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    1. July 22, 2016

      World Bank urges China to deepen healthcare reform

      The World Bank on Friday urged China to take its healthcare reforms to a new level or risk spending an extra 3 per cent...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Hong Kong: One country, two economies

      On the edge of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, workers are building a cavernous station that will be the terminus for one...

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    1. July 19, 2016

      S Korea missile system heightens regional tensions

      The fallout from the US and South Korea’s plan to deploy an anti-ballistic missile system was swift: hunger strikes and...

    2. July 18, 2016

      Beijing censors South China Sea protest

      Chinese censors have deleted reports of a small protest against an international ruling that rejected China’s...

    3. July 15, 2016

      China: unbalancing act

      As the globe frets over Brexit, China worries have been superseded — for now, at least. On Friday, the National Bureau...

    4. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    5. July 12, 2016

      Beijing censors beetle named after Xi Jinping

      Enthusiastic devotees of Chinese President Xi Jinping have poured forth a long list of dedicated songs, poems and even...

    6. July 12, 2016

      Huge rubbish pile threatens to contaminate China lake

      Some 20,000 tonnes of rubbish has piled up on a lakeshore in the famously beautiful Chinese city of Suzhou, threatening...

    7. July 10, 2016

      China carries out naval drills on eve of UN territorial waters ruling

      China has warned that any ruling against the country this week in a UN tribunal over disputed waters in the South China...

    8. July 8, 2016

      China floods highlight development deficiencies

      Devastating flooding has paralysed central China’s largest city, where urban development has taken over lakes that once...

    9. July 8, 2016

      Wives of detained Chinese lawyers take up their cause

      A year after China’s unprecedented detention of hundreds of civil rights lawyers and activists, the 18 still detained...

    10. July 7, 2016

      Walmart workers launch wildcat strikes across China

      Walmart staff across China have launched a series of wildcat strikes against the company’s new working-hours system, in...

    11. July 6, 2016

      China looks at ways to include sharing economy in GDP data

      Chinese statisticians are studying ways to include industries such as ride-sharing, crowd sourcing and couch surfing in...

    12. July 6, 2016

      China’s ‘chubby girl’ transport aircraft enters PLA service

      China’s largest ever military aircraft entered service on Wednesday, a hulking transport capable of sending troops and...

    13. July 4, 2016

      China land: losing the plot

      Among Communist China’s holy pilgrimage sites, Xiaogang village stands out. The tiny place is a living shrine to...

    14. July 4, 2016

      China zooms in with world’s biggest radio telescope

      China has completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope — a man-made bowl cut into the mountains of...

    15. July 1, 2016

      Xi Jinping pledges return to Marxist roots for China’s Communists

      The Chinese Communist party is going back to its Marxist roots, Xi Jinping pledged on Friday, as he stressed...

    16. June 29, 2016

      China shows commitment to renminbi stability with currency fix

      China fixed the renminbi’s exchange rate at a level stronger than many expected on Wednesday in a sign that stability...

    17. June 29, 2016

      China replaces powerful internet chief

      China’s outspoken internet tsar has stepped down, according to state media, but his replacement suggests no let-up in...

    18. June 24, 2016

      HK bookseller’s interrogators ‘interested in books about Xi’

      A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by Chinese security forces for eight months said on Friday they were trying to...

    19. June 23, 2016

      China defends banks’ strategy on managing debt pile

      Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the country’s banks had...

    20. June 23, 2016

      Chinese graft purge homes in on ministries

      Corruption investigators are preparing for a fresh wave of inspections at China’s finance and foreign ministries in an...

    21. June 21, 2016

      South China Sea cruises tap patriotic tourist market

      Are you a Chinese patriot who enjoys cruises and has never engaged in subversion or “spread reactionary thoughts”? If...

    22. June 20, 2016

      China’s censors stumped as rebels fail to play by the book

      If Johannes Gutenberg is in the heaven his Bible describes, he will appreciate the irony. In China, the world’s most...

    23. June 20, 2016

      China and Indonesia in maritime clash

      A series of violent fisheries clashes with China is adding to domestic pressure on Indonesia’s government to take a...

    24. June 20, 2016

      China animal activists target dog meat festival

      China’s Yulin local government has distanced itself from a controversial dog meat festival in southern China after...

    25. June 19, 2016

      China looks like a bully in South China Sea row

      At some point in the coming weeks an international arbitration court in The Hague will rule on whether China’s...

    26. June 19, 2016

      Riot police arrest elected chief of China ‘democracy village’

      Riot police have locked down a Chinese village and arrested its chief after he called for renewed protests against...

    27. June 18, 2016

      Wu Jianmin: China’s most influential ‘dove’ dies in car crash

      The sudden death of China’s most influential “dove” has shaken China’s close-knit circle of international policy...

    28. June 17, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller’s inside story sheds light on disappearance

      After Lam Wing-kee quietly returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday, most expected him to remain silent. But two days after his...

    29. June 16, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller speaks out about detention by China

      One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has made harrowing allegations about how he was abducted by...

    30. June 14, 2016

      China rows back on state-sector reforms

      China’s Communist party is moving to tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises, reversing nearly two decades of...

    31. June 13, 2016

      Taiwan’s new president blocks predecessor’s Hong Kong trip

      Many world leaders sign up to the lucrative international speaking circuit after leaving office but Taiwan’s Ma...

    32. June 10, 2016

      Multinationals under pressure over Asia taboos

      A great choice to promote Lancôme in Hong Kong, Cantonese pop star Denise Ho proved a disaster just over the border in...

    33. June 9, 2016

      China’s $10bn propaganda push spreads Down Under

      When Liu Qibao, China’s propaganda minister, visited Sydney last month and signed a raft of deals with Australia’s top...

    34. June 8, 2016

      Chinese leaders exert less control than Washington thinks

      In the annals of the great debates, Lou-Lew 2016 will not rank up there with Lincoln-Douglas 1858 or Kennedy-Nixon...

    35. June 8, 2016

      L’Oréal shuts Hong Kong stores over China ‘kowtow’ protests

      French cosmetics group L’Oréal closed stores across Hong Kong on Wednesday as protesters accused it of “kowtowing” to...

    36. June 7, 2016

      US funds granted Rmb-denominated Chinese securities quota

      Beijing is to grant US asset managers a Rmb250bn ($38bn) quota to invest in renminbi-denominated Chinese securities,...

    37. June 7, 2016

      China warned over hostility to foreign business

      Foreign multinationals feel increasingly unwelcome in China, American officials and European business executives said...

    38. June 6, 2016

      Lancôme accused of giving in to Beijing over Hong Kong singer

      Lancôme, the luxury skincare brand owned by L’Oréal, has been accused of bowing to Chinese political pressure after it...

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