SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks jumped on Monday after Beijing unleashed an unprecedented series of support measures over the weekend to stave off the prospect of a full-blown crash that was threatening to destabilise the world's second-biggest economy. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of stocks, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank.
The website of the People's Daily, the ruling Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper, is turning to capitalists to help it compete with rivals. It's planning a stock-market listing that could raise about $83.5 million.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party announced on Sunday the removal of the military chief of restive Xinjiang from the region's governing council, following a car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square blamed on Islamist militants from Xinjiang.
China's top newspaper lauded the decision to prosecute a former senior military officer for graft on Friday, saying in unusually strong language that a "wicked man" had been wiped out by the "anti-corruption sword".