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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. March 31, 2016

      Hong Kong threatens crackdown on those seeking independence

      The Hong Kong government has threatened to take legal action against those advocating full separation from China, as it...

    29. March 30, 2016

      China tussles over legacy of cultural revolution

      The 50th anniversary this year of the start of China’s tumultuous cultural revolution is turning into a political tug...

    30. March 29, 2016

      China proposes tighter restrictions on foreign websites

      Foreign websites in China face new restrictions under a proposal that seeks to force internet service providers to...

    31. March 29, 2016

      WHO urges China to build trust in vaccines after safety scandal

      The World Health Organisation has warned that a scandal involving the resale of expired or spoiled vaccines in China...

    32. March 27, 2016

      China’s one-child rule belies a more complex reality

      Chinese people hate girls, right? Like much of the conventional wisdom about China and its one-child policy — including...

    33. March 25, 2016

      China cracks down on Xi Jinping critics after call for resignation

      Pressure is mounting on critics of Xi Jinping amid a crackdown linked to a mysterious open letter that called for the...

    34. March 23, 2016

      Beijing scrambles to contain vaccine scandal

      Chinese authorities are scrambling to control the fallout after revelations that $88m in expired or spoiled vaccines...

    35. March 22, 2016

      China’s strict new internet rules send chill into foreign media

      New Chinese regulations aimed at dramatically restricting the publication of foreign internet content have introduced a...

    36. March 18, 2016

      A tale of two tiers: China’s top cities take off

      Property prices in China’s top cities soared as much as 57 per cent in the year to February, widening the gap with the...

    37. March 14, 2016

      Pity the personal shopper as snack packs replace Gucci bags

      Pity the Chinese personal shopper. Life used to be easy for the daigou: women, usually young, who travelled the world...

    38. March 11, 2016

      China’s ‘Two Meetings’ hear voices of dissent

      China’s annual parliamentary-style meetings are largely a rubber stamp for top leaders’ plans but with the room for...

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