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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The World 2012

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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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:...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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 –...

  17. 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....

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. November 12, 2012

    China’s new leader is hemmed in by history

    The moment of succession is the midnight of the state, a period of maximum danger, the hour when power passes from incumbent...

  35. November 8, 2012

    China’s new leaders on a short leash

    When China’s new leaders walk out on stage a week from now, observers will try to divine the country’s future direction from...

  36. November 8, 2012

    President extols China’s greatest triumph

    Over the past decade, China has gone from being the world’s sixth-largest economy to the second-largest, more than...

  37. The World

    November 8, 2012

    China Congress: Jiang Zemin looms large

    China’s 18th Party Congress kicked off with the national anthem—and a moment of mourning for the “revolutionaries” who have...

  38. October 16, 2012

    China grapples with great power status

    Whenever a Japanese coast guard patrol close to the Senkaku Islands scans the horizon these days, Chinese ships are likely...

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