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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    China no longer needs the foreign capital it once did and the days of trying to attrac...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. MBA blog

    May 16, 2014

    The Real “China Depth” of CEIBS

    Today was the first time in 12 years that I answered exam questions in Chinese again. It was the exam for the only subject...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Captured in a Chinese tiger hunt

    “When a man becomes a high official, even his chickens and dogs go to heaven.” At the start of 2012, Zhou Yongkang was...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Ex-president Jiang urges Beijing to curb anti-corruption drive

    Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese president, has urged the current leadership to rein in the toughest anti-corruption campaign...

  7. February 11, 2014

    China scythes grain self-sufficiency policy

    China has given up one of its most sacred tenets and effectively abandoned its policy of being self-sufficient in grain as...

  8. January 22, 2014

    China cannot relax war on corruption

    When Xi Jinping became leader of the Chinese Communist party a little more than a year ago, he made the fight against...

  9. January 15, 2014

    China’s Goldfinger general quizzed in corruption probe

    Celebrating Chairman Mao Zedong is not a crime in China, unless you happen to do it with the help of a pure gold statue of...

  10. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    China and local government: changing the goalposts

    What’s the big deal with GDP anyway? While many economists and policy makers worldwide have recognised that there’s more to...

  11. December 3, 2013

    David Cameron comes under fire in China

    David Cameron has suffered a fierce attack from China’s largest Communist party-run newspaper during his visit to the...

  12. December 1, 2013

    Beijing must pull off a mix of Mao and markets

    The plenum in Beijing may be a landmark. Most early commentary has focused on its economic reforms. But it has been little...

  13. November 26, 2013

    China: Blueprint for reform targets corruption

    For the past three decades the mantra of “reform and opening up” – gaige kaifang in Chinese – has been the guiding ideology...

  14. November 19, 2013

    China reforms chip away at privileges of state-owned companies

    At first glance, the one big missing piece from China’s economic reform push is an assault on the power of state-owned...

  15. November 15, 2013

    Xi’s four-point plan gives reason for optimism

    China’s new president hinted at bold new reforms on Tuesday, when the Chinese Communist party’s Central Committee issued a...

  16. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2013

    Some flesh on those China snaps.. (updated)

    You may have seen these rather important tweets earlier. But we are only now getting more detail. Here’s Xinhua. On the one...

  17. November 15, 2013

    China to ease ‘one-child’ policy as part of sweeping reforms

    China’s Communist Party has promised to loosen social controls including the decades-old “one-child” policy and phase out...

  18. November 13, 2013

    China: The road to reform

    For those who have to endure the toxic smog of northern China, it often comes as a surprise to learn that Chinese...

  19. November 13, 2013

    Cautious hopes for China land reform

    The earthquake that devastated Sichuan province in 2008, killing more than 80,000 and displacing millions, ripped through...

  20. The A-List

    November 13, 2013

    How to make "comprehensively, deepening reform" in China

    Was the outcome of the Third Plenum “unprecedented”, as one member of the standing committee expressed beforehand? Or at...

  21. November 12, 2013

    China’s pledge of big reforms cements era of market forces

    China’s ruling Communist party pledged a “decisive” role for the market as it outlined sweeping reforms at the close of a...

  22. November 12, 2013

    China’s leaders poised to unleash market forces after plenum

    For months it was billed as a pivotal moment for the advancement of China’s economic reform agenda. Such was the sense of...

  23. November 12, 2013

    China keeps state in driving seat but pledges ‘decisive’ reform

    The Communist party of China reaffirmed its commitment to a strong role for the state in the economy while pledging...

  24. November 8, 2013

    China’s plenum: state-owned enterprises

    Government meetings are often defined by a lot of hype and little substance. China’s third plenum, one of the most important...

  25. November 7, 2013

    China still awaits genuine reform

    It has been nearly a year since Xi Jinping led the seven-strong standing committee on to the stage of the Great Hall of the...

  26. November 6, 2013

    The ghost at China’s third plenum: demographics

    As the leaders of China’s standing committee (average age 65) prepare for one of the Chinese Communist party’s most...

  27. November 4, 2013

    China plans to prove the sceptics wrong

    Foreign commentators and local bloggers regularly predict that China is heading for an economic and political crisis. But...

  28. November 3, 2013

    Xinjiang commander removed after Beijing attack

    China has removed the military commander from his Communist party position in restive Xinjiang, on its central Asian...

  29. October 29, 2013

    China announces economic policy meeting

    China’s ruling Communist party has set a date for a policy meeting that reformists hope could yield new moves to liberalise...

  30. October 24, 2013

    Czech left heads for election victory

    A barge moored on the Vltava River is carrying a politically potent cargo – an enormous purple hand raises its middle finger...

  31. October 20, 2013

    China: A place to call home

    They never saw him coming: the man with the bag of crabs. Donning large aviator sunglasses, he strode into the property fair...

  32. October 11, 2013

    Net closes on former China security chief

    As he strolled around the campus of the China University of Petroleum last week, Zhou Yongkang hardly looked like the loser...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 4, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Twitter’s share-class equality (but mind the voting agreements, and the naughty y-axes). - Shutdown...

  34. September 25, 2013

    China corruption trials risk erosion of party legitimacy

    The criminal trials of two of China’s most notorious businesswomen have opened in Beijing and northern China just days after...

  35. August 22, 2013

    Bo Xilai ‘tiger’ trial goes off script for China’s leaders

    As he unveiled a crackdown on corruption at the start of this year, China’s newly installed President Xi Jinping described...

  36. June 17, 2013

    Myanmar’s old friend China is left wondering where it went wrong

    In the surreal Myanmar capital Naypyidaw it’s hard to miss the gleaming convention centre built by a Chinese state-owned...

  37. April 24, 2013

    Chinese roll out red carpet for Hollande

    When France’s President arrives in Beijing on Thursday the Chinese government will roll out the red carpet, in striking...

  38. April 2, 2013

    Apple bends to the will of Beijing

    In the battle of wills between Apple Inc and the Chinese Communist party there is now a clear winner. On Monday, Apple chief...

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