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    1. June 23, 2016

      Chinese graft purge homes in on ministries

      Corruption investigators are preparing for a fresh wave of inspections at China’s finance and foreign ministries in an...

    2. June 20, 2016

      China’s censors stumped as rebels fail to play by the book

      If Johannes Gutenberg is in the heaven his Bible describes, he will appreciate the irony. In China, the world’s most...

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      June 20, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The evolution of private loan agreements. - Blockchain company’s smart contracts were… dumb. -...

    2. June 14, 2016

      China rows back on state-sector reforms

      China’s Communist party is moving to tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises, reversing nearly two decades of...

    3. May 30, 2016

      Xi Jinping has changed China’s winning formula

      Politics in the west are so dramatic at the moment that China can look relatively staid and stable by comparison. But...

    4. May 25, 2016

      China military budget hit by economic slowdown, says Xi Jinping

      China’s economic slowdown, responsible for everything from falling luxury goods sales to steel plant closures around...

    5. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    6. May 19, 2016

      China party faithful rush to hand-copy constitution

      China’s Communist party has launched a mass campaign for members to hand-copy its constitution — even as the less loyal...

    7. May 17, 2016

      China declares cultural revolution a ‘total mistake’

      Fifty years on from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which unleashed a decade of violence across the country...

    8. May 13, 2016

      China deploys amnesia on 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution

      On Monday one of the most infamous anniversaries in the history of Chinese Communist party rule will pass without...

    9. May 11, 2016

      China party mouthpiece echoes Soros’ debt fears

      So maybe George Soros was on to something after all. On Monday the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist party’s...

    10. March 30, 2016

      China tussles over legacy of cultural revolution

      The 50th anniversary this year of the start of China’s tumultuous cultural revolution is turning into a political tug...

    11. March 22, 2016

      China’s struggle for a new normal

      What is going to happen to the Chinese economy in the coming five years? This is one of the most important questions...

    12. February 29, 2016

      China’s state-owned zombie economy

      On a rainy afternoon at one of China’s largest shipyards, workers taking a break from welding cluster beneath the hulls...

    13. February 17, 2016

      China’s giant radio telescope reveals astronomical ambitions

      China is building the world’s largest radio telescope with a 500m aperture in a project that demonstrates the country’s...

    14. February 4, 2016

      Top China defector passes secrets to US

      US intelligence agencies interrogating the brother of a disgraced Communist official believe he is the most valuable...

    15. January 26, 2016

      China mouthpiece warns Soros against shorting renminbi

      George Soros, the man who broke the Bank of England and, according to some, helped precipitate the Asian financial...

    16. January 8, 2016

      Golden Mao monolith heads for the scrapyard

      A towering 36-metre golden statue of Mao Zedong erected in a village in China’s rural Henan province this week was...

    17. December 18, 2015

      China Inc: The party vs the elite

      In Xi Jinping’s China, people go missing all the time as the ruling Communist party routinely rounds up the powerful...

    18. December 16, 2015

      Celebrate the rise of flawed, febrile China

      It is easy to imagine China’s economic freight train going off the rails. When I came to Asia 14 years ago, many people...

    19. November 23, 2015

      Twitter tally at People’s Daily does not add up, say researchers

      The People’s Daily is one of the most successful broadsheets on social media but it turns out that the Communist...

    20. November 17, 2015

      China rebukes west for terror ‘double standards’

      China’s government responded to the Paris terror attacks last Friday with condolences and stepped up security measures...

    21. November 4, 2015

      Beijing cannot control babies or banks

      China’s Communist party has made two recent, highly symbolic policy changes. Both signal a retreat from important areas...

    22. November 4, 2015

      President Xi’s historic gesture to Taiwan

      Often overused, the word “historic” richly applies to the upcoming meeting between Xi Jinping, China’s president, and...

    23. November 4, 2015

      Taiwan and China leaders to hold historic summit

      The leaders of Taiwan and China are to hold their first cross-strait meeting since Taiwan broke away from the rest of...

    24. October 29, 2015

      China scraps one-child policy after more than three decades

      China has decided to scrap its one-child policy, one of the most draconian social experiments in modern history that...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Beijing starts to press its own narrative on the world

      Perhaps somewhere in our universe of infinite possibilities there is a planet on which Robert Mugabe, who has presided...

    26. October 27, 2015

      China: It’s the five-year plan, man

      For decades, Xinhua has been China’s po-faced purveyor of heavily filtered state news and propaganda. Now it has broken...

    27. October 27, 2015

      China anti-corruption sleuth brags of conquests in leaked speech

      A top Communist party corruption investigator has boasted of his conquests in bringing down a series of high-level...

    28. October 26, 2015

      China detains Fanya Metals Exchange investors ahead of protest

      Chinese police detained several dozen Chinese investors who lost money in the collapse of a metals trading scheme...

    29. October 26, 2015

      What to expect from China’s party plenum

      The Chinese Communist party’s Central Committee began an annual four-day meeting on Monday in part to approve the...

    30. October 14, 2015

      Queensway tycoon Sam Pa is detained in Communist probe

      The future of a secretive Hong Kong-based business network at the heart of China’s advance into Africa has been thrown...

    31. October 6, 2015

      Mr Li shows CEOs how to deal with China

      Last week’s he-said, they-said war of words between Hong Kong’s richest man and Chinese state media says much about the...

    32. September 27, 2015

      China and US to co-operate on corrupt asset seizures, deportations

      China and the US will work together on deportations and asset seizures related to corruption and international crime,...

    33. September 23, 2015

      Xi will have to yield power to the private sector

      If Xi Jinping, China’s supreme leader, understands anything, it is the nature of power. That is why his first call...

    34. September 21, 2015

      People’s Daily chides Li Ka-shing over Chinese divestments

      The People’s Daily, official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist party, has slammed Asia’s richest man for divesting...

    35. September 21, 2015

      Beijing calls for tighter grip on state groups

      China’s Communist party must tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises in order to maintain the “socialist direction...

    36. September 14, 2015

      China’s state-owned enterprise reform plans face compromise

      China’s release of a long-awaited plan to overhaul the country’s bloated state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has proved...

    37. September 8, 2015

      Bon Jovi fans shot through the heart as China cancels concerts

      Ageing rock band Bon Jovi has had the plug pulled on its first concerts in China after officials learnt that a picture...

    38. August 31, 2015

      Militarism is a risky temptation for Beijing

      The gigantic military parade that will pass through Beijing on Thursday is meant to be all about the past. But,...

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