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    1. July 2, 2015

      Guangzhou Evergrande eyes Asia’s first football club listing

      In the past month China’s leading football club has signed up one of the world’s best-known managers and a $15m Brazilian...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Reversal of China’s stock market rally breeds anger and regret

      At a stock trading hall for retail investors near People’s Square in Shanghai on Wednesday, the mood is glum. Shenyin...

    3. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model,...

    4. June 26, 2015

      China: horror show

      It is scarily circular when a company can lend money that may end up financing the buying of its own shares. At Chinese...

    5. June 25, 2015

      China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

      China is the “leading suspect” in recent cyber breaches at the US government’s human resources arm that affected millions of...

    6. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    7. June 22, 2015

      The quest for the meaning of Chineseness from Beijing to US sitcoms

      China is trying to figure out its place in the world. We get that: that’s what all the island building is about. But the...

    8. June 21, 2015

      For China the end of the Communist party is nigh — but in name only

      China’s economic troubles and increasingly rigid ideological controls have led prominent China watchers to forecast the...

    9. June 21, 2015

      Full speed ahead in China’s taxi app war

      With a flourish of chauffeur-like efficiency, Mr Wang, a trainee driver for Didi Dache, a Chinese taxi app, opens the door...

    10. June 19, 2015

      China animal activists seek to muzzle dog meat festival

      A notorious dog meat festival in southwest China has sparked an outcry among the nation’s growing ranks of pet lovers, who...

    11. June 19, 2015

      UK hopes new visa system will increase Chinese visitor numbers

      The UK will simplify visa applications for Chinese visitors through a partnership with Belgium which allows travel permits...

    12. June 18, 2015

      China worries about Hong Kong civil disobedience reaching mainland

      Last year a state-owned publisher in China contacted the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institution about acquiring the...

    13. June 18, 2015

      Chinese take lead among foreign buyers of US homes

      Chinese are now by far the biggest foreign buyers of US real estate in terms of units, dollar volume and price paid,...

    14. June 18, 2015

      China property market shows further signs of stabilising

      China’s property market is showing further signs of stabilising, with prices in some cities rising strongly last month as...

    15. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    16. June 16, 2015

      Hundreds of Chinese workers strike at factory supplying Uniqlo

      Workers at a Chinese factory producing clothes for Uniqlo, the low-cost Japanese fashion retailer, have gone on strike in...

    17. June 16, 2015

      Beijing’s migrant children forced out of the city

      Yang Yinli, like millions of migrant workers in China, sent her first son to live with his grandparents in the countryside....

    18. June 12, 2015

      China housing market led by robust demand

      Chinese home sales continued their upward streak in May. Sales increased 30 per cent year on year in the month, according to...

    19. June 8, 2015

      The soft power of China’s Cat Dads creeps up on the Tiger Mums

      All over the world, the middle classes take temporary leave of their senses when they bear their first child — and...

    20. June 8, 2015

      China plans national park system to protect few unspoilt areas

      Race to protect China’s remaining natural wonders China plans to introduce a national parks system in a move that could help...

    21. June 7, 2015

      ‘Little Emperors and Material Girls’ by Jemimah Steinfeld

      Young people in China get a bad rap. Conventional wisdom says the boys are spoilt and fat, the girls flighty gold diggers —...

    22. June 7, 2015

      End of China’s migrant miracle – Toil and trouble

      In November 2011, Zhang Guangde received an urgent summons to a factory town in southern China where his son, Tingzhen, was...

    23. June 5, 2015

      Government control of China ferry aftermath weakens

      Less than a day after the Communist party’s top leaders pledged to attend to the needs of grieving families following the...

    24. June 4, 2015

      China seeks to limit political fallout from ferry disaster

      China’s government has deployed a mixture of carrots and sticks to contain political fallout from the country’s worst...

    25. June 2, 2015

      Ferry passengers’ families turn on officials in quest for answers

      Hundreds feared dead in China ferry disaster A man screaming “I want my father” tried to break down a police barricade in...

    26. June 1, 2015

      Beijing stubs out public smoking

      Beijing on Monday introduced the toughest smoking restrictions in China, the world’s largest consumer of tobacco, with a...

    27. May 28, 2015

      China’s Dongguan sex trade trial begins

      A prostitution scandal in China’s southern city of Dongguan that felled several senior officials last year moved further to...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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