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    1. June 24, 2016

      HK bookseller’s interrogators ‘interested in books about Xi’

      A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by Chinese security forces for eight months said on Friday they were trying to...

    2. June 23, 2016

      China defends banks’ strategy on managing debt pile

      Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the country’s banks had...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      Chinese graft purge homes in on ministries

      Corruption investigators are preparing for a fresh wave of inspections at China’s finance and foreign ministries in an...

    2. June 21, 2016

      South China Sea cruises tap patriotic tourist market

      Are you a Chinese patriot who enjoys cruises and has never engaged in subversion or “spread reactionary thoughts”? If...

    3. June 20, 2016

      China’s censors stumped as rebels fail to play by the book

      If Johannes Gutenberg is in the heaven his Bible describes, he will appreciate the irony. In China, the world’s most...

    4. June 20, 2016

      China and Indonesia in maritime clash

      A series of violent fisheries clashes with China is adding to domestic pressure on Indonesia’s government to take a...

    5. June 20, 2016

      China animal activists target dog meat festival

      China’s Yulin local government has distanced itself from a controversial dog meat festival in southern China after...

    6. June 19, 2016

      China looks like a bully in South China Sea row

      At some point in the coming weeks an international arbitration court in The Hague will rule on whether China’s...

    7. June 19, 2016

      Riot police arrest elected chief of China ‘democracy village’

      Riot police have locked down a Chinese village and arrested its chief after he called for renewed protests against...

    8. June 18, 2016

      Wu Jianmin: China’s most influential ‘dove’ dies in car crash

      The sudden death of China’s most influential “dove” has shaken China’s close-knit circle of international policy...

    9. June 17, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller’s inside story sheds light on disappearance

      After Lam Wing-kee quietly returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday, most expected him to remain silent. But two days after his...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller speaks out about detention by China

      One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has made harrowing allegations about how he was abducted by...

    11. June 14, 2016

      China rows back on state-sector reforms

      China’s Communist party is moving to tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises, reversing nearly two decades of...

    12. June 13, 2016

      Taiwan’s new president blocks predecessor’s Hong Kong trip

      Many world leaders sign up to the lucrative international speaking circuit after leaving office but Taiwan’s Ma...

    13. June 10, 2016

      Multinationals under pressure over Asia taboos

      A great choice to promote Lancôme in Hong Kong, Cantonese pop star Denise Ho proved a disaster just over the border in...

    14. June 9, 2016

      China’s $10bn propaganda push spreads Down Under

      When Liu Qibao, China’s propaganda minister, visited Sydney last month and signed a raft of deals with Australia’s top...

    15. June 8, 2016

      Chinese leaders exert less control than Washington thinks

      In the annals of the great debates, Lou-Lew 2016 will not rank up there with Lincoln-Douglas 1858 or Kennedy-Nixon...

    16. June 8, 2016

      L’Oréal shuts Hong Kong stores over China ‘kowtow’ protests

      French cosmetics group L’Oréal closed stores across Hong Kong on Wednesday as protesters accused it of “kowtowing” to...

    17. June 7, 2016

      US funds granted Rmb-denominated Chinese securities quota

      Beijing is to grant US asset managers a Rmb250bn ($38bn) quota to invest in renminbi-denominated Chinese securities,...

    18. June 7, 2016

      China warned over hostility to foreign business

      Foreign multinationals feel increasingly unwelcome in China, American officials and European business executives said...

    19. June 6, 2016

      Lancôme accused of giving in to Beijing over Hong Kong singer

      Lancôme, the luxury skincare brand owned by L’Oréal, has been accused of bowing to Chinese political pressure after it...

    20. June 6, 2016

      Xi Jinping warns on limits to diplomacy as China-US talks begin

      From the contested waters of the South China Sea to the management of the global economy and stewardship of the...

    21. June 6, 2016

      Chinese textbook’s Bible story prompts unholy backlash

      The Bible has become the latest target of anti-western rhetoric in China after a backlash over a textbook that included...

    22. June 6, 2016

      Beijing defies criticism as it charts course in S China Sea

      Ashton Carter, US secretary of defence, led a chorus of international voices criticising China at the weekend...

    23. June 5, 2016

      China and US trade barbs over South China Sea

      China and the US clashed over the South China Sea at a defence forum this weekend, with a Chinese admiral warning...

    24. June 4, 2016

      Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen Square massacre

      Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday night to mark the 27th anniversary of the massacre that...

    25. June 2, 2016

      Mitsubishi Materials settles with Chinese forced labourers

      A Chinese lawyer suing a Japanese company for reparations over wartime forced labour said on Thursday that despite a...

    26. June 1, 2016

      Chinese students ‘brainwashed by western theories’, say scholars

      China must stop its university students from being “brainwashed by western theories”, according to a group of Chinese...

    27. June 1, 2016

      China unveils plan to cleanse contaminated soil

      China has released an ambitious plan to make 90 per cent of its polluted agricultural land “safely usable” within four...

    28. May 30, 2016

      Xi Jinping has changed China’s winning formula

      Politics in the west are so dramatic at the moment that China can look relatively staid and stable by comparison. But...

    29. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

    30. May 25, 2016

      Opportunity or threat — the G7’s China challenge

      There is a new facet to China and Japan’s increasingly bitter economic and geopolitical rivalry — international...

    31. May 25, 2016

      G7 leaders should address security risks in East Asia

      When Europe’s heads of government attend the G7 summit in Japan on Thursday, their minds are likely to be focused on...

    32. May 25, 2016

      China military budget hit by economic slowdown, says Xi Jinping

      China’s economic slowdown, responsible for everything from falling luxury goods sales to steel plant closures around...

    33. May 23, 2016

      China university rule change sparks protests in 4 provinces

      Protests against changes to China’s university admission system spread to a fourth province on Monday as authorities...

    34. May 22, 2016

      China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

      Beijing has stepped up its battle against bad debt in China’s banking system, with a state-led loans-for-bonds scheme...

    35. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    36. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    37. May 19, 2016

      China party faithful rush to hand-copy constitution

      China’s Communist party has launched a mass campaign for members to hand-copy its constitution — even as the less loyal...

    38. May 18, 2016

      North Korea makes public its paranoia over China

      To North Koreans, their country’s relationship with China was “forged in blood in the victorious war to liberate the...

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