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Yihaodian probing security breach

Chinese e-commerce retailer Yihaodian said it is investigating a possible security breach, potentia

AutoChina being probed by SEC

AutoChina International (AUTC.NASDAQ), a company that sells and leases commercial vehicles, said i

Preliminary PMI shows manufacturing activity flat in November

Chinese factory activity neither grew nor shrank this month, 

China reveals strategic oil reserve size and locations

China's National Bureau of Statistics made the size of the country's estimated strategic oil reserv

Alibaba's $8bn bond sale a boon for coordinating banks

Alibaba's (BABA.NYSE) sale of US$8 billion in bonds on Thursday marked the latest windfall for bank

China secures $12 billion railway deal with Nigeria

China Railway Construction Corp (1186.HKG) signed a US$12 billion deal with Nigeria yesterday to bu

S&P finds 15 of China's provinces warrant junk ratings

A new analysis by Standard and Poor's found about half of China's local governments may warrant jun

Investor participation in stock connect continues to fall

Investor participation in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect continued to wane on the third day o

Slowed growth, rising wages squeeze China's private enterprises

Government policies encouraging rapid wage growth to boost consumption are clashing with attempts t

Suits mount against Syngenta after China rejects GM corn shipments

Chicago-based grain processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADMN.NYSE) has filed suit against Syngenta AG

Xiaomi stake in IQiyi pegs site's value at up to $3bn, sources say

A US$300 million investment by smartphone maker Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital for about 10-15% of Baid

Drug busts net 24,000 suspects as meth flows continue

China's Narcotics Control Bureau claims it has nabbed 24,000 suspects in the course of a high-profi

Peak coal use must arrive by 2020, NDRC-run think tank says

China needs to hit peak coal use by 2020 to end emissions growth by around 2030 as promised last we

Orders from both sides of Hong Kong-Shanghai linkup fall

Day-two orders from both sides of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect came up short after a relati

Internet filtering expands to partially block EdgeCast-hosted sites

Websites including those of The Atlantic and Sony Mobile are now blocked on the mainland d

Iron ore prices continue descent on property downturn

Iron ore prices have continued to decline, reaching their lowest level in more than five years,

Foreign luxury automakers continue expansion despite slow growth

Premium car sales growth is expected to slow from its average 30% annual growth rate of the past de

Australia and China sign major free trade agreement

Australia and China struck a deal Monday establishing a substantial free trade agreement that opens

China's October lending weak despite capital injection

China's banks issued only RMB548.3 billion in new loans in October, down from 857.2 billion the mon

Hong Kong-Shanghai market linkup launches

Foreign investment in mainland Chinese companies had already hit the daily quota of US$2.1 billion

Sinopec racks up RMB4bn in pipe repairs this year

The state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.

Apple adds UnionPay option to iOS on mainland

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) has added UnionPay to the payment options available to mainland Chinese custome

Yuan strong in Hong Kong as linkup with Shanghai launches

The yuan climbed 0.05% to 6.1275 per dollar as of 9:02 am in Hong Kong, with the currency's bid ref

Flood of jewelry exports points to inflated invoices, analysts say

Mainland customs data showed US$15.7 billion of exported precious metals and jewelry in the past tw

Bad loans rise most in 9 years during Q3

Non-performing loans rose by RMB72.5 billion (US$11.8 billion) in the third quarter, the most since

Evergrande to buy nearly 3/4 of shares in Hong Kong's New Media Group

Evergrande Real Estate Group (EGRNF.OTCMKTS) has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 647.95

G20 meeting resolves China impasse over ownership transparency

Leaders from the Group of 20 leading nations pledged in a joint statement to implement "high-level

China property investment slows further, but less severely

Property investment rose only 12.4% during the first ten months of 2014 year-on-year, its slowest p

Li Keqiang sweetens the pot for ASEAN with US$20bn in loans

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a

Australian mining magnate to peddle milk powder in China

Hope Dairies, indirectly controlled by Australian iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart, is planning t

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