Hong Kong: Large pro-China rally against independence

Tens of thousands of pro-China protesters have rallied in Hong Kong, expressing anger at calls for the territory's independence. Demonstrators waved Chinese flags, and chanted "oppose Hong Kong independence; support Beijing's ruling". Last week ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing Tightens Its Grip in Hong Kong Again

Two months after tumultuous legislative elections, and two years after the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement paralyzed the city center, Hong Kong is in the throes of another great political crisis. Last Monday, the Chinese government intervened in the ... ( read original story ...)

Investors dodge China's whack-a-mole outflow curbs

TRADE CHANNELS Jolyon Ellwood Russell, partner at lawyers Simmons & Simmons, said international anti-money-laundering monitor Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had identified four main channels to bring money out of China: cash smuggling in vans ... ( read original story ...)

German Displeasure Rises Over China FDI Policy

Germany’s bellyache about China’s foreign direct investment policy is a sign of Europe’s growing displeasure with what is perceived as an imbalance in the economic ties between the Old Continent and the Asian giant. Sectors of the government in ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Debt Addiction Could Lead to a Financial Crisis

The China state-capitalism model was the talk of the annual Davos Economic Conference in 2011. Not only had the Middle Kingdom managed to deftly sidestep the 2008-09 global credit crisis, but its gross domestic product was also growing smartly—up 10.6% ... ( read original story ...)

China’s mobile commerce lead over US revealed in IAB report

China is leading the US when it comes to mobile commerce, with nearly twice as many Chinese consumers making a mobile purchase over the previous 12 months than their American counterparts, a study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says. ( read original story ...)

Investment banking activity in Singapore in downward spiral

Most of the bank’s employees in the region are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, and China and it is in these countries that the cuts will take place. Goldman is not the only investment bank facing a contraction in business volumes. Bank of America also ... ( read original story ...)