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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is again in the media spotlight after he mentioned in late February the possibility of publicly listing his retail business A.S. Watson Group, which is part of the Hong Kong-listed conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa.

“No matter what, if Watsons was to list in two locations, Hong Kong will definitely be one of them,” Li said.

There has been speculation that Li is preparing to pass the torch to his...

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Villagers from a county in the central province of Henan say they are still seeking justice almost two years after a doctor admitted reusing syringes and nearly 1,000 people were found to have hepatitis C.

The scandal, which has received little attention so far, started to unfold in May 2012 when doctor Li Junchao was detained and charged with illegal medical practices. For more than thirty years Li ran a tiny,...

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In the days after a major terror attack in Kunming, state media outlets are calling for a united front to combat terror and warning against excusing the attackers or criticizing the government’s policies on minorities.

On the evening of March 1, a group of assailants armed with large knives stormed the main train station in Kunming, the capital of the southwestern province of Yunnan, and killed twenty-nine people. Some 143 were injured.

Authorities...

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More than twenty policemen lined up at the gate of a massive mansion in a village in the central province of Henan at midnight on January 12, 2013, loading heavy crates onto two military trucks.

Hours later—loaded with twenty crates of expensive liquor and a number of gold items, including a boat, wash basin, and Mao Zedong statute—the trucks disappeared. Behind them was the now empty mansion owned by Gu Junshan,...

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The expected launch of land reform is dividing opinions. At a work meeting this month, the Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said the central government would limit land supply in cities with more than five million residents. His words ignited a storm.

To be fair, he spoke in the spirit of the resolution from the recent Third Plenum of the Communist Party’s Eighteenth Central Committee. At a...

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Most of the local governments that have announced their GDP targets for this year aimed lower than they did in 2013, citing the need to rebalance the economy and improve the quality of growth. Many missed their growth targets last year.

The announcements were made after the governments of twenty-eight provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions held their annual lianghui, or meetings of the provincial legislature and political advisory body, in January....

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As one of the Four Asian Tigers, Singapore is known for its strong economy and orderly society. The city-state, with its population of 5.3 million people, is listed by the World Bank as fourth in the world in terms of per capita income. As a regional business hub, it is lauded for its sound business reputation and the transparency of its government.

Singapore has also been something of an example for...

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A Sichuan tycoon who has been charged with a host of gang-related crimes, including murder, was a close business partner of a former top leader’s son, himself caught in a corruption inquiry.

Prosecutors say Sichuan Hanlong Group chairman Liu Han, his brother, and thirty-six others ran a “mafia style” gang that committed crimes including murder, blackmail, and running guns. Liu is involved in mining, property, and power businesses.

Liu, forty-eight, was formally arrested...

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