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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

    2. The World in 2015

      The World Economic Forum is convening at the start of a year which is likely to see an...
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    1. 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...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to Pakistan on...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival, saying the...

    4. April 17, 2015

      China rows back on bank technology regulation

      China has suspended plans to heavily regulate technology in the banking industry that would favour domestic producers at the...

    5. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case that...

    6. April 16, 2015

      America and China are rivals with a common cause

      When China’s economic output eventually surpasses America’s some time in the next decade, it will be the first time since...

    7. April 16, 2015

      China targets dirty businesses in water pollution action plan

      China has ordered the closure of small plants in 10 dirty industries and a clampdown on the tapping of underground water...

    8. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further, the...

    9. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor of...

    10. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: China’s first quarter GDP

      On Wednesday morning China’s State Statistical Bureau will release one of the most eagerly awaited numbers in modern...

    11. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

    12. April 13, 2015

      Auntie Bai brings rule of law to Chinese teatime TV

      Cross Jerry Springer with Judge Judy, throw in a good dose of social conflict and a hefty pinch of justice with Chinese...

    13. April 13, 2015

      Former chairman of China’s CNPC goes on trial for corruption

      The former head of China’s biggest energy group, one of the most senior officials to be ensnared in China’s anti-corruption...

    14. April 13, 2015

      China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

      China has rejected Taiwan’s application to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, while...

    15. April 13, 2015

      Export slump stokes fears for China growth

      China’s exports slumped 15 per cent in March against a year earlier in a sharp reversal of the past two months’ growth and...

    16. April 9, 2015

      Chinese TV anchor suspended for anti-Mao comments

      A top anchor on China’s state television network has been suspended after a video in which he insulted Mao Zedong went...

    17. April 8, 2015

      China blocks $4bn Xiaonanhai dam development

      China’s environment ministry has blocked a $3.75bn dam project that would have flooded the last free-flowing section of the...

    18. April 7, 2015

      China will struggle to keep its momentum

      Chinese officials love slogans. I was reminded of this at last month’s China Development Forum, an annual meeting of top...

    19. April 7, 2015

      US caught flat-footed over Chinese bank plan

      Washington’s response to China’s creation of an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank has been nothing short of lamentable....

    20. April 7, 2015

      Explosion rocks controversial China plant that sparked protests

      A controversial petrochemical plant in southern China — which triggered some of the country’s biggest environmental protests...

    21. April 5, 2015

      Hong Kong builder shortage hits prices and delays key projects

      Choi Chi-yin has worked on construction sites in Hong Kong for more than four decades. While the 65-year-old could...

    22. April 5, 2015

      China seeks to snuff out graveyard smoke

      China urged its citizens to find greener ways to honour their dead, on Sunday calling for a “low carbon” tomb-sweeping...

    23. April 5, 2015

      Taxi drivers drink poison in Beijing protest

      More than 30 disgruntled taxi drivers drank poison and passed out on a busy shopping street in central Beijing on Saturday,...

    24. April 1, 2015

      Asia forum shows off China’s vigour and homage of its neighbours

      The Boao Forum for Asia annual conference has been going for years, but never has China’s aspiration for a greater role on...

    25. March 31, 2015

      China officials hit skids in driving tests

      Chinese officials are already reeling from the indignity of losing their official cars and chauffeurs as part of Beijing’s...

    26. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    27. March 26, 2015

      China’s rise confounds a splintered west

      The transatlantic spat about China’s new Asian investment bank tells a cautionary tale. This latest collision between...

    28. March 25, 2015

      China’s regulatory grip on IPOs leads to arbitrage and distortions

      In China, stagging pays. This week’s Rmb10bn (US$1.6bn) flotation delivered a 60 per cent return to investors in just three...

    29. March 25, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s challenge is to be strong enough to loosen control

      Since Xi Jinping took over the role of general secretary of the Chinese Communist party in November 2012 there has been a...

    30. March 24, 2015

      China military parade poses dilemma for the west

      European leaders have been thrown into a diplomatic quandary by an invitation from China to a military parade marking the...

    31. March 18, 2015

      ‘Accommodating’ Beijing may be no bad thing

      In the 50 shades of diplomatic speak, the word “accommodation” is only slightly less stinging than that other A-word:...

    32. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    33. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    34. March 17, 2015

      China will not thank perfidious Albion for joining its new bank

      The UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank has disrupted London’s “special relationship” with the...

    35. March 17, 2015

      China graft tsar plans US visit amid drive to extradite fugitives

      China’s anti-corruption tsar is preparing to visit the US as Beijing steps up its drive to extradite corrupt officials who...

    36. March 16, 2015

      China goes to court to target activists

      China is sharply increasing its use of criminal prosecution as a tool for maintaining control in 2014, two reports have...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    38. March 16, 2015

      Chinese arms sales surge 143% in 5 years

      China lifted exports of military weapons and equipment by 143 per cent over the past five years to usurp Germany as the...

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