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No gambling, sex please: China widens crackdown on overseas deals


SHANGHAI A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and football teams around the world.

UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request

SHANGHAI/LONDON Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing.

World, Tech, Germany Aug 18 2017

China Unicom's $12 billion ownership-reforms plan mired in confusion

HONG KONG Telecoms group China Unicom's $11.7 billion ownership-reforms plan, billed as a model case for revitalizing Chinese state firms with private capital, remained under a cloud on Friday, with confusion about fundraising details persisting.

Deals, Tech, Aug 18 2017

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

BEIJING China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.

Health, Aug 18 2017

"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

BEIJING With one national language often spoken poorly and thousands of regional dialects and ethnic minority tongues, China is having to employ multilingual officials as it embarks on its latest round of environment inspections across the country.

Environment, Aug 18 2017

China's top party school urges cadres to learn from Xi's teenage travails

BEIJING China's top training school for Communist Party cadres has published a book on the experiences of President Xi Jinping during the Cultural Revolution, exhorting party members to learn from the events that drove his "unshaken pursuit of ideals".

World, Aug 18 2017

Fire put out at major PetroChina refinery in Dalian

BEIJING A fire that broke out on Thursday at state oil major PetroChina's plant in northeastern China, one of the country's largest refineries, has been put out with no reported casualties, state media reported.

Environment, World Aug 17 2017

Exclusive: China's CEFC in early talks to buy Rosneft stake - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING CEFC China Energy, which has grown from a niche oil trader to a sprawling energy conglomerate, is in talks to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft , three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.

Deals, Russia Aug 17 2017

Alibaba beats on earnings as e-commerce remains core revenue driver

BEIJING Alibaba, China's top e-commerce firm, beat analyst estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by strong online sales. | Video

Tech, Aug 17 2017

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

BEIJING The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.