Samuel Shen

Beijing scrambles to calm markets as shares slip again

Beijing stock market's wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

‘Stampede’ on China’s stock market

China's tumbling stock market showed signs of seizing up on Wednesday, as companies scrambled to escape the rout.

Apple wins first round to sell iPads in Shanghai

Apple has won round one of a trademark case against it after a Shanghai court ruled its iPads could still be sold in the city.

China’s booming budget hotels profit from no frills

German engineer Michael Bosch is not fazed by the lack of a gym and other creature comforts at his budget hotel in a converted Shanghai office building. He's stayed at such hotels on nearly a dozen trips to Chinese cities. ''All I need is a clean, warm place to sleep. I don't care so much about service,'' the 32-year-old said as he waited for 10 minutes for a distracted receptionist to attend to him at a Motel168 on the edge of Shanghai's financial district.

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