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China firm balks at $8.8 billion price tag for BOC bank unit sale
Chinese investment firm Yue Xiu has effectively pulled out of a deal to buy a unit of lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd, put off by the $8.8 billion asking price amid a sharp stock market downturn, people with knowledge... Full Article
Tech challenges, severed contracts cloud Hanergy's outlook
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd (HTF), which is being probed by Hong Kong regulators after its stock suddenly plunged, will have to convince shareholders about its outlook after it cut ties with its parent, which last year alone bought... Full Article
China police, regulator target suspected violations of stock dealing rules
China's securities market regulator and police are cracking down on suspected violations of stock dealing rules and the fabrication of trading information, the latest step in a slew of measures to clean up markets amid wild exchange gyrations. Full Article
China banking regulator issues guidance to bolster new Silk Road, regional development
China's banking regulator has issued new guidance aimed at supporting the country's so-called new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai. Full Article
China securities regulator says to punish shareholders who illegally reduce stakes
China's securities regulator said it would severely punish shareholders who illegally reduce holdings in listed companies, and that it has started investigating 52 suspected cases. Full Article
China discloses first batch of mutual recognition funds under review
China's securities regulator has released a list of the first batch of funds it has accepted under the mutual fund recognition scheme, which allows funds to be sold across China and Hong Kong as part of Beijing's market liberalisation drive... Full Article

Features

Q&A with Fu Tong, GC Qihoo 360 Technology
Fu Tong, Qihoo 360 Technology’s battle-hardened general counsel, discusses her responsibilities, which go beyond the usual GC tasks, as well as the company’s persistent image of “always having trouble”, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in lawsuits like the much-talked... Full Article
Shanghai Report: Pioneering financial reforms
Shanghai has always been a pioneer in financial reforms. Standing at the forefront of both the capital and legal markets, Shanghai plans to inaugurate the much-anticipated strategic emerging enterprises board. Full Article
Offshore advantages
As business booms across the Asia-Pacific region, the need for offshore financial centres is on the rise, finds Christopher Horton Full Article
Peak panic mode
China’s attempts to stave off a full-blown crash have included unleashing unprecedented emergency support measures, reports Alex Richardson Full Article

Special Reports

ALB China Fast 10
By Ma Yuan | 01 Aug 15
Showcasing the country’s fastest growing law firms
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Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2015
By Marian Ma | 01 Jul 15
ALB China showcases 15 ambitious young lawyers across China who have appeared on our radar because of their potential to become the next power players in the legal industry. Their growing record of achievements, coupled with their expanding client portfolio,...
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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.
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