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      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

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      Obama seeks reboot of China cyber laws

      US President Barack Obama has lashed out at new Chinese cyber security regulations, elevating the increasingly contentious...

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    1. 10 hours ago

      China censors curb discussion of pollution documentary

      Chinese censors have moved to tamp down discussion of a hard-hitting documentary on air pollution that sent the country’s...

    2. 11 hours ago

      What to expect from China’s parliamentary session

      China’s ersatz parliament meets for its annual week-long plenary session this week, starting with an opening ceremony on...

    3. March 2, 2015

      China union chief warns of ‘foreign forces’ in labour movement

      The most powerful official at China’s only government-sanctioned trade union has warned of the alleged involvement of...

    4. February 26, 2015

      China atwitter over next ‘tiger’ to fall in corruption purge

      As China’s two-year-old anti-corruption campaign rages on, an article attacking a long-dead Manchu prince from the late 19th...

    5. February 26, 2015

      EU and US groups sound alarm on China cyber security rules

      European and US companies have asked their authorities for urgent help in stopping the implementation of new Chinese cyber...

    6. February 24, 2015

      Europe dares to talk tough with China regulators

      Never mess with the US Feds, but what about China’s Reds? From Al Capone’s Depression-era run-in with the Internal Revenue...

    7. February 24, 2015

      Slide in China land under new development

      The amount of land used for new property developments in China fell more than 25 per cent last year, reflecting sluggish...

    8. February 22, 2015

      China criticises Narendra Modi visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh

      The Chinese government summoned India’s ambassador at the weekend over Narendra Modi’s recent visit to a disputed Himalayan...

    9. February 19, 2015

      China corruption purge reaches living rooms via new year TV gala

      China’s two-year anti-corruption campaign reached living rooms nationwide with a featured skit in state broadcaster CCTV’s...

    10. February 18, 2015

      China’s contradictory war against corruption

      For many foreign observers, the key issues facing China are the management of the economy and the direction of foreign...

    11. February 11, 2015

      China and Pakistan make an oddball but enduring couple

      You could call them the odd couple. China and Pakistan have one of the closest yet least understood relationships in...

    12. February 11, 2015

      Political risks stalk China SOEs abroad

      A vote to end austerity in Greece. Plunging oil prices blowing a hole in Mexico’s finances. Shock election results in Sri...

    13. February 10, 2015

      Chinese hackers attack blue-chip groups via Forbes website

      Chinese hackers hijacked the Forbes website and used it to target thousands of computers linked to blue-chip companies,...

    14. February 9, 2015

      China’s strange fear of a colour revolution

      China’s education minister has just issued an edict to the country’s universities that sounds like something from the heyday...

    15. February 1, 2015

      President of China Minsheng quits

      The president of China Minsheng Banking Corp has resigned amid domestic media reports that he is under investigation by...

    16. January 30, 2015

      China provinces undershoot GDP targets

      Every Chinese province and region except Tibet missed its annual gross domestic product target last year as growth in the...

    17. January 29, 2015

      China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

      The last time China was the world’s largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district...

    18. January 29, 2015

      China launches survey of suicides among Communist party officials

      The Chinese Communist party has launched a nationwide survey to ascertain how many of its members have committed suicide...

    19. January 29, 2015

      China moves to limit coal glut

      China has slapped a moratorium on new coal mines in its eastern regions as it battles an enormous supply glut. As with...

    20. January 26, 2015

      Shanghai first major Chinese region to ditch GDP growth target

      Shanghai has ditched its official economic growth target for 2015, becoming the first major city or province in China to...

    21. January 26, 2015

      China seeks to forge foreign demand for its industrial output

      The first contraction in domestic steel consumption for nearly two decades is driving China to look to markets overseas....

    22. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: China property tycoon calls top of urbanisation drive

      Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China, the property company, has called the top of China’s urbanisation drive. “By now,...

    23. January 22, 2015

      Shanghai stampede victim families to receive $130,000 compensation

      The Shanghai government will pay Rmb800,000 ($130,000) to each of the families of the 36 revellers who died in the New...

    24. January 21, 2015

      Shanghai punishes officials over New Year’s eve stampede

      The Shanghai government has punished police, local Communist party and district government officials for the stampede that...

    25. January 20, 2015

      Beijing boosts its foreign policy and the war on graft

      It was in November 2012 that Xi Jinping stepped on to the stage for the first time as leader of China’s Communist party with...

    26. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    27. January 20, 2015

      Opaque jobs picture poses hidden threat to China’s ‘new normal’

      China may have recorded its worst annual growth rate in nearly a quarter of a century but the country’s leadership does not...

    28. January 20, 2015

      Chinese GDP growth lowest in 24 years

      China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost a quarter of a century last year even as it overtook the US to become the...

    29. January 16, 2015

      China reports sharp rise in HIV cases

      China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease...

    30. January 15, 2015

      China to launch $6.5bn VC fund for emerging industries start-ups

      The government in Beijing is entering China’s already crowded venture capital industry, saying it will establish a Rmb40bn...

    31. January 15, 2015

      China pension reform targets civil servant privileges

      China’s 40m public sector employees are to lose their exemption from paying into the state pension system, as the government...

    32. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    33. January 12, 2015

      China’s small cities buy up their own land

      Local governments in some of China’s smallest cities are snapping up an increasing amount of their own land at auctions, in...

    34. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    35. December 31, 2014

      China imposes record fines on corporate polluters

      Environmental groups fighting pollution in China got a big boost when a court imposed the country’s biggest environmental...

    36. December 31, 2014

      China factory explosions kill 17 workers

      At least 17 workers were killed by explosions in an automotive components factory in southern China on New Year’s eve — the...

    37. December 23, 2014

      Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide

      China’s Communist party has launched an investigation into yet another senior official as President Xi Jinping broadens the...

    38. December 22, 2014

      China to update property rules to aid anti-corruption drive

      China issued new rules on Monday requiring owners of real estate and other unmovable assets to register their holdings,...

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