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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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....

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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