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    1. 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...

    2. June 28, 2016

      China sees falling sales of cheap consumer goods

      Sales of daily necessities fell in China last year, a worrying sign for an economy relying on increased consumption to...

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      Dampened Chinese demand is hitting luxury brands hard, but they are innovating wildly ...
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    1. June 27, 2016

      Niu Gensheng is at the forefront of China’s philanthropy new wave

      When he was one month old, Niu Gensheng was worth Rmb50. He knows, because that was the price he fetch­ed in 1958 when...

    2. 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...

    3. June 20, 2016

      China tobacco sales fall for first time in two decades

      The amount of tobacco sold in China fell last year for the first time in more than 20 years, as a government health...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. June 6, 2016

      Chinese textbook’s Bible story prompts unholy backlash

      The Bible has become the latest target of anti-western rhetoric in China after a backlash over a textbook that included...

    9. June 1, 2016

      China unveils plan to cleanse contaminated soil

      China has released an ambitious plan to make 90 per cent of its polluted agricultural land “safely usable” within four...

    10. May 30, 2016

      Rich Chinese millennials favour Japan, France for luxury tourism

      France and Japan are the most popular global destinations for affluent Chinese millennials who value cultural...

    11. May 24, 2016

      Nirvana Asia’s founder – a fortune from funerals

      Unlike many door-to-door sales agents, Nirvana Asia’s can honestly tell potential customers that their product is...

    12. May 23, 2016

      Why a part of my girls will be forever China

      A little more than 16 years ago, a newborn infant was left by the side of a Chinese road in winter, and thus began my...

    13. May 23, 2016

      China university rule change sparks protests in 4 provinces

      Protests against changes to China’s university admission system spread to a fourth province on Monday as authorities...

    14. May 22, 2016

      Hong Kong’s luxury brands confronted by changing Chinese tastes

      Wander around Hong Kong’s Harbour City on any given weekend, and among the crowds thronging the shopping mall, talk of...

    15. May 18, 2016

      China home price growth fastest in two years

      Chinese house prices rose at the fastest pace for two years in April, despite accentuated oversupply after investment...

    16. May 17, 2016

      Chinese leader pays rare visit to Hong Kong as tensions simmer

      The most high-profile Chinese leader to travel to Hong Kong since the Occupy protests promised to “see, listen and...

    17. May 16, 2016

      ‘China’s Future’, by David Shambaugh

      When the Wall Street Journal published an essay predicting the demise of China’s Communist party last year, the...

    18. May 13, 2016

      China deploys amnesia on 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution

      On Monday one of the most infamous anniversaries in the history of Chinese Communist party rule will pass without...

    19. May 9, 2016

      Kazakh language schools shift from English to Chinese

      “China is the key for your future,” reads a notice pinned to the wall, jostling for attention alongside a toy panda,...

    20. May 9, 2016

      Uber is at the heart of China’s oversharing economy

      Women have had their heads shrunk by their hairdressers for decades, and I am not referring to their haircuts. The best...

    21. May 9, 2016

      António, Macau

      Where 7 Rua dos Clérigos, Old Taipa Village Plug sockets/WiFi No/Yes Espresso 35 MOP ($4.40) Open 12pm-midnight Privacy...

    22. May 2, 2016

      China lease expiries prompt property rights angst

      The simmering issue of property rights in China has burst into the open with the upcoming expiry of residential leases...

    23. April 28, 2016

      Gucci cracks down on fakes for the dead

      Gucci is asking Hong Kong funeral shops to stop selling paper versions of the fashion house’s handbags to be burnt as...

    24. April 28, 2016

      Harry Wu, Chinese labour camp activist, 1937-2016

      Harry Wu, a prominent Chinese human rights activist who has died in exile aged 79, spent years campaigning to expose...

    25. April 25, 2016

      China’s bridesmaids for hire are sexual harassment decoys

      Money can’t buy you love but it can buy things in China that may not be on the market in some other countries — such as...

    26. April 25, 2016

      Family squabbles rock boat in landmark China reparations case

      A landmark war reparations ruling that forced Japan’s Mitsui OSK to pay millions of dollars to the descendants of a...

    27. April 21, 2016

      Beijing rent ranked world’s least affordable

      Beijing has the world’s least affordable rental housing, according to a survey of 15 global cities, with average prices...

    28. April 20, 2016

      China’s air pollution lifts in coastal cities, but drifts inland

      The smog is thinning in China’s eastern cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but worsening in the country’s interior,...

    29. April 18, 2016

      China pesticide pollution blamed as hundreds of pupils fall ill

      Beijing is scrambling to respond to reports that hundreds of students at a high school built on the site of a former...

    30. April 12, 2016

      Taiwan calls for release of citizens ‘abducted’ by Beijing

      Taiwan has accused China of abducting more than 40 of its citizens from Kenya as cross-strait relations come under...

    31. April 12, 2016

      China faces test cases on gay and transgender rights

      Beijing is facing two important test cases on gay and transgender rights this week as China’s traditionally...

    32. April 11, 2016

      China’s children are legally bound to respect their elders

      The older China becomes, the more desperate the Chinese Communist party is about its silver problem. Earlier this...

    33. April 7, 2016

      Chinese millennials discover joys of co-living

      By the age of 30, well-educated Chinese men like Yuan Hongfan are expected to be married, with apartment and child. But...

    34. April 6, 2016

      Great Firewall creator caught skirting China censorship system

      Fang Binxing has been credited with creating the Great Firewall, China’s massive internet censorship apparatus. Now he...

    35. April 4, 2016

      China workers ‘to account for 12% of global consumption’

      China’s working-age population will account for 12 cents of every $1 spent worldwide in urban areas by 2030, reshaping...

    36. April 3, 2016

      China reverts to ‘grid management’ to monitor citizens’ lives

      China is rolling out a nationwide system of social control known as “grid management” in a revival of state presence in...

    37. April 3, 2016

      China flush with toilets after campaign to boost tourism

      President Xi Jinping’s support for a campaign to build thousands of public toilets at tourist sites in China has...

    38. March 31, 2016

      China wind energy groups cry foul over grid curbs

      China’s wind industry is considering legal action against government ministries in three Chinese provinces in an...

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