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    1. 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 years as...

    2. 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 since...

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      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. 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, the...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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 from...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 country’s...

    7. 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 on...

    8. 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 delegation...

    9. 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 19th...

    10. 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 reported,...

    11. 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 heyday...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 suicide...

    14. 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 clout. So...

    15. 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 from a...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 and...

    19. 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...

    20. 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 China....

    21. 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 to be...

    22. October 23, 2014

      China vows to strengthen socialist rule of law

      As the Chinese Communist party wrapped up an annual conclave and its top leaders vowed to strengthen “the socialist rule of...

    23. October 20, 2014

      Rule of law elusive as Beijing adds topic to leaders’ agenda

      He Weifeng is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. But he is so disillusioned over the state of his country’s legal...

    24. October 16, 2014

      China eyes rules-based system but flexes extrajudicial muscles

      When elite members of the Chinese Communist party gather for a policy-setting meeting focusing on the rule of law next week,...

    25. October 8, 2014

      Xi Jinping’s hardline approach deters Hong Kong protest contagion

      Xi Jinping, China’s president, has eyed the protests in Hong Kong as he has those elsewhere on his turf: silently but with...

    26. September 30, 2014

      Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule

      Thousands take to Hong Kong’s streets The day after police fired tear gas and pepper spray into crowds of pro-democracy...

    27. September 29, 2014

      China’s biggest political challenge since Tiananmen in 1989

      The demonstrations on the streets of Hong Kong present China with its biggest political challenge since the pro-democracy...

    28. September 23, 2014

      China needs entrepreneurs more than they need the Communist party

      It was only in 2002 that the Chinese Communist party got around to deciding that it would no longer discriminate against...

    29. September 15, 2014

      China’s schoolchildren practise democracy in the classroom

      Citizens of Hong Kong, eat your hearts out. Democracy with Hong Kong characteristics means you get to vote – sort of. You...

    30. September 9, 2014

      Chinese workers down tools after being deprived of mooncakes

      Factory workers in a southern Chinese electronics plant downed tools on Tuesday after Beijing’s anti-graft campaign deprived...

    31. August 5, 2014

      Profile: Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption tsar

      In the midst of the biggest bankruptcy in Chinese history in 1998, Wang Qishan, the Communist party official in charge of...

    32. July 31, 2014

      Xi anti-fraud crackdown reduces allure of joining Communist party

      The number of people joining the Chinese Communist party has fallen for the first time in a decade as President Xi Jinping’s...

    33. July 29, 2014

      China places former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation

      The most senior official to face corruption charges in the history of modern China has been formally placed under...

    34. July 23, 2014

      Why China’s hunt for tigers and flies is bound to fail

      In his crackdown on corruption, Xi Jinping, China’s president, promised to take down lofty officials as well as lowly...

    35. July 22, 2014

      Chinese tourists flock to sites that deify Chairman Mao

      Red tourism: Let a million Chinese bloom Fancy getting shot at by a mock-Red Army guerrilla, sleeping on a brick bed and...

    36. June 30, 2014

      China’s Xinhua plans $242m IPO for online unit

      Xinhua, China’s official news agency, is planning to raise Rmb1.5bn ($242m) in an initial public offering of its online...

    37. June 20, 2014

      Red carpet for China leader falls short

      When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited London this week, he was expecting the kind of red carpet treatment befitting the...

    38. June 4, 2014

      Tiananmen divided the workers of the world

      When China’s Communist leaders under Deng Xiaoping launched their assault on the Tiananmen Square protesters 25 years ago,...

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