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      China seeks end to gold medal fixation

      China’s graft fighters have added gold medals to their growing list of out-of-favour “bling”, after an investigation into...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Shanghai punishes officials over New Year’s eve stampede

      The Shanghai government has punished police, local Communist party and district government officials for the stampede that...

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      The World Economic Forum is convening at the start of a year which is likely to see an...
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    1. January 20, 2015

      Beijing boosts its foreign policy and the war on graft

      It was in November 2012 that Xi Jinping stepped on to the stage for the first time as leader of China’s Communist party with...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    3. January 19, 2015

      Hong Kong puts talent before cash with visa scheme suspension

      Alice Meng was rushed off her feet last Wednesday when Hong Kong said it would suspend its immigrant investor programme the...

    4. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    5. January 12, 2015

      Chinese spymaster Ma Jian detained in corruption purge

      One of China’s most powerful spymasters has become the latest victim of the country’s fierce anti-corruption campaign. Ma...

    6. January 6, 2015

      Widening graft probe snares China Southern CFO

      China’s largest airline has lost its chief financial officer as part of a widening investigation that has claimed four top...

    7. January 2, 2015

      China anti-corruption sweep snares top diplomat

      Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign has claimed its first victim from the senior diplomatic ranks, as...

    8. January 2, 2015

      Macau gambling revenues hit by China graft campaign

      Macau’s gaming sector suffered its first annual decline in revenue last year, as Beijing’s anti-corruption drive dented...

    9. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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