Exclusive - EU regulatory concerns curb China stock link volumes


HONG KONG - Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that a landmark Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks, threatening the success of the project, market participants told Reuters.


China says trade deal with South Korea presents challenge for Taiwan 10:05am GMT

BEIJING - China on Wednesday said its free trade deal with South Korea would be a challenge for Taiwan, urging the island to hasten ratification of a cross-strait services pact that Taiwan lawmakers have left in limbo.


China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S., official says 5:53am GMT

BEIJING - China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Venezuela and China amend oil-for-loans agreement 25 Nov 2014

CARACAS - Venezuela and China have amended an oil-for-loans agreement to provide the OPEC nation more prompt payment for its oil shipments without substantially altering the terms of conditions of the bilateral deal.


China won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth-quarter data out - official 25 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing, a central bank adviser said on Tuesday.

China's SOEs suffer as financing costs rise 25 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China's about 26,000 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) were hit by rising operating costs during the first 10 months of the year, mainly led by financing expenses, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a report released on Tuesday.


China opens separatism trial for students of jailed Uighur scholar 25 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China opened separatism trials for seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer said, the latest developments in a legal drama in the Xinjiang region that has drawn criticism from the West.


At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition 25 Nov 2014

WUZHEN, China - China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed.

Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute 25 Nov 2014

MANILA - Vietnam on Tuesday showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it was not trying to challenge China's superior naval forces amid tension in the South China Sea.

China says Manila violated its sovereignty with fines on fishermen 25 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China said on Tuesday that the fines imposed by a court in the Philippines on nine Chinese fishermen for catching sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea had violated its sovereignty, in the latest row between the two over territory.

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