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    1. December 23, 2014

      Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide

      China’s Communist party has launched an investigation into yet another senior official as President Xi Jinping broadens the...

    2. December 22, 2014

      China to update property rules to aid anti-corruption drive

      China issued new rules on Monday requiring owners of real estate and other unmovable assets to register their holdings,...

    1. December 16, 2014

      China businesswoman fined $404m for bribery

      A former egg-seller who went on to broker bribes for China’s railway minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined...

    2. December 10, 2014

      China graft purge claims fresh tiger scalp

      One of China’s most powerful regulators has been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges, becoming the latest...

    3. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Arrest of ‘tiger’ Zhou Yongkang sheds light on China graft purge

      China’s state-controlled media have lauded the downfall of Zhou Yongkang as a victory for “socialist rule of law with...

    5. December 5, 2014

      Chinese ex-leader Zhou Yongkang charged with corruption

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and...

    6. December 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption drive targets Sinopec

      China’s anti-corruption drive has turned its attentions to Sinopec, claiming the scalp of a senior executive at the...

    7. December 4, 2014

      China marks first ‘Constitution Day’ as party maintains primacy

      China’s ruling Communist party celebrated a new “Constitution Day” on Thursday as it sought to define the direction and...

    8. December 3, 2014

      China slips in Transparency International corruption index

      Corruption in China has worsened dramatically over the past year despite a vicious two-year campaign by the ruling Communist...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    10. November 26, 2014

      China accuses west of obstructing graft sweep

      China’s efforts to hunt down corrupt officials overseas are being hampered by prejudiced western judges, according to a...

    11. November 21, 2014

      Chinese general caught with tonne of cash

      When investigators searched the Beijing home of Xu Caihou, one of China’s highest-ranking army generals, they found so much...

    12. November 17, 2014

      Pace of Chinese enrolments in US slows

      Growth in the number of Chinese enrolled in US higher education has dropped to its slowest rate in seven years. But China...

    13. November 16, 2014

      G20 leaders back drive to unmask shell companies

      World leaders have backed a transparency drive against the use of anonymous shell companies and trusts, giving new political...

    14. November 7, 2014

      Five things to watch for at Apec forum

      Geopolitics With several of the world’s most powerful and important leaders gathering in the Chinese capital in the coming...

    15. November 4, 2014

      Macau casino revenues fall by a record in October

      Macau casino revenues plummeted in October as China’s anti-graft and austerity campaigns made mainland punters more wary...

    16. October 28, 2014

      Senior Chinese military figure admits taking ‘huge’ bribes

      At the end of a crucial meeting on legal reforms, the Chinese Communist party revealed that one of its most senior military...

    17. October 28, 2014

      Beijing efficiency drive targets game of mah-jong

      Beijing has told public officials not to spend too much time playing the ancient game of mah-jong when they are meant to be...

    18. October 26, 2014

      China strives incoherently for the ‘socialist rule of law’

      China’s leaders are attempting to bring the country’s relationship with law into balance. The Chinese Communist party will...

    19. October 20, 2014

      Rule of law elusive as Beijing adds topic to leaders’ agenda

      He Weifeng is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. But he is so disillusioned over the state of his country’s legal...

    20. October 16, 2014

      China eyes rules-based system but flexes extrajudicial muscles

      When elite members of the Chinese Communist party gather for a policy-setting meeting focusing on the rule of law next week,...

    21. October 13, 2014

      Shares in China’s Agile Property fall 17% as chairman detained

      Shares in Agile Property Holdings sank by almost a fifth on Monday after the Chinese property developer confirmed that its...

    22. October 7, 2014

      McDonald’s Japan warns of loss after food safety scandal

      With sales crushed by a recent food safety scandal, McDonald’s Japan warned it expected to report an annual net loss of...

    23. October 3, 2014

      Hong Kong: Playing with fire

      When Joshua Wong made his way through crowds of protesters outside Hong Kong’s government offices on Thursday night, the...

    24. September 29, 2014

      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit

      China unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to India shortly before a state visit to the country this month by President Xi...

    25. September 24, 2014

      Why corruption is a messy business

      On some maps of the world, most of the countries of Asia, along with many of those in Africa and Latin America, are coloured...

    26. September 22, 2014

      China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment

      Chinese outbound investment has fallen sharply in the first half of the year, reversing nearly a decade of rising spending...

    27. September 19, 2014

      GSK to pay £297m fine for Chinese bribes

      GlaxoSmithKline will pay a £297m fine after being found guilty of bribery by a Chinese court – the biggest such penalty...

    28. September 17, 2014

      China propels diamond sales to record $79bn

      Chinese consumers’ growing appetite for gems propelled diamond jewellery sales to a global record of $79bn last year,...

    29. September 16, 2014

      Bribe case highlights west’s dilemma over China’s overseas probes

      As investigators closed in on Cao Jianliao, the powerful vice-mayor of China’s fourth-largest city, one of his close...

    30. September 16, 2014

      China takes anti-corruption drive overseas

      The anti-corruption campaign which has swept across China in the last two years has gone global, as Beijing seeks to enlist...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Hermès takes the long view of its position in China

      Hermès is all about the long view. It takes a long time to train its craftsmen. It has a long waiting list for its Birkin...

    32. September 11, 2014

      Huawei dismisses corruption probe as ‘routine investigation’

      Huawei’s chief executive has confirmed an internal probe into bribery at the Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer, but...

    33. September 5, 2014

      Xi’s war on corruption spreads to China’s executive MBAs

      Chinese officials are rushing to pull out of executive MBAs after Xi Jinping’s government banned them from accepting...

    34. September 4, 2014

      Shanghai editors detained in extortion probe

      Chinese police have detained eight people, including journalists from one of China’s top business dailies, for allegedly...

    35. September 3, 2014

      China fraud unit questions Morgan Stanley arm over ‘princeling’

      Chinese investigators have visited the Shanghai offices of Morgan Stanley’s joint venture as part of their investigation...

    36. August 31, 2014

      The Chinese authorities are ignoring Li’s call for fairness

      What do GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Microsoft, Daimler and Qualcomm have in common? All are western companies under...

    37. August 28, 2014

      Hong Kong anti-corruption agents raid media mogul Jimmy Lai’s home

      Hong Kong authorities have raided the home of Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and fierce critic of the Chinese government, in...

    38. August 22, 2014

      Deng anniversary eclipses Mao’s as Xi builds reformist credentials

      So effusive is the propaganda campaign launched to mark the 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s birth that a casual visitor...

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