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China rights lawyer says legal license revoked after criticizing President Xi Jinping


BEIJING A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his license to practice law.

Hong Kong government adviser resigns over illegal ivory links

HONG KONG A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal possession of ivory resigned on Wednesday from a government advisory panel to protect endangered species, a potentially embarrassing blow for a city fighting to stamp out smuggling of ivory.

Environment, World Jan 10 2018

Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4 billion pyramid scheme

SINGAPORE A Chinese court has sentenced two people to life imprisonment for fraud in a 15.6 billion-yuan ($2.39 billion) pyramid scheme that sucked in more than 200,000 people.

Jan 09 2018

Code crackdown: China payments restrictions to hit profits

BEIJING A decision by China's central bank to rein in reserve funds held by payment firms could cost the industry upwards of $689 million a year, spur consolidation and alter the way Asia's biggest tech firms move money. | Video

Tech, China Jan 05 2018

China recovers $112 million in misused poverty relief funds - Xinhua

BEIJING Chinese authorities have recouped 730 million yuan ($112.20 million) in misappropriated funds as part of an investigation into the country's national poverty-reduction scheme, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Dec 30 2017

China November property investment growth slows, sales pick up

BEIJING Growth in China's property investment cooled in November as an official crackdown on riskier lending and stiffer regulation of the real estate market took effect.

Dec 15 2017

Special Report: Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

China, Special Reports Dec 04 2017

China widens foreign access to its giant financial sector

(This story corrects paragraph 26 designation of Keith Pogson in November 10 story.)

Nov 21 2017

Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them - part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.

China's JD.com swings to third-quarter profit, lifting shares

BEIJING China's second biggest e-commerce company, JD.com, reported an unexpected profit in the third quarter, though it lost about 100 merchants to fierce competition in the run-up to this month's Singles' Day shopping extravaganza.

Tech, China Nov 13 2017

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