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    1. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: China property tycoon calls top of urbanisation drive

      Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China, the property company, has called the top of China’s urbanisation drive. “By now,...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Shanghai stampede victim families to receive $130,000 compensation

      The Shanghai government will pay Rmb800,000 ($130,000) to each of the families of the 36 revellers who died in the New...

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    1. January 21, 2015

      Shanghai punishes officials over New Year’s eve stampede

      The Shanghai government has punished police, local Communist party and district government officials for the stampede that...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Opaque jobs picture poses hidden threat to China’s ‘new normal’

      China may have recorded its worst annual growth rate in nearly a quarter of a century but the country’s leadership does not...

    3. January 19, 2015

      In China, breakfast remains a matter of the heart

      The culinary colonisation of the globe may now have us all eating the same old margherita pizzas and arrabiata pastas. But...

    4. January 19, 2015

      Five things to watch on China GDP growth

      On Tuesday morning the Chinese government will release its economic statistics for 2014. With the country set to report its...

    5. January 16, 2015

      China reports sharp rise in HIV cases

      China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease...

    6. January 15, 2015

      China pension reform targets civil servant privileges

      China’s 40m public sector employees are to lose their exemption from paying into the state pension system, as the government...

    7. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    8. January 14, 2015

      Courses on ethics needed in China

      After several months of speculation, it was announced publicly that Zhou Yongkang, China’s former chief of security and...

    9. January 13, 2015

      Flood of rich Chinese settle in UK

      The number of Chinese citizens who secured investor visas to the UK doubled last year as more and more wealthy people leave...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Fewer Chinese than expected apply to have second child

      Far fewer couples than expected have applied for permission to have a second child, a year after Beijing announced the...

    11. January 9, 2015

      People’s Uber takes socialist chauffeuring to Shanghai’s streets

      Uber has caused disruption on the world’s roads. Now it is shaking up the social order in China, offering bargain...

    12. January 5, 2015

      Bund stampede is not a verdict on flaws of modern China

      Dozens crushed to death in a tragic stampede at a place where people congregated to enjoy themselves, not to die. Police...

    13. January 4, 2015

      China targets Shanghai stampede critics

      The Shanghai government took measures at the weekend to prevent public criticism of its role in the New Year’s Eve stampede...

    14. January 2, 2015

      Shanghai New Year’s stampede blamed on ‘sluggish vigilance’

      Chinese official media blamed “sluggish vigilance” by Shanghai authorities for a New Year’s eve stampede that killed 36...

    15. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    16. December 31, 2014

      Xi Jinping orders probe after 36 die in Shanghai stampede

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, ordered an investigation and all New Year’s events planned for Thursday in Shanghai were...

    17. December 31, 2014

      China imposes record fines on corporate polluters

      Environmental groups fighting pollution in China got a big boost when a court imposed the country’s biggest environmental...

    18. December 31, 2014

      China factory explosions kill 17 workers

      At least 17 workers were killed by explosions in an automotive components factory in southern China on New Year’s eve — the...

    19. December 29, 2014

      China’s elderly flock back to university

      Chen Yulan says she is too busy studying to get old. The 70-year-old takes so many classes each week at Shanghai University...

    20. December 22, 2014

      A year in a word: Inequality

      Inequality noun — a parlous state of unfairness to which solipsistic western societies are inexorably being dragged despite...

    21. December 22, 2014

      China has all the gifts but no guilt at Christmas

      Christmas lost its soul in the west around the time that I stopped believing in Rudolf, and it’s been a source of angst for...

    22. December 12, 2014

      Chinese mystery of vanishing foreign brides

      Police in central China have launched an investigation into the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who married...

    23. December 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protests peter out

      It appeared to end not with a bang but a whimper. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, which seized headlines at home and...

    24. December 8, 2014

      China’s potty past has been flushed away

      From the outside it looks like an art gallery. But this is a gallery of toilets, brought to the residents of Shanghai by...

    25. December 5, 2014

      China property market set for demographic hit

      China’s previously overheated property market has been in the doldrums for most of this year but things are likely to get a...

    26. November 30, 2014

      Coal conversion plants sap China’s emissions targets

      Chinese negotiators attending this week’s climate change talks in Lima have come armed with a long and detailed list of...

    27. November 28, 2014

      China teacher strikes hit three more cities

      Teacher strikes have spread to three more cities in China’s slowest growing province this week, reflecting increasing...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Shanghai Notebook: Bronchial set seek blue sky breathing in China

      “Lung washing tours” are the new thing in Chinese tourism. Smog is driving mainland tourists into novel migration patterns...

    29. November 21, 2014

      China police detain Zhaodong teachers after week-long strike

      Police have detained teachers involved in a city-wide strike in northeast China that halted classes for almost a week, in a...

    30. November 13, 2014

      Fall in Chinese graduates enrolling in US

      The number of Chinese students enrolling in US graduate schools fell for the first time in at least a decade, according to a...

    31. November 12, 2014

      Shanghai English learners outscore Hong Kong

      People learning English in Shanghai have scored higher in fluency tests than those in the rival financial centre of Hong...

    32. November 11, 2014

      Singles’ Day frenzy of love and dollars

      China’s “Singles’ Day” shopping extravaganza used to be all about love, or the lack thereof, in the world’s largest lonely...

    33. November 10, 2014

      Chinese strike back against party rules

      The senior leadership of the Chinese Communist party recently concluded an important meeting pledging allegiance to the...

    34. November 10, 2014

      Fu Lu Shou, Hong Kong

      Where: 7/F, 31 Hollywood Road WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of espresso: HK$48 Open: 5pm – late Privacy points: 3/5 The...

    35. November 7, 2014

      Five things to watch for at Apec forum

      Geopolitics With several of the world’s most powerful and important leaders gathering in the Chinese capital in the coming...

    36. November 7, 2014

      China Bible publisher prints 125 millionth copy

      The world’s biggest Bible factory has just published its 125 millionth copy of the good book – in officially atheist China....

    37. November 4, 2014

      Africans in China feel scant Ebola panic

      Charles Abior and his family have been doing business in China for more than 40 years, but this debonair Nigerian says he...

    38. November 2, 2014

      China hails moon orbiter success

      As US investigators sift through the wreckage of two accidents, China’s space programme has taken another small step forward...

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