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Over 40 countries seek membership of China-led Asian infrastructure bank

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

1 Apr 2015 - 3:37am
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 - 3:31am
China issues rules on bank deposit insurance scheme

A leading Beijing official has urged Macau's graft-buster to cooperate in the central government's crusade to hunt down fugitives from the mainland crackdown on corruption.

1 Apr 2015 - 3:31am
China issues rules on bank deposit insurance scheme

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
China issues rules on bank deposit insurance scheme

A senior executive at one of China's largest steel companies is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, as the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog shifts its focus to major state-owned...

1 Apr 2015 - 3:42am
US 'failed' to give China IMF role

Lawrence Summers said congressional inaction on a plan to overhaul the International Monetary Fund had helped China gain support among other countries for its own regional development bank.

1 Apr 2015 - 3:31am

Many senior government officials in China have had to learn to drive after their chauffer-driven cars were taken off them as part of efforts to curb wasteful and extravagant spending, state media...

31 Mar 2015 - 9:49pm

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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

China welcomed Australia and Denmark's move to join its new development bank on Sunday, with the two countries becoming the latest US allies to show support for Beijing's efforts.

30 Mar 2015 - 7:27pm

China had started evacuating its 590 citizens from war-torn Yemen, Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed, as Arab leaders vowed to continue Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.

30 Mar 2015 - 3:32am

China needed to be on alert for deflation, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned yesterday, amid signs of slowing price rises.

30 Mar 2015 - 8:14pm
 

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