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      China’s outbound investment set to eclipse inbound for first time

      Chinese outbound direct investment surged in the third quarter and is likely to exceed investment into China for the first...

    2. October 21, 2014

      Economic inequality underpins Hong Kong’s great political divide

      Hong Kong’s protest movement – now more than three weeks old – has largely focused on definitions of universal suffrage and...

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    1. October 21, 2014

      China GDP growth slowest since global crisis

      China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in the third quarter and is on...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Hong Kong ‘lucky’ China has not stopped protests, says CY Leung

      Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung has warned pro-democracy protesters not to test Beijing’s patience, as he pointed to a...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Rule of law elusive as Beijing adds topic to leaders’ agenda

      He Weifeng is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. But he is so disillusioned over the state of his country’s legal...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Unrest in China leaves 22 dead following Xinjiang attack

      A new ethnic clash in the restive region of Xinjiang, on China’s central Asian frontier, saw 22 people killed after Uighur...

    5. October 16, 2014

      China eyes rules-based system but flexes extrajudicial muscles

      When elite members of the Chinese Communist party gather for a policy-setting meeting focusing on the rule of law next week,...

    6. October 15, 2014

      Tensions mount in Hong Kong over alleged police beating

      Tensions mounted in Hong Kong after the emergence of a video that appears to show police officers beating a protester who...

    7. October 14, 2014

      Hong Kong police unblock major road to commercial centre

      Hong Kong police on Tuesday opened a crucial traffic artery in the commercial district that has been blocked for roughly two...

    8. October 13, 2014

      Small-screen diet for viewers on the mainland

      While the rest of the world was watching Hong Kong protest, China was viewing swarthy Japanese fascists attack comely...

    9. October 13, 2014

      Hong Kong police start to dismantle barricades

      Hong Kong police started removing some of the barricades blocking entry to the main protest zone on Monday but said the...

    10. October 12, 2014

      Beijing and Hong Kong protesters poles apart on lessons to be drawn

      Hong Kong’s young would-be revolutionaries have, at least for now, mostly put away their umbrellas, symbol of the...

    11. October 12, 2014

      ‘Zero chance’ of protest success, says HK leader

      CY Leung, Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, reiterated his calls for pro-democracy protests to end as a campaign of...

    12. October 12, 2014

      China’s state sector leaders embrace pay cuts of up to 60%

      The corporate reporting season for China’s largest state-owned enterprises, which concluded last month, featured an unusual...

    13. October 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protesters regroup after government rejects talks

      HONG KONG Thousands of protesters regrouped in central Hong Kong on Friday to push their demand for democracy, a day after...

    14. October 10, 2014

      China steps up support for fight against Ebola

      China is stepping up its contributions to the fight against Ebola, mounting its largest ever response to an overseas...

    15. October 9, 2014

      Merkel looks to China to mediate with Russia

      Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin with his entire cabinet in tow, in a high-profile display of bilateral harmony...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Beijing needs to cut Hong Kong some slack

      The Hong Kong government on Thursday night called off talks with students at the forefront of pro-democracy protests,...

    17. October 9, 2014

      Lawsuit puts China biodiesel policy in spotlight

      A lawsuit accusing China’s largest oil refiner of muscling a start-up out of the market has turned a spotlight on the...

    18. October 8, 2014

      Hong Kong chief CY Leung faces questions over payments

      CY Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive who is at the centre of the storm over political reform in the territory, has come...

    19. October 8, 2014

      Xi Jinping’s hardline approach deters Hong Kong protest contagion

      Xi Jinping, China’s president, has eyed the protests in Hong Kong as he has those elsewhere on his turf: silently but with...

    20. October 7, 2014

      Protesters take stock as calm returns to downtown Hong Kong

      A sense of weary calm was returning to downtown Hong Kong on Tuesday night, with only a few hundred of the tens of thousands...

    21. October 7, 2014

      Waldorf Astoria buyer boasts links to Deng Xiaoping

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that this week bought Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95bn,...

    22. October 6, 2014

      Chinese investors surged into EU at height of debt crisis

      As investors fled Europe in the worst days of its sovereign debt crisis, China-based companies moved in the other direction...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Hong Kong signals retreat on threat to use force to end protests

      Hong Kong protesters hold firm Hong Kong appeared to retreat from the threat of using force to clear protesters from the...

    24. October 5, 2014

      ‘Occupy’ protesters brace for police action in Hong Kong

      Tens of thousands continue to protest for democracy in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are bracing for a...

    25. October 3, 2014

      Hong Kong: Playing with fire

      When Joshua Wong made his way through crowds of protesters outside Hong Kong’s government offices on Thursday night, the...

    26. October 2, 2014

      Silencing Hong Kong will hurt democracy

      The people of Hong Kong have waited for 17 years, but have yet to see universal suffrage. For many, a political cyclone...

    27. October 2, 2014

      China to cap local government debt

      China’s central administration will impose hard caps on local government borrowing, its boldest move yet to control...

    28. October 2, 2014

      Hong Kong protest goes unnoticed in China

      Thousands of miles from the “umbrella revolution” rocking Hong Kong, Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing is now also...

    29. October 2, 2014

      Hong Kong’s value to China goes beyond numbers

      The crucial role of Hong Kong as an investment gateway to mainland China places big constraints on Beijing as its considers...

    30. October 2, 2014

      HK Government offices closed as protests continue

      Hong Kong on Friday morning shuttered its central government offices, telling the roughly 3,000 civil servants based there...

    31. October 2, 2014

      Thousands of pro-democracy supporters pour into central Hong Kong

      Tens of thousands of pro-democracy supporters poured into central Hong Kong for a peace rally on Saturday evening, just...

    32. September 30, 2014

      Hong Kong marks National Day with protests

      Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’ grows Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday for...

    33. September 30, 2014

      Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule

      Thousands take to Hong Kong’s streets The day after police fired tear gas and pepper spray into crowds of pro-democracy...

    34. September 30, 2014

      Hong Kong expects democracy protests to last for ‘long period’

      Thousands rally outside Hong Kong government complex CY Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said the democracy protests...

    35. September 29, 2014

      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit

      China unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to India shortly before a state visit to the country this month by President Xi...

    36. September 29, 2014

      HK investors – keep umbrellas to hand

      It is easy to take fright at events in Hong Kong. The territory thrives on the rule of law, so when peaceful protesters...

    37. September 29, 2014

      An avoidable threat to Hong Kong’s standing

      As tens of thousands of students poured on to Hong Kong’s streets on Monday for another day of protests, Beijing is faced...

    38. September 29, 2014

      Hong Kong activists defiant but still fearful of China

      Hong Kong democracy activists on Monday morning suddenly started laughing. It was a light moment after a night of tension...

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