Doug Young

Xinhua journalists 'spy' for Communist Party

Journalism traditionally in China has been the Communist Party's "eyes and ears" for understanding the country's mood, author Doug Young says in his newly released book about China's media.

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AgBank: Looking good as rivals struggle?

AgBank may be best positioned to weather the bad loan crisis hitting Chinese banks.  Photo: AFP

The least respected of the country's big 4 lenders may be best positioned to weather the bad loan crisis sowing chaos in the industry...

17 Sep 2012 - 11:43am

Tencent WeChat wows mobile IM

Tencent headquarters is seen at Nanshan Hi-Tech Industrial Park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.  Photo: Reuters

Tencent's early success with WeChat, also known as Weixin, should help to assure its place as a leader in the fast-developing mobile Internet space.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:01pm

China Gas: new bid coming from Sinopec?

Two men work on a construction site near a Sinopec gas station in Beijing, China, Monday, March 26, 2012. AP Photo

I've been watching with fascination for much of the last year as oil refining major Sinopec (0386.HK) makes a bizarre bid for China Gas (

7 Sep 2012 - 1:15pm

CITIC Securities Results: Set for Rebound?

Securities brokers certainly aren't having much fun these days, watching their profits shrivel as China's stock markets hover at 3-year lows.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29am

Lenovo NEC: Here to Stay?

A year after announcing their landmark joint venture, Lenovo (0992.HK) and NEC (Tokyo: 6701), the leading PC makers in China and Japan, are releasing some numbers to try to convince the world that their marriage was correct and

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29am