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  1. April 18, 2014

    China admits widespread soil pollution in ‘state secret’ report

    One-fifth of China’s agricultural land is polluted, particularly in the country’s southern rice baskets, according to a...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Jailing of Chinese ‘rumour monger’ casts shadow over Weibo

    Qin Zhihui, a self-confessed “rumour monger”, was led away from court on Thursday to serve a three-year sentence for...

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  1. April 17, 2014

    China ‘gifting’ crackdown takes toll on Diageo and Rémy Cointreau

    The Chinese government’s crackdown on ostentatious consumption by officials has taken a heavy toll on sales of cognac and...

  2. April 15, 2014

    China expected to show slowest growth since 1990

    China will reveal on Wednesday how quickly its economy grew in the first quarter. The figures are almost certain to show the...

  3. April 15, 2014

    A game change in public service

    I knew very little about China’s civil service until I adopted a child whose Chinese name means “does well in the imperial...

  4. April 15, 2014

    China crackdown on labour activism bolstered by court ruling

    A court in southern China has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a closely watched test case of the...

  5. April 14, 2014

    The Fragile Middle: China’s migrant workers test urbanisation drive

    Xu Bo has worked in a construction gang in Beijing for four years, helping build the city apartments and skyscrapers that...

  6. April 12, 2014

    Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

    Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

  7. April 11, 2014

    China court rejects appeal by anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong

    A Beijing court has rejected an appeal by anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong, jailed for four years for “disturbing public...

  8. April 7, 2014

    Union star rises from Walmart China labour dispute

    At a rare gathering of prominent workers’ rights activists in central China last week, the late arrival of a short, balding...

  9. April 3, 2014

    Chinese ‘driving test tourists’ flock to South Korea

    The streets of Seoul are full of Chinese tourists drawn by South Korea’s lavish department stores, its glamorous pop stars –...

  10. April 3, 2014

    China fast forwards infrastructure plans to boost growth

    China’s Premier Li Keqiang pledged to speed up construction of railways and housing for the poor this year to prop up...

  11. April 2, 2014

    Chinese police detain Guangzhou protesters

    Chinese police detain Guangzhou protesters Chinese police have released eight people who were detained after taking part in...

  12. April 1, 2014

    When a touchy-feely approach can work

    Nobody likes a do-gooder know-it-all who wants to change the world. When the do-gooder is a foreigner and the world she...

  13. April 1, 2014

    China PX plant protests spread to provincial capital Guangzhou

    Opposition to a chemical plant in China’s Guangdong province spread to Guangzhou on Tuesday as several hundred protesters...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Zhou Yongkang: Downfall of a patron

    Zhou’s network Oil Politics Security Money Zhou Yongkang was one of China’s most powerful men, building up patronage...

  15. The A-List

    March 31, 2014

    Let China's cities flourish free from central control

    After prolonged debate, China’s long anticipated “New-Type Urbanisation Plan 2014-2020” was unveiled in mid-March. There is...

  16. March 31, 2014

    Chinese environmental protest broken up

    Thousands of residents of Maoming, a city in Guangdong province, on Sunday protested over a petrochemicals plant, in the...

  17. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

  18. March 26, 2014

    New York Times boss takes swipe at Bloomberg over China

    Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, has taken a swipe at Bloomberg after the chairman of the financial...

  19. March 25, 2014

    China’s struggle for a new economy

    What are the prospects for the Chinese economy? Few, if any, economic questions can be more important. I have just attended...

  20. March 25, 2014

    World Bank urges China to reform urban development

    China could save $1.4tn in infrastructure spending over the next 15 years by increasing the population density of its...

  21. March 23, 2014

    NSA accused of breaching networks run by China’s Huawei

    Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has condemned reports that the US National Security Agency breached the company’s...

  22. March 23, 2014

    Official China union raises stakes in Walmart closure programme

    A restructuring of Walmart’s China business is being challenged by the country’s normally reticent official union, which is...

  23. March 20, 2014

    Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

    Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy with a...

  24. March 18, 2014

    No more free rides for Chinese app-slingers

    It’s normally not much fun being a Chinese consumer. Prices are high, quality low – and every product is potentially fake,...

  25. March 17, 2014

    China reveals blueprint to expand urbanisation

    China’s leaders have revealed a plan for a multiyear round of state-led infrastructure construction that they hope will prop...

  26. March 14, 2014

    Attack leaves three dead in Chinese city

    A knife fight near a busy market in the southern Chinese city of Changsha on Friday has left at least three people dead and...

  27. March 9, 2014

    Why China’s leaders love to watch ‘House of Cards’

    If articles in the China-watching press are to be believed, we have recently learnt a lot about the viewing habits of senior...

  28. March 7, 2014

    China’s internet police crack down on ‘panic mongering’

    China’s internet police have started to crack down on “rumours and panic mongering” on the internet in the wake of a brutal...

  29. March 7, 2014

    Women’s salaries dragged down by domestic demands

    Women hold up half the sky according to Mao Zedong. But they are a long way from receiving fair rewards for the work they...

  30. March 5, 2014

    China declares war on pollution

    China’s premier has declared a “war on pollution”, giving unprecedented attention to a problem that has consumed the nation...

  31. March 4, 2014

    China’s rich lawmakers power ahead

    Many Chinese people believe wealth in China flows directly from political connections – and judging by the fortunes of the...

  32. March 4, 2014

    The Asian work ethic comes at a price

    China’s state media recently reported that 600,000 mainlanders die every year from working too hard. Taken at face value,...

  33. March 2, 2014

    Dozens stabbed to death in China Muslim separatist attack

    A rampaging gang of knife-wielding ethnic separatists in a railway station in southwest China has left at least 33 people...

  34. February 28, 2014

    ‘Let’s spend the night together’ in Macau

    When Mick Jagger prances across the stage at the Venetian casino resort in Macau next weekend, it will be the loudest signal...

  35. February 26, 2014

    China pollution: Trouble in the air

    “440. Hazardous. Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects, please avoid physical exertion and...

  36. February 26, 2014

    China ethnic activist on ‘separatism’ charges

    One of China’s best known ethnic rights activists has been charged with “separatism” in the restive far western region of...

  37. February 25, 2014

    Toxic smog raises Beijing pollution fears

    Northern China is braced for more days of hazardous air quality following a week of toxic smog in Beijing that has...

  38. February 24, 2014

    Cramped courtroom hints at power of China’s labour movement

    On the afternoon of February 17, Wu Guijun’s supporters erupted in anger when told his trial’s opening session had been...

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