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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

China steel production data may mask greater overcapacity

China may have been underestimating steel production in recent years, with last year's crude steel

Haitong Securities plans private Hong Kong placement to raise $3.9bn

Haitong Securities (6837.HKG, 600837.SHA) plans to sell 1.92 billion additional Hong Kong-listed sh

Xi calls on Macau to end dependence on gambling industry

President Xi Jinping urged Macau to move away from its reliance on the gambling industry, which has

Foreign minister says China willing to help Russia if necessary

China is willing to help Russia if necessitated by the latter's currency issues, 

New high-speed sleeper train tickets no match for a hard-seat home

New high-speed sleeper trips received a lukewarm reception on their debut, with only half of ticket

Long rise in Chinese oil orders from Iraq to end, sources say

Chinese oil firms will keep the amount of crude oil bought from Iraq steady for the first time in a

Home prices fall 3.7% in November in largest drop since 2011

The prices of new homes in China dropped again in November, showing a deepening slump in the proper

Security backdoor discovered in Chinese manufacturer's smartphones

A security flaw has been discovered in smartphones made by the major Chinese manufacturer Coolpad (

Shenzhen automaker BYD sees shares plunge 47%

Chinese car company BYD (1211.HKG, 002594.SHE), known for being backed by Waren Buffett's Berkshire

Pearl River Delta manufacturers brace for impact from Russia's rouble

Pearl River Delta factories are bracing for a possible hit from the rapid devaluation of Russia's c

PBoC said to roll over part of September lending facility

The People’s Bank of China yesterday rolled over a portion of a three-month lending facility from S

Agriculture ministry OKs modified corn strain for import from US

China's Ministry of Agriculture has approved the import of a genetically modified strain of corn fr

Beijing planning shift to homegrown tech, sources say

Beijing may be planning a purge of foreign technology from its banks, state-owned enterprises, mili

Beijing criticizes US tariffs on China-made solar panels

China's Commerce Ministry on Wednesday criticized the United States' decision to impose broader ant

China Resources VP detained in corruption probe

Jiang Wei, a vice-president of state-owned China Resources, has been in detention for at least a mo

Tencent signs deal to stream Sony Music artists in China

Tencent (0700.HKG) has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony Music Entertainment giving the Chine

Beijing plans to rein in repackaged local government debt

Regulators in China plan to ban asset management companies from repackaging local government debt a

Honda to recall more than half million cars in China due to air bags

Honda (7267.TYO, HMC.NYSE) and its two joint ventures in China are due to recall 569,769 cars due t

Ministry of Agriculture said to plan lifting ban on GM corn

Traders and officials have been told by the Chinese government that the Ministry of Agriculture is

Geely Auto says full-year net income could fall 50%

Geely Automobile (175.HKG) expects full-year profit to fall by half from last year thanks to the ru

China holdings of US Treasuries hit 20-month low

China’s holdings of US Treasuries hit a 20-month low in October as momentum for buying US securitie

Local nuclear outfits compete with foreign firms in new power struggle

Foreign nuclear outfits are struggling to stay in China as the country increasingly turns to local

Shanghai exchange sees repurchase rate hit three-week high

The seven-day repurchase rate on the Shanghai Stock Exchange soared 213 basis points to 5.23%, the

Canada pledges to return corrupt Chinese officials' overseas assets

Canada has agreed with Chinese authorities to return assets seized from corrupt officials suspected

Report claims China lost $1.25tn to illicit outflows from 2003-2012

Mainland China lost US$1.25 trillion to illegal outflows during the period from 2003 to 2012,

Lima climate agreement dogged by disagreements despite China-US agreement

A rift between rich and poor countries pushed climate change talks in Lima two days past their plan

Jimmy Lai to resign from Next Media roles following arrest in protests

Chairman and executive director of Next Media Jimmy Lai announced on Sunday that he would resign fr

China Construction Bank to issue preferred stock

China Construction Bank has announced plans to raise up to RMB80 billion through issuing preferred


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