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Away from Shanghai and Beijing, the property market is cooling gently

A new report by Standard Chartered shows Tier 2 and 3 cities are not seeing the same sharp falls in property sales as Shanghai and Beijing

Hollywood comes to China

Will the Hollywood back catalogue be turned into Chinese films?

Geely will announce its Volvo deal today

I never thought the day would come, but here it is - Geely buys Volvo for $1.8 billion

A different kind of harmony

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes waves in the South China Sea

Weight of life

Graham Earnshaw walks west from Shanghai when he has the time, always starting from the last place he stopped. This month we find him in Dingyuan village, Sichuan province

China's largest-ever foreign takeover collapses

A $1.6 billion deal for Charles River to buy Wuxi PharmaTech has been torpedoed

Cheap flights to Tokyo and more competition in Beijing

Foreign airlines are going to be given more flight slots at Beijing Capital, and Spring Airlines undercuts its rivals

Customers at IKEA must register passport numbers to buy kitchen knives

To prevent terrorism during the Expo, Shanghai authorities are requiring customers purchasing kitchen knives to register their identification. Other product lines should be included.

China's steel mills dodge another bullet

Every time the Chinese government tries to clamp down on the steel sector, the mills manage to wriggle out

Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund set to buy Parkway

Singaporean health care company Parkway is about to be sold, but is its business model a winner?

Where are they going to put all these cars?

Look forward to total gridlock on China's east coast

The BYD bubble finally pops

The hype over BYD has been relentless, but finally the market has woken up to the fact that its electric cars are not selling

Trouble in commercial paradise

Even the most eligible Western suitors are asking if they have been led astray

Bolton predicts Shanghai market could turnaround later this year

The UK's star stock-picker is bullish on the Shanghai exchange

Capitalist Roader and Red Dragon funds: Staying the course

News of slowing economic growth didn't help our funds, but they're sitting both tight for now

Mobile advertising disappointing in China

Sir Martin Sorrell says mobile advertising market still in its infancy

M&S on the march in China

Can Marks & Spencer turn it around in Shanghai?

Schroedinger's copyright

Negotiating with Chinese about IP and brands requires quantum thinking

More bad news about 3G in China

3G is not proving to be a success for the three Chinese operators

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