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  • Apr 19, 2015
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China cuts reserve ratio requirement as growth slows

China’s central bank announced Sunday it would cut the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve by one percentage point, the second such move this year to boost lending.

19 Apr 2015 - 5:50pm
Chinese women's rights activist more determined after lockup

The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women’s rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew...

Updated 19 Apr 2015 - 6:15pm
Chinese women's rights activist more determined after lockup

The threat of terrorist groups and uncertainty over China's future economic growth are some of the challenges facing the nation's New Silk Road initiatives, says a scholar at a Chinese government...

19 Apr 2015 - 3:45am
Chinese women's rights activist more determined after lockup

Premier Li Keqiang has urged banks to do more to support the real economy, as mainland authorities grow frustrated with their reluctance to lend for productive investment.

19 Apr 2015 - 3:45am
Chinese women's rights activist more determined after lockup

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
Japan and US 'welcome' to take part in AIIB

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


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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

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

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