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China replaces head of Hong Kong liaison office amid ongoing protests

05 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of often-violent anti-government protests in the city.

Factbox: Who's who of China's rising financial tsars

27 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Since 2018, China's President Xi Jinping has installed 12 former executives from government regulators or state-run financial institutions to top leadership posts across the country's provinces, regions and municipalities.

China's Xi turns to financial experts to tame economic risks

27 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE/BEIJING As China struggles to deal with the slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy, it has embarked on a new strategy of placing financial experts in provinces to manage risks and rebuild regional economies.

Factbox: Who's who of China's rising financial tsars

27 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Since 2018, China's President Xi Jinping has installed 12 former executives from government regulators or state-run financial institutions to top leadership posts across the country's provinces, regions and municipalities.

FACTBOX-Who's who of China's rising financial tsars

27 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Dec 27 Since 2018, China's President Xi Jinping has installed 12 former executives from government regulators or state-run financial institutions to top leadership posts across the country's provinces, regions and municipalities.

Exclusive: China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong - sources

27 Dec 2019

(This Sept. 12 story has been refiled to remove extra word in paragraph 12)

Exclusive: Protest-free Macau to win financial policy rewards from China

12 Dec 2019

MACAU/HONG KONG Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Macau next week to announce a raft of new policies aimed at diversifying the city's casino-dependent economy into a financial center, according to over a dozen interviews with officials and corporate executives.

Special Report: How Hong Kong's greatest tycoon went from friend of China to punching bag

27 Nov 2019

HONG KONG In January of 1993, an ambitious Chinese Communist Party boss, a 39-year-old official with chubby cheeks and a mop of black hair, visited Hong Kong. He was seeking out the city’s rich among the shimmering skyscrapers, hoping to secure investment in Fuzhou, the second-tier city he ran in mainland China. His name was Xi Jinping.

Exclusive: In face of criticism, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing says he’s getting used to ‘punches’

27 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Li Ka-shing, the city’s most prominent tycoon, said he is getting used to “the unfounded verbal and text punches” thrown at him in recent years.

Exclusive: China sets up Hong Kong crisis centre in mainland, considers replacing chief liaison

26 Nov 2019

HONG KONG/SHENZHEN, China Tightening control over efforts to manage the upheaval in Hong Kong, the Chinese leadership has set up a crisis command centre on the mainland side of the border and is considering replacing its official liaison to the restive semi-autonomous city, people familiar with the matter said.

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