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Friday, January 9, 2015
Standard Chartered to cut further 2,000 jobs
Standard Chartered said Thursday it would close a swathe of its global equities business and axe 2,000 jobs around the world this year as it tries to make savings of US$400 million as part of a structural overhaul.
China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offenses in 2013, the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported Thursday as the ruling Communist party continues a crackdown on dissent.
No girlfriend, no savings, and a poorly paid job: Zhao Jun is typical of the “diaosi,” or “losers” who have been left on the sidelines of China's decades-long economic boom.
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Japanese gaming giant Sony said Thursday it will delay the launch of its PlayStation consoles in China, originally scheduled for Sunday, but gave no specific reason.
A Chinese city will spend US$24,000 on Trojan horse computer software for monitoring mobile phones, state media reported Thursday, after a notice announcing the move inexplicably appeared on a local website.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Chinese censors should pay more attention to public opinion, a state-run newspaper argued Wednesday, after an online backlash over the removal of all cleavage from a TV show about China's only female emperor.
China on Wednesday granted public interest groups more power to sue those that flout environmental protection laws, the country's highest court said, as Beijing steps up efforts to curb pollution that regularly chokes major cities.
China Nobel winner praises Communist Party
Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has heaped praise on the ruling Communist party and its leader Xi Jinping in an interview likely to renew debate about his political stance.
HK takes next step in political reform
Hong Kong Wednesday announced new proposals for how the city should choose its next leader but made clear that candidates would still be screened — the key issue behind more than two months of mass protests.
China's powerful former security chief Zhou Yongkang moved one step closer to trial Wednesday as authorities announced his case had been sent to prosecutors, amid a much touted anti-graft sweep.
  
  
  
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