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    1. August 30, 2016

      China censor makes a song and dance over TV variety programmes

      China’s government censor has accused some song and dance variety TV shows of “promoting a western lifestyle”, as...

    2. August 28, 2016

      Chinese banks braced over industrial restructuring

      China’s banks are set to be the biggest losers in the sweeping bailouts of the country’s steel and coal industries....

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    1. August 23, 2016

      China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers has ancient roots

      China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers continues. In a sign that anyone using the legal system to right judicial...

    2. August 23, 2016

      UN official criticises China over ‘shrinking space’ for human rights

      The UN’s top expert on extreme poverty and human rights has complained of having his access restricted in China as he...

    3. August 22, 2016

      China school spending reforms set to aid migrant children

      China is to tie education spending to children’s place of residence for the first time, in an attempt to end a system...

    4. August 21, 2016

      Carmakers face profit threat as China toughens emissions rules

      Three months after announcing the biggest annual loss in the company’s history for 2015 due to its diesel emissions...

    5. August 19, 2016

      Hong Kong backlash over soothsayer’s opera about Mao

      Feng shui master Li Kui-ming believes he is pretty good at predicting the future, and the Chinese tycoons who pay up...

    6. August 17, 2016

      Steve Wynn bets big on Macau recovery with $4.2bn casino opening

      Gambling mogul Steve Wynn spent the past week traipsing around his soon-to-open $4.2bn casino in Macau with his wife...

    7. August 15, 2016

      China’s wealthy residents take Nimbyism to their hearts

      I have gone to great lengths to cover social unrest in China, from striking factory workers in the southern city of...

    8. August 11, 2016

      Alibaba reports rapid sales growth from mobile users

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce group founded by Jack Ma, delivered its fastest pace of quarterly sales growth since its...

    9. August 11, 2016

      China takes a gamble in scapegoating the west

      Across much of the world, fear-mongering and xenophobia are creeping into public and political discourse. In liberal...

    10. August 10, 2016

      China protests force rethink on nuclear waste site

      Mass protests in a Chinese city have forced it to remove itself from a shortlist of sites to host the country’s first...

    11. August 7, 2016

      China protest against nuclear waste plant

      Thousands of people took to the streets of an eastern Chinese city this weekend to protest against a proposed nuclear...

    12. August 5, 2016

      China lawyer travails split American Bar Association

      Jail sentences meted out to a group of civil rights lawyers in China this week have rocked another legal community: the...

    13. August 4, 2016

      China’s elevated bus hits the road and runs into criticism

      Doubts have been raised following the launch of a Chinese project to reduce urban congestion with huge elevated buses...

    14. August 4, 2016

      Chinese regulator acts to curb bogus banks

      China’s banking regulator has warned companies not to use the word “bank” in their names following a series of scandals...

    15. August 4, 2016

      China gives rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng 7-year jail term

      The head of a Chinese law firm at the centre of an unprecedented crackdown on rights lawyers has been given a...

    16. August 3, 2016

      China party scales back Communist Youth League

      China’s Communist party is downsizing its youth division, in a blow to a powerful bureaucratic faction whose members...

    17. August 1, 2016

      Chinese civil rights lawyer caught up in crackdown denounces US ‘smears’

      The most prominent of several Chinese civil rights lawyers detained in a sweep a year ago has surfaced to denounce a US...

    18. July 31, 2016

      Hong Kong ban on pro-independence candidate sparks backlash

      The Hong Kong government’s decision to block a pro-independence activist from standing in upcoming elections has...

    19. July 29, 2016

      China takes on Italy as Unesco leader

      China, land of urban sprawl and skyscrapers, is on track to tie with Italy — cradle of Roman civilisation and...

    20. July 28, 2016

      China legalises Uber and Didi car-hailing apps

      China’s government has formally legalised online car hailing services including San Francisco-based Uber and...

    21. July 28, 2016

      China struggles to stem flow of wealth offshore

      China’s foreign exchange regulators are struggling to stem the flow of personal wealth spilling offshore via Hong...

    22. July 27, 2016

      After the power plays, Xi must now reform

      When he ascended to the apex of the Communist party in late 2012 most people in China and abroad assumed Xi Jinping...

    23. July 27, 2016

      Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

      In one of his last interviews before he was detained by Chinese police, Meng Han appeared relaxed as he talked about...

    24. July 26, 2016

      Manchester football derby in Beijing hits a divot

      President Xi Jinping’s plan for a football revolution in China has hit an embarrassing divot after a high-profile...

    25. July 24, 2016

      China struggles with vaccine shortage after safety crackdown

      Chinese parents are being refused vaccines for their children as shortages force doctors to ration supplies, amid...

    26. July 22, 2016

      World Bank urges China to deepen healthcare reform

      The World Bank on Friday urged China to take its healthcare reforms to a new level or risk spending an extra 3 per cent...

    27. July 20, 2016

      Brexit stirs Chinese household fears about global economy

      Food safety again topped the list of concerns among Chinese households, reflecting the fact that toxic food is a great...

    28. July 19, 2016

      An internet merger that China bears should watch

      Almost a year ago Xie Guomin, the founder of China Music — the largest music streaming business in China — reached out...

    29. July 13, 2016

      Beijing frets that Chinese tourists threaten its soft power

      They are loud and ill-mannered, throw cash around and have little interest or respect for local culture. One or two...

    30. July 12, 2016

      Beijing censors beetle named after Xi Jinping

      Enthusiastic devotees of Chinese President Xi Jinping have poured forth a long list of dedicated songs, poems and even...

    31. July 12, 2016

      Huge rubbish pile threatens to contaminate China lake

      Some 20,000 tonnes of rubbish has piled up on a lakeshore in the famously beautiful Chinese city of Suzhou, threatening...

    32. July 10, 2016

      China carries out naval drills on eve of UN territorial waters ruling

      China has warned that any ruling against the country this week in a UN tribunal over disputed waters in the South China...

    33. July 8, 2016

      Wives of detained Chinese lawyers take up their cause

      A year after China’s unprecedented detention of hundreds of civil rights lawyers and activists, the 18 still detained...

    34. July 4, 2016

      China land: losing the plot

      Among Communist China’s holy pilgrimage sites, Xiaogang village stands out. The tiny place is a living shrine to...

    35. July 4, 2016

      China zooms in with world’s biggest radio telescope

      China has completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope — a man-made bowl cut into the mountains of...

    36. June 29, 2016

      China replaces powerful internet chief

      China’s outspoken internet tsar has stepped down, according to state media, but his replacement suggests no let-up in...

    37. June 28, 2016

      China sees falling sales of cheap consumer goods

      Sales of daily necessities fell in China last year, a worrying sign for an economy relying on increased consumption to...

    38. June 27, 2016

      Niu Gensheng is at the forefront of China’s philanthropy new wave

      When he was one month old, Niu Gensheng was worth Rmb50. He knows, because that was the price he fetch­ed in 1958 when...

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