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    1. May 26, 2015

      A new global order of cities

      The most important characteristic of the 21st century is the rise of cities. The world may obsess over whether a “Chinese...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Beware the risks of giving staff in China the chop

      The Wild West flavour of investing in China will be known to anyone who can spell IPO (or better yet Hanergy). But it’s not...

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    1. Women in Business: Emerging Markets

      Many developing countries have higher ratios of female executives than advanced countr...
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    1. May 26, 2015

      China drug price reforms risk placing hospitals on life support

      Medicine prices in China are falling and profits of pharmaceutical companies are under pressure as Beijing implements a...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Euro weakness upsets luxury brand pricing

      The gap between the prices for luxury handbags, watches and jewellery in Europe and in China is the biggest it has been for...

    3. May 24, 2015

      China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

      China’s brokers have raised more capital this year than in the past three combined — and more than half the $14bn proceeds...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Private galleries form alliance to share works of art

      Private galleries form alliance to share works of art Wealthy art collectors will meet in London on Wednesday to establish...

    5. May 19, 2015

      Inside the outsider’s Shanghai

      Expatriates the world over have flocked to China’s business capital, drawn by lucrative job offers. But what makes them...

    6. May 18, 2015

      China sends in security forces after clashes over rail plan

      China has deployed hundreds of security forces and shut down the internet in a rural part of Sichuan province after street...

    7. May 13, 2015

      China imposes $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap

      China is imposing a $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap on banks in an effort to shift some of the financing costs of...

    8. May 11, 2015

      A gilded retirement for China’s elders

      Sixty became the new 40 in the west a while ago — but I never thought I’d see that day in China. The mainland’s...

    9. May 11, 2015

      China rate cuts aim to hold line against deflation

      China’s third interest-rate cut in six months signalled the central bank’s commitment to pushing back against deflation and...

    10. May 6, 2015

      Buffett’s Chinese fans make Omaha pilgrimage to see the sage

      Among the tens of thousands of wannabe Warren Buffetts who converged on Omaha last weekend to listen to his utterances on...

    11. May 5, 2015

      The challenge of China’s dwindling workforce

      In 1980, the population of the People’s Republic of China numbered close to a billion, and most were among the poorest...

    12. May 4, 2015

      China migration: Policy bottlenecks add to labour shortage

      Navigating the challenge of a shrinking labour force is being complicated by government policy, in particular China’s...

    13. May 4, 2015

      China migration: At the turning point

      When Deng Xiaoping left his rural village of Guang’an in 1919 to study in Paris, he was leaving behind a desperately poor...

    14. May 4, 2015

      China’s ‘migrant miracle’ nears an end as cheap labour dwindles

      China’s labour force is shrinking and the “migrant miracle” that powered its industrial rise is mostly exhausted, removing...

    15. April 30, 2015

      China’s great migration

      With just a week to go before the Chinese lunar New Year, Xiang Ju is packing her bag in the small, cold room she rents in a...

    16. April 30, 2015

      Beijing suburbia or your own tropical island?

      For sale: 1,000 sq m of Palm Beach Central Villas, a suburban Beijing replica of an American McMansion looking on to a...

    17. April 27, 2015

      China teaches its 100m tourists some travel etiquette

      This year may go down in history as the moment when the global balance of economic power shifted dramatically towards China,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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