Breakdown: Gauging the risks of a China crisis

BEIJING (Reuters Breakingviews) - Can China avoid a financial crisis? That's the question facing regulators and investors after a rapid rise in leverage in the world's second-largest economy. The links between the official banking system and shadowy ... ( read original story ...)

China's manufacturing hits 2-year high as demand perks up

HONG KONG - Private and official surveys showed Tuesday that China's factory activity rose last month to its highest level in more than two years, suggesting the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing. The Caixin monthly purchasing managers' index climbed to ... ( read original story ...)

China priests' fears over Vatican's Beijing olive branch

Secret talks between the Vatican and Beijing are raising hopes of a "historic" rapprochement after six decades of estrangement, but some Chinese clergy fear that Rome will accept a Communist stranglehold over the country's Catholics. Since becoming head of ... ( read original story ...)

China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy

A Chinese Muslim's call for e-commerce giant Alibaba to rename one of its services because it uses the word "pig" has sparked a backlash in China. It all began when Alibaba changed the name of its popular travel booking app from Alitrip to one that means ... ( read original story ...)

China Mobile Ltd. (CHL) Short Interest Update

China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,628,287 shares, an increase of 97.7% from the September 30th total of 823,591 shares. ( read original story ...)

Australia and China agree to share financial crime intelligence

BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and China agreed on Tuesday to share intelligence about potential financial crime as part of a crackdown on cross-border money laundering and terrorism financing, as Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan visits ... ( read original story ...)