The vast stash of records, covering around 40 years, was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Two retired senior Chinese officials are engaged in a battle with one another to sway Beijing's new leadership over the future of the one-child policy, exposing divisions that have impeded progress in a crucial area of reform.
China said it would boost fiscal spending in 2013 in a bid to deliver economic growth of 7.5 percent for the year, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao said on Tuesday in remarks prepared for the opening of the country's annual parliament meetings.
When US President Barack Obama and more than a dozen leaders arrived in Cambodia for a regional summit meeting this week, only one of them was feted with banners strung from the venue gates.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao today shared the view that bilateral relations were in good state and endeavour was to make these "stronger, wider and deeper".
Southeast Asian nations displayed a rare show of unity on Sunday against China's sweeping maritime claims, calling for the first formal talks with Beijing over a sea dispute that has raised tensions and exposed deep divisions in the region.
Dozens of European and Asian leaders will gather in impoverished Laos today for a major summit set to be dominated by the eurozone debt crisis and growing territorial tensions in the region.
China's ruling Communist Party has launched an internal inquiry into allegations made by The New York Times that the family of Premier Wen Jiabao accumulated at least USD 2.7 billion in "hidden riches", the South China Morning Post (SCMP) said on Monday.
It shouldn't take Monday's National Day to remind investors that politics in China matter. The country is the biggest holder of foreign currency reserves, the biggest car market, the world's largest exporter of goods, and home to the world's biggest bank by market capitalisation and the largest number of internet users.
China's economic woes that have brought growth to a three-year low will continue for some time, but the slower expansion remains within expectations, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
China's annual consumer inflation cooled to 2.2% in June, from May's 3.0%, giving Beijing more scope to ease monetary policy to support growth without stoking upward price pressures.
As realty prices in major cities showed signs of increase despite a host of official curbs, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the government will resolutely implement real estate market regulation to curb speculation in the sector.
India will soon start exporting rice to China as the two countries have resolved the quality and other regulatory issues.
China's inflation, industrial output and retail sales all flagged in May for a second straight month of sluggish growth that galvanised policymakers last week into taking their boldest action yet to combat a sharpening slowdown.
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao urged northeast Asian powers to cooperate more in the face of global economic headwinds, as China, Japan and South Korea agreed at a summit on Sunday to soon launch negotiations on a three-way free trade pact.
China's bank 'monopoly' should be broken up, Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the country's largest lender Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) told CNBC.
China is poised to boost quotas on outbound investment schemes to USD 100 billion and cut barriers to moving foreign currency in and out of the country in a series of swift but small steps to crank open its tightly controlled capital account.
The global debt crisis is not over and risks to the world economy persist, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday during a visit to Germany.
Breaking up China's biggest banks would be the 'most aggressive reform measures' seen in post-1978 China, a Beijing-based economist told CNBC on Wednesday, adding that it was badly needed if growth in the world's second-biggest economy was to be sustained.
Playing down concerns over USD 1.70 trillion debt by the local governments, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao today said the loans are at a safe level but they will be 'strictly controlled' in future.
If inflation is a dragon that must be slain, China's Premier Wen Jiabao has shown he is willing to sacrifice a part of the country's most vital asset to do so -- growth.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday set a conservative GDP growth target of 7.5% for 2012, which economists and investment strategists think China will easily overshoot.
Describing the situation in Tibet as "grave", China has ordered authorities there to prepare themselves for "a war against secessionist sabotage" by the Dalai Lama amid reports that security forces shot dead two Tibetans protesters.
China`s central bank is likely to announce further cuts to banks` reserve requirement ratios to boost slowing growth, a number of analysts told CNBC on Wednesday, a day after the country`s premier warned of a "difficult" period ahead for the economy.