Politics & Society

UnionPay launches mobile payment app to compete with Alibaba, Tencent

State-run bank-card monopoly China UnionPay has formally launched its own payment app, Quick Pass,

South China Morning Post sale to Alibaba raises coverage concerns

Alibaba Group has confirmed it will purchase the Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper South C

Fosun says founder assisting authorities with investigation

Fosun International said its Chairman Guo Guangchang was assisting auth

Gone missing

Seems nobody can find anything (or anyone)

Fosun International shares halt trading after chairman reported to be missing

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International suspended trading of its Hong Kong-listed arm on Friday mo

Beijing's pollution "red alert" no match for region's coal-fired factories

Cities across smog-ridden northern China went about business more or less as usual on Wednesday, un

137 ICBC employees punished for banquets, travel, "optional" gatherings

137 employees at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China have been reprimanded for violating

Cisco exec dodges questions on ceding equipment controls to Beijing

Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers declined to say whether the world's top router and switching

Beijing declares first air-pollution red alert as smog settles over capital

City officials in Beijing declared an air-pollution red alert for the first time on Monday in the f

675 firms still waiting to list on China's stock exchanges

Around 675 companies are still queued up to list around US$63 billion worth of shares on mainland s

Two more senior executives at CITIC Securities go missing

CITIC Securities revealed on Sunday that it couldn't contact either its investment banking head Che

Agricultural Bank of China president resigns following detainment

Zhang Yun, president of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), has resigned for personal reasons,

Workers' rights leaders arrested as number of labor protests grows

At least three workers' rights leaders in southern China have been detained by police amid rising l

Running on fumes

We're just about out of energy

People's Daily claims major pollution cuts in store as haze plague lifts

Party mouthpiece People's Daily claimed China would reduce emissions of major pollutants i

TAL Group closes Dongguan plant as wages squeeze low-end manufacturers

Major apparel manufacturer TAL Group said it is closing a factory in Dongguan due to rising wages a

Q&A: Jost Wübbeke on the economic challenges to China's hazy climate change goals

Seeing past the smog

Xi calls for more funding from developed nations to fight climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on developed countries to pitch in more money to help developin

CSRC said to probe Haitong Securities

The China Securities Regulatory Commission is investigating China Haitong Securities, the country's

To the rescue again?

Sometimes all you need is a bailout

Summer equities bailout leaves "national team" holding 6% of stock market

China's "national team" of state financial institutions corralled into purchasing shares to stem th

CSRC launches probe of Citic Securities for suspected violations

Citic Securities has disclosed that the China Securities Regulatory Commission has notified it of a

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

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