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    1. November 25, 2014

      Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

      Hong Kong police arrested 86 people over the past 24 hours during an operation to clear a key protest site in Mongkok, as...

    2. October 24, 2014

      American who reached Beijing before Mao and never left

      Young westerners who ventured to China during the 1980s were surprised to hear a thick Brooklyn accent echoing down the...

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    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. October 15, 2014

      Tensions mount in Hong Kong over alleged police beating

      Tensions mounted in Hong Kong after the emergence of a video that appears to show police officers beating a protester who...

    2. October 7, 2014

      Waldorf Astoria buyer boasts links to Deng Xiaoping

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that this week bought Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95bn,...

    3. September 22, 2014

      Hong Kong students strike for democracy

      Hong Kong students demand democracy Thousands of Hong Kong students began a week-long strike on Monday to protest against...

    4. August 22, 2014

      Chinese banks: hard truths

      Deng Xiaoping, born 110 years ago on Friday, said that development is the only hard truth. Any minority shareholder in Bank...

    5. beyondbrics

      July 29, 2014

      Guest post: China's anti-corruption strike has long-term investment implications

      By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources Tuesday’s announcement that former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is...

    6. July 11, 2014

      UK avoids comment on Beijing’s ‘white paper’ on Hong Kong

      The UK government has avoided taking a stance on a controversial Chinese document on Hong Kong that has sparked concerns...

    7. July 4, 2014

      Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

      Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

    8. June 20, 2014

      China calls Hong Kong democracy poll ‘illegal’

      Hong Kong residents have cast more than half a million votes in an unofficial democracy referendum that the Chinese...

    9. 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,...

    10. May 30, 2014

      The Tiananmen Square massacre, 25 years on

      The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, by Louisa Lim, OUP USA, RRP£16.99/$24.95, 240 pages Tiananmen Exiles:...

    11. May 25, 2014

      Cao Dewang, chairman of Fuyao Glass

      Cao Dewang became the biggest Chinese investor in Ohio this year when Fuyao Glass, the car glass manufacturer that he...

    12. May 2, 2014

      China: On top of the world

      In two essays, the FT’s chief economics commentator and Asia editor examine the significance of China’s imminent emergence...

    13. April 9, 2014

      Rising inequality is a blemish on Asia’s growth story

      Deng Xiaoping said: “Let some people get rich first.” He was referring to China but it turns out he could have been talking...

    14. December 11, 2013

      No one is immune from Beijing’s ‘gravity machine’

      Deng Xiaoping was fond of quoting the ancient Chinese proverb “Tao guang yang hui”, which is generally rendered: “Hide your...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2013

      China: less friendly to business, or just more mature?

      Over the past year, Chinese state media has aired a string of critical reports targeting foreign companies’ business...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 13, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia’s main bourses were lower, responding to a lack of detail on economic reforms from China’s leadership after...

    17. 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...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2013

      Guest post: China at a crossroads

      By Anthony Chan of AllianceBernstein Expectations are high that President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, nearly one year...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2013

      Guest post: China set for most far-reaching economic reforms in a generation

      By William Rhodes It is likely that the “The Third Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress,” which takes place...

    20. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2013

      Guest post: to understand Chinese business, we must understand the business people of China

      By Jonathan Geldart of Grant Thornton “People misunderstand China. Usually they have an opinion on one extreme or the other....

    21. beyondbrics

      July 25, 2013

      Further reading: big beasts

      Thursday’s picks from beyondbrics: Beijing vs Big Pharma; insults in India; Turkey’s lira headache; and the case for EMs –...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2013

      Alibaba: Jack Ma digs himself deeper but investors don't care

      The fierce reaction in China to Jack Ma’s Tiananmen comments shows the real dilemma of doing business in China – politics....

    23. July 14, 2013

      The rise and rebirth of Chinese realpolitik

      Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century, by Orville Schell and John Delury, Little, Brown (£14.99,...

    24. beyondbrics

      April 9, 2013

      People's Daily lauds Iron Lady

      Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday, was more popular abroad than she was at home – and the emerging markets were no...

    25. April 8, 2013

      Thatcher backed globalisation but defended nation state

      Margaret Thatcher had an impact on the global scene that is still playing out today. The three most important aspects of her...

    26. March 17, 2013

      China’s premier sets reform bar lower

      Li Keqiang, China’s new premier, made clear at his first official news conference that he is committed to the cause of...

    27. March 13, 2013

      Xi’s wife to defy legacy of China’s first lady

      When Liu Shaoqi, then China’s president, visited Indonesia in 1963, his wife Wang Guangmei helped him accomplish his...

    28. March 7, 2013

      China must seize rare chance for reform

      China’s leadership is at a rare moment of transition. During the National People’s Congress, or parliament, now in its...

    29. January 28, 2013

      Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force

      Should we connect the dots between China’s neighbours’ increasing assertiveness over claims to disputed islands in the South...

    30. January 24, 2013

      Political cracks imperil China’s power

      A habitual western estimation of China charts its uninterrupted ascent to global hegemony. It will soon overtake the US as...

    31. January 7, 2013

      Australia shows west how to pivot to Asia

      The different “pivots” towards Asia by the world’s other continents suggest that the ultimate winner of the cold war was in...

    32. December 18, 2012

      Remembrance of things communist

      Every morning two queues form in Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s premier shopping street. One is for buying iPhones and the other...

    33. December 18, 2012

      Guangdong party secretary replaced

      Wang Yang, the charismatic party secretary of Guangdong, China’s most industrialised province and its export powerhouse, is...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 13, 2012

      "Strong army" Xi: The other side of China's reformer

      Much has been made this week of Xi Jinping’s “southern tour”. In retracing the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the leader who...

    35. December 11, 2012

      Xi stokes economic reform hopes in China

      Xi Jinping, China’s new leader, has issued a rousing call for fresh economic reforms, using his first official trip outside...

    36. Gavyn Davies

      November 25, 2012

      The decade of Xi Jinping

      The transfer of power in China from the outgoing regime led by Hu Jintao to the incoming leadership of Xi Jinping has...

    37. November 14, 2012

      China counts down to new leaders

      The Chinese Communist party is preparing to unveil its new roster of leaders who are expected to appear in the Great Hall of...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2012

      Guest post: Don't expect radical reforms in China

      By Michal Meidan of Eurasia Group At the end of the week, China’s new leaders will step out onto the stage at the Great Hall...

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