Politics & Society

SCMP confirms third party offer to purchase its "media assets"

The publisher of South China Morning Post, SCMP Group, has confirmed it is in talks with a

UK requests observer status in arbitration of South China Sea dispute

The United Kingdom has requested "neutral observer" status at the hearing of a case brought b

Citic Securities admits to vastly overstating April-Sept equity swaps

Mainland brokerage Citic Securities admitted Wednesday to incorrect reporting that resulted in over

Value of land sales in Beijing surpasses total for all of 2014

Beijing land sales for the year hit RMB192 billion (US$ ) on Tuesday to exceed the RMB191.7 billion

CSRC lifts net-buy requirement for brokerages as 12 hedge funds go MIA

The China Securities Regulatory Commission has lifted an order requiring brokers to buy more than t

Apple hopes to launch payment service in China by February, sources say

Apple is aiming to launch its Apple Pay payment service in China by early February and has struck d

State Grid makes bid for major Australian electricity network

A consortium led by China's State Grid is among four in a pitched battle over Australian transmissi

Party mouthpiece calls for grain self-reliance despite high domestic prices

Party mouthpiece announced new measures to reduce dependence on imported grains despite overflowing

Four banking regulators demoted as finance sector crackdown continues

The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has demoted four bank regulators,

Pro-establishment camp takes 298 seats in Hong Kong district council elections

Results were mixed in the first Hong Kong district councilor election since the anti-government pro

Head of Guotai Junan International Holdings missing since Nov 18

Guotai Junan International Holdings has revealed Yim Fung, its chairman, executive dir

US, China still at odds over South China Sea assertions

The United States and China remain at loggerheads over the South China Sea following the latest rou

China pledges over $10bn in infrastructure loans to Southeast Asia

China will offer US$10 billion in infrastructure loans to Southeast Asian countries and another RMB

Doing gangbusters

We'd really just like to be part of the group

PBOC lowers rates charged by short-term lending facility

The People's Bank of China on Thursday lowered the rates charged by a short-term lending facility t

IMF reforms could shrink yuan's debut share of reserve currency basket

The International Monetary Fund may reconfigure how its reserve currency basket is weighted, result

Police bust underground banking ring tied to Hong Kong shell companies

Police in Zhejiang province have detained around 100 suspects from eight gangs in the course of a u

Beijing's free-trade pact fails to advance at APEC summit

Beijing's ambitions for a regional free-trade pact met little success at the latest Asia-Pacific Ec

Bacteria-hopping gene found in China could enable worldwide antibiotic resistance

Scientists in China have discovered that a gene enabling resistance to the sole remaining fully fun

Chinese banks failing to recognize some loans that qualify as non-performing

Loans to borrowers that have missed a payment at Chinese banks are growing three times faster than

Citic Securities chairman, party committee head to retire

Citic Securities has announced that its chairman and Communist Party committee head, Wang Dongming,

Chinese prisoner organs still used in transplants despite reform pledge

Organs from prisoners on death row are still being used for transplants in China despite a pledge b

Q&A: David Bandurski on China's urban villages and the complications of urbanization

Dragons in Diamond Village

China's P2P platforms post record sales despite regulators' finger-wagging

Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms sold a record RMB119.6 billion (US$18.8 billion) of fi

Beijing said to plan tighter controls on streaming of foreign media

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is expected to further r

Xi tells G-20 leaders China on track for 7% growth in 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping asserted to Group 20 leaders that China's economy was on track to grow

IMF staff endorse granting the renminbi reserve currency status

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said China's yuan had met

Securities regulator vice chairman under corruption investigation

The Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has announced it is investigatin

Momentum of the moment

We're getting that old sinking feeling again

Global banks warn draft trading rules could kill off billions in investment

Global banks and investors have signed a letter warning China's regulators that draft rules to curb

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