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    1. July 27, 2015

      Chinese stock market should find its own level

      Year after year of strong and steady growth has imbued China’s rulers with an aura of omnipotence. But maintaining such...

    2. July 27, 2015

      Beijing faces dilemma after China stock market rout

      After China’s stock market experienced its second-worst day on Monday, all eyes are on Beijing, where the government...

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    1. July 23, 2015

      China returns passport to Ai Weiwei

      Ai Weiwei, the Chinese government critic and dissident artist, has been given his passport back after a four-year...

    2. July 22, 2015

      UK urges China and Hong Kong to restart talks on political reform

      The UK has called on the Hong Kong and Chinese governments to restart talks over constitutional reform in the former...

    3. July 21, 2015

      China takes stock as market dust settles

      Every summer China’s leaders retreat to the coastal resort of Beidaihe to discuss their biggest political and economic...

    4. July 21, 2015

      Chinese ex-presidential aide Ling arrested

      A top aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been arrested and stripped of his Communist party membership — the...

    5. July 20, 2015

      Xi warns China military amid anti-corruption purge

      China’s President Xi Jinping moved to address lingering resentments in the country’s military created by the...

    6. July 17, 2015

      China frees tourists held over ‘terror video’ claims

      Twenty foreign tourists held in a remote city in China have been released without explanation after a week in...

    7. July 17, 2015

      World Bank backtracks on China criticism

      The World Bank formally disavowed a report critical of China’s financial sector on Friday and said it would co-invest...

    8. July 15, 2015

      Xi’s imperial presidency has its weaknesses

      Since assuming power three years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping has done nothing to discourage the spread of a...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Favourable GDP data reflect reality, says China

      China’s National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday rejected suggestions that the inflation gauge it uses is flawed and...

    10. July 15, 2015

      China detains 20 foreigners in Inner Mongolia

      Chinese authorities have detained 20 foreigners in a remote Inner Mongolian city on claims they are linked to a...

    11. July 14, 2015

      Hong Kong sees silver lining in China market turmoil

      With Hong Kong riven by political deadlock, politicians and investors have repeatedly warned in recent years that the...

    12. July 13, 2015

      China’s A shares: contagion danger

      The farce that the Chinese equity market has turned into has been well documented, though one rich irony is perhaps...

    13. July 13, 2015

      Apple in China: core market

      Is Apple recession-proof? After it launched the iPhone in 2007 sales soared for years, unaffected by the global...

    14. July 13, 2015

      China trade surplus reaches $137bn

      China’s trade surplus expanded again in the second quarter, providing the economy with a crucial boost ahead of...

    15. July 13, 2015

      China stocks extend winning streak

      Chinese shares advanced again on Monday even as hundreds of companies resumed trading and after the regulator launched...

    16. July 12, 2015

      China accuses Turkey of aiding Uighurs

      China has accused Turkish diplomats of providing fake passports to members of the Muslim Uighur minority attempting to...

    17. July 11, 2015

      China detains dozens of human rights lawyers in crackdown

      Dozens of Chinese lawyers including some of the country’s more prominent human rights defenders have been detained or...

    18. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    19. July 10, 2015

      China car sales fall amid stock market turmoil

      Chinese car sales fell for the first time in more than two years in June with buyer sentiment hit by slowing economic...

    20. July 10, 2015

      China releases German journalist’s assistant Zhang Miao

      Chinese police have released without charge a German journalist’s assistant after nine months of detention but her...

    21. July 9, 2015

      Xiao Gang: chairman of China’s embattled markets regulator

      Xiao Gang, the head of China’s embattled stock markets regulator, is a central bank veteran who has played a crucial...

    22. July 9, 2015

      Regulators on hook for China stock slide

      What began at the weekend as a behind-the-scenes effort by China’s undergunned markets regulator to reassure skittish...

    23. July 9, 2015

      China market rout: the ordinary people with a taste for trading

      The Chinese government is pulling every policy lever it can think of to calm the country’s roiling stock markets. But...

    24. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    25. July 8, 2015

      China stock crash sparks fears of contagion to financial system

      China’s tumbling stock market has led to fears of contagion to the broader financial system, especially state-owned...

    26. July 8, 2015

      Beijing meets its match in the markets

      When it comes to resisting powerful forces, the Chinese Communist party has a pretty decent record. In its nine decades...

    27. July 7, 2015

      China market rout: heard in the chatroom

      Chinese investors have been in full voice in the nation’s online chatrooms amid the slide in the stock markets. Here is...

    28. July 7, 2015

      Retail investors bear brunt of China’s stock rout

      A blue-chip stock soars like a rocket then plummets to earth. A young woman posts an increasingly desperate series of...

    29. July 6, 2015

      Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin’s pursuit of China ties

      When Russia’s president welcomes leaders from a dozen countries for two separate summits in Ufa on Wednesday, there...

    30. July 6, 2015

      Market turbulence in China tests Xi’s reform agenda

      On Sunday evening, Chinese investors waited and waited for an important stock market clue. For 48 hours, they had...

    31. July 6, 2015

      China sell-off threatens party credibility

      An uneven recovery of Chinese stocks following official measures to halt a three-week sell-off has prompted warnings...

    32. July 6, 2015

      China climate targets prompt fears over surge in dam construction

      China’s plan to cut carbon emissions commits Beijing to a surge in construction of ecologically destructive hydropower...

    33. July 5, 2015

      Calling time on China’s credit and stock market party

      Last week the Shanghai Composite index dropped by 12 per cent, bringing the fall since its June peak to almost 30 per...

    34. July 2, 2015

      Green shoots in China’s flagging property market

      Chinese housing prices rose at their fastest monthly pace in 18 months, a private survey showed on Thursday, the latest...

    35. July 2, 2015

      China makes rapid progress on reclaimed islands’ facilities

      China is racing ahead with construction projects on reclaimed land in the South China Sea, satellite images show, with...

    36. July 1, 2015

      The electoral volcano beneath Hong Kong and Taiwan

      The people of Hong Kong may now have to wait years to vote after the city rejected Beijing’s offer of a castrated form...

    37. July 1, 2015

      China passes sweeping national security law

      China’s legislature passed a national security law on Wednesday that will require the rollout of a “secure and...

    38. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic...

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