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    1. July 29, 2015

      China anti-graft purge recovers $6.2bn in ill-gotten gains

      Chinese anti-corruption authorities have returned Rmb38.7bn ($6.2bn) in ill-gotten gains to the nation’s coffers since...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Chinese ex-presidential aide Ling arrested

      A top aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been arrested and stripped of his Communist party membership — the...

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    1. July 20, 2015

      Xi warns China military amid anti-corruption purge

      China’s President Xi Jinping moved to address lingering resentments in the country’s military created by the...

    2. July 17, 2015

      China celebrity guru held in murder probe

      A Chinese spiritual guru famous for his ties to celebrities, businessmen and officials has been detained on suspicion...

    3. July 10, 2015

      Former Tencent employees detained in graft probe

      Chinese authorities have detained half a dozen former Tencent employees after an internal investigation by the internet...

    4. July 6, 2015

      China’s military goes to war on corruption

      China’s military says it is moving to close loopholes in its financial regulations as part of a two-year crackdown on...

    5. June 29, 2015

      China graft probe uncovers falsified revenues at large SOEs

      China’s state auditor has uncovered falsified revenues and profits in the accounts of some of the country’s biggest...

    6. June 28, 2015

      Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group: Rebel with a cause

      When Wu Hai entered Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where China’s top leaders live and work, he was struck by how...

    7. 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...

    8. June 24, 2015

      Chinese anti-corruption watchdog reveals its latest targets

      Chinese airlines and railways, the country’s aluminium giant and even the Communist party’s own newspaper are among the...

    9. 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...

    10. June 17, 2015

      A nod to Confucius will not purge communist China of corruption

      In 1966, Red Guards descended on the hamlet of Qufu, the home town of Confucius. The radicalised students removed the...

    11. June 12, 2015

      China ensures Zhou Yongkang trial sticks to the script

      It was supposed to be China’s second “trial of the century” in as many years. However, on Thursday night a Chinese...

    12. June 11, 2015

      Former China security chief Zhou Yongkang jailed for life

      Zhou Yongkang, the highest ranking Chinese official to fall in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, was...

    13. June 9, 2015

      GSK investigator Peter Humphrey released from China jail

      Peter Humphrey, the investigator jailed in connection with the GlaxoSmithKline Chinese corruption scandal, has been...

    14. June 2, 2015

      Pernod Ricard: Absolut or relative?

      Pernod Ricard wants to persuade drinkers that it is worth paying extra for whisky that has spent 18 years in a barrel...

    15. May 27, 2015

      JPMorgan told to provide communications with top Chinese official

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered JPMorgan to hand over any correspondence with Wang Qishan, one of...

    16. May 27, 2015

      Hong Kong retailers set for plunge in rental costs

      Rents in Hong Kong, home to some of the world’s most expensive shopping streets, are forecast to fall by up to 20 per...

    17. 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...

    18. May 25, 2015

      China uses prison visits to scare officials straight

      Chinese officials are being sent on prison visits in a new, “scared-straight” approach to warn them of the perils of...

    19. May 18, 2015

      China corruption purge snares 115 SOE ‘tigers’

      More than 100 top executives from some of China’s largest state-owned enterprises have been detained on suspicion of...

    20. May 7, 2015

      China’s hunt for tigers and flies is taking a toll on business

      The high profile anti-corruption campaign led by Xi Jinping since he became president of China in 2013 has undoubtedly...

    21. May 5, 2015

      Shanghai bans officials’ relatives from running private businesses

      Shanghai has banned the relatives of senior officials from running private businesses in the city in an attempt to curb...

    22. April 27, 2015

      China’s anti-graft investigators detain Sinopec president

      The president and vice-chairman of Sinopec, the Chinese petrochemical giant, has been detained by Communist party...

    23. 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...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further,...

    25. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor...

    26. April 14, 2015

      Anti-corruption drive grounds China private jet sales

      China’s campaign against corruption launched by President Xi Jinping, which has dented sales of luxury goods, has now...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Former chairman of China’s CNPC goes on trial for corruption

      The former head of China’s biggest energy group, one of the most senior officials to be ensnared in China’s...

    28. April 9, 2015

      Chinese TV anchor suspended for anti-Mao comments

      A top anchor on China’s state television network has been suspended after a video in which he insulted Mao Zedong went...

    29. April 8, 2015

      China: Projections of power

      China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate,...

    30. April 3, 2015

      China charges former head of secret police Zhou Yongkang

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been formally charged with “bribery, abuse of...

    31. 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...

    32. March 19, 2015

      Galaxy Entertainment posts 9% rise in full-year revenue

      Billionaire casino tycoon Lui Che-woo says Macau’s gaming industry is heading into a “new era”, following a sharp drop...

    33. March 17, 2015

      China graft tsar plans US visit amid drive to extradite fugitives

      China’s anti-corruption tsar is preparing to visit the US as Beijing steps up its drive to extradite corrupt officials...

    34. 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...

    35. March 16, 2015

      China goes to court to target activists

      China is sharply increasing its use of criminal prosecution as a tool for maintaining control in 2014, two reports have...

    36. March 16, 2015

      Xu Caihou, Chinese general snared in anti-corruption probe, dies

      Xu Caihou, the most senior military officer snared in China’s anti-corruption campaign, has died of natural causes...

    37. March 13, 2015

      China tycoon warns on corruption purge

      China’s richest man has warned of the perils of detaining private entrepreneurs amid the country’s anti-corruption...

    38. March 3, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption purge takes aim at China’s military

      Not long after Chinese president Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign in 2013, a western military...

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