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China to spend $1.5 bln to subsidize hospital reform in 2016
China will spend 9.8 billion yuan ($1.54 billion) to subsidize public hospital reform next year, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement, as the country looks to overhaul its creaking national healthcare system. Full Article
Japan's Abe says TPP would have strategic significance if China joined
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the pan-Pacific agreement struck in the United States, which would liberalize trade in 40 percent of the world economy, though he said bringing China into the deal in future would increase its strategic significance. Full Article
IMF sees China slowdown risks, urges Beijing to float yuan
China's policymakers should forge ahead with structural reforms to put the world's second-largest economy on a more sustainable footing, even as growth is likely to slow further to 6.3 percent in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said. Full Article
North Asia Deals Table - Week of Oct. 5
Shearman acts on Mizuho Bank’s stake acquisition in Matthews International Capital, seven firms on AirMedia Group’s take-private transaction, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
Garrigues opens in Beijing
Spanish law firm Garrigues has opened its second office in China with a launch in Beijing. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Oct. 5
Ashurst hires DCM partner in Hong Kong, Trilegal nabs disputes partner in Mumbai, Squire Patton Boggs appoints new Doha MP and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article


‘Our aim was to innovate in terms of organisation’
At the inauguration of Cathay Associates, attorney He Jie talks about the motivation for establishing the network, its integration into the national “One Belt, One Road” strategy and its future development plans in an interview with Shangjing Li. Full Article
Grand strategy
Through its ‘One Belt, One Road’ project, China is looking to take its construction binge offshore, report Brenda Goh and Koh Gui Qing Full Article
Beijing: A tug of war
Beijing’s central government is going through a tug of war between letting market forces play a decisive role and strengthening government control over the market. As the economy sputters and stock turmoil continues, companies and law firms need to adjust... Full Article
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

Special Reports

ALB 2015 China Client Choice
By ALB | 01 Sep 15
As a service provider, the legal industry is all about satisfying clients. The 2015 ALB China Client Choice Top 20 survey was conducted to identify the top individuals across practice areas who are the most popular with clients in mainland China.
ALB China Fast 10
By Ma Yuan | 01 Aug 15
Showcasing the country’s fastest growing law firms
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,...