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China-backed multilateral bank to take concrete shape
One of China's biggest ever foreign policy successes will take concrete shape when delegates from 57 countries sign an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing. Full Article
U.S. regulators plan first-ever inspection of audit firm in China
U.S. regulators are planning their first-ever inspection of an audit firm in China under a pilot program, marking a step toward resolution of a stalemate over accounting oversight of Chinese firms listed on U.S. markets. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of June 29
Cavenagh Law nabs real estate partner from WongPartnership, SNG & Partners opens in Doha and grows its Singapore office, Bakers announces its next round of partner promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Bank of China markets jumbo Silk Road bond
Bank of China is marketing bonds in US dollars, offshore renminbi and Singapore dollars in a jumbo fundraising to support China's Silk Road initiative. Full Article
China Life first Chinese insurer to market new-style capital
China Life Insurance Company is marketing the country's first offering of perpetual securities compliant with regulations intended to strengthen the insurance sector. Full Article
China securities regulator approves new batch of 28 IPOs
China's securities regulator said it has approved a new batch of 28 initial public offerings. Full Article


Western promises
West China, a relatively low-key region compared to the more affluent eastern areas, has been in the spotlight in the past 12 months. Internationally, it has greatly strengthened its economic ties with neighboring countries like India and Pakistan. Domestically, double-digit... Full Article
ETFs exposed
Hanergy’s stock plunge has puts passive investors in an unwelcome spotlight, say Denny Thomas and Muralikumar Anantharaman Full Article
PPP boom
As China’s local governments grapple with a huge debt hangover, one solution they are now pursuing is public-private partnerships or PPPs. But will it be effective? Shangjing Li finds out more. Full Article
‘We will make a big move this year’
Wu Peng, Partner and Director of the Management Committee at Zhong Lun law firm, shared with ALB’s Shangjing Li about Zhong Lun’s representation of Qualcomm, and his experience of managing a law firm with over 1,000 lawyers. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 2015 China’s Top General Counsel
By Marian Ma | 01 Jun 15
ALB picks China’s leading General Counsel in its Top General Counsel Rankings 2015.
ALB China IP Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in China. Written by Maricel Estavillo.
Employer of Choice 2015 - China's Best Law Firms to Work For
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China lists ten domestic and five international firms that were lauded by their employees – from the paralegal level right up to managing partner – on issues ranging...