Why did China’s leading social-media platform recently ban users from performing searches for a woman poisoned in 1995? Attempts to answer that question -- and to censor the answers -- have sparked some of the most politically potent online commentary on Chinese leadership, privilege and corruption in recent memory.
– Barrick Gold Corp. founder Peter Munk sees a successor in former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President John Thornton as the world’s biggest gold miner tries to reverse a 54 percent plunge in market value in the past year.
Stephen Schwarzman, the billionaire chairman of Blackstone Group LP, is setting up a $300 million scholarship for foreign students to attend China’s Tsinghua University, the alma mater of senior officials including President Xi Jinping.
China may need to raise interest rates should gains in the consumer-price index stay at more than 3.5 percent for three months, a senior researcher affiliated with the country’s top planning agency said.
The middle-aged Chinese woman who answers the door apologizes for the wait as she stands in the entryway, sporting leopard-print slippers. She’s been exercising, she says. Two tiny dogs, fuzzy like the slippers, yap at her feet.