, 2017

      Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats

      Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong is trying to put on a brave face behind bars, joking with a friend that he found...

    14. September 10, 2017

      China is leaving Donald Trump’s America behind

      A week in China is enough to persuade anyone that the world has spun back to front. The benefits of immigration, the...

    15. September 8, 2017

      Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui seeks asylum in US

      Guo Wengui, the Chinese businessman who has made explosive corruption allegations against senior Communist party...

    16. September 8, 2017

      High cost of China’s push for Unesco heritage sites

      As China campaigned to have Unesco grant its prestigious “world heritage” status to the historic town of Gulangyu,...

    17. September 8, 2017

      Hyundai Motor shares slide as it spars with China partner

      Hyundai Motor shares continued to slide on Friday as the group battled with its China joint venture partner over...

    18. September 7, 2017

      BlackRock and Fidelity put China’s Communists into company laws

      BlackRock and Fidelity backed China’s Communist party writing itself into company law this year, according to...

    19. September 6, 2017

      China state groups enjoy profit revival amid commodity boom

      Despite talk of a “zombie economy”, China’s state-owned enterprises have enjoyed a sharp rebound in profits this year,...

    20. September 6, 2017

      China’s hawks find their voice as Kim infuriates Beijing

      The escalation of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme has dealt a blow to an already beleaguered group of...

    21. September 4, 2017

      China rewrites history with new censorship drive

      First it put the squeeze on ideologically impure academics. Then it tried to censor foreign publishers such as...

    22. September 4, 2017

      Former HNA shareholder denies Beijing ties

      The mysterious Chinese investor who held 29 per cent of HNA, one of the nation’s most acquisitive private...

    23. September 3, 2017

      Kim Jong Un dares to make China lose face

      For the second time in four months Kim Jong Un has dared to humiliate Chinese president Xi Jinping, the one foreign...

    24. September 3, 2017

      China’s migrant workers feel pinch as Beijing pulls back on wages

      Chinese glass factory employee Wang Wei’s income nearly tripled in the past decade, as double-digit annual wage rises...

    25. August 31, 2017

      Xi Jinping to reveal China’s new politburo in October

      China’s President Xi Jinping will reveal the new leadership team for his second term in mid-October, the official...

    26. August 31, 2017

      Fosun not under investigation by Beijing, chief says

      Fosun International, the aggressive Chinese conglomerate that owns Club Med and part of Cirque du Soleil, reassured...

    27. August 30, 2017

      Hyundai Motor halts production in China after dispute with supplier

      Hyundai Motor has stopped production at its China factories as the fallout from a political spat between Seoul and...

    28. August 28, 2017

      India and China end Himalayan border stand-off

      India has withdrawn its troops from disputed territory claimed by its neighbour and strategic rival China, ending a...

    29. August 27, 2017

      Chinese rights lawyer to appeal against 20-year prison sentence

      Liu Yao, a leading Chinese rights lawyer, will lodge an appeal “within two weeks” against a 20-year prison sentence for...

    30. August 27, 2017

      China tech groups to demand ID verification for online posts

      The Chinese government will oblige tech companies to keep a record of the identities of people posting comments online,...

    31. August 24, 2017

      Aluminium prices approach 6-year high amid commodity boom

      Aluminium prices rose towards a six-year high on Thursday, the latest commodity to be buoyed by China’s efforts to cut...

    32. August 24, 2017

      Back to the future for China tycoon sweepstakes 

      To be a Chinese tycoon these days is to live with uncertainty: while some see their wealth and status rise...

    33. August 23, 2017

      China restrained in response to Trump sanctions over North Korea

      The Chinese government had hoped that Donald Trump might ease off his rhetoric after supporting tougher UN sanctions...

    34. August 22, 2017

      Sanctions on North Korea pose little risk to Kim Jong Un’s regime

      China this month moved to implement the sanctions on North Korea passed unanimously by the UN Security Council...

    35. August 22, 2017

      Curtailing academic freedom is China’s latest export to the world

      Mao Zedong once bragged that his crackdown on troublesome scholars dwarfed the efforts of China’s first emperor, Qin...

    36. August 22, 2017

      China’s cat-and-mouse game over capital outflows set to continue

      At the end of last week, Beijing fired off more detailed instructions on sectors where direct overseas investment is...

    37. August 21, 2017

      China state-owned telecom privatisation seen as too timid

      Shares in state-owned China Unicom, the country’s second-largest telecom carrier, initially soared more than 11 per...

    38. August 21, 2017

      Cambridge University Press makes U-turn on China censorship

      The publishing arm of the University of Cambridge has reversed its decision to block access to more than 300 articles...

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