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      Human rights groups attack China draft security law

      International human rights groups have slammed China’s new draft national security law for criminalising free speech and...

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      China bets on expanding its way out of debt

      China has embarked on an economic balancing act that is bound to appear counter-intuitive to many observers. Trying to trim...

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    1. May 21, 2015

      China to boost internet speeds amid move to purge ‘hostile forces’

      China plans to spend more than $180bn on boosting internet speeds in the next three years — while it simultaneously pursues...

    2. May 20, 2015

      China slowdown deepens provincial economic divide

      Last month more than 30 provincial taxi drivers drank poison and collapsed together on the busiest shopping street in...

    3. May 19, 2015

      China tests new model for state-owned enterprise reform

      A major Chinese province has transferred equity stakes in three state-owned enterprises to its social security fund in a...

    4. May 18, 2015

      China’s real interest rate surges to post-crisis high

      No wonder China’s economy is cooling fast. In spite of Beijing’s three interest rate cuts over the past six months, the real...

    5. May 18, 2015

      China sends in security forces after clashes over rail plan

      China has deployed hundreds of security forces and shut down the internet in a rural part of Sichuan province after street...

    6. May 18, 2015

      Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

      Amid steadily escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to rein in his...

    7. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of billions...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Chinese assets: spinning around

      China’s ability to keep its economy humming would be helped if it could improve returns from state-owned assets. One way to...

    9. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    10. May 16, 2015

      China and US seek to defuse maritime tensions

      China and the US sought to defuse growing tensions over land reclamation projects in the South China Sea on Saturday, with...

    11. May 15, 2015

      China orders banks to keep lending to insolvent state projects

      China has ordered its banks to prop up insolvent provincial government projects, in the latest effort to support rapidly...

    12. May 13, 2015

      China imposes $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap

      China is imposing a $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap on banks in an effort to shift some of the financing costs of...

    13. May 10, 2015

      Modi navigates social media clash ahead of China trip

      Narendra Modi, who has the third-biggest number of Twitter followers among world leaders after President Obama and Pope...

    14. May 7, 2015

      China’s hunt for tigers and flies is taking a toll on business

      The high profile anti-corruption campaign led by Xi Jinping since he became president of China in 2013 has undoubtedly made...

    15. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    16. May 5, 2015

      Shanghai bans officials’ relatives from running private businesses

      Shanghai has banned the relatives of senior officials from running private businesses in the city in an attempt to curb...

    17. May 4, 2015

      China must prove Silk Road plan is serious

      On a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, Xi Jinping reminded his hosts of their shared commercial ties along the Silk Road,...

    18. May 4, 2015

      China migration: Policy bottlenecks add to labour shortage

      Navigating the challenge of a shrinking labour force is being complicated by government policy, in particular China’s...

    19. May 4, 2015

      China migration: At the turning point

      When Deng Xiaoping left his rural village of Guang’an in 1919 to study in Paris, he was leaving behind a desperately poor...

    20. May 4, 2015

      China-Taiwan ties in focus as Xi Jinping meets KMT chairman

      The chairmen of the Chinese Communist party and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party have met for the first time in six years as...

    21. May 4, 2015

      China to let 100 think-tanks bloom

      The Chinese government is setting up as many as 100 national-level think-tanks to try to replicate the US model of policy...

    22. May 1, 2015

      US ‘welcome’ to use China’s man-made islands for civilian purposes

      The US and other countries will be welcome to use facilities on islands China is building in the South China Sea for...

    23. April 30, 2015

      A frosty peace beckons for the US and China

      Asia takes the long view. I once sat in on a discussion in Beijing about the future of American power. The examination...

    24. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the country’s...

    25. April 27, 2015

      China seeks united front in reactor export push

      China’s domestic nuclear rivalries are spilling overseas as state-owned rivals jostle to promote their reactor designs...

    26. April 23, 2015

      China spells out cost of meeting pollution targets

      China needs Rmb2tn ($320bn) a year in investment over the next five years to meet targets on reducing pollution set by the...

    27. April 22, 2015

      US warns China over intellectual property risks

      China’s weak intellectual property protections and selective application of the law are hampering foreign investment in the...

    28. April 21, 2015

      Beijing breathes easier as smog starts to clear

      The notorious smog that blights Beijing improved sharply in the first quarter this year as measures to curb air pollution...

    29. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to Pakistan on...

    30. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival, saying the...

    31. April 17, 2015

      China rows back on bank technology regulation

      China has suspended plans to heavily regulate technology in the banking industry that would favour domestic producers at the...

    32. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case that...

    33. April 16, 2015

      America and China are rivals with a common cause

      When China’s economic output eventually surpasses America’s some time in the next decade, it will be the first time since...

    34. April 16, 2015

      China targets dirty businesses in water pollution action plan

      China has ordered the closure of small plants in 10 dirty industries and a clampdown on the tapping of underground water...

    35. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further, the...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor of...

    37. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: China’s first quarter GDP

      On Wednesday morning China’s State Statistical Bureau will release one of the most eagerly awaited numbers in modern...

    38. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

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