Politics & Society

Swedish activist second in days to make televised confession in China

State broadcaster CCTV has televised the second confession from a detained Swedish human rights act

Official data: China's economy grew 6.9% in 2015 as electricity production fell

China's economic growth slowed to 6.9% in 2016,

CSRC denies report that its chairman offered to resign

The China Securities Regulatory Commission has denied a report by Reuters that its chairman, Xiao G

PBOC said to raise offshore yuan reserve requirement for clearing banks

The People's Bank of China will raise the reserve requirement ratio for clearing banks participatin

DPP wins Taiwan presidency as Nationalists suffer widespread losses

Democratic Progressive party candidate Tsai Ing-wen was elected president of Taiwan on Saturday as

Delegation of veto power to localities backfires on environmental ministry

Local governments are approving more highly polluting power plants after reforms meant to delegate


We unravel the murder... of financial reforms

Study finds top 1% of China's families own 1/3 of its wealth

A study by Peking University's Institute of Social Science Survey has found that China's richest 1%

China ends 2015 with overflowing grain reserves of 500mn tons

China had a record 500 million metric tons of grain reserves as of the end of 2015,

China's retail investors abandoning volatile stocks for safe-haven assets

Weekly data from the Shanghai Stock Exchange show the bourse's largely individual investors shiftin

P2P platform operator said to have illegally raised RMB40bn

A police inquiry into the operations of peer-to-peer lending platform operator Yucheng Internationa

Philippines set to offer eight bases for use by US military

The Philippines plans to allow the US military to operate out of eight bases in the face of China's

Onshore, offshore exchange rates of yuan converge

The onshore and offshore exchange rates for the yuan converged on Tuesday as state-owned banks sold

State Council said to prepare for elevation of finance department

China's State Council has established a new working group in preparation for the upgrading of its f

PBOC chief economist asserts yuan fix not proof of weakening policy

The chief economist of the People's Bank of China, Ma Jun, reasserted on Monday that the central ba

Thousands rally in Hong Kong to demand whereabouts of missing publishers

Thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday to call on officials to disclose more information on the w

Four Chinese labor activists arrested after record year for worker protests

Authorities have arrested four labor activists who were helping campaign for workers' legal rights,


Wherein China's exchanges take a turn for the worse

US Secretary of State calls for new approach from China on North Korea

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Beijing to end "business as usual" with a

Six cases of H5N6 avian influenza reported in China's south

Six new cases of H5N6 avian flu have been reported in China, though the virus is not yet able to be

Mainland stock exchanges suspend circuit breaker after disastrous first week

The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges announced late Thursday night that they were suspending a

North Korea nuclear bomb test presents new dilemma for US-China relations

North Korea announced on Wednesday it had completed its first nuclear bomb test in four years, like

Microsoft under increased scrutiny from Chinese regulators

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has announced it is seeking answers to "majo

Dalian Wanda to buy controlling stake in Legendary Entertainment

Real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group will acquire a controlling stake in US movie studio Leg

CSRS considers rules to extend ban on sales by major shareholders

The China Securities Regulatory Commission is considering rules "to regulate share sales by major s

Taxi drivers on strike in Shenzhen over competition from car-hiring apps

Taxi drivers in Shenzhen went on strike Monday to protest competition from car-hiring services,

Fax says missing Hong Kong publisher in China "cooperating with the authorities"

A faxed message from missing Hong Kong publisher Lee Bo to a colleague has surfaced stating that he

Op-ed: China's dating site market suffers from some chronic trust issues

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PLA appoints commanders for three new military wings

The People's Liberation Army has appointed three commanders following the official launch of two ne

Military confirms China's second carrier as South China Sea spats continue

China is building its second aircraft carrier using only Chinese designs and technology,


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