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Eight Citic Securities officials including Xu Gang (left) and Ge Xiaobo (right) have been taken away as part of a police investigation into market movements. Photo: Reuters

Two more Citic Securities chiefs named in Chinese police investigation into ‘malicious short-selling’

Two more top Citic Securities executives were  named as having been taken away by mainland police as part of an investigation into illegal securities trading, as Beijing toughens its stance on what it calls "malicious short-selling".

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The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects

The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects

Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.


Lady luck shines on title-holders Barcelona, Manchester United in draw for Champions League group stage

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday. The Spanish giants’ quest to become the first team to retain the European crown began smoothly as Lionel Messi and company were paired with Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and Bate Borisov in group E.

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