Hong Kong company told to pay damages for distributing defamatory magazine

Businesswoman Solina Chau Hoi-shuen yesterday won HK$650,000 in compensation from a Hong Kong distributor of Beijing-based Caijing for defamation after the financial magazine accused her of offering a bribe to a former senior mainland official.

Friday, 16 November, 2012, 6:43am

Journalist Hu Shuli sees ample scope for investigative stories

Undated handout photo of Caixin Media editor-in-chief Hu Shuli.

Despite the challenging reporting environment on the mainland, veteran journalist Hu Shuli says there are still ample opportunities for journalists to write influential and in-depth stories that can make an impact.

27 Sep 2012 - 9:29am

Solina Chau sues over Caijing bribe claim

Businesswoman Solina Chau Hoi-shuen has sued a Hong Kong distributor of Beijing-based Caijing for defamation after the financial magazine accused her of offering a bribe to a former senior mainland official.

12 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Happiness campaign gasping for air in a sea of misery

None of Guangdong's outspoken newspapers were allowed to report the suicide of 40-year-old Guangzhou villager Li Jie'e, who jumped to her death on May 9 after the authorities took her into custody and illegally demolished her home to make way for a redevelopment project.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Questions of reform intensify as transition countdown begins

It is a common way to complain about the state of affairs on the mainland. When things do not look good, the familiar refrain is that the glory days are over. That's not so much a statement as a question, however: who can bring back the good old days?

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Better late than never for a stirring echo from the past

Official media don't usually mess up important dates. So, why was Deng Xiaoping's call for reform in Shenzhen in January 20 years ago being remembered so fondly last week?

Maybe some media managers wanted to time the activities for closer to the annual session of the National People's Congress, which starts in Beijing in a week.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Group wins U.S. award for integrity

Caixin Media Group, founded two years ago by the former editor of top mainland business magazine Caijing, has received the prestigious Shorenstein Journalism Award for its commitment to journalistic integrity and the establishment of an independent media.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tantalising signs of turnaround glimpsed through the gloom

A glimmer of optimism crept into Hong Kong equities last week, but this was pounded out of markets on Thursday and Friday with a string of bad news: JP Morgan reported a steep drop in profit; Spain's rating was downgraded, as was UBS'; and China reported slowing export growth.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Facing a global challenge from behind a financial Great Wall

One hot topic for mainland press commentators in the past few weeks has been the global economic situation, amid fears of a downturn similar to the crisis of 2008, and what China should do to maintain its own economic health and - if possible - contribute to global growth.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Summer Davos laments the loss of reform spirit

Ambivalence hung over the World Economic Forum meeting that was held in Dalian, Liaoning province.

Participants were eager to compare notes but few headed home with clear answers to such questions as how Europe can solve its sovereign debt crisis, how the United States can avoid a double dip and how China can continue to lead global growth.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Long-neglected SMEs dubious of promised policy overhaul

In what might otherwise have been hailed as big news, a State Council announcement on Thursday that it was 'actively preparing' to set up a task force to work out policy incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises was met with relative apathy.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-official kicked out of party for property scandal

A former deputy minister of land and resources, Li Yuan, has been stripped of his Communist Party membership and public offices for violating party discipline, Caijing Magazine reported on its website.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

To serve and to collect: the 10 personalities of public service

The bi-monthly magazine The People's Tribune, run by the Communist Party's official mouthpiece, the People's Daily, is a good place to find more colourful opinions on political issues.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Embezzlement with Chinese characteristics

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

It's getting harder to buy groceries at a steal

When I enrolled at university, a motivational book called Who Moved My Cheese by US writer Spencer Johnson, about the different ways two mice and two 'littlepeople' reacted to changes in their work and lives, was among the best-sellers on the mainland.

Nowadays, most of the mainland's 1.3 billion people face a similar question: who moved the money from my pocket?

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am