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Jul 13, 2015

Insight – Stock market rout another blow to fading ‘Chinese Dream’

CHANGZHOU/WENZHOU, China (Reuters) – About a week after Shanghai’s main stock index broke above 4,000 points in April, the leading newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party weighed in with patriotic glee.

Not only was the bull run just beginning, said a widely-read, and later ridiculed, editorial from the People’s Daily.

Jul 13, 2015

Stock market rout another blow to fading “Chinese Dream”

CHANGZHOU/WENZHOU, China, July 14 (Reuters) – About a week
after Shanghai’s main stock index broke above 4,000 points in
April, the leading newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party
weighed in with patriotic glee.

Not only was the bull run just beginning, said a
widely-read, and later ridiculed, editorial from the People’s
Daily.

Jul 8, 2015

Alibaba to invest over $100 million in China’s Mei.com: source

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing more than $100 million in Mei.com, a “flash sales” platform for luxury and fashion goods, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

Alibaba had said earlier on Wednesday it would form a team within its Tmall business-to-consumer platform to help Mei.com expand its user base, product offerings, logistics and IT infrastructure, but did not disclose the size of its investment.

Jun 27, 2015

Thousands protest in Shanghai suburb over chemical plant fears

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to
the streets in a distant suburb of Shanghai on Saturday saying
they feared the government would build a chemical plant, despite
assurances from officials that the plan will not go ahead.

Choking smog and environmental degradation in many parts of
China is angering an increasingly educated and affluent urban
class. After a series of health scares and accidents there is
also deepening public scepticism about the safety of industries
ranging from food to energy.

Jun 19, 2015

Still an underdog, but China government deals help Alibaba’s cloud ambitions

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is an underdog in the global cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it: it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing centre and provide online government services such as bill payment.

Jun 19, 2015

Still an underdog, but China govt deals help Alibaba’s cloud ambitions

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – E-commerce giant
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global
cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it:
it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s
northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing
centre and provide online government services such as bill
payment.

Jun 18, 2015

Chinese government deals help nurse Alibaba’s bottom dog cloud business

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it: it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing center and provide online government services such as bill payment.

Jun 18, 2015

Chinese govt deals help nurse Alibaba’s bottom dog cloud business

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – E-commerce giant
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global
cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it:
it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s
northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing
centre and provide online government services such as bill
payment.

Jun 9, 2015

linked investigator freed early from China jail – source

SHANGHAI, June 9 (Reuters) – A British corporate
investigator linked to a bribery scandal in China involving
drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC is to be released early
from a 2 1/2-year sentence in a Chinese jail, a source close to
his family said on Tuesday.

Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, were
sentenced in August last year for illegally obtaining private
records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to
clients including GSK.

Jun 9, 2015

linked investigator to be freed early from China prison: source

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A British corporate investigator linked to a bribery scandal involving drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC has been told he will be released early from a 2-1/2 year prison sentence in China, a person close to his family said on Tuesday.

Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, were sentenced in August last year for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including GSK.