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  1. September 17, 2014

    China propels diamond sales to record $79bn

    Chinese consumers’ growing appetite for gems propelled diamond jewellery sales to a global record of $79bn last year,...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Uighur rights activist goes on trial in China

    The most prominent advocate for civil and economic rights for China’s restive Uighur minority went on trial on charges of...

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    Many developing countries have higher ratios of female executives than advanced countr...
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  1. September 16, 2014

    Hong Kong tycoon places record $20m order for 30 Rolls-Royces

    How many Rolls-Royce cars can you buy for $20m? One Chinese businessman knows the answer. In the biggest ever single order,...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Hong Kong tycoons to donate to second US university

    One of Hong Kong’s richest families plans to give money to the University of Southern California on the heels of presenting...

  3. September 15, 2014

    China’s schoolchildren practise democracy in the classroom

    Citizens of Hong Kong, eat your hearts out. Democracy with Hong Kong characteristics means you get to vote – sort of. You...

  4. September 11, 2014

    My China Roots and the poser for the diaspora’s ancestry sleuths

    When Adam Liu decided to research his family roots, he had no problem tracing his grandmother’s family back to Ireland and...

  5. September 7, 2014

    China’s French graduates swap government jobs for African adventures

    When Xu Jing completed her French degree, she decided not to follow in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the late Chinese...

  6. September 5, 2014

    Xi’s war on corruption spreads to China’s executive MBAs

    Chinese officials are rushing to pull out of executive MBAs after Xi Jinping’s government banned them from accepting...

  7. September 5, 2014

    China’s ancient Shaolin temple seeks Zen master of new media

    China’s most famous Buddhist business venture – the ancient Shaolin temple, spiritual home of kung fu – has been swamped...

  8. September 4, 2014

    Wheels come off China’s bike-share schemes

    Bicycle sharing schemes in China, kingdom of the humble pushbike, are increasingly being shunned by commuters whose refusal...

  9. September 3, 2014

    China fraud unit questions Morgan Stanley arm over ‘princeling’

    Chinese investigators have visited the Shanghai offices of Morgan Stanley’s joint venture as part of their investigation...

  10. September 1, 2014

    Chinese authorities offer money for mixed marriages in bid to quell Uighurs

    Chinese authorities in the restive western region of Xinjiang have begun offering large cash incentives for interracial...

  11. August 31, 2014

    China’s ‘great rejuvenation’ threatens to harden racial attitudes

    The killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August prompted riots and...

  12. August 28, 2014

    China mobile internet groups enjoy surge in revenues

    Chinese smartphone users are taking to mobile ecommerce faster than expected, creating a boom for mobile internet companies....

  13. August 27, 2014

    China acts over poisoned dog meat and chicken feet

    Dog meat and chicken feet are the latest delicacies hit by gruesome food scandals in China, where the government has...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. August 22, 2014

    Fast food faces indigestion in China amid rapid expansion

    One month after the expired-meat scandal that dented the sales and reputation of western fast food in China, office worker...

  17. August 22, 2014

    Chinese pilots told to ditch regional accents

    Strong regional accents have long been a handicap in class-ridden Britain. Now pilots in communist China face ejection from...

  18. August 19, 2014

    Microcapitalists lurking in China’s midst

    Own a vacant yurt in Mongolia? Has the tenant recently moved out of your yak-hair tent in Tibet? Admit it: if you own...

  19. 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...

  20. August 14, 2014

    Gold loses shine as Chinese curb jewellery purchases

    India regained its position as the world’s leading gold buyer in the second quarter as Chinese demand for jewellery, gold...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. August 5, 2014

    Shark fin sales in China take a dive

    Shark fin sales and prices have fallen sharply in China, the biggest market for the delicacy, in what appears to be a...

  25. August 5, 2014

    Red tourism and playing at warfare

    There is something to be said for taking a break from the stressful work week to point a gun at a colleague, and contemplate...

  26. July 31, 2014

    Beijing-appointed imam killed as violence in Xinjiang grows

    The government-appointed imam of China’s largest and most prestigious mosque has been stabbed to death in an apparent...

  27. July 27, 2014

    Safer food is an invention that should be freely copied

    Chinese news videos of workers grinding expired meat into fresh and putting hamburger patties that had fallen on the floor...

  28. July 24, 2014

    China air rage as military manoeuvres force flight cancellations

    Long-suffering Chinese air passengers now have even more to rage at after unheralded military exercises forced domestic...

  29. July 22, 2014

    Casualties of China’s one-child policy

    Ricki Mudd is an all-American girl with two entire families on two different continents. She has parents and siblings in the...

  30. July 15, 2014

    China’s lottery bet pays off as World Cup sends sales soaring

    Beijing’s bet on the lottery – a state-run exception to China’s ban on gambling – appears to be paying off handsomely with...

  31. July 13, 2014

    TV anchor detained as China graft crackdown widens

    A prominent television anchor at China’s state broadcaster known for his nationalist commentary has been detained, in a sign...

  32. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  33. July 8, 2014

    Hothouse kids have a chance to cool off

    It is summer in the land of the midnight Tiger Mum, the gruelling Chinese school year has finally drawn to a close, and...

  34. July 8, 2014

    Hot-house kids have a chance to cool off

    It is summer in the land of the midnight Tiger Mum, the gruelling Chinese school year has finally drawn to a close, and...

  35. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  36. July 1, 2014

    China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand

    Students and shopkeepers in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian had a lucky escape when a crude oil pipeline...

  37. June 30, 2014

    Samsung fails to eliminate Chinese labour violations

    Samsung Electronics’ Chinese suppliers have continued to commit legal and safety violations that the South Korean technology...

  38. June 26, 2014

    Walmart wins China labour dispute

    A Chinese arbitration panel has dismissed a landmark suit brought against Walmart by a chapter of the country’s official...

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