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China frustrated by delayed reforms to increase its say at IMF

Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China was "more than frustrated" with the long delay in a 2010 reform package to increase China's say at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 1:24am
First lady fashion: the rise and rise of Peng Liyuan's favourite designer

The Exception brand grew steadily but flew under the media radar until its very public exposure by first lady Peng Liyuan.

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 12:52am
First lady fashion: the rise and rise of Peng Liyuan's favourite designer

Beijing has decided to launch an investigation into retired military chief Guo Boxiong and has briefed serving top brass on the general's alleged problems, two independent sources close to senior...

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 1:21am
First lady fashion: the rise and rise of Peng Liyuan's favourite designer

The central bank has cut the level of cash that banks must hold, in the second such action this year that highlights the leadership's concerns after the first quarter saw the slowest economic...

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 1:18am
First lady fashion: the rise and rise of Peng Liyuan's favourite designer

The most prominent of five recently released mainland women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention.

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 12:55am
Tesla electric cars struggle in Chinese market

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched spacecraft into orbit, but popularising his Tesla electric cars on the mainland appears to be tougher than rocket science.

Updated 20 Apr 2015 - 12:57am

The International Monetary Fund has urged the United States to ratify its 2010 quota and governance reforms amid strong discontent among its members, especially emerging economies.

20 Apr 2015 - 1:02am


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Sewage has been discharged into a reservoir, river and farmland in Shenzhen turning fields in the area a reddish brown.

19 Apr 2015 - 3:45am

A senior Chinese finance ministry official has indicated that Beijing would welcome Japan and the United States taking part in a planned China-led infrastructure bank.

19 Apr 2015 - 3:45am

Wu Wenlong loves running marathons in Beijing and says neither air pollution nor old age will make him quit the sport.

19 Apr 2015 - 3:45am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek contact with China’s President Xi Jinping next week when they join an international conference in Indonesia, a Japanese government source said Saturday...

18 Apr 2015 - 9:10pm

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.

18 Apr 2015 - 12:16pm

Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, China’s President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in a telephone call, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing...

18 Apr 2015 - 6:42pm

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 3:19pm

The leader of Operation Fox Hunt, the mainland's campaign to pursue corrupt officials and economic criminals hiding overseas, has revealed his team consists of 20 "hunters" with an average age of...

18 Apr 2015 - 9:42am

A former senior official who reportedly worked on internet censorship at the Ministry of Public Security has been arrested for suspected corruption.

17 Apr 2015 - 10:33pm

One of the top challenges facing young people on the mainland, especially those who want to start their own businesses, is the cost of finding a place to live, especially in big cities.

18 Apr 2015 - 3:14am

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

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