Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

From left: Chinese PM Li Keqiang, Myanmar president Thein Sein, US president Barack Obama, Malaysian PM Najib Razak and Russia Federation PM Dmitry Medvedev at the Asean summit. photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo

Competition between China and the United States for regional influence in Asia is one of the big geopolitical stories and is set to remain so.Against (...)

Police officers push protesters out to a nearby park to clear the main roads outside government headquarters in Hong Kong’s Admiralty yesterday. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters in the latest escalation of tensions in a week-long political crisis. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Harrowing images of police officers apparently beating up a democracy activist after he was led away in hand restraints escalated tensions in Hong Ko(...)

On a quarterly basis, the National Bureau of Statistics said growth picked up to 2 per cent from a revised 1.5 per cent in the first quarter

China’s economy grew slightly faster than expected in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said further s(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang stressed that Beijing would not resort to “strong stimulus” to meet growth targets but would  rely on smart and targeted measures

Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China’s economy would not suffer a hard landing and would continue to grow at a medium to high pace (...)

Man catches one-year-old baby falling from window 1:07

A man successfully caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second story window on Sunday in a south China county, according to local reports.The ba(...)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:  ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth.

China’s slowing economy was the backdrop to last week’s annual investment forum in Boao, on the holiday island of Hainan off southern China, wh(...)

China’s securities regulator and its Hong Kong counterpart said on Thursday they would allow mainland investors to trade shares in designated companies listed in Hong Kong, while letting Hong Kong investors buy selected Shanghai-listed shares. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

New rules allowing direct share trading between the bourses of the two financial hubs of Hong Kong and Shanghai could be in place within(...)

Li Keqiang, China’s premier, delivers a speech at the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, Hainan, today. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Chinese premier Li Keqiang ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth, even as big falls in imports and exports data reinforce(...)