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Pope ‘loves China’, Vatican official says on trip to Beijing

Pope Francis “loves China” and the Vatican hopes the country has a great future, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Friday cited a visiting Vatican official as saying, in an...

Will China’s consumer market become the next credit bubble?

In a broad sense, economies globally are undergoing a rolling process of deflating their credit excesses. During this process in almost every major economy, bubbles tend to form and...

Policy support, higher standards seen boosting China’s green bonds market

China’s onshore green bonds may reverse course and outperform this year as the prospect of greater policy support to promote green financing and an improvement in market standards drive...

People power saves Chinese man crushed between subway train and safety barrier

Hundreds of subway commuters were involved in a dramatic rescue effort in Beijing on Thursday after a man became trapped between a train and a platform barrier, local media...

Is it art, or just awful? Beijing granny’s portrait sketches draw a mixed response online

A sketch artist from Beijing has found fame online after eagle-eyed art critics noticed that all of her portraits have an uncanny resemblance, local media reported. The woman behind...

Fugitive Chinese tycoon’s niece and finance chief guilty of fraud

The niece of China’s fugitive Guo Wengui and one of his employees at a real estate firm have been convicted and sentenced for fraud. Guo’s real estate firm Henan...

US taking harder line with China in trade talks, American chamber chairman says

Washington is taking a tougher approach with Beijing in trade talks aimed at pressing China to open its market further, the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in...

China sets out rules to govern booming bike-sharing industry

China’s central government has issued national guidelines to govern the booming bike-sharing industry. The regulations include barring children under 12 from hiring bicycles and ordering local governments to set...

China holds drill to shut down 'harmful' websites

China has staged a drill with internet service providers to practise taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country’s censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive political reshuffle. Internet...

Protected trees damaged in China to make ‘anti-cancer wine’

Four trees from a protected species in China were badly damaged and may die after their bark was stripped to make an “anti-cancer wine”. The Chinese yew trees, thought...