China propels diamond sales to $79bn

De Beers says global sales reach record

Uighur activist goes on trial in China

Case against Ilham Tohti comes amid crackdown on dissent

‘Maritime silk road’ a boon for Sri Lanka

South Asian island benefits from ever closer ties with China

Top Chinese banks set for $81bn injection

Latest move to prop up world’s second-biggest economy

Composite picture of Sinopec and Citic logos

China SOE reform no bonanza for bankers

Banks will keep busy but a rush of fees is uncertain

China stimulus: is it or isn’t it?

It is too soon to call country’s liquidity injection a stimulus measure

China takes anti-graft drive overseas

Disciplinary body seeks to quiz suspects in New Zealand

British Virgin Islands under pressure

Money laundering crackdown prompts switch from BVI incorporations

(101111) -- GUANGZHOU, Nov. 11, 2010 (Xinhua) -- The last torchbearer Zhong Nanshan (L) and deputy mayor of Guangzhou Cao Jianliao light the cauldron during the torch relay for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 11, 2010. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

Dilemma over China’s overseas probes

Liberal democracies face challenge as alleged fugitives flee

Hong Kong tycoons in second US donation

Gift to USC following $350m Harvard pledge

China practises democracy in class

Primary school voting is to teach pupils responsibility

De facto head of Shanghai FTZ departs

HK split on Beijing’s democracy proposals

Poll shows almost 50% think plan should be vetoed

Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

Sale will not open China’s oil sector to outside forces

Chinese economy faces more pressure

Industrial output data add to doubts over growth target

May to relax UK transit visa regime

Move branded insufficient by air industry seeking Chinese trade

The difficulties for China’s ancestry sleuths

Fewer publicly held records have left a gap in the market

Huawei chief dismisses corruption probe

Chinese telecoms group’s chief confirms probe into alleged graft

Li reassures China investors after fines

Door will open wider, says premier, in spite of antitrust actions

Chinese majority expect war with Japan

Poll finds 93% of Japanese have unfavourable view of neighbour