Politics & Society

The new currency of China is faceless

Move over Mao

President Xi to head internet security body

Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a central government body for internet security,

Shanghai FTZ to spearhead interest-rate reform

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced Wednesday that the ceiling on interest rates for foreig

Chinese billionaire count grew by 41 last year

The number of billionaires in China increased by 41 people last year, reaching a total of 358, acco

WHO calls Beijing smog a "crisis"

The WHO representative in China on Tuesday described the choking pollution in Beijing as a “crisis”

Natural disaster cost doubles in China to $69bn in 2013

Natural disasters in China caused damage valued at US$69 billion (RMB421 billion) in 2013,

When the masses retake China's ghost towns

Over-investment

Two more allies of former security chief detained

China has detained two high-ranking officials in a corruption investigation that appears focused on

Corruption is still the most innovative thing in China

Never stop stealing money

Beijing warns residents ahead of heavy smog

City authorities in Beijing issued an emergency pollution alert for the first time on Thursday, for

Has China really ditched its grain self-sufficiency policy?

Feeding China

Vice crackdown spreads across China

China is directing a recent crackdown on prostitution, gambling and drugs to go national,

China willing to meet with Taiwan president

China said it was open to a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou,

Gap in national and regional GDP figures narrows

The reported economic output of China's provinces exceeded the national figure by US$1 trillion (RM

Property speculators in small cities have a tough year ahead

China real estate

China cracks down on prostitution in southern city

A Chinese campaign against prostitution, called the “exterminate yellow” campaign, has spread acros

Big Four accounting firms appeal SEC ban

The Chinese units of the global Big Four accounting firms Wednesday appealed a US judge’s ruling su

Mainland and Taiwan to set up rep offices after historic talks

At their first high-level talks since the 1949 creation of the People’s Republic of China, mainland

China celebrates a less-corrupt Lunar New Year's

Holiday spending

The SEC shouldn't forget that Beijing always wins

China on Wall Street

US chides China for tensions in South China Sea

The Obama administration criticized Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea amid growin

Environmental progress should spur Beijing to press on

Cleaning up China

Max Baucus confirmed as ambassador to China

Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman, has been confirmed as the new US ambassador to C

China pulls out of Thai rice deal

China has cancelled a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of Thai rice, about 14% of the country’s annua

How to win friends and pass bribes at Chinese New Year's

Holiday corruption

Waning China demand hits Treasury Wine earnings

Australian wine maker Treasury Wine Estates (TWE.ASX) has announced that first-half earnings fell d

Zhou Yongkang probe close to conclusion: Sources

Senior Chinese officials are being briefed on a graft investigation into former security tsar Zhou

China challenging US military technological edge

Pentagon officials said on Tuesday the US military’s technological superiority is increasingly thre

China, Taiwan to hold highest-level talks since 1949

Mainland China and Taiwan will hold their highest-level official talks since 1949 in February, but

Premier Li says officials should use green cars

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on local governments across China to use clean energy c

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