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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

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

If you aren't the one

PLA appoints commanders for three new military wings

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

New wave of apps give Chinese investors access to US equities

Smartphone apps are opening up US financial markets to China's middle class as its members seek a s

China Telecom chairman detained in corruption investigation

Cheng Xiaobing, chairman of state-owned China Telecom Corp., was detained has been detained for "se

China's legislature approves controversial anti-terrorism law

China's legislature on Sunday approved a new anti-terrorism law, a draft version of which critics h

China's outbound deals valued at $102bn for year to date

Chinese firms have already spent a record US$102 billion on outbound acquisitions in 2015 so far,

Hanergy executive director and financial controller resigns

The financial controller and executive director of troubled solar-power equipment maker Hanergy Thi

Qihoo 360 to be taken private in deal valued at more than $9bn

Internet-security firm Qihoo 360 Technology has announced it will follow through on plans to go pri

Op-ed: China's cross-border e-commerce boom is a boon for small retailers abroad

Balance of trade

US State Department clears $1.83bn weapons sale to Taiwan

The US State Department notified Congress Wednesday it had approved the sale of US$1.83 billion in

Alibaba said to be in talks to buy Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao

Alibaba Group Holding has been in talks to purchase Hong Kong's Cantonese-language newspaper Mi

UAE and China agree to establish US$10bn investment fund

The United Arab Emirates and China have agreed to create a US$10 billion co-investment fund,

Baidu plans to deploy autonomous buses within three years

Chinese search giant and online services firm Baidu has announced plans for its new automobile unit

China arms makers break into industry's global top ten

State-owned China North Industries and Aviation Industries have joined the ranks of the world's ten

South China Morning Post sale to Alibaba raises coverage concerns

Alibaba Group has confirmed it will purchase the Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper South C

Yahoo pulls U-turn on plans to spin-off remaining Alibaba stake

Yahoo has reversed course, abandoning plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce conglomerat

China's drive for semiconductor self-sufficiency begins to pay off

China now has nine chipmakers in the global top 50, up from only one in 2009 thanks to a multi-bill

Cisco exec dodges questions on ceding equipment controls to Beijing

Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers declined to say whether the world's top router and switching

China's exports, imports and trade surplus fall in November

China's November imports and exports respectively fell 8.7% and 6.8% in US dollar terms

Questions arise over box-office take of China's top-grossing film

Doubts are being raised over the box-office take of China's record-breaking movie Monster Hunt,

Chinese seed firms look to US market as home turf remains infertile

Popular distrust of genetically-modified foodstuffs and resulting official reticence to approve maj

Qualcomm signs patent-licensing agreement with Xiaomi

Chipmaker Qualcomm said it had signed a patent-licensing deal with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi,

Baidu, Allianz launch online insurance joint venture

Search giant Baidu, German insurer Allianz and Asian Hillhouse Capital Group have formed a joint ve

SCMP confirms third party offer to purchase its "media assets"

The publisher of South China Morning Post, SCMP Group, has confirmed it is in talks with a

Apple hopes to launch payment service in China by February, sources say

Apple is aiming to launch its Apple Pay payment service in China by early February and has struck d

State-backed fund to buy 24% share in subsidiary of chipmaker ZTE

The state-backed National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Corporation will buy a 24% eq

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