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    Uighur rights activist sentenced to life imprisonment

    A Chinese court sentenced a prominent Uighur academic to life in prison on Tuesday, according to one of his lawyers, in the...

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    Hong Kong students strike for democracy

    Hong Kong students demand democracy Thousands of Hong Kong students began a week-long strike on Monday to protest against...

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  1. 22 hours ago

    Teenager Joshua Wong picks up democracy baton in Hong Kong

    Joshua Wong looks like any other university student in Hong Kong. Wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, the young man worries...

  2. 23 hours ago

    China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment

    Chinese outbound investment has fallen sharply in the first half of the year, reversing nearly a decade of rising spending...

  3. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

  4. September 17, 2014

    Uighur rights activist goes on trial in China

    The most prominent advocate for civil and economic rights for China’s restive Uighur minority went on trial on charges of...

  5. September 16, 2014

    Bribe case highlights west’s dilemma over China’s overseas probes

    As investigators closed in on Cao Jianliao, the powerful vice-mayor of China’s fourth-largest city, one of his close...

  6. September 15, 2014

    De facto head of Shanghai free-trade zone departs

    The de facto head of Shanghai’s free-trade zone has stood down, according to Chinese official media, striking another blow...

  7. September 15, 2014

    Hong Kong divided over Beijing’s proposal for democracy

    Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong should veto China’s proposal for universal suffrage in the territory, according to...

  8. September 14, 2014

    China economy faces more pressure

    Chinese industrial production expanded at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in August, increasing pressure...

  9. September 12, 2014

    Xi to meet Modi amid shift in Sino-Indian ties

    The common wisdom has been that China and India have nothing in common – except size. But that is changing. The shift is...

  10. September 10, 2014

    China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

  11. September 5, 2014

    Xi’s war on corruption spreads to China’s executive MBAs

    Chinese officials are rushing to pull out of executive MBAs after Xi Jinping’s government banned them from accepting...

  12. September 4, 2014

    China to limit foreign content on TV streaming websites

    China is to limit the number of foreign television shows broadcast on local websites to 30 per cent of total content, in a...

  13. September 4, 2014

    Wheels come off China’s bike-share schemes

    Bicycle sharing schemes in China, kingdom of the humble pushbike, are increasingly being shunned by commuters whose refusal...

  14. September 3, 2014

    Professor leads fight for Hong Kong democracy

    Benny Tai is China’s latest public enemy No 1. Sitting in his office at Hong Kong University, the soft-spoken law professor...

  15. September 3, 2014

    China fraud unit questions Morgan Stanley arm over ‘princeling’

    Chinese investigators have visited the Shanghai offices of Morgan Stanley’s joint venture as part of their investigation...

  16. September 3, 2014

    One country, two systems – and one puppet master

    Try to imagine for a moment how Hong Kong’s boisterous push for democracy must look to the Communist party in Beijing. A bit...

  17. September 2, 2014

    Patten criticises UK over failure to act on Hong Kong reforms

    Chris Patten, the former governor of Hong Kong, is leading criticism of David Cameron’s government for failing to criticise...

  18. September 2, 2014

    Britain is honour bound to speak up for Hong Kong

    The former British colony of Hong Kong has all the attributes of a liberal society except one: its people lack the ability...

  19. September 2, 2014

    India’s Narendra Modi chides China as he embraces Japan

    Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has issued a thinly veiled attack on Chinese “expansionism” during a visit to Tokyo,...

  20. September 1, 2014

    China’s stance on Hong Kong voting reform sparks protests

    Hong Kong police on Monday dispersed pro-democracy protesters, dousing them with pepper spray, as China stressed it would...

  21. September 1, 2014

    Chinese authorities offer money for mixed marriages in bid to quell Uighurs

    Chinese authorities in the restive western region of Xinjiang have begun offering large cash incentives for interracial...

  22. August 31, 2014

    China’s ‘great rejuvenation’ threatens to harden racial attitudes

    The killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August prompted riots and...

  23. August 31, 2014

    Hong Kong democracy activists vent their anger against Beijing

    Hong Kongers react to Beijing’s vision for their future Democracy activists on Monday jeered a top Chinese official who was...

  24. August 29, 2014

    Hong Kong media baron denies CIA connection

    Jimmy Lai, the anti-Beijing media tycoon whose home was searched as part of a bribery inquiry, has denied involvement in any...

  25. August 28, 2014

    No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

    Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

  26. August 28, 2014

    Samsung faces China labour allegations

    Samsung Electronics has been hit by new allegations of child labour in China, just a month after activists found evidence of...

  27. August 28, 2014

    Hong Kong anti-corruption agents raid media mogul Jimmy Lai’s home

    Hong Kong authorities have raided the home of Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and fierce critic of the Chinese government, in...

  28. August 27, 2014

    Taiwan scrambles jets after Chinese spy planes breach airspace

    Taiwan scrambled fighter jets this week to shadow Chinese military aircraft that had entered its aerial defence zone, just...

  29. August 27, 2014

    UK’s top judge: Hong Kong independence not eroded

    China ha​​s not undermined judicial independence in Hong Kong despite telling judges in the territory to be “patriotic”,...

  30. August 26, 2014

    China and India balk at state sell-off

    Two Asian giants, one shared economic problem: China and India face a common challenge in how to reform their outsized state...

  31. August 25, 2014

    The past of a foreign country is an unfamiliar world

    The years before 1914 were a turbulent time in China. A series of treaties imposed by imperialist powers extorted 130m taels...

  32. August 25, 2014

    Macau cracks down on democracy activists

    Macau has cracked down on democracy activists who launched an online political referendum just months after campaigners in...

  33. August 24, 2014

    China executes 8 people in Xinjiang for terrorism offences

    China has executed eight people in the far-west Xinjiang region, for what it said were “terrorist” acts including...

  34. August 24, 2014

    Hong Kong political battle comes to a head

    The battle for Hong Kong’s political heart will come to a head this week when a delegation meets China’s top legislature to...

  35. August 22, 2014

    Xi Jinping targets China’s corporate titans with pay curbs

    Xi Jinping is taking aim at senior managers at big state-owned enterprises with a new plan to limit executive pay, even as...

  36. August 22, 2014

    Deng anniversary eclipses Mao’s as Xi builds reformist credentials

    So effusive is the propaganda campaign launched to mark the 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s birth that a casual visitor...

  37. August 20, 2014

    A sense of destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

    China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of...

  38. August 20, 2014

    China fines 10 Japan car parts makers over price collusion

    Chinese regulators have accused 12 Japanese car parts manufacturers of colluding to overcharge Toyota, Ford and other...

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