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    1. August 27, 2015

      Ironman: Wanda why?

      The bragging rights. The needlessly expensive bikes. The Lycra. What is there for a middle-aged man not to love about...

    2. August 25, 2015

      China: How to do business without western rules

      What do you do when your board fires your company’s chief executive, only to find he or she will not give up the helm?...

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    1. August 25, 2015

      China cuts rates and pumps in liquidity

      China’s central bank cut interest rates on Tuesday and said it would pump liquidity into the banking sector in an...

    2. August 21, 2015

      Chinese hackers target Indian institutions

      Chinese hackers are targeting organisations in India to glean strategic and commercially sensitive material, according...

    3. August 20, 2015

      South Korea’s Park Geun-hye to attend China’s war commemorations

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted Beijing’s invitation to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Tech start-ups flock to Hong Kong

      As he scoured Europe to find parts last year, German entrepreneur Florian Simmendinger was only able to locate a...

    5. August 18, 2015

      Insurers set for $1.5bn loss after Tianjin blast, warns Fitch

      Insurance losses following the explosions that devastated the Chinese port city of Tianjin last week could reach...

    6. August 17, 2015

      China’s social media explosion has shattered the official silence

      Last Thursday morning I was on the bus to work in the central business district of Beijing, browsing social media and...

    7. August 17, 2015

      Confusion mounts over Tianjin warehouse ownership

      China is awash with confusion over the true ownership of the hazardous goods warehouse that exploded in Tianjin last...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Hong Kong pop-up mall aims to ease tensions over mainland shoppers

      From London’s trendy Shoreditch to a downtown revitalisation project in Las Vegas, pop-up shopping malls have become...

    9. August 17, 2015

      A parable of Oreos and ovens

      Three scant years ago, Shanghai celebrated the 100th birthday of one of history’s most famous junk foods — the Oreo...

    10. August 14, 2015

      ‘Ghost bank’ spooks Chinese savers

      China is known for its knock-offs: from clothes and toys to DVDs and counterfeit banknotes. Now a fake branch of China...

    11. August 6, 2015

      China migration: Dying for land

      To the people, it looked like an invasion. For three years farmers in Fuyou village had been fighting the...

    12. August 6, 2015

      China moves to back small rural businesses

      China has moved to shore up financing guarantees for small businesses and the rural sector in an acknowledgment of...

    13. August 5, 2015

      China to tighten grip over country’s internet users

      China has tightened its grip over the country’s 650m internet users by announcing moves to station police officers...

    14. August 3, 2015

      Mystery deepens over China’s scandal-hit ‘CEO monk’ Shi Yongxin

      The Chinese abbot who turned the temple where kung fu was invented into a sprawling commercial empire failed to turn up...

    15. July 29, 2015

      Review: ‘China’s Disruptors’ by Edward Tse

      For many outsiders, China’s economy is centrally planned and dominated by a crushingly powerful state. What little room...

    16. July 26, 2015

      Chinese tourists spurn SE Asia holidays

      Key Southeast Asian markets have seen a marked drop in Chinese tourists, a growth sector across much of the globe, as...

    17. July 24, 2015

      Alibaba drive perks up China sperm donations

      Alibaba has used the internet to revolutionise China’s retail, banking and transport markets, and now the ecommerce...

    18. July 20, 2015

      Chinese tales and tea leaves from my daughter’s home town

      The middle-aged woman squats on the floor of her filthy dismal shack on the toxic fringes of Shanghai, and talks...

    19. July 19, 2015

      Gamblers on Chinese stocks abandon their fortune to fate

      Any gambler who has spent time in the casinos of Macau knows more or less exactly what is going on with the wild...

    20. July 17, 2015

      China frees tourists held over ‘terror video’ claims

      Twenty foreign tourists held in a remote city in China have been released without explanation after a week in...

    21. July 15, 2015

      Burberry: fashion victim?

      The stock market is looking for casualties from the Great Fall of China. Burberry, the first luxury goods group to...

    22. July 15, 2015

      China detains 20 foreigners in Inner Mongolia

      Chinese authorities have detained 20 foreigners in a remote Inner Mongolian city on claims they are linked to a...

    23. July 14, 2015

      Hong Kong sees silver lining in China market turmoil

      With Hong Kong riven by political deadlock, politicians and investors have repeatedly warned in recent years that the...

    24. July 14, 2015

      Chinese influx buoys Japan port city of Fukuoka

      With his departure time looming and a guide fretting to get back to the ship, Liang Nan has been left in a corner of...

    25. July 13, 2015

      South Africa tourism ‘crisis’ after visa rules changed

      With the lure of pristine beaches, stunning wine lands and spectacular wildlife parks, South Africa’s tourism sector...

    26. July 13, 2015

      Apple in China: core market

      Is Apple recession-proof? After it launched the iPhone in 2007 sales soared for years, unaffected by the global...

    27. July 13, 2015

      China trade surplus reaches $137bn

      China’s trade surplus expanded again in the second quarter, providing the economy with a crucial boost ahead of...

    28. July 13, 2015

      Myth of China’s retail investors understates large players’ role

      During the dramatic rise and fall of China’s stock market this year, one piece of conventional wisdom has gone mostly...

    29. July 11, 2015

      China detains dozens of human rights lawyers in crackdown

      Dozens of Chinese lawyers including some of the country’s more prominent human rights defenders have been detained or...

    30. July 10, 2015

      China releases German journalist’s assistant Zhang Miao

      Chinese police have released without charge a German journalist’s assistant after nine months of detention but her...

    31. July 9, 2015

      China market rout: the ordinary people with a taste for trading

      The Chinese government is pulling every policy lever it can think of to calm the country’s roiling stock markets. But...

    32. July 7, 2015

      China market rout: heard in the chatroom

      Chinese investors have been in full voice in the nation’s online chatrooms amid the slide in the stock markets. Here is...

    33. July 7, 2015

      Retail investors bear brunt of China’s stock rout

      A blue-chip stock soars like a rocket then plummets to earth. A young woman posts an increasingly desperate series of...

    34. July 6, 2015

      Fat is a cultural issue for ever-expanding China

      When flying to the US for our summer holiday each year, my family has a foolproof method of locating our check-in queue...

    35. July 5, 2015

      Calling time on China’s credit and stock market party

      Last week the Shanghai Composite index dropped by 12 per cent, bringing the fall since its June peak to almost 30 per...

    36. July 2, 2015

      Guangzhou Evergrande eyes Asia’s first football club listing

      In the past month China’s leading football club has signed up one of the world’s best-known managers and a $15m...

    37. July 1, 2015

      Reversal of China’s stock market rally breeds anger and regret

      At a stock trading hall for retail investors near People’s Square in Shanghai on Wednesday, the mood is glum. Shenyin...

    38. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic...

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