China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft


BEIJING - China's Communist Party said on Tuesday it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country's most influential politicians of the last decade, in a case that has its origins in a party power struggle.

China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare

SHANGHAI - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan.

24 Jul 2014

Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labor probe

CHASHAN China - Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd after the factory was suspected of using child workers.

21 Jul 2014

China banks suspend controversial yuan remittance scheme: WSJ

SHANGHAI - Major Chinese banks have temporarily suspended a yuan remittance service after a state broadcaster accused the country's fourth biggest lender Bank of China (BOC) of allowing wealthy Chinese to launder money offshore through the scheme, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

14 Jul 2014

China's Fin Min defends country's FX intervention

BEIJING - China's finance minister on Wednesday defended the country's currency interventions, saying it was difficult to take a hands-off approach when it came to the yuan, given an unsteady economy and abnormal capital inflows.

World, Politics, China 09 Jul 2014

China's yuan global ambition faces payments hurdle

BEIJING/HONG KONG - China's quest to turn its yuan into a full-fledged global currency has hit a road-block as the planned roll-out of a worldwide payments superhighway looks certain to get delayed because of policy snags and technology challenges.

08 Jul 2014

Factbox: Development of China's yuan payment systems

- As part of its efforts to turn yuan <CNY=CFXS> into a global currency, China is building a superhighway for worldwide renminbi payments. Below are key facts and a timeline concerning development of China's yuan (renminbi) payments system.

08 Jul 2014

China, U.S. to discuss yuan, monetary policy this week

BEIJING - China and the United States will discuss the yuan's value as well as the impact of U.S. monetary policy at a meeting this week, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Monday.

07 Jul 2014

Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors

LONDON - A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

06 Jul 2014

Lenovo expects IBM, Mobility deals to be completed by year end

HONG KONG - Proposed purchases by China's Lenovo Group Ltd of IBM Corp's low-end server unit and Google Inc's Motorola Mobility business should be completed by year-end, Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said on Wednesday.

Tech, Deals, Media, China 01 Jul 2014

The yuan charge

Participants wait to perform a dragon dance during a mass fitness programme outside the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing June 20, 2009.

The Obama administration is taking China head on over the yuan. As Congress comes closer to punishing Beijing for not letting the currency strengthen more rapidly, Reuters explains the factors behind the yuan's sudden gains.   Document