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China’s PM 2.5 levels reduce in 2017

January 25, 2018

During 2017 China’s levels of PM 2.5 plummeted, thanks to a number of measures taken by the Chinese government to improve the air quality according to an statement by the …


Xi’s thought to be included in Constitution

January 19, 2018

The Communist Party of China today 19th January proposed to write Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Constitution. The arguably more important …


China’s GDP for 2017 increases for first time in seven years

January 19, 2018

China’s economy grew at a rate faster than was expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as exports helped put up the growth rate for the first time in seven …


China lifts yuan central parity rate to highest in over two years

January 16, 2018

China’s central bank has set its official yuan central parity rate to 6.4372 up 202 basis points against the US dollar. This is the highest level in more than two …


11th Asian Financial Forum kicks off in Hong Kong

January 16, 2018

The 11th edition of the Asian Financial Forum kicked off yesterday in Hong Kong, Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development …


Shenzhen Special Economic Zone borders to be removed

January 16, 2018

The Chinese government has issued a circular revoking the borders of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to promote integrated development of the region. The city had separated the special economic …


China’s warning to foreign businesses operating in China to “respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”

January 15, 2018

Following the Marriott China crisis last week that seen the Chinese regulator shut down the hotel chain’s website as a result of a questionnaire listing Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and …


China to increase crackdown on Cryptocurrencies.

January 15, 2018

China looks set to increase its crackdown on crypto currencies within the country according to Bloomberg. The government has already banned trading of the crypto currencies on official markets and …


China’s CPI increases to 1.8% in December

January 14, 2018

China’s CPI (consumer price index), which is used to gauge inflation, rose to 1.8% year on year in December. Up from 1.7% for November according to data released by the …


144 hour visa-free expanded across China

January 14, 2018

China has now extended its visa-free period for eligible travellers transiting through Beijing to 144 hours. This includes nationals from 53 countries and those that arrive with a valid onward …


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Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
February 26, 2018 by China Hub

Following the announcement by the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn in the UK that the Labour party would favour the creation of a customs union with the EU. We …

China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
February 15, 2018 by China Hub

The UK Science and Innovation Network updated their country snapshot for China. The Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot for China provides information on the local Science and Innovation landscape, …

May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

Theresa May arrives in China soon with one goal, “make Brexit a success”. But what does China have to do with this? Well when the UK leaves the European Union, …

Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

On 1st January 2018 China banned the import of certain plastics and recycling materials, due to environmental concerns around the way these are recycled. Basically saying to the world “keep …

UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
January 29, 2018 by China Hub

UK-China Relationship after Brexit China Hub has today published its discussion paper on the future relationship of UK-China relations after Brexit. The paper discusses the different options for Brexit and …


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