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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

Weak GDP growth in Q3 increases concerns about annual target

China's gross domestic product grew 7.3% in the third quarter year-over-year, the slowest rate sinc

Chinese presence in Ebola-struck West Africa falls sharply

The number of Chinese living in countries affected by Ebola has dropped sharply and some Chinese co

Shipping rates for iron ore see record jump amid China purchases

Daily rates for vessels shipping iron ore jumped a record 38%, to US$12,580, as China bought record

$497m water treatment project goes to Veolia Environnement

Europe’s largest water company, Veolia Environnement SA (VE.NYSE), received industrial water treatm

Costco working with Alibaba to enter Chinese market

American retailer Costco Wholesale (COST.NASDAQ) is partnering with Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) for its exp

Mexico cracks down on drug cartels' China-bound iron-ore shipments

Mexico will probably export only 2 million tons of iron ore in 2014 thanks to a crackdown on shipme

Research firm predicts sharp drop in GDP growth over next decade

A new report forecasts China's growth as slowing to 3.9% by 2020-2025,

China Mobile net income down for fifth straight quarter

China Mobile's (CHL.NYSE, 941.HKG) net income fell 12% to US$4.1 billion (RMB24.9 billion) for the

Streamlined M&A procedure cuts wait time in China by almost half

The introduction of a new procedure in April for "simple cases" of mergers and acquisitions has alm

Cyber security blog says Apple iCloud in China hit by state-backed hackers

Hackers attempted to steal user data from Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) iCloud online storage service in Ch

Launch date still unclear for Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

Premier Li Keqiang announced yesterday that “We don’t have a timetable” for the opening of the Shan

Peer-to-peer lending for downpayments on the rise

Several major internet companies have launched peer-to-peer lending ventures, partnered with real e

PetroChina on pace to exceed 2015 shale target

China’s largest oil and gas producer, PetroChina (PTR.NYSE), believes it will achieve or surpass it

China may further empower corruption-fighting agency

China’s Communist Party will likely increase the power of their secretive Central Commission for Di

China drives growth of Britain’s foreign student population

The British Council released a report this month predicting an increase of 83,000 international gra

Bank of China issues record $6.5b in contingent capital

Bank of China (BoC) sold US$6.5 billion of contingent capital Thursday, marking the largest such is

Foreign direct investment in China declines for third month

Foreign direct investment (FDI) for September rose year-over-year, even as the flow of foreign inve

Health commission orders review of Ebola preparedness

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has ordered a review of public health facili

Alibaba finance arm seeks overseas expansion

Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group, Jack Ma’s payment-processing affiliate of Alibaba (

Hong Kong economy appears largely unaffected by protests

The effects of protests for universal suffrage on Hong Kong’s economy so far are predicted to be mi

CPI figures show inflation growth slowed in September

China's consumer-price index (CPI) grew only 1.6% in September year-on-year, its slowest pace since

200m in China living on under RMB8 a day

82 million rural Chinese live on a daily income of less than US$1 (RMB6.13) according to a senior o

Cabbies strike in Guangzhou over low salary, expanding fleet

Guangzhou taxi drivers went on strike Tuesday, calling for cuts to monthly license fees, reversal o

US Treasury Department notes yuan's rise, calls for more

The US Treasury Department said China has shown "some renewed willingness" to let the yuan rise,

Record number of public service posts up for grabs

China's central government will offer more than 22,000 public service postings next year,

China, Italy sign $10 billion in business deals

China and Italy signed business agreements worth US$10 billion (EUR8 billion) on Tuesday, with Ital

Ministry of Environmental Protection criticizes response to heavy smog

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has criticized inadequate responses to the heavy

SH-HK Stock Connect’s quota limits may freeze out some investors

Concerns over the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect's quota limits have been growing as its launch a

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