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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. August 31, 2015

      China’s Communists embrace an old enemy

      China’s KMT veterans Li Huiying leaps to his feet, ramrod straight as he raises his cane. “Lift your gun, hold it...

    25. August 28, 2015

      China: Credibility on the line

      As Chinese stocks plummeted on “Black Monday”, triggering waves of panicked selling around the globe, China’s leaders...

    26. August 28, 2015

      We should worry about China’s politics not the economics

      The debate about China’s economy, amid all the noise and drama coming from the bursting of its stock market bubble, is...

    27. August 26, 2015

      China’s push-me-pull-you policies leave the world reeling

      It used to be that when America sneezed, the rest of the world caught a cold. Now the US has real competition when it...

    28. August 25, 2015

      Questions over Li Keqiang’s future amid China market turmoil

      The China-led turmoil that has rocked global markets in the past two weeks has also shaken the ruling Communist party...

    29. July 21, 2015

      China takes stock as market dust settles

      Every summer China’s leaders retreat to the coastal resort of Beidaihe to discuss their biggest political and economic...

    30. July 21, 2015

      Chinese ex-presidential aide Ling arrested

      A top aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been arrested and stripped of his Communist party membership — the...

    31. July 15, 2015

      Xi’s imperial presidency has its weaknesses

      Since assuming power three years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping has done nothing to discourage the spread of a...

    32. July 9, 2015

      Prestige of the Communist party tumbles in the Great Fall of China

      On Sunday, the new graduates of Tsinghua University are set to gather in their smartest attire to celebrate degrees...

    33. July 8, 2015

      Beijing meets its match in the markets

      When it comes to resisting powerful forces, the Chinese Communist party has a pretty decent record. In its nine decades...

    34. July 6, 2015

      Market turbulence in China tests Xi’s reform agenda

      On Sunday evening, Chinese investors waited and waited for an important stock market clue. For 48 hours, they had...

    35. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    36. June 21, 2015

      For China the end of the Communist party is nigh — but in name only

      China’s economic troubles and increasingly rigid ideological controls have led prominent China watchers to forecast the...

    37. June 17, 2015

      A nod to Confucius will not purge communist China of corruption

      In 1966, Red Guards descended on the hamlet of Qufu, the home town of Confucius. The radicalised students removed the...

    38. June 12, 2015

      China ensures Zhou Yongkang trial sticks to the script

      It was supposed to be China’s second “trial of the century” in as many years. However, on Thursday night a Chinese...

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