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    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...

  2. 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”,...

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  1. August 26, 2014

    Senior UK judge backs plans to televise cases

    One of the UK’s most senior judges has underscored the importance of open justice and backed plans to televise more court...

  2. August 26, 2014

    China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

    BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

  3. 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...

  4. August 25, 2014

    Make or break for Chinese property

    China’s tottering property market presents one of the greatest threats to the global economy. Not only do the construction...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

  14. August 19, 2014

    China reveals media shake-up plan

    Shares in Chinese media companies jumped on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping announced plans to build several new media...

  15. August 19, 2014

    Hong Kong political spat claims fresh scalp

    Hong Kong’s summer of political discontent has claimed its highest-profile victim, after the city’s Law Society in effect...

  16. August 18, 2014

    Hong Kong pro-China rally draws fake crowd allegations

    The pro-Beijing march that clogged Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday has sparked accusations and counter-claims from all sides...

  17. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  18. August 15, 2014

    Corporate investigators jailed in China will not appeal sentences

    Two foreign corporate investigators embroiled in GlaxoSmithKline’s Chinese corruption scandal have said they will not appeal...

  19. August 15, 2014

    China banks fortify balance sheets against loan risks

    China’s second and third-largest banks sold a combined Rmb50bn ($8bn) in subordinated bonds on Friday, the latest in a wave...

  20. August 14, 2014

    Pope Francis lands in Seoul for first Asia papal trip in 15 years

    Pope Francis has begun the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years, arriving in Seoul on Thursday in an effort to boost the...

  21. August 13, 2014

    America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas

    Do the events that led to the outbreak of the first world war carry lessons for the Sino-American relationship? A century...

  22. August 13, 2014

    Chinese medical demand fuels private hospital takeovers

    Private equity firms engaged in an unusual bid battle earlier this year: slugging it out over a chain of high-end private...

  23. August 13, 2014

    Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success

    More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government...

  24. August 12, 2014

    Private-sector corruption with Chinese characteristics

    In the past year and a half, China has arrested thousands of public officials, to much applause at home and abroad. The...

  25. August 12, 2014

    ‘Return to rationality’ signals big shift in China’s housing market

    As China’s real estate slump began to hit sales at the Champs Elysées development in the picturesque lakeside city of...

  26. August 11, 2014

    Humphrey’s case casts spotlight on China due diligence

    When Peter Humphrey was convicted of illegally obtaining the personal information of Chinese citizens, it ended a case that...

  27. August 10, 2014

    Citic Group a test case for reform

    Citic Group, one of China’s largest state-owned conglomerates, is widely viewed as a harbinger for the government’s broader...

  28. August 8, 2014

    China court sentences GSK investigator

    A British corporate investigator embroiled in GlaxoSmithKline’s Chinese corruption scandal has been sentenced to two and a...

  29. August 8, 2014

    Trial of British corporate investigator opens in China

    Shanghai – The trial of a British investigator and his American wife kicked off today in Shanghai in a case that is seen as...

  30. August 7, 2014

    China natural gas growth faces hurdles

    Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and concerns over the toxic smog that enshrouds many of China’s cities is driving the...

  31. August 7, 2014

    China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps

    China tightened censorship on mobile messaging apps on Thursday with stiff rules aimed at limiting dissent, while it...

  32. August 7, 2014

    China probes death of customs official from scandal-hit port

    A senior Chinese customs official at a port embroiled in a metals financing scandal has died of “unnatural” causes, state...

  33. August 6, 2014

    China cars: hot pursuit

    China cars China is flexing its muscles. Perhaps emboldened by an increasingly strong leadership, regulators are taking to...

  34. August 6, 2014

    China bans federal officials from buying Apple products

    China’s government has banned its ministries and federal agencies from buying Apple products, as a state-led campaign...

  35. August 5, 2014

    Profile: Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption tsar

    In the midst of the biggest bankruptcy in Chinese history in 1998, Wang Qishan, the Communist party official in charge of...

  36. August 4, 2014

    China’s anti-corruption campaign is not all it seems

    Since Xi Jinping became general secretary of the Communist party in November 2012, China has been convulsed by the biggest...

  37. August 3, 2014

    Xi orders China factory explosion probe

    China’s president Xi Jinping has demanded an investigation into a factory explosion that killed at least 69 people and...

  38. August 3, 2014

    China private sector listings trump state fees for first time

    Investment banks are for the first time making more money helping private Chinese companies list on the public markets, than...

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