Science: The clone factory

With new plans for cloned cattle is China’s taboo-busting biotech sector widening the ethical gap with the west?

China shares fall most since midyear rout

Probes into brokerages lead to profit-taking after 3-month rally

Nicaragua’s $50bn canal plan delayed

China-led project’s leaders insist funding not a problem

China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

Talks suggest Beijing wants firmer military foothold in Africa

GSK picks tough China path after scandal

New rules to tackle corrupt practices leave drugmaker at a commercial disadvantage, say industry peers

PetroChina: reform and substance

A minor asset reshuffle should not be mistaken for real change

PetroChina restructures gas unit

China’s largest oil group moves towards gas pipeline monopoly

China cuts journalist Gao Yu’s jail term

Beijing critic’s sentence for leaking state secrets cut by 2 years

China’s ‘national team’ owns 6% of market

State buyers crucial to recovery from summer equities rout

US scours Chinese plan for hacking clues

Link spotted between Beijing’s economic targets and cyber spying

China’s most powerful weapon is trade

Commercial tussles may be more significant than military ones

We are all Eurasian now

In the new age of geopolitics Europeans must think on a supercontinental scale, writes Bruno Maçães

China PLA reforms raise hackles in ranks

Articles in army newspaper warn that badly handled changes could lead to instability

China’s sherbet lemon economy

Landing looks hard on the outside, soft on the inside

Chinese bid for grid tests Australia

State-owned utility fuels unease over surging infrastructure investment by China

Xiaomi steps up Huawei smartphone rivalry

Chinese group moves to revive sales with new flagship device

China biotech centre to clone beef cattle

BoyaLife and Sooam Biotech aim to create 1m animals per year

Wanted: more baby-makers in China

There is little sign women will listen to new fertility decree

China heightens financial sector scrutiny

Bank regulators demoted, while brokerage’s shares dive after chief disappears

People’s Daily Twitter tally questioned

China’s flagship broadsheet accused of relying on fake accounts