Saturday, September 14, 2013
Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong has ruled out open nominations for candidates to become its next leader, the strongest sign yet that China's pledge of democracy for the former British colony by 2017 comes with conditions.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The number of dollar billionaires in mainland China has passed 300 for the first time, an annual ranking of wealth in the world's second-largest economy showed Wednesday.
China said on Wednesday that it will ditch 76 pointless official — and sometimes obscure — awards as it seeks to rein in waste and extravagance, part of President Xi Jinping's crusade against pervasive corruption.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
China unveiled on Monday tough measures to stop the spread of what the government calls irresponsible rumors, threatening three years in jail if untrue posts online are widely reposted, drawing an angry response from Chinese internet users., 1 Comment
In designer-obsessed Hong Kong, keeping up appearances can be hard on the pocketbook. One company has an answer: cash-strapped shoppers can get money quickly by pawning their Gucci, Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton luxury handbags.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
China's yuan has joined the ranks of the most traded currencies for the first time, underlining the growing might of the world's second-largest economy.
Chinese government bond futures rose on their debut Friday as authorities lifted an 18-year ban on the product as part of efforts to speed up economic reforms.
China's first authentic version of the giant Rubber Duck that has made a splash around the world and inspired fakes across the country made its debut Friday — but some complained that visitors had to pay to see it.
One of China's most popular microbloggers received a huge outpouring of sympathy Friday after announcing online that he has cancer.