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    1. February 2, 2016

      Chinese Ponzi scheme sparks calls for protests

      The allegation that one of China’s most popular online investment platforms was a Ponzi scheme has sparked a nationwide...

    2. February 1, 2016

      The pampered pigs and happy hens set to save China’s economy

      The pigs in Lonely Mountain village drink only spring water. There are no doors on their pens so they can come and go...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes and educational institutions in particular, a study that tracks giving by...

    4. January 26, 2016

      China’s statistics chief Wang Baoan accused of corruption

      Wang Baoan, director of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, is suspected of “serious disciplinary violations,” the...

    5. January 20, 2016

      Europe must not let China act with impunity

      In many subtle and not-so-subtle ways the authoritarian tentacles of the Chinese Communist party are spreading. While...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Swedish rights activist admits to crimes on China state TV

      A Swedish human rights activist arrested in China has admitted to crimes on state television, the second Swedish...

    7. January 19, 2016

      China issues list of officially recognised ‘living Buddhas’

      China’s government has launched an online database of Tibetan “living Buddhas” as part of what critics view as a...

    8. January 18, 2016

      One small boy’s journey from a Chinese street to Seattle

      “Hello kind people! When you see this child, you will doubtless criticise the parents for being immoral. But we have no...

    9. January 18, 2016

      Missing Hong Kong publisher confesses on China state TV

      One of five missing Hong Kong publishers who sold books critical of Beijing has appeared on Chinese state television,...

    10. January 14, 2016

      China income inequality among world’s worst

      Communist China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Beijing arrests prominent human rights lawyer

      In an escalation to one of the most troublesome human rights cases in China, authorities have arrested the country’s...

    12. January 13, 2016

      Capital flight is at the core of China’s dilemma

      China has been giving plenty of assurances this week of the inherent resilience of the renminbi. Betting that it will...

    13. January 10, 2016

      Hong Kong rattled by missing booksellers

      At the closed Causeway Bay Books store in the heart of a glitzy shopping district, concerned citizens have hung...

    14. January 10, 2016

      Star Wars breaks Chinese box-office records

      Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken box-office records in China, after bringing in $53m on Saturday and Sunday...

    15. January 8, 2016

      Golden Mao monolith heads for the scrapyard

      A towering 36-metre golden statue of Mao Zedong erected in a village in China’s rural Henan province this week was...

    16. January 7, 2016

      Rationing hits Japan’s nappy trade as Chinese demand soars

      With the shops in Tokyo’s Ginza district preparing to close for the day, and the tour guide begging they return to the...

    17. January 5, 2016

      Beijing air quality improved in 2015, says China

      Beijing’s air quality improved last year over 2014, but that may have had more to do with weather patterns than with a...

    18. January 4, 2016

      China’s middle class runs for its life

      “Running is the new religion of the Chinese middle class.” That’s the view of Catherine Sun, intellectual property...

    19. January 3, 2016

      Chengdu pushes to become China’s Silicon Valley

      At first glance, the concrete skyscraper on the outskirts of Chengdu is just like the others in the city of 20m in...

    20. January 3, 2016

      Hong Kong police probe disappearance of anti-Beijing bookseller

      Hong Kong’s chief executive said that it was unconstitutional for mainland Chinese law enforcement agencies to operate...

    21. January 1, 2016

      China manufacturing shrinks for fifth month

      China’s economy started the year with more bad news as official data showed that the manufacturing sector shrank for a...

    22. December 29, 2015

      China orders SOEs to hire former soldiers

      China’s government is promising “jobs for the boys” after ordering state-owned enterprises to employ some of the...

    23. December 27, 2015

      China migration: Children of a revolution

      They are left behind in grim villages all over China by parents who have joined the biggest voluntary worker migration...

    24. December 27, 2015

      China approves controversial antiterrorism law

      China’s parliament has passed a controversial counter terrorism law, sweeping aside earlier criticism of some of its...

    25. December 26, 2015

      China expels French journalist

      The Chinese government has refused to renew the visa of a French journalist unless she publicly apologises for an...

    26. December 23, 2015

      China stock market outperforms S&P despite wild swings

      Here’s a little-known fact: the Shanghai Composite Index has outperformed the S&P 500 for 2015. Judging from the...

    27. December 23, 2015

      Landslide erodes Shenzhen’s posterchild image

      Shenzhen landslide rescue in pictures Helmed by a leading scientist, home to some of the nation’s biggest technology...

    28. December 22, 2015

      China human rights lawyer convicted

      One of China’s most famous rights lawyers was given a suspended three-year term for inciting ethnic hatred and...

    29. December 21, 2015

      Cyber security: Attack of the health hackers

      Last January an administrator at health insurer Anthem noticed an unusually complex query running on the computer...

    30. December 21, 2015

      China’s economic planners promise more ‘flexible’ policies

      China’s economic planners pledged to adopt more “proactive” and “flexible” fiscal and monetary policies in the new...

    31. December 21, 2015

      Shenzhen landslide caused by mountain of manmade waste

      Shenzhen landslide in pictures More than 90 people are missing after a landslide inundated an industrial zone in the...

    32. December 18, 2015

      The mystery of China’s missing brides

      Inside the cardboard box there is an orange hair tie, a packet of Q-tips, lipstick, other cosmetics and a deck of...

    33. December 16, 2015

      Xi Jinping defends China’s right to ‘sovereign’ internet

      China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday defended China’s right to a “sovereign” internet in a speech that underlines...

    34. December 14, 2015

      Wealth comes with health warning in China

      “People asked why I am not worried. You have to believe that as long as you have made no mistake, the government will...

    35. December 14, 2015

      China lawyer trial begins amid crackdown on labour rights groups

      The trial of one of China’s most prominent lawyers began on Monday in a courtroom ringed by police, illustrating the...

    36. December 9, 2015

      Beijing’s smog is a symptom of corruption

      Attacked by activists and lambasted by locals, Beijing’s government this week declared its first red alert on...

    37. December 9, 2015

      China web tsar admits censorship troubles

      China’s internet tsar on Wednesday likened controlling Chinese internet usage to “trying to nail Jell-O to a wall”, but...

    38. December 9, 2015

      China working age population ‘to fall 10% by 2040’

      China’s working age population will fall more than 10 per cent by 2040 in spite of a recent relaxation of its one child...

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