Life in a megacity comes at a high premium. In Hong Kong, the costs of living have exploded in recent years, making life almost unlivable for 1 in 6.
At first they arrested her Chinese assistant, Zhang Miao. Then the authorities put the screws on her. In the end, Angela Köckritz, correspondent for German weekly Die Zeit, decided to leave China in haste.
In his first policy address since pro-democracy protests last year, Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying has said Beijing's election policy will remain. He said demonstrators risked bringing "anarchy" to the financial hub.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange is counting down to next month's launch of the mainland's first stock option market. It will be an acid test for the capital markets, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
The anti-corruption campaign in China shows no signs of fatigue. Reports about officials ensnared in graft investigations are being released on a daily basis. But the problem won't vanish without reforms, experts say.
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