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Academics sound warning after journal censors at Beijing's request

BEIJING Academics studying China rallied to decry a prominent journal's blocking of online access to hundreds of scholarly articles after pressure from Beijing, saying the incident could herald heightened restrictions on academic freedom in the country.


China's Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat Chrysler 12:50pm BST

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's Great Wall Motor Co Ltd is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) , a company official said on Monday, confirming reports it is pursuing all or part of the owner of the Jeep and Ram truck brands.

Sinopec engineering arm taps Asia petrochemicals growth as new contracts double 10:19am BST

BEIJING Sinopec Engineering, part of China's top oil refiner, won 17.8 billion yuan ($2.67 billion) of new contracts in the first half, as strong demand from the Asian petrochemicals industry takes the sting out of slower oil sector business.

'Extremely dissatisfied' China blames India for border scuffle 9:46am BST

BEIJING China laid the blame at India's door on Monday for an altercation along their border in the western Himalayas involving soldiers from both of the Asian giants.


China regulator says Unicom's reform plan does not violate rules; shares surge 9:41am BST

HONG KONG China Unicom's $11.7 billion (9.1 billion pounds) ownership reform plan does not violate rules, the nation's securities regulator said, helping shares in the telecom group's units surge as they resumed trade on Monday after speculation that the deal was under scrutiny.

China calls U.S. intellectual property probe "irresponsible" 9:28am BST

BEIJING China expressed "strong dissatisfaction" on Monday with the U.S. launch of an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, calling it "irresponsible".


No gambling, sex please - China widens crackdown on overseas deals 19 Aug 2017

SHANGHAI A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focussed on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and football teams around the world.


Chinese Nobel laureate's widow makes first appearance since funeral 19 Aug 2017

SHANGHAI The widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husband's funeral in an online video in which she said she was recuperating and asked for time to mourn.

UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request 18 Aug 2017

SHANGHAI/LONDON Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing.

China regulator says shadow banking crackdown reaches initial targets 18 Aug 2017

BEIJING China's moves to crack down on illicit banking activities have achieved initial targets and 20 sets of new regulations to increase supervision will be issued this year, the chief of the banking regulator's Prudential Regulation Bureau said on Friday.