Stories By Valarie Tan
111 Dec 2013 Wed
Six months have passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Lushan county in China's Sichuan province. Hundreds of survivors in hard-to-reach mountain villages are still living without proper homes and sanitation.
209 Dec 2013 Mon
China's financial hub Shanghai continues to be shrouded in smog, after air pollution levels hit record highs last week. But the situation may just improve in the next few days.
326 Nov 2013 Tue
China's new urbanisation policies, to be implemented in the next decade, are expected to bring about higher income for farmers and cheaper land for developers. The biggest beneficiaries are expected to be China's second- and third-tier cities.
407 Nov 2013 Thu
Economic reform is likely to be the centrepiece of the Chinese government's 3rd Plenum which begins this weekend and the worrying debt pile amassed by municipal governments may come in for some attention at the meeting.
505 Nov 2013 Tue
China's top leaders will begin meeting this weekend in the third plenum of the 18th Communist Party Congress. The meeting is being watched closely because it will be the first featuring President Xi Jinping's leadership team.
629 Oct 2013 Tue
Death is a thriving business in China. With a fast-ageing population and scarcity of urban space, burials have become more expensive and innovative in the last five years.
722 Oct 2013 Tue
China property prices climbed to another record high, despite strict home-buying measures to curb speculation. Analysts said the market is likely to track even higher in the months ahead, even as Beijing considers reforms to increase supply.
817 Oct 2013 Thu
Vietnam has in recent years been a convenient and cheap place for Chinese bachelors to look for wives. But that looks set to change as economic conditions improve in Vietnam.
916 Oct 2013 Wed
China's "leftover men" are proving to be great business opportunities for dating agencies, but they also pose potential social challenges for the world's most populous country.
1014 Oct 2013 Mon
China's economic growth has slowed but commercial property developers are still counting on the ravenous appetite of the country's ever-increasing middle class population for retail therapy.