Politics & Society

Missing Hong Kong booksellers said to confess to operating illegal business

Three of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers have confessed to distributing unauthorized books i

Japan's finance minster supports China membership in Paris Club of Lenders

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso voiced support for China to join the Paris Club of Lenders, an in

New statistics bureau chief named after former head detained

Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), has been ch

Former top Macau prosecutor detained boarding ferry to Hong Kong

Macau's Commission Against Corruption arrested former senior commission official Ho Chio-meng on Sa

Critical property tycoon sees microblog account shuttered

The Cyberspace Administration of China has shut down the popular Weibo microblog account of propert

Sanction sanctimony

Strolling across a bridge too far

China, US agree on new North Korea sanctions

China and the US have agreed on a UN resolution placing further sanctions on North Korea after seve

Caixin flash PMI halted due to statistics bureau objections, sources say

The sudden halt in September of the manufacturing flash Markit/Caixin purchasing managers index, an

Thousands of apps made using Baidu development kit leak user data

Thousands of mobile apps developed using an Android software development kit from search giant Baid

Planned investigation scuttles Chinese firm's investment in Western Digital

American computer data storage firm Western Digital Corp revealed on Tuesday that Unisplendour Corp

Authorities detain Fude Insurance chairman to assist in investigation

Major mainland insurance company Fude Insurance Holdings has revealed its chairman, Zhang Jun, "is

China's military may be building radar installations in South China Sea

Satellite images that appear to show China's military building high-frequency radar installations o

HSBC under investigation by SEC for Asia hiring practices

Global banking behemoth HSBC Holdings has revealed in an earnings statement that it is under invest

Study finds antibiotics traces in 80% of Shanghai schoolchildren tested

A study testing for 21 common antibiotics found traces of at least one variety in 80% of 505 school

Legal experts challenge new directive ordering gated communities to open

Lawyers are challenging a new State Council directive ordering a halt to construction of new gated

Beijing dismisses, replaces chair of mainland securities regulator

China Securities Regulatory Commission Chairman and Party Secretary Xiao Gang has been dismissed an

US Treasury report shows growing scrutiny of China M&A bids

An annual report by the US Treasury Department to Congress showed that 24 proposed foreign acquisit

Xi Jinping visits party, state news outlets to stress media loyalty

President Xi Jinping made a high-profile visit to party mouthpiece People's Daily, state n

Newsbriefs hiatus: Feb 8-19

China Economic Review's daily newsbriefs will be on hiatus from February 8-19 for the Lunar New Yea

A shortage of trust

We find this lack of faith disturbing

Governor of Sichuan province removed for corruption, disloyalty

The governor of Sichuan province, Wei Hong, has been stripped of his position and of his role as th

Brother of Hu Jintao's former aide said to reveal state secrets to US

Ling Wancheng, brother of the former chief of staff to President Hu Jintao, Ling Jinhua, is under i

Mainland police confirm investigation of missing Hong Kong booksellers

Police in Guangdong province confirmed they are investigating three missing Hong Kong booksellers o

US open to joint patrols with Philippines in South China Sea

The United States Navy is open to the possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines in th

Crowd of 100,000 stuck at Guangzhou rail station by weather delays

About 100,000 people were stuck in Guangzhou's main train station on Monday due to delays caused by

Shanghai court gives OSI employees jail sentences in food safety case

A court in Shanghai has handed prison sentences ten employees at two Chinese units of US food suppl

Drug regulator ends Alibaba partnership after pharmacy firm files suit

The China Food and Drug Administration will end cooperation with Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce

US Navy destroyer sails by contended island in South China Sea

An American Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of one of the Parcel Islands controlled by China'

More than half of China's population went online in 2015

The number of Internet users in China reached 688 million in 2015, meaning that about 50.3% of the

Director of China's National Bureau of Statistics probed for corruption

Wang Baoan, director of China's National Bureau of Statistics, is being probed by the party's disci

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