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      China gets itself off the undervaluation hook

      About time too. This week the International Monetary Fund turned down the heat under one of the longest-simmering disputes...

    2. May 28, 2015

      Now China starts to make the rules

      Once in a while the question changes. Not so long ago western policy makers asked whether a rising China would sign up as a...

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    1. May 28, 2015

      China’s Dongguan sex trade trial begins

      A prostitution scandal in China’s southern city of Dongguan that felled several senior officials last year moved further to...

    2. May 27, 2015

      JPMorgan told to provide communications with top Chinese official

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered JPMorgan to hand over any correspondence with Wang Qishan, one of the...

    3. May 27, 2015

      China raises prospect of South China Sea air defence zone

      China has mooted the possibility of controlling the airspace over the disputed South China Sea, as it ratchets up rhetoric...

    4. May 27, 2015

      Hong Kong retailers set for plunge in rental costs

      Rents in Hong Kong, home to some of the world’s most expensive shopping streets, are forecast to fall by up to 20 per cent...

    5. May 26, 2015

      China drug price reforms risk placing hospitals on life support

      Medicine prices in China are falling and profits of pharmaceutical companies are under pressure as Beijing implements a...

    6. May 26, 2015

      China accuses US of stoking tensions in the South China Sea

      The Chinese People’s Liberation Army on Tuesday accused the US of stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it released a...

    7. May 25, 2015

      China uses prison visits to scare officials straight

      Chinese officials are being sent on prison visits in a new, “scared-straight” approach to warn them of the perils of...

    8. May 24, 2015

      New Silk Road is an opportunity not a threat

      A century ago, Sir Halford Mackinder, the British geographer and politician credited as the father of western geopolitics,...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Human rights groups attack China draft security law

      International human rights groups have slammed China’s new draft national security law for criminalising free speech and...

    10. May 22, 2015

      China bets on expanding its way out of debt

      China has embarked on an economic balancing act that is bound to appear counter-intuitive to many observers. Trying to trim...

    11. May 21, 2015

      China to boost internet speeds amid move to purge ‘hostile forces’

      China plans to spend more than $180bn on boosting internet speeds in the next three years — while it simultaneously pursues...

    12. May 20, 2015

      China slowdown deepens provincial economic divide

      Last month more than 30 provincial taxi drivers drank poison and collapsed together on the busiest shopping street in...

    13. May 19, 2015

      China tests new model for state-owned enterprise reform

      A major Chinese province has transferred equity stakes in three state-owned enterprises to its social security fund in a...

    14. May 18, 2015

      China’s real interest rate surges to post-crisis high

      No wonder China’s economy is cooling fast. In spite of Beijing’s three interest rate cuts over the past six months, the real...

    15. May 18, 2015

      China sends in security forces after clashes over rail plan

      China has deployed hundreds of security forces and shut down the internet in a rural part of Sichuan province after street...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

      Amid steadily escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to rein in his...

    17. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of billions...

    18. May 18, 2015

      Chinese assets: spinning around

      China’s ability to keep its economy humming would be helped if it could improve returns from state-owned assets. One way to...

    19. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    20. May 16, 2015

      China and US seek to defuse maritime tensions

      China and the US sought to defuse growing tensions over land reclamation projects in the South China Sea on Saturday, with...

    21. May 15, 2015

      China orders banks to keep lending to insolvent state projects

      China has ordered its banks to prop up insolvent provincial government projects, in the latest effort to support rapidly...

    22. May 13, 2015

      China imposes $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap

      China is imposing a $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap on banks in an effort to shift some of the financing costs of...

    23. May 10, 2015

      Modi navigates social media clash ahead of China trip

      Narendra Modi, who has the third-biggest number of Twitter followers among world leaders after President Obama and Pope...

    24. May 7, 2015

      China’s hunt for tigers and flies is taking a toll on business

      The high profile anti-corruption campaign led by Xi Jinping since he became president of China in 2013 has undoubtedly made...

    25. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    26. May 5, 2015

      Shanghai bans officials’ relatives from running private businesses

      Shanghai has banned the relatives of senior officials from running private businesses in the city in an attempt to curb...

    27. May 4, 2015

      China must prove Silk Road plan is serious

      On a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, Xi Jinping reminded his hosts of their shared commercial ties along the Silk Road,...

    28. May 4, 2015

      China migration: Policy bottlenecks add to labour shortage

      Navigating the challenge of a shrinking labour force is being complicated by government policy, in particular China’s...

    29. May 4, 2015

      China migration: At the turning point

      When Deng Xiaoping left his rural village of Guang’an in 1919 to study in Paris, he was leaving behind a desperately poor...

    30. May 4, 2015

      China-Taiwan ties in focus as Xi Jinping meets KMT chairman

      The chairmen of the Chinese Communist party and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party have met for the first time in six years as...

    31. May 4, 2015

      China to let 100 think-tanks bloom

      The Chinese government is setting up as many as 100 national-level think-tanks to try to replicate the US model of policy...

    32. May 1, 2015

      US ‘welcome’ to use China’s man-made islands for civilian purposes

      The US and other countries will be welcome to use facilities on islands China is building in the South China Sea for...

    33. April 30, 2015

      A frosty peace beckons for the US and China

      Asia takes the long view. I once sat in on a discussion in Beijing about the future of American power. The examination...

    34. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the country’s...

    35. April 27, 2015

      China seeks united front in reactor export push

      China’s domestic nuclear rivalries are spilling overseas as state-owned rivals jostle to promote their reactor designs...

    36. April 23, 2015

      China spells out cost of meeting pollution targets

      China needs Rmb2tn ($320bn) a year in investment over the next five years to meet targets on reducing pollution set by the...

    37. April 22, 2015

      US warns China over intellectual property risks

      China’s weak intellectual property protections and selective application of the law are hampering foreign investment in the...

    38. April 21, 2015

      Beijing breathes easier as smog starts to clear

      The notorious smog that blights Beijing improved sharply in the first quarter this year as measures to curb air pollution...

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