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World 08 Sep 2013 | 7:35 PM

China releases prominent dissident early-group

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has released from prison early a prominent dissident and journalist who was jailed in 2005 for leaking state secrets abroad after Yahoo! was accused of helping authorities identify him, a rights group said.

TECH 29 Aug 2013 | 12:04 PM

Chinese shoppers set to become world leaders online

China's e-commerce market is expected to leapfrog that of the United States this year to become the world's largest by total customer spending, management consultancy firm Bain & Company says.

Community 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Zeroing in on cleanliness

THE state Health Department has ordered 14 restaurants and food stalls to be closed for two weeks during a state-wide crackdown on dirty eateries.

Business 26 Aug 2013 | 8:07 AM

Eyes Online, Milk Powder Firms Count Cost Of China Probes

SHANGHAI: Global milk powder firms are scrutinising Chinese social media reports up to four times a day to gauge consumer reaction to a high-profile pricing probe and food safety scare that threaten their squeaky-clean image in the $14.5 billion (9.31 billion pounds) China market.

Opinion 23 Aug 2013 | 8:26 AM

Content-rich microblogs

Sites like Sina Weibo can even get Western figures and celebrities, like boxer Mike Tyson, to come aboard.

Business 14 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tencent denies report of Singapore IPO for WeChat spinoff

SHANGHAI: Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s leading Internet firm by revenue, denied a newspaper report that it plans to list its popular Weixin, or WeChat, mobile messaging app as a spinoff company in Singapore.

TECH 13 Aug 2013 | 11:18 AM

Tencent plans Singapore IPO for WeChat spinoff: report

Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is planning to list its popular messaging app Weixin, or WeChat, as a spinoff company in Singapore, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source.

TECH 22 Jul 2013 | 11:14 AM

Hong Kong reporter quits in controversy over Alibaba founder's remarks

A South China Morning Post journalist has quit in a controversy over disputed remarks that Jack Ma had reported to have made in support of Beijing's violent crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989.

Business 18 Jul 2013 | 12:39 PM

Asian shares fall on China, Intel; dollar steady after Bernanke

TOKYO: Asian shares fell on Thursday, as concerns over financing available to property developers weighed on Chinese markets, although overall sentiment was supported by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's pledge to keep monetary policy easy for the foreseeable future.

Business 18 Jul 2013 | 10:39 AM

Nikkei hits 8-week high after Bernanke assurance

Japan's Nikkei share average rose to an eight-week high on Thursday morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timing of when the US central bank would begin winding down its stimulus was flexible.