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Too ambitious? Shanghai aims to be both top financial hub and 'China's Silicon Valley' by 2020

Shanghai, China’s financial capital, is raising the stakes. It is not just aiming to become one of the world’s top three financial centres but it’s also poised to launch an ambitious plan to...

Updated 1 Apr 2015 - 11:25am
China’s manufacturing sector 'rebounds' in March

China’s manufacturing activity expanded in March for the first time since December, the government said, a bright spot as the world’s second-largest economy fights a broad slowdown in growth.

1 Apr 2015 - 10:43am
China’s manufacturing sector 'rebounds' in March

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also softens stance on new China-led development bank, saying he was ready to welcome new lender if it adopts high standards of governance

1 Apr 2015 - 10:52am
China’s manufacturing sector 'rebounds' in March

At least 47 countries and territories from five continents have applied to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding members.

Updated 1 Apr 2015 - 11:42am
China’s manufacturing sector 'rebounds' in March

Beijing took a key step yesterday towards drastic reform of the mainland's banking sector as the cabinet published rules governing the deposit insurance system.

1 Apr 2015 - 7:44am
China issues rules on bank deposit insurance scheme

Beijing took a key step yesterday towards drastic reform of the mainland's banking sector as the cabinet published rules governing the deposit insurance system.

1 Apr 2015 - 7:44am

The easing of the mainland property policy this week has highlighted the crucial role the housing sector plays in supporting the economy, as well as the risks that sliding land sales pose to local...

1 Apr 2015 - 3:40am

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China's creation of more than 4 sq km of artificial islands in the South China Sea is increasing tensions with the US and its allies, according to Pacific Fleet Commander Harry Harris.

1 Apr 2015 - 12:17am

A prominent mainland media outlet involved in a spat with tycoon Guo Wengui over recent reporting about him said it was "in the process" of suing the businessman and two Hong Kong newspapers for...

1 Apr 2015 - 3:31am

China said on Tuesday that it had evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.

31 Mar 2015 - 8:16pm

The Japanese government remained cautious about joining a planned Chinese-led Asian development bank on Tuesday, hours before the deadline China has set for accepting founding members.

31 Mar 2015 - 4:48pm

The man chosen to be Shenzhen’s new party boss, Ma Xingrui, is described as a pragmatic and open-minded reformist who will likely lead the city’s next world-class innovation hub.

31 Mar 2015 - 1:44pm

China ordered its military on Tuesday to build barracks as simply and economically as possible and avoid using ostentatious or imported building materials, as part of a broader crackdown on graft...

31 Mar 2015 - 8:15pm

A trailblazing solar-powered plane, seeking to complete the world's first round-the-world journey using just the power of the sun, touched down in central China early today.

31 Mar 2015 - 9:55pm

A man was pricked inside his mouth by a 3cm-long needle after biting into one of six steamed meat buns he bought for 10 yuan at a supermarket, suffering only a slight injury.

31 Mar 2015 - 9:49pm

China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington complained represented unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior US Treasury official said in...

31 Mar 2015 - 1:17pm

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sees potential for cooperating with China in its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to bolster regional infrastructure links, and welcomed new institutions that...

31 Mar 2015 - 7:03pm

Premier Li Keqiang urged the US to help make the Chinese currency part of the IMF's reserve assets during talks with visiting US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday.

31 Mar 2015 - 7:46pm

Taipei decided on Monday night to make a last-minute formal application on Tuesday to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member.

31 Mar 2015 - 6:36pm

A tycoon accused of colluding with the country's disgraced deputy spy chief has denied the allegations and vowed to return to China to clear his name.

31 Mar 2015 - 11:28am

The PLA held its first drill in airspace above the western Pacific Ocean on Monday, as part of its plan to boost capacity in far-seas operations, an air force spokesman said in Guangzhou.

31 Mar 2015 - 8:53am

Mainland authorities closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on courses built in contravention of rules designed to protect arable land and save water, the top economic planning body said on...

31 Mar 2015 - 8:17pm

A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early on Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.

31 Mar 2015 - 1:45pm

United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has pressed China to open its markets further by removing restrictions on technology transfers in talks with Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang.

30 Mar 2015 - 5:28pm

What makes a good son or daughter? At China’s first museum dedicated to the topic of filial piety, the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice.

30 Mar 2015 - 8:11pm

Old literary references prove flower synonymous with Japan originated on Chinese soil, argues association, after South Korea has also laid claim to the species

30 Mar 2015 - 5:18pm

A Guangzhou-based activist best known for his campaigns against official abuse of government cars, was detained in neighbouring Hunan for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, police confirmed on...

30 Mar 2015 - 8:16pm
 

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