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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. The World

      June 9, 2015

      An awkward occasion beckons as China gears up to commemorate victory over Japan

      By Richard McGregor in Washington In the confrontational atmosphere pitting Beijing against Washington and its allies...

    13. June 3, 2015

      Euphoria has China’s stock market in its dangerous grip

      There is a fin de siècle feel about China. Growth is fading fast but the stock market is galumphing to evermore...

    14. May 27, 2015

      JPMorgan told to provide communications with top Chinese official

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered JPMorgan to hand over any correspondence with Wang Qishan, one of...

    15. May 24, 2015

      Human rights groups attack China draft security law

      International human rights groups have slammed China’s new draft national security law for criminalising free speech...

    16. May 4, 2015

      China-Taiwan ties in focus as Xi Jinping meets KMT chairman

      The chairmen of the Chinese Communist party and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party have met for the first time in six...

    17. April 16, 2015

      America and China are rivals with a common cause

      When China’s economic output eventually surpasses America’s some time in the next decade, it will be the first time...

    18. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further,...

    19. April 8, 2015

      China: Projections of power

      China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate,...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      China wants to get off its fiscal slide

      We don’t have too much to add to the Shambaugh-generated “is the Chinese Communist Party cracking up” debate. Apart...

    21. March 15, 2015

      Li Keqiang goes off-script but gets caught off-guard

      Li Keqiang’s closing words at China’s annual National People’s Congress session — the only formal press conference the...

    22. March 5, 2015

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang lays out flaws in country’s economic model

      China expects an even sharper economic slowdown following the lowest growth in a quarter of a century last year, as the...

    23. March 3, 2015

      China censors curb discussion of pollution documentary

      Chinese censors have moved to tamp down discussion of a hard-hitting documentary on air pollution that sent the...

    24. March 3, 2015

      What to expect from China’s parliamentary session

      China’s ersatz parliament meets for its annual week-long plenary session this week, starting with an opening ceremony...

    25. March 3, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption purge takes aim at China’s military

      Not long after Chinese president Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign in 2013, a western military...

    26. February 26, 2015

      China atwitter over next ‘tiger’ to fall in corruption purge

      As China’s two-year-old anti-corruption campaign rages on, an article attacking a long-dead Manchu prince from the late...

    27. February 10, 2015

      People’s Bank of China shuffle leaves party control intact

      Two of the four deputy governors at China’s central bank will be replaced in the coming months, local media have...

    28. February 9, 2015

      China’s strange fear of a colour revolution

      China’s education minister has just issued an edict to the country’s universities that sounds like something from the...

    29. January 30, 2015

      ‘Western values’ forbidden in Chinese universities

      China’s education minister has vowed that “western values” will never be allowed into the country’s classrooms as the...

    30. January 29, 2015

      China launches survey of suicides among Communist party officials

      The Chinese Communist party has launched a nationwide survey to ascertain how many of its members have committed...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      ‘Let 100 think tanks bloom’

      The Chinese government seems to have noticed that the country has no policy institutes or think tanks with global...

    32. December 16, 2014

      Cooper dispute shows what is at stake for investors in China

      A remarkable Sino-US commercial dispute recently spread to a quiet corner of eastern China. But Cooper Tire’s retreat...

    33. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    34. December 8, 2014

      Arrest of ‘tiger’ Zhou Yongkang sheds light on China graft purge

      China’s state-controlled media have lauded the downfall of Zhou Yongkang as a victory for “socialist rule of law with...

    35. December 5, 2014

      Chinese ex-leader Zhou Yongkang charged with corruption

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the ruling Communist party...

    36. December 4, 2014

      China marks first ‘Constitution Day’ as party maintains primacy

      China’s ruling Communist party celebrated a new “Constitution Day” on Thursday as it sought to define the direction and...

    37. November 7, 2014

      China Bible publisher prints 125 millionth copy

      The world’s biggest Bible factory has just published its 125 millionth copy of the good book – in officially atheist...

    38. October 28, 2014

      Beijing efficiency drive targets game of mah-jong

      Beijing has told public officials not to spend too much time playing the ancient game of mah-jong when they are meant...

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