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    1. 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 sign...

    2. 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 an...

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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. 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 of...

    2. 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 controllable”...

    3. 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 model,...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Will China join the zero interest rate club?

      Is China on track to join the club of countries that run zero interest rate policies? Certainly, induction into ZIRP is not...

    5. June 29, 2015

      China graft probe uncovers falsified revenues at large SOEs

      China’s state auditor has uncovered falsified revenues and profits in the accounts of some of the country’s biggest...

    6. June 27, 2015

      China market in focus after rate cut

      China’s roller-coaster stocks will again be under the spotlight after the central bank cut benchmark interest rates to a...

    7. June 26, 2015

      China braves volatility as it strives for balance

      Vertiginous levels of debt, industrial overcapacity, slowing growth and deflation: it has seldom been easier to spin a...

    8. June 26, 2015

      China: horror show

      It is scarily circular when a company can lend money that may end up financing the buying of its own shares. At Chinese...

    9. June 26, 2015

      China rebukes US over human rights record

      A Chinese review of US human rights released on Friday said Americans were “haunted” by guns and the US used cruel torture...

    10. June 25, 2015

      China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

      China is the “leading suspect” in recent cyber breaches at the US government’s human resources arm that affected millions of...

    11. June 25, 2015

      It will take silky diplomacy to build China’s new road

      Today it is known as the Karakoram Highway, a twisting road carved high into the mountains along which trucks inch their way...

    12. June 25, 2015

      China moves to scrap long-held cap on loan-to-deposit ratio

      China is to scrap bank lending caps in a bid to boost its slowing economy with an injection of credit – further liberalising...

    13. June 24, 2015

      China treasury bond auction failure raises concerns on debt plan

      China’s finance ministry failed to sell out a bond auction on Wednesday for the first time in nearly a year, raising...

    14. June 24, 2015

      Chinese anti-corruption watchdog reveals its latest targets

      Chinese airlines and railways, the country’s aluminium giant and even the Communist party’s own newspaper are among the...

    15. June 22, 2015

      UK Treasury to advise China on financing public projects

      George Osborne has despatched Treasury officials to Beijing to advise China on how to use the private sector to build...

    16. June 21, 2015

      US-China: Shifting sands

      The satellite images of bright strips of sand rising from turquoise waters and surrounded by an intricate network of support...

    17. June 21, 2015

      For China the end of the Communist party is nigh — but in name only

      China’s economic troubles and increasingly rigid ideological controls have led prominent China watchers to forecast the...

    18. June 18, 2015

      China worries about Hong Kong civil disobedience reaching mainland

      Last year a state-owned publisher in China contacted the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institution about acquiring the...

    19. June 18, 2015

      China property market shows further signs of stabilising

      China’s property market is showing further signs of stabilising, with prices in some cities rising strongly last month as...

    20. June 18, 2015

      Hong Kong reform package thrown out

      Opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong have rejected a Beijing-backed electoral reform package, in a blow to the Chinese...

    21. June 17, 2015

      A nod to Confucius will not purge communist China of corruption

      In 1966, Red Guards descended on the hamlet of Qufu, the home town of Confucius. The radicalised students removed the statue...

    22. June 17, 2015

      Q&A: Hong Kong political reform vote

      Lawmakers in Hong Kong on Wednesday began discussing a controversial plan for electoral reform. The outcome of the debate,...

    23. June 17, 2015

      China’s Bocom sets template for reform at state-owned banks

      China has given its fifth-largest bank the green light to pursue a market-based reform plan as Beijing seeks to improve...

    24. June 17, 2015

      Hong Kong braced for vote on its future

      The future of Hong Kong’s political system and its relationship with China hang in the balance after lawmakers started to...

    25. June 16, 2015

      Hundreds of Chinese workers strike at factory supplying Uniqlo

      Workers at a Chinese factory producing clothes for Uniqlo, the low-cost Japanese fashion retailer, have gone on strike in...

    26. June 16, 2015

      Beijing’s migrant children forced out of the city

      Yang Yinli, like millions of migrant workers in China, sent her first son to live with his grandparents in the countryside....

    27. June 15, 2015

      The Chinese renminbi is ready to take its place on the global stage

      The renminbi is on a seemingly inexorable march towards becoming a global currency. It is already widely used in...

    28. June 10, 2015

      US v China: is this the new cold war?

      Strange things are happening in the South China Sea. In the past 18 months, Beijing has reclaimed 2,000 acres of land,...

    29. June 9, 2015

      US senators call for currency retaliation over China hacking

      The International Monetary Fund should hold off including China’s currency in a policy basket in retaliation for hacking...

    30. The World

      June 9, 2015

      An awkward occasion beckons as China gears up to commemorate victory over Japan

      By Richard McGregor in Washington In the confrontational atmosphere pitting Beijing against Washington and its allies in...

    31. June 8, 2015

      China plans national park system to protect few unspoilt areas

      Race to protect China’s remaining natural wonders China plans to introduce a national parks system in a move that could help...

    32. June 7, 2015

      End of China’s migrant miracle – Toil and trouble

      In November 2011, Zhang Guangde received an urgent summons to a factory town in southern China where his son, Tingzhen, was...

    33. June 7, 2015

      US struggles for strategy to contain China’s island-building

      China’s efforts to dredge new land on remote coral atolls in the South China Sea have left the US struggling to come up with...

    34. June 5, 2015

      Government control of China ferry aftermath weakens

      Less than a day after the Communist party’s top leaders pledged to attend to the needs of grieving families following the...

    35. June 4, 2015

      China seeks to limit political fallout from ferry disaster

      China’s government has deployed a mixture of carrots and sticks to contain political fallout from the country’s worst...

    36. June 3, 2015

      Families of China cruise victims seek answers at disaster site

      Hundreds feared dead in China cruise ship disaster Families from across eastern China were heading to the scene of the...

    37. June 2, 2015

      Ferry passengers’ families turn on officials in quest for answers

      Hundreds feared dead in China ferry disaster A man screaming “I want my father” tried to break down a police barricade in...

    38. June 2, 2015

      US Congress pushed China into launching AIIB, says Bernanke

      Beijing was pushed into launching the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by US lawmakers’ refusal to give China greater...

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