Saturday, November 28, 2015
Three of mainland China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.
A court in southern mainland China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.
A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing Friday, saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to mainland China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism.
Mainland China will carry out sweeping reforms to the structure of its military, state media reported, in moves intended to enhance the ruling Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) control over the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) decision to include the yuan in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket will not directly increase the demand for yuan assets. Also, the implicit endorsement of the yuan as a reserve asset is unlikely to sway the decisions of global asset managers. Indeed, mainland China's market interventions this year in response to capital outflows and the bursting of the equity bubble provide strong reasons for them to steer well clear.
A fresh bout of capital outflow from emerging markets sparked by a strong U.S. dollar will exert a "relatively big downward pressure" on the economies of both Hong Kong and mainland China next year, Hong Kong's de facto central bank has warned.
A plunge in mainland Chinese stocks dragged Asian markets down Friday after authorities launched a probe into several brokerages and profits at the country's industrial giants sank far more than expected.
Friday, November 27, 2015
A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Officials from mainland China's ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have supported violent attacks in restive Xinjiang, a top regional official said in remarks highlighting internal opposition to tough local policies.
Mainland Chinese state-run media called Wednesday for children born outside the country's one-child policy to be given crucial household registration documents, an issue that has left as many as 13 million in legal limbo.