Politics & Society

Medical insurance expansion planned before year's end

China's State Council announced the country's medical insurance would be expanded to cover half of

Searching for hope

We advise Baidu on its recent stock price volatility

Market regulator tells media to verify "speculative" reports with it first

The China Securities and Regulatory Commission has warned journalists that all "speculative reports

155 Chinese loggers freed in Myanmar as part of national amnesty

155 Chinese loggers were freed from prison on Thursday in Myanmar, where they had been kept after 1

Party may hold annual closed-door leadership summit in Beidaihe early

The annual closed-door leadership summit of the Communist Party in Hebei province's Beidaihe may ha

Wynn Resorts Q2 profit falls as Macau revenue drops 35.8%

Wynn Resorts' (WYNN.NASDAQ) second-quarter overall profits totaled only US$56.5 million, down from

Avic Capital director fired for selling shares in subsidiary

Yang Shengjun, managing director Aviation Industry Corp of China subsidiary Avic Capital (600705.SH

Hubei halts use of company's escalators after mother killed by machinery

Hubei's provincial government has ordered the suspension of all escalators made by Suzhou Shenlong

Shanghai stocks' one-day fall of 8.5% leaves investors dazed

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 8.5% on Monday, its biggest one-day fall since 2007,

Industry regulator plans to conduct fair competition reviews

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce plans to introduce fair competition reviews to i

Investor fatigue

Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em

IMF calls for more financial reforms as Beijing seeks reserve currency status

The International Monetary Fund has voiced demands for greater financial reforms in China as its go

Close to 90% of China's 668mn Internet users get online via smartphone

China's Internet users rose to 668 million as of the end of June, pushing internet penetration for

Beijing asks for return of 153 loggers given life sentence by Myanmar court

Beijing has voiced criticism over the sentencing of 153 Chinese citizens to life in prison by a cou

China's consumers embrace credit cards as regulators rebuff new industry entrants

Plastic over paper

Alibaba cloud computing service promises privacy for global clients

Alibaba's (BABA.NYSE) cloud-computing platform Aliyun has announced a "Data Protection Plan" promis

BRICS-backed development bank sees quiet launch in Shanghai

The New Development Bank (NDB) backed by China and other BRICS nations launched in Shanghai on Tues

What China-Vietnam trade balance figures miss, misstate and mask

Scales askew

Official disgraced in 2008 milk scandal scores prime position at agriculture ministry

Wang Zhicai, an official fired over the tainted milk scandal of 2008 that saw as many as 300,000 si

Study finds 1.55% of public WeChat posts censored

1.55% of public posts by users of 36,000 "official" accounts on Tencent's (0700.HKG) social network

Former presidential aide to Hu Jintao expelled from party, arrested

A former top aide to former president Hu Jintao, Ling Jihua, has been officially expelled from the

Beijing plans to coordinate tighter regulation of online financing

The People's Bank of China has announced stricter guidelines regulating online finance that clarify

Banks move to help companies "rescue leverage with leverage"

Lenders in China have shifted away from a drive to deleverage and toward "rescuing leverage with le

Beijing's latest round of SOE reforms on track to bolster China's corporate colossi

Ticket to ride

A not-so-invisible hand

Wherein the state blunders about to everyone's detriment

Executives at WeChat, Weibo called in by regulator after sex tape goes viral

The Cyberspace Administration of China said it had summoned executives from social networking sites

Crackdown on illegal meat drives smugglers to more dangerous measures

A crackdown on meat smuggling by Beijing appears to be driving smugglers at China's bo

Alibaba-affiliated financing platform halts new accounts and fund deposits

Financial information and software firm Hundsun Technologies (600570.SHA) has announced it will not

Q2 GDP of 7% does little to boost bourses on the mainland

The Shanghai Composite Index slid 3% to 3805.70 on Wednesday despite better-than-expected economic

State-owned Poly Group faces pushback over housing project cutbacks

State-owned China Poly Group, a former branch of the People's Liberation Army, is facing protests a


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