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Jailing of Chinese journalist Gao Yu for leaking secrets ‘part of push to silence critics’

The seven-year jail sentence handed down on Friday to Gao Yu was widely condemned as another move to muzzle dissent in the ongoing crackdown on government critics.

Updated 18 Apr 2015 - 12:16pm
US$46 billion Pakistan-China Corridor will not use Asian bank funds

Beijing does not plan to use either the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or its Silk Road Fund to finance the US$46 billion Pakistan-China economic corridor, with money to come from both...

18 Apr 2015 - 3:29am
US$46 billion Pakistan-China Corridor will not use Asian bank funds

China has put on hold bank-technology rules that Washington and others complained amount to unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, according to a government notice.

17 Apr 2015 - 4:46pm
US$46 billion Pakistan-China Corridor will not use Asian bank funds

China’s Defence Ministry complained on Friday that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that...

17 Apr 2015 - 3:08pm
US$46 billion Pakistan-China Corridor will not use Asian bank funds

Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said on Thursday that China was building its first airstrip on the Spratly Islands only to provide supply and maintenance for passing...

18 Apr 2015 - 3:39am
China’s incredible shrinking factories: forced to downsize just to survive

Rising labour costs, higher real estate prices, less favourable government policies and smaller order volumes are forcing Chinese plants to downsize - just to survive

Updated 18 Apr 2015 - 12:46pm

Faced with a sea of retailers on big sites like Taobao, consumers are turning to small stores hosted on WeChat, often run by friends.

18 Apr 2015 - 3:14am


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Guangzhou Daming United Rubber Products says its 0.036mm-thick condom is thinnest, but Okamoto Industries disputes this saying its own condom is king

17 Apr 2015 - 4:01pm

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, known for her hard-hitting reports on elite politics, has been sentenced to seven years in jail after she was convicted of leaking state secrets.

17 Apr 2015 - 10:48pm

More than 600,000 yuan (HK$760,000) in cash literally went up in smoke after a fire started in an armoured truck delivering money to a bank.

17 Apr 2015 - 5:19pm

Premier Li Keqiang has lost patience with foot-dragging bureaucrats, lashing out at officials for holding up reforms amid an economic slowdown.

17 Apr 2015 - 8:47am

A passenger was injured at an airport in China after the toilet he was squatting on, with his feet on the bowl, collapsed underneath him and its water cistern crashed to the floor, according to a...

17 Apr 2015 - 12:24pm

The mainland's middle class is the most willing in Asia to send their children abroad for education, according to a corporate survey.

17 Apr 2015 - 9:10am

China’s Ministry of Commerce has played down concerns about the flight of foreign capital, citing a rise in direct investment from abroad, although it said the mainland’s manufacturing sector has...

16 Apr 2015 - 7:03pm

Strong winds across much of China have resulted in Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane on an around-the-world trip, being grounded in Chongqing for at least three weeks.

17 Apr 2015 - 11:48am

The yuan will become more popular with the launch of the AIIB and initiatives such as the Silk Road Fund, but the global dominance of the "redback" is still far off.

17 Apr 2015 - 12:59pm

Michael Blumenthal was 13 when his family fled Berlin and the Nazis in 1939, boarding the Japanese passenger liner Haruna Maru to sail to Shanghai – the only city that would admit Jews without...

17 Apr 2015 - 1:44pm

China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of next year, as it moves to tackle severe contamination of the water supply...

17 Apr 2015 - 9:46am

UnionPay, the mainland’s dominant payment services provider, says it will focus on international online and mobile payment services to cater to Chinese tourists abroad.

The new strategy...

16 Apr 2015 - 9:55am

China’s super-rich still favour large models of private jets, although industry executives see a shift in buyers’ attitudes towards owning planes for their practical usefulness rather than status...

16 Apr 2015 - 4:34pm

China has launched a campaign to stop the use of offshore companies to transfer ill-gotten gains from corruption overseas.

17 Apr 2015 - 3:05am

President Xi Jinping will launch energy and infrastructure projects worth US$46 billion on a visit to Pakistan next week as China cements links with its old ally and generates opportunities for...

17 Apr 2015 - 2:22pm

More than 1,600 poorly-performing civil servants in an area of southwestern China have been “recalled” like cars to try to fix their behaviour and improve their work, according to a state media...

17 Apr 2015 - 1:37am

Veteran journalist Gao Yu, famed for her hard-hitting reports on elite politics, will be sentenced on Friday in what many worry will be another political sentencing to muzzle the voices of...

16 Apr 2015 - 5:39pm

Premier Li Keqiang has said China has no plans to devalue its currency, the Financial Times reported, as the country copes with a drop in exports and a slowing economy.

16 Apr 2015 - 5:26pm

China’s state television network has been mocked by internet users after it undertook expensive cleaning work on its headquarters building in Beijing, nicknamed the “Big Trousers” because of its...

17 Apr 2015 - 3:30pm

An electronic engineer from eastern China has built a replica suit modelled on the Hollywood Iron Man superhero films, but has found he is too fat and short to wear it.

16 Apr 2015 - 1:43pm

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