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China protests over shelling as Myanmar battles insurgents

BEIJING (Reuters) - China repeated demands on Tuesday for Myanmar to take steps to prevent fighting with rebels from spilling over the border after more shells fell on Chinese territory during counter-insurgency operations.

China 'extremely concerned' by ASEAN statement on disputed sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was "extremely concerned" after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Se...

Ai Weiwei’s In Alcatraz (Well, His Art Is, At Least)

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The trickster artist and Chinese dissident is actually imprisoned in his house in Beijing – so who better for a show at the island prison? “To a site often flattened into a caricature as the onetime home of mobster Al Capone, Ai has layered on a contemporary meditation on political imprisonment, freedom of speech and […]

Ticket Booking Startup Beijing Weiying Raises $105M From Investors Including Tencent

Beijing Weiying Technology, the maker of a movie ticket booking platform that is embedded in WeChat, China’s largest messaging app, has raised a $105 million series B. Investors include WeChat owner Tencent and Wanda Group, one of China’s largest movie theater operators. Read More

Security Software Entrepreneur Joins China's Billionaire Ranks

Lin Hao, chairman of Beijing VRV Software, has joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires following record gains in the share price of the Shenzhen-listed security software company. Lin owns 49% of VRV, a stake worth more than $1 billion at yesterday’s closing price of 51.8 yuan after discounting for collateralized [...]

U.S., Japan Announce New Security Agreement

A new pact between the U.S. and Japan aimed at overhauling the two countries’ security arrangements is likely to be greeted skeptically by Beijing.

World's coolest economist (Pettis) hot on his numbers

``... it is hard to imagine a much cooler character than the casually dishevelled American who greets me at his hole-in-the-wall underground rock club, buried on an otherwise nondescript street in Beijing's university district.... these days Pettis is not picking a GFC-style crash. Show More Summary

'Sexist' poster taken down from Beijing marriage center amid backlash

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The poster at the center of a sexism row has been taken down from a Beijing civil affairs office after it sparked controversy online last week [ more › ]

China to strengthen oversight of GM crops under development

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to increase its oversight of genetically modified crops due to heightened public concern over Beijing's ability to keep illegal GM products out of the food chain.

Apple On China Roll With Court Win, Sales Milestone

Bottom line: Apple's new court victory in a China patent dispute shows its relations with Beijing are improving, positioning it well for growth in a country that is likely to pass the US as its largest global market in the next 1-2 years. A couple of new reports are showing that [...]

China Considers Launching QE; Shanghai Stocks Soar

Nearly two months ago we explained "How Beijing Is Responding To A Soaring Dollar, And Why QE In China Is Now Inevitable" in which we cited Cornerstone who reminded us "that from 2007 to late 2008, U.S. fed funds dropped 500 bp, and then the Fed still needed to do QE? The backdrop for China looks a bit similar. Show More Summary

China poised to take ‘de facto control’ of South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim […]

China's most important lesson for its neighbours

Beijing hopes the lessons learned from its experience with urbanisation will help boost economic growth for its neighbours.

China plans to cut number of big state firms to 40: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will likely cut the number of its central government-owned conglomerates to 40 through massive mergers, as Beijing pushes forward a sweeping plan to overhaul the country's underperforming state sector, state media reported on Monday. Show More Summary

China investigates three senior army officers suspected of graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military has confirmed that three more senior officers are under investigation for suspected corruption, as the world's largest army deepens its probe into deep-seated graft.

Bowen leading team in visit to China

Will meet with senior officials in the Ministry of Finance and the People's Bank of China in Beijing.

Internet Service Provider Joins China's Billionaire Ranks

Geng Diangen, chairman of Beijing Sinnet Technology, has joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires following gains in the share price of the Shenzhen-listed Internet service provider. Sinnet’s revenue and net profit in 2014 was 434.5 million yuan and 95 million yuan, or $70 million and $15 million, both up 41%. [...]

The real and present threat of China’s territorial claims

Should Australia also be fearful of Beijing’s bold territorial ambitions?

James DeGale Looks to Make History Against Andre Dirrell in Boston

It has been nearly seven years since James DeGale struck gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. At the 2008 Games, the Londoner defeated Cuban Emilio Correa in the final to win the middleweight title. His success paved the way for a professional career, and in February 2009, he made his debut in the paid ranks, beating Vepkhia Tchilaia on points. Show More Summary

China's South China Sea Disaster

Joshua Kurlantzick South China Sea, Asia Why Beijing's actions in the South China Sea are driving Hanoi and Manila together.  Until the past five years, the Philippines and Vietnam had minimal strategic ties other than working together, through ASEAN initiatives, on a range of nontraditional security issues. Show More Summary

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