Politics & Society

ZTE delays release of annual results after US export restrictions

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp has delayed the release of its annual results f

China reestablishes diplomatic ties with Gambia

Beijing reestablished diplomatic ties with Gambia on Thursday after over two decades of suspension

ZTE appeals US export ban after lobbying spending proves futile

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE will appeal new export restrictions imposed by the US Commerce

Argentina coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat during pursuit

The Argentinian coast guard sank a Chinese trawler after it attempted to ram a coast guard boat whe

State broadcaster targets domestic e-commerce platforms in annual name-and-shame

State Broadcaster China Central Television went after home-grown online sales and services platform

Almost 95% of Hong Kong's foreign domestic workers likely exploited

94.6% of 1,000 foreign domestic workers surveyed in Hong Kong showed strong signs of being exploite

Hong Kong financial secretary on defense after Moody's downgrades debt outlook

Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang defended the territory's economic prospects after ratings

Hong Kong legislature pushes through more funding for China high-speed rail

Hong Kong's Legislative Council approved additional funding of HK$19.6 billion (US$2.526 billion) f

Steel yourselves

It takes an iron will to make it in China's metals market

Finance minister's proposal draws heated criticism online

Finance Minister Lou Jiwei is facing fierce criticism online for proposing changes to a labor law t

Local governments protest Beijing's plan to deal with overcapacity

Local governments are voicing complaints over a central government plan to deal with industrial ove

South China Morning Post's Chinese social media accounts purged

All of South China Morning Post's Chinese social media accounts have been purged,

Beijing voices concerns over new sanctions on North Korea

China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, aired growing concerns over the consequences of sanctions on Nor

ZTE said to urge suppliers to apply for export licenses after US restrictions

Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE is urging US suppliers to apply for export li

Trump-branded tower funded by wealthy Chinese investing for visas

Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate for the American presidency and a vocal critic of Ch

Caixin removes article on free speech following speech on free expression

News magazine Caixin has had an article about a call for free speech at the Chinese People

Li Keqiang announces target growth range of 6.5-7% for 2016

Premier Li Keqiang announced an annual national growth goal of 6.5-7% for 2016 on Saturday at the N

Art of distraction

Working magic with a little misdirection

Shuttered Xinjiang steel mills undermine regional development plans

Over 10 million tons of steel production capacity has been shuttered in Xinjiang province, where Be

New Chinese television rules ban depicting homosexuality and the supernatural

New rules for Chinese television ban depictions of homosexuality and other "abnormal" sexual relati

Guangdong to freeze provincial minimum wage for two years

The government of Guangdong plans to leave the province's minimum wage unchanged in 2016 and 2017 i

US Navy proposes strategic coalition in response to China expansion

United States Navy Admiral Harry Harris Jr.

Beijing plans to lay off 5-6 million workers in overcapacity sectors, sources say

Beijing is planning to lay off 5-6 million state employees in industries suffering from overcapacit

Former exec said to be held in connection with troubled Hebei loan guarantees

Li Lingcheng, former president and party head of Hebei Financing Investment Holding Group, has been

Court sentences 24 to jail for defrauding 230,000 investors of nearly $1.5bn

A court in Guangzhou has sentenced 24 people at Guangdong Bangjia Leasing Co to jail terms for defr

HR ministry forecasts 1.8mn workers to be cut from coal, steel industries

China's human resources and social security ministry announced on Monday that the country's coal an

Missing Hong Kong booksellers said to confess to operating illegal business

Three of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers have confessed to distributing unauthorized books i

Japan's finance minster supports China membership in Paris Club of Lenders

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso voiced support for China to join the Paris Club of Lenders, an in

New statistics bureau chief named after former head detained

Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), has been ch

Former top Macau prosecutor detained boarding ferry to Hong Kong

Macau's Commission Against Corruption arrested former senior commission official Ho Chio-meng on Sa

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