Politics & Society

Chinese government pressures economists to be positive

Securities regulators, media censors and other government officials have issued verbal warnings to

Chinese police to patrol in Rome

Chinese police are joining Italian officers on the streets of Rome and Milan in an experiment aimed

Property lease expiries prompt outcry, confusion

The simmering issue of property rights in China has burst into the open with the upcoming expiry of

Pictures in the Gloom

We have spent much of the week mulling the Middle-Class as a concept. Does it even exist?

China tightens rules for foreign NGOs

China has enacted a law that regulates non-governmental organisations with foreign ties, the third

Baby boom after one-child policy lifted

Doctors estimate that more than 400,000 babies will be born in the capital this year – about twice

Beijing ranked world's least affordable city

Beijing has the world’s least affordable rental housing, according to a survey of 15 global cities,

Perks unused amid corruption crackdown

Amid fear over President Xi Jinping’s corruption crackdown and austerity drive, the government fail

AIIB first Silk Road projects in central Asia, Pakistan

China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced its first new Silk Road projects, which incl

World Bank and AIIB to cooperate on investment

The World Bank will likely take the lead on initial projects jointly financed with China's new Asia

China details plans for state workers facing unemployment

China gave details of plans to help workers laid off from the bloated coal and steel industries, sa

Applications open for the 6th British Business Awards

The 6th British Business Awards launched on Thursday, April 14 in Shanghai and is now welcoming app

China's US corporate hacking declines

Chinese cyber spying on American companies has decreased since a September agreement between presid

G7, China butt heads over South China Sea

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies said they strongly opposed provoc

ZTE walks tightrope after US trade ban

Caixin reports the secon

Economic security tied to South China Sea disputes, says EU

Senior European diplomats said the European Union had a stake in the

China opens lighthouse on artificial island in South China Sea

China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea near

China rebukes Panama Papers

In the wake of the “Panama Papers” data leak, one country that will not be investigating the widesp

China to establish first overseas military base in Africa

China is set to install “a few thousand” troops and staff at its first ever overseas military base,

Beijing pushes out state-owned enterprises

Beijing will be pushing the headquarters of some big state-owned companies out of the capital, repo

China dispatches first special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday appointed its first special envoy for the Syrian crisis, a career diplomat who has

China faces struggle to recast steel workers for service sector

With millions poised to lose their jobs as China shuts down scores of underperforming mines and mil

Chinese military ends era of providing paid services to concentrate on soldiering

The People’s Liberation Army and the nation’s armed police are set to stop providing all paid servi

Comings and goings

Current events keep catching us off-guard

Missing bookseller reappears in Hong Kong denying abduction

Lee Bo, one of five booksellers who disappeared from Hong Kong late last year only to reappear on t

Suspect in $90mn vaccine scandal previously sentenced for similar crimes

The head supervision at China's Food and Drug Administration Li Guoqing told reporters at a press c

Chinese businessman pleads guilty to stealing US military aircraft data

Chinese businessman Su Bin pled guilty on Wednesday to charges of conspiring to steal US military a

Gauge of press freedom in Hong Kong falls for second year

Press freedom in Hong Kong has declined for the second straight year,

Police arrest 37 in Shandong linked to vaccine scandal

Police have detained 37 people in Shandong province in connection with a scandal in which a mother

China Coast Guard rams fishing boat detained by Indonesia

A Chinese Coast Guard vessel rammed a Chinese fishing boat that had been stopped for fishing illega


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