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      China provinces undershoot GDP targets

      Every Chinese province and region except Tibet missed its annual gross domestic product target last year as growth in the...

    2. January 29, 2015

      China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

      The last time China was the world’s largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district...

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    1. January 29, 2015

      China launches survey of suicides among Communist party officials

      The Chinese Communist party has launched a nationwide survey to ascertain how many of its members have committed suicide...

    2. January 29, 2015

      China moves to limit coal glut

      China has slapped a moratorium on new coal mines in its eastern regions as it battles an enormous supply glut. As with...

    3. January 26, 2015

      Shanghai first major Chinese region to ditch GDP growth target

      Shanghai has ditched its official economic growth target for 2015, becoming the first major city or province in China to...

    4. January 26, 2015

      China seeks to forge foreign demand for its industrial output

      The first contraction in domestic steel consumption for nearly two decades is driving China to look to markets overseas....

    5. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: China property tycoon calls top of urbanisation drive

      Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China, the property company, has called the top of China’s urbanisation drive. “By now,...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Shanghai stampede victim families to receive $130,000 compensation

      The Shanghai government will pay Rmb800,000 ($130,000) to each of the families of the 36 revellers who died in the New...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Shanghai punishes officials over New Year’s eve stampede

      The Shanghai government has punished police, local Communist party and district government officials for the stampede that...

    8. January 20, 2015

      Beijing boosts its foreign policy and the war on graft

      It was in November 2012 that Xi Jinping stepped on to the stage for the first time as leader of China’s Communist party with...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Opaque jobs picture poses hidden threat to China’s ‘new normal’

      China may have recorded its worst annual growth rate in nearly a quarter of a century but the country’s leadership does not...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Chinese GDP growth lowest in 24 years

      China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost a quarter of a century last year even as it overtook the US to become the...

    12. January 16, 2015

      China reports sharp rise in HIV cases

      China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease...

    13. January 15, 2015

      China to launch $6.5bn VC fund for emerging industries start-ups

      The government in Beijing is entering China’s already crowded venture capital industry, saying it will establish a Rmb40bn...

    14. January 15, 2015

      China pension reform targets civil servant privileges

      China’s 40m public sector employees are to lose their exemption from paying into the state pension system, as the government...

    15. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    16. January 12, 2015

      China’s small cities buy up their own land

      Local governments in some of China’s smallest cities are snapping up an increasing amount of their own land at auctions, in...

    17. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    18. December 31, 2014

      China imposes record fines on corporate polluters

      Environmental groups fighting pollution in China got a big boost when a court imposed the country’s biggest environmental...

    19. December 31, 2014

      China factory explosions kill 17 workers

      At least 17 workers were killed by explosions in an automotive components factory in southern China on New Year’s eve — the...

    20. December 23, 2014

      Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide

      China’s Communist party has launched an investigation into yet another senior official as President Xi Jinping broadens the...

    21. December 22, 2014

      China to update property rules to aid anti-corruption drive

      China issued new rules on Monday requiring owners of real estate and other unmovable assets to register their holdings,...

    22. December 16, 2014

      Cooper dispute shows what is at stake for investors in China

      A remarkable Sino-US commercial dispute recently spread to a quiet corner of eastern China. But Cooper Tire’s retreat from a...

    23. December 12, 2014

      ‘Apec blue’ clean-air push dents China economy

      China’s efforts to clean up its notoriously polluted air to welcome visiting world leaders last month hurt already weak...

    24. December 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protests peter out

      It appeared to end not with a bang but a whimper. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, which seized headlines at home and...

    25. December 10, 2014

      China graft purge claims fresh tiger scalp

      One of China’s most powerful regulators has been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges, becoming the latest...

    26. December 9, 2014

      Hong Kong sets stage for protest clearance

      Hong Kong police are poised to clear the remaining pro-democracy protest sites in the city as the government tries to end a...

    27. December 8, 2014

      Chess moves to transform world politics

      Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board...

    28. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    29. December 8, 2014

      Arrest of ‘tiger’ Zhou Yongkang sheds light on China graft purge

      China’s state-controlled media have lauded the downfall of Zhou Yongkang as a victory for “socialist rule of law with...

    30. December 5, 2014

      Chinese ex-leader Zhou Yongkang charged with corruption

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and...

    31. December 5, 2014

      Joshua Wong: The teen doing battle with Beijing

      Near the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, a banner until recently draped from a bridge carried an image of an...

    32. December 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption drive targets Sinopec

      China’s anti-corruption drive has turned its attentions to Sinopec, claiming the scalp of a senior executive at the...

    33. December 4, 2014

      China marks first ‘Constitution Day’ as party maintains primacy

      China’s ruling Communist party celebrated a new “Constitution Day” on Thursday as it sought to define the direction and...

    34. December 3, 2014

      China slips in Transparency International corruption index

      Corruption in China has worsened dramatically over the past year despite a vicious two-year campaign by the ruling Communist...

    35. December 2, 2014

      Hong Kong’s stand-off is heading for a showdown – and Xi’s future is at stake

      Until the escalation in the past couple of weeks of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest, the Chinese government seemed to be...

    36. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    37. November 30, 2014

      Taiwan election results threaten to derail China rapprochement

      The sweeping victory of Taiwan’s opposition party in local elections this weekend has thrown a wrench into what looked liked...

    38. November 28, 2014

      China teacher strikes hit three more cities

      Teacher strikes have spread to three more cities in China’s slowest growing province this week, reflecting increasing...

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