Politics & Society

In the red: Shedding light on China's indebted cities

Regional officials did much soul searching in 2013 – and they found mounds of debt.

Closing the wealth gap is a battle between China's cities

Series: In the red (part 4)

Baidu founder tops China's billionnaire list

Robin Li, the founder of China's top internet search engine Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ) has overtaken Dalia

Ukrainian President taps China for loans, investment

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich headed to China on Tuesday seeking loans and investment,

US VP Biden seeks to defuse East China Sea tensions

US vice president Joe Biden will attempt to defuse a row over airspace in the volatile East China S

China sends first landing craft to the moon

After the US and Russia, China has become the third nation to send a landing craft to the moon,

UK premier takes EU trade deal to Beijing

The Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, arrived in Beijing on Monday and will push for the Eur

China's petitioning system goes online

China wants to encourage citizens to lodge petitions online instead of taking them directly to offi

Retirees surpass contributors to China pension fund

Chinese people retired faster than new workers started paying into the country's national pension f

Hubei vice governor probed for corruption

Guo Youming, the vice governor of Hubei province, is the latest high-profile figure to be investiga

China air defense zone “inflammatory:" White House

The White House on Monday said China’s so-called air defense identification zone was “unnecessarily

China's claim of disputed airspace angers Japan

Japan has expressed concern over China’s establishment of an “air defense identification zone” on S

Nokia's China employees protest Microsoft deal

Hundreds of Chinese workers protested outside a Nokia (NOK.NYSE) plant on Wednesday as the company

US ambassador to China to step down

After just two years at the post, US ambassador to China Gary Locke will step down early next year,

Beijing probes Chalco exec

Li Dongguang, the vice president of Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco; ACH.NYSE) is being investigated

Japanese businessmen back to China as relations thaw

A group of powerful Japanese business leaders are set to meet with China’s Vice-Premier, Wang Yang,

China considers changing how it measures GDP

China’s National Bureau of Statistics is considering changing the way it calculates the economy, th

Xi's got a plan, but now he must put it in place

Comprehensive reform

China takes step to ease one-child policy

China's family-planning agency will take steps to relax its one-child policy, echoing the governmen

Party vows to combat corruption from top down

China's ruling communist party will ramp up efforts to curb corruption within its ranks, requiring

Full transcript of reform meeting message expected Tuesday

Top leaders in Beijing are expected to release within days a full transcript of the Third Plenum co

Close your eyes and let the fervor of the Third Plenum overcome you

China's moment of reform zen

The voice of vested interest heard loudest at the Third Plenum

Upending reform

China policy meet signals land and price reforms

China's top leaders late Tuesday signaled a possible end to state-mandated prices,

China could alter one-child policy soon

China's ruling Communist Party plans to adjust its one-child policy soon after the Third Plenum mee

China offers only US$200,000 in aid to Philippines

The Chinese government has pledged to give only US$200,000 to the Philippines in the wake of the de

China to boost national security system

China is planning to establish a new "state security committee" with the aim of integrating securit

China expected to unveil reform measures today

A package of reform plans are expected to be announced today after the closing ceremony of the Chin

China’s debt pile: Where did it all come from?

In the red

PLA finds personnel kept “illicit” homes, vehicles

The People's Liberation Army has uncovered that its personnel "illicitly” kept more than 8,000 apar


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