China

Jan 23, 2021 12:02 PM

Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary

[WUHAN, China] Exactly one year after it thrust the word "lockdown" into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

China cracks down on fake divorces that let people buy more properties

A RESURGENCE in real estate prices in Shanghai and Shenzhen has prompted authorities to rein in speculation, in line...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Hong Kong to order first lockdown in Kowloon area, media says

HONG Kong for the first time will lock down tens of thousands of residents in a bid to contain a worsening outbreak...

Jan 22, 2021 10:03 PM

China says crackdown on fintech not aimed at specific firms

[BEIJING] China's banking regulator said recent measures to rein in financial technology firms that have hit hard...

Jan 22, 2021 08:20 PM

China to keep necessary monetary, fiscal policy strength this year, says Premier Li

[BEIJING] China will keep the necessary monetary and fiscal policy strength his year to stabilise market...

Jan 22, 2021 02:52 PM

China's Sinopec raises oil output at Shunbei field 30% in 2020

[BEIJING] China's Sinopec Corp boosted crude oil output at a comparatively newly discovered oil field in the...

Jan 22, 2021 01:51 PM

China cracks down on fake divorces that let people buy more properties

[BEIJING] A resurgence in real estate prices in Shanghai and Shenzhen has prompted the authorities to rein in...

Jan 22, 2021 01:09 PM

Chinese vaping firm RLX raises US$1.4b in US IPO: sources

[NEW YORK] Chinese vaping firm RLX Technology sold shares in its US initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday at US$...

Jan 22, 2021 11:53 AM

Beijing launches mass testing as China reports slight drop in daily Covid cases

[BEIJING] Beijing launched mass Covid-19 testing in parts of the city on Friday, while Shanghai was testing all...

Jan 22, 2021 05:50 AM

China's monopoly rules threaten super-app model

THE future of China's financial super-apps has been thrown into question. The central bank is defining unhealthy...

Jan 22, 2021 05:50 AM

China's New Year travel slump likely to slow consumer spending recovery

CHINA expects a sharp downturn in travel over the Chinese New Year period compared with pre-pandemic levels...