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China to investigate hospital dying student found on search engine

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SHANGHAI China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine, a state health commission said on Tuesday. | Video

China's banking regulator moves to contain off-balance sheet risk 10:52am BST

BEIJING China's banking regulator, in a move to rein-in the rapidly growing 'shadow loans' industry, has told commercial lenders to properly account for lending products that may appear on their balance sheets as lower-risk investments.

China slashes influential Communist Youth League's budget 10:13am BST

BEIJING China's influential Communist Youth League has had its budget slashed by more than 50 percent for this year, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday, after the organisation came under fire in official media over graft scandals and inefficiency.

China group withdraws bid for Australia's S. Kidman, set to make new offer 7:42am BST

SYDNEY A China-led consortium seeking to buy Australia's S. Kidman & Co withdrew its A$371 million (190 million pounds) bid for the country's largest private land-holding company and is planning to make another, a partner in the purchase attempt said on Tuesday.

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China statistics bureau halts some commodities data amid probe 7:06am BST

BEIJING China has suspended the release of output data for several key commodities amid a crackdown on the illegal sale of state statistics by government officials, raising further concerns about transparency in the world's second-largest economy.

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China April factory activity contracts again, more layoffs - Caixin PMI 6:43am BST

BEIJING Activity at China's factories shrank for the 14th straight month in April as demand stagnated, forcing companies to shed jobs at a faster pace, a private survey showed on Tuesday, adding to questions over whether the world's second-largest economy is recovering.

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China's Xi says not stifling debate but wants everyone on same song sheet 6:17am BST

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party is not trying to curtail internal debate or even criticism with rules banning "baseless comments" but is simply trying to ensure no one is "singing out of tune", President Xi Jinping has said.

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China home prices grow faster in April despite tightening in big cities 4:20am BST

HONG KONG China's home prices continued to grow from a year earlier at an accelerating pace in April despite tightening housing measures introduced in big cities, two private surveys showed.

Chinese police to patrol in Italy in two-week experiment 02 May 2016

ROME Chinese police are joining Italian officers on the streets of Rome and Milan in an experiment aimed at helping tourists from China feel safe, Italy's interior ministry said on Monday.

China party gives former tycoon administrative punishment for posts 02 May 2016

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party said on Monday it will give a former property tycoon only a minor administrative punishment after he wrote microblog posts that criticised government policy.