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China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target
China on Thursday announced an economic growth target for this year of around 7 percent, signaling its lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century, and said it would increase government spending to support the slowing economy. Full Article
China investigates second top officer for graft
China is investigating a second former top military officer on suspicion of corruption, two independent sources told Reuters, as President Xi Jinping widens his campaign against deep-rooted graft in the country. Full Article
Citigroup-linked China broker plans $1.6 billion Shanghai IPO
Orient Securities Company Limited, the joint venture partner of a Citigroup Inc unit, plans to raise 10 billion yuan ($1.59 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai stock exchange, the brokerage said on Mar. 2. Full Article
China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law
China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments. Full Article
China says NGOs need regulating for national security reasons
China needs to better regulate foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) operating in the country for national security reasons, an official said on Wednesday, as the government drafts a law that has unnerved many aid groups. Full Article
Call for submissions: ALB 2015 IP Rankings
We are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings. Full Article


Clamping down on corruption
Corruption has been a deep-rooted problem in Asia for many years. Local governments have tackled this issue with renewed vigour in recent years, and are fast developing and enforcing existing anti-corruption laws. Meanwhile, extraterritorial regulations from Europe and the U.S... Full Article
A piecemeal effort
China is set to publish a planning document aimed at improving its inefficient state-led firms, which will also result in a loosening of its grip on these firms. However, the question is whether these reforms, subject to the government’s enduring... Full Article
Seeking modernisation
China has published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry, as it looks to secure its supply chains and grows more assertive over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Brenda Goh reports, with additional contributions... Full Article
Splashing the cash
China plans to spend billions of dollars to revive intercontinental land routes and develop maritime links to expand commerce and expand its clout in a freight system dominated by European shipping lines. Brenda Goh finds out more about President Xi... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB CSR List 2015 (China)
By ALB |, By Shangjing Li | 04 Feb 15
ALB has compiled law firms' work in the past 12 months and after a detailed research involving, among other parameters, comparisons of the social responsibilities firms have been shouldering, we are proud to present the top five firms on our list
ALB Firms to Watch 2015 (China)
By ALB | 26 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business has spotlighted the top five firms to watch in China for 2015
Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...