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    1. April 21, 2015

      China food group looks to be global player

      The head of Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grains trader, has laid out plans to turn the company into a publicly listed...

    2. April 21, 2015

      China cannot truly compete until it exports ideas

      The story sounds frighteningly familiar. Forty years ago, upstart companies from a rising Japan pushed western competitors...

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    1. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case that...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Simon Loong: big ambition for small loans

      The pungent smell of fried squid on sticks wafts into the chill humid air of Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district. Here, in a...

    3. April 13, 2015

      Auntie Bai brings rule of law to Chinese teatime TV

      Cross Jerry Springer with Judge Judy, throw in a good dose of social conflict and a hefty pinch of justice with Chinese...

    4. April 7, 2015

      Explosion rocks controversial China plant that sparked protests

      A controversial petrochemical plant in southern China — which triggered some of the country’s biggest environmental protests...

    5. April 5, 2015

      Hong Kong builder shortage hits prices and delays key projects

      Choi Chi-yin has worked on construction sites in Hong Kong for more than four decades. While the 65-year-old could...

    6. April 5, 2015

      China seeks to snuff out graveyard smoke

      China urged its citizens to find greener ways to honour their dead, on Sunday calling for a “low carbon” tomb-sweeping...

    7. April 5, 2015

      Taxi drivers drink poison in Beijing protest

      More than 30 disgruntled taxi drivers drank poison and passed out on a busy shopping street in central Beijing on Saturday,...

    8. March 31, 2015

      China officials hit skids in driving tests

      Chinese officials are already reeling from the indignity of losing their official cars and chauffeurs as part of Beijing’s...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Stop, look and listen to the unwritten rules of life in China

      The first rule I taught my children when we moved to China was that green doesn’t mean “go”. Don’t walk when the green man...

    10. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    11. March 25, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s challenge is to be strong enough to loosen control

      Since Xi Jinping took over the role of general secretary of the Chinese Communist party in November 2012 there has been a...

    12. March 20, 2015

      China’s ‘comfort women’

      The sound of clay pots smashing against a stone floor shattered the cold spring morning. Zhang Xiantu woke. Japanese...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Chinese factory workers strike over benefits

      Thousands of workers have downed tools at the shoemaking factory that last year suffered one of the biggest strikes in...

    14. March 16, 2015

      PetroChina vice-chairman detained in anti-corruption probe

      China’s anti-corruption purge has returned to sting national oil company PetroChina, which on Monday announced its...

    15. March 16, 2015

      A vote of no confidence from China’s young consumers

      Springtime is the season for predicting the imminent demise of the Communist party of China. It’s like pollen: just as...

    16. March 15, 2015

      Li Keqiang goes off-script but gets caught off-guard

      Li Keqiang’s closing words at China’s annual National People’s Congress session — the only formal press conference the...

    17. March 11, 2015

      China shoe factory strike highlights benefit fears

      Workers at one of China’s largest shoe manufacturers have gone on strike in a dispute over housing fund payments,...

    18. March 8, 2015

      Hong Kong grave shortage leaves dead in limbo

      Hong Kong, one of the most densely packed spots on the planet, is running out of places to bury its dead — leaving thousands...

    19. March 8, 2015

      China detains feminists ahead of International Women’s Day

      At least five Chinese feminists who were planning to protest sexual harassment in subways have instead spent International...

    20. March 6, 2015

      Thomas Cook: sunny days

      In 1872 Thomas Cook led his first world tour, which included a visit to China. The company he founded is now hoping for a...

    21. March 6, 2015

      China pulls smog documentary offline after internet storm

      A documentary critical of China’s air pollution was pulled from major domestic video websites after becoming an internet...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Life beneath the smog should spur China to action

      In one of the more poignant scenes from Under the Dome — a documentary about China’s environmental catastrophe that has...

    23. March 4, 2015

      Hong Kong’s lucky revolutionaries

      The first half hour of my conversation with Yvonne Leung was inspiring. We were sitting together in a university canteen as...

    24. March 3, 2015

      China censors curb discussion of pollution documentary

      Chinese censors have moved to tamp down discussion of a hard-hitting documentary on air pollution that sent the country’s...

    25. March 2, 2015

      China union chief warns of ‘foreign forces’ in labour movement

      The most powerful official at China’s only government-sanctioned trade union has warned of the alleged involvement of...

    26. March 1, 2015

      Alibaba and JD Online take fresh approach to China food shopping

      For China’s 640m internet users, a live Alaskan crab is now just a mouse-click away. Alibaba and JD.com, the two biggest...

    27. February 28, 2015

      China’s wild panda population rebounds

      China’s wild panda population has rebounded thanks to intensive conservation efforts and a decline in poaching, but the...

    28. February 25, 2015

      Surge in Chinese housebuying spurs global backlash

      Australia plans to impose a new tax on foreign property buyers after Chinese investment in Australian real estate soared 60...

    29. February 24, 2015

      Cupid strikes for Hong Kong career women on Chinese mainland

      After a few failed relationships in her home city of Hong Kong, Doreen Cheung did not expect Cupid to strike when she moved...

    30. February 19, 2015

      China corruption purge reaches living rooms via new year TV gala

      China’s two-year anti-corruption campaign reached living rooms nationwide with a featured skit in state broadcaster CCTV’s...

    31. February 18, 2015

      China’s contradictory war against corruption

      For many foreign observers, the key issues facing China are the management of the economy and the direction of foreign...

    32. February 18, 2015

      Sports shoe maker loses track of bosses

      Directors of London-quoted Chinese sports shoe maker Naibu have been forced to admit that they have lost all contact with...

    33. February 17, 2015

      Chinese hit the road for new year migration

      The world’s largest annual human migration has brought hundreds of millions of Chinese back to their hometowns for the lunar...

    34. February 16, 2015

      China’s ‘left-behind kids’ move to the city

      A quarter of the population of Shanghai is about to leave town. Many have already gone. They are part of the world’s largest...

    35. February 15, 2015

      UK tourist attractions get Mandarin makeover

      ‘Big White Streaker’ – Chinese rebrand UK sights London’s Savile Row is the “Tall, Rich, Handsome Street”, the soaring Shard...

    36. February 13, 2015

      Chinese tech groups turn to matchmaking

      On Valentine’s Day, Tian Huimin is marrying the man she met when she logged on to the company’s singles chatroom to ask if...

    37. February 10, 2015

      Chinese hackers attack blue-chip groups via Forbes website

      Chinese hackers hijacked the Forbes website and used it to target thousands of computers linked to blue-chip companies,...

    38. February 3, 2015

      China’s anti-corruption probe broadens into finance sector

      China’s anti-corruption campaign is spreading to the country’s financial sector following the arrest of two senior bank...

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