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Multinational China execs feel chill wind, not hot growth
China's economy is officially growing at a brisk clip of 7 percent, but many locally based executives at multinationals say they wouldn't know it from the performance of their businesses. Full Article
Indonesia rewards China's "courage" with high-profile rail contract
Indonesia picked China over Japan to build the country's first fast-train rail link because Beijing had the courage to provide $5 billion in loans without asking for guarantees, an Indonesian official said. Full Article
China's top banks help launch $28 billion public-private partnership fund
China's biggest banks, including Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd, have joined other financial firms in a 180 billion yuan ($28 billion) fund to invest in public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Full Article
China fines Fosun Pharma unit for violating anti-monopoly law
China's commerce ministry has fined a unit of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group 200,000 yuan for acquiring a stake in a Suzhou-based firm without government approval. Full Article
China arrests 75 in crackdown on underground banks
China has arrested 75 people accused of engaging in underground banking, the Ministry of Public Security said, as authorities work to curb money laundering and illegal cash transfers. Full Article
Thick-skinned buyers assault China's bad debt mountain
For years Eric Zhang, a senior partner at Shanghai law firm SG&Co, helped China's biggest bad loan companies arrange settlements with delinquent borrowers. Now he is buying such loans himself, and spinning a tidy profit. 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,...