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XMC breaks ground on $24bn factory as part of China chip-making drive

State-owned contract chipmaker XMC is investing US$24 billion in building out its semiconductor pro

Chinese businessman pleads guilty to stealing US military aircraft data

Chinese businessman Su Bin pled guilty on Wednesday to charges of conspiring to steal US military a

Gauge of press freedom in Hong Kong falls for second year

Press freedom in Hong Kong has declined for the second straight year,

China's international patent filings jumped 16% in 2015

China's total global patent filings jumped 16% to 29,846 in 2015 from the previous year,

US Commerce Department suspends ZTE export restrictions until June 30

The US Commerce Department has announced it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment manufact

US Commerce Department grants temporary sanctions reprieve for ZTE

The US Commerce Department will temporarily lift export restrictions on Chinese telecommunications

Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with China propaganda chief

Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg met with China's propaganda chief Liu Yunshan

Tencent's annual net profit rises 21% to $4.45bn in 2015

Chinese online services conglomerate Tencent reported a 21% increase in net profit to RMB28.81 bill

ZTE delays release of annual results after US export restrictions

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp has delayed the release of its annual results f

ZTE appeals US export ban after lobbying spending proves futile

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE will appeal new export restrictions imposed by the US Commerce

State broadcaster targets domestic e-commerce platforms in annual name-and-shame

State Broadcaster China Central Television went after home-grown online sales and services platform

Alibaba signs deal for $3bn five-year loan

Alibaba Group Holding announced on Thursday it had signed a deal for a five-year loan of US$3 billi

South China Morning Post's Chinese social media accounts purged

All of South China Morning Post's Chinese social media accounts have been purged,

ZTE said to urge suppliers to apply for export licenses after US restrictions

Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE is urging US suppliers to apply for export li

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial said to be valued at over $50bn

The latest round of funding for Ant Financial Services Group, the financial-services affiliate of A

US Commerce Department preparing to place export restrictions on ZTE

The US Commerce Department will place export restrictions on mainland telecommunications equipment

New Chinese television rules ban depicting homosexuality and the supernatural

New rules for Chinese television ban depictions of homosexuality and other "abnormal" sexual relati

2015: The year China’s film industry doubled down on content

High-stakes struggle

Alibaba affiliate said to acquire stake in Caixin Media

Alibaba financial affiliate Ant Financial has acquired a stake in respected mainland media group Ca

Sina sees Q4 revenue boost from surge in Weibo profit

Revenue at mainland Internet firm Sina rose 21% to US$256.2 million in the fourth quarter driven by

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

China's five biggest banks scrap online transfer fees

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construct

Baidu Q4 earnings, revenue beat expectations

Chinese search giant Baidu's New York-listed shares rose Thursday after the online services firm an

Foxconn balks at last minute after announcing bid for Sharp

Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Thursday pulled back from closing on a US$5.5 billion ta

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

Wanda Group seeks $1.5bn in domestic funding for film-production arm

Mainland conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group plans to raise US$1.5 billion from Chinese investors for i

Planned investigation scuttles Chinese firm's investment in Western Digital

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

China weapons exports up 88% as arms imports drop from 2011-2015

China's weapons exports grew by 88% for the period from 2011 to 2015 as arms imports fell 25% compa

Drug regulator suspends Alibaba affiliate-run drug sales monitoring platform

The China Food and Drug Administration has announced the suspension of its electronic pharmaceutica

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


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