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    China Targeting Foreign Companies, American Chamber SaysChina is targeting foreign companies with opaque laws and rules, according to a group representing U.S. Sixty percent of respondents to a survey last month by the American Chamber of Commerce in China said they feel foreign business is less welcome in the country than before, the group said today in Beijing, up from 41 percent in a late-2013 survey. Forty-nine percent said foreign companies are ...

    China's tight security clashes with unity driveKUQA, China (AP) In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.

    China August services activity edges up but property weighsActivity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector. The official non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, saidthe National Bureau of Statistics. The official PMI showed rising new export orders ...

    China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong KongHONG KONG (AP) China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

    U.S. Companies Say China Subjectively Enforcing LawsChina is targeting foreign companies with opaque laws and rules, according to a group representing U.S. Sixty percent of respondents to a survey last month by the American Chamber of Commerce in China said they feel foreign business is less welcome in the country than before, the group said today in Beijing, up from 41 percent in a late-2013 survey. Forty-nine percent said foreign companies are ...

    China's Aug HSBC services PMI rebounds to 17-month highChina's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. We think policymakers should use further easing measures to help support the recovery," said Qu Hongbin, chief China economist at HSBC. Earlier on Wednesday, China's official PMI services index for August was reported as 54 ...

    China Loses Growth Momentum as Manufacturing Pulls BackChina's manufacturing slowed more than estimated last month, joining weaker-than-anticipated credit, production and investment data in suggesting the economy is losing momentum. The government's Purchasing Managers' Index (MXAP) was at 51.1 for August, missing the median 51.2 estimate in a Bloomberg survey. The final reading of a separate manufacturing gauge from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit ...

    China Says Hong Kong Democracy Protests Risk ElectionChina defended a plan to place limits on democracy in Hong Kong, calling on opposition lawmakers to get behind its ruling or risk losing the chance to elect the city's next leader by popular vote. Activists should overcome their "prejudices" and see that China's proposal is the most concrete step toward implementing the election, Li Fei, deputy secretary-general of the National People's Congress ...

    China Insurance Boom Spurs Taiping Subordinated Debt SaleChina Taiping, whose liabilities increased 19.7 percent in the six months to June 30, is offering the notes with no fixed maturity to yield about 5.5 percent, a person familiar with the matter said today.

    China anti-trust probes not protectionist, regulator saysChina's latest antitrust probes, which have hit firms such as Microsoft and Volkswagen AG, are not protectionist tools that favour domestic firms, an official of the country's price regulator told the official China Daily. In an interview, Xu Kunlin, director general of price supervision and the anti-monopoly bureau at the National Development Reform Commission, reiterated that the agency was ...


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