China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China’s private healthcare system is a powerful draw for overseas investors

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

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Thailand’s newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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A policeman works in heavy smog in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese president Xi Jinping: Leading institutional reforms. Photograph: Reuters/Diego Azubel

Move follows growing complaints about country’s secretive legal processes

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