Politics & Society

SEC tells JPMorgan to hand over correspondence with 35 Chinese officials

JPMorgan (JPM.NYSE) has been ordered by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to provide any co

IMF declares RMB no longer undervalued

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that China's currency, the yuan, is no longer un

State-owned distiller sued by family claiming ownership of fermentation pits

A court has accepted a suit from a family claiming to be the true owners of 16 fermentation pits us

Local governments agree to pay up after construction firm sues

Yan Jiehe, founder of China Pacific Construction Group, said four of the six local governments his

Death toll rises to 52 from floods in central, southwestern China

The death toll from floods that have ravaged mountainous districts in six autonomous regions and pr

Health commission plans to sever drug sales revenue from doctors' salaries

Planned reforms will separate hospital and doctor income in China from pharmaceutical sales,

Stock market speculation obscures rationale for SOE mergers, analysts say

Market speculation over the most likely merger candidates among China's 112 central government-owne

Time marches forward

It seems everyone's trying to turn back the clock

China Mobile tells Guangzhou users to register with real names or lose service

China Mobile has informed subscribers in Guangzhou that the firm will cut off calling and texting s

China lends $7bn to Brazil's embattled state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro

The China Development Bank and China's export credit financing agency have agreed to lend US$7 bill

Shandong to transfer state-owned equity shares to social security fund

Shandong province has launched a pilot program transferring assets from three state-owned enterpris

Stock boom a boon for China's government, state-owned enterprises

The greatest windfall from the ongoing stock market rally in China has been the Chinese government,

Two Chinese professors charged with economic espionage in the US

Six Chinese citizens have been charged with stealing mobile phone technology from two firms in the

County's Internet cut off and security forces dispatched as rail protests turn violent

Authorities have shut down the Internet and deployed security forces in Linshui county, Sichuan pro

Beijing backtracks on restrictions for local government debt vehicles

China's State Council announced on Friday that authorities have relaxed limits on the ability of lo

Indian, Chinese firms set to make business deals worth $22bn

Indian and Chinese firms agreed to memorandums of understanding on 26 deals in the finance, telecom

Meteorological bureaus' monopoly grants them profligate profits on real estate projects

A monopoly on registration and sale of required devices to shield buildings' electrical systems fro

Ministry of meddling

We can't escape the shadow of the relevant organs

PBoC tells banks to keep deposit rates lower than new ceiling

The People's Bank of China has called on commercial banks to not raise maximum deposit rate levels

US Department of Energy advises against China investment in American LNG projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is advising American firms not to allow Chinese firms to invest i

Beijing forces $160bn bond-for-debt swap on banks to relieve local governments

Beijing is imposing a US$160 billion municipal bond-for-debt swap on banks to take the pressure off

Local governments told to honor tax breaks, incentives granted to foreign firms

China's State Council has announced that tax breaks and incentives already written into contracts w

Baijiu brewers hit with hangover following end of government bulk orders

China's baijiu giants are stumbling their way through a hangover as firms attempt to find new marke

Belarus, China agree to potash provisions and $1bn in bank loans

A meeting between Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Su

State council raises cigarette tax to 11%

China's cigarette tax has risen from 5% to 11% with incoming funds passed to wholesalers and then o

Hypocritical oaths

We yearn for an earlier, simpler time

Xi, Putin to sign agreement facilitating Chinese lending for Russian firms

An agreement to be signed by Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday will see state-owned

New national security law calls for protection of economic interests

An expansive new draft law on national security targets all corners of society and calls for protec

Price caps on most drugs sold in China to end in June

The National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday that price caps for all drugs exce

Commerce ministry says foreign currency devaluation hurting exports

The Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that devaluation of currencies by other countries had led to


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