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  1. 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...

  2. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Feng shui investing in the year of the horse

    It’s that time of the year again where visitors to China are deafened by firecrackers, mobbed by mass ranks of red-capped...

  1. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Guest post: the route to better relationships with China lies along the Silk Road

    By Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute A gentle rapprochement is under way between China and the...

  2. 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...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    China risks recession, says Lombard Street Research

    China may have announced a mini-stimulus to boost growth but it’s unlikely to prevent the world’s second-largest economy...

  4. June 10, 2013

    Obama’s pow-wow with Xi Jinping

    Sunnylands, California, was a fitting venue for what turned out to be a relatively upbeat encounter in the history of...

  5. June 6, 2013

    Obama’s gambit to forge rapport with Xi

    Think of it as the diplomatic equivalent of a first date. President Barack Obama will welcome his Chinese counterpart Xi...

  6. June 4, 2013

    Global Insight: China’s ‘great power’ call to the US could stir friction

    When Xi Jinping arrives in California at the end of this week he will bring a new Chinese world view with him. It has been...

  7. April 24, 2013

    Xi Jinping must show that he can deliver the ‘China Dream’

    Xi Jinping eats simple food, shuns “formalist” party dogma and takes his wife abroad with him on trips. In case anyone could...

  8. April 22, 2013

    China and US try to forge military ties

    China and the US tried to take a step forward towards a stronger military relationship as the top US military official...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Xi Jinping becomes Chinese president * China Mobile to invest $30.6bn in 4G * Picture changes for wary Assad supporters *...

  10. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Alternative job market indicators. Cardiff covers a note by ConvergEx that reports on...

  11. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks declined, led by material producers and Chinese developers, on concerns China will step up efforts to cool the...

  12. March 14, 2013

    Xi Jinping becomes Chinese president

    Xi Jinping on Thursday replaced Hu Jintao as China’s president, in the culmination of a once-in-a-decade leadership...

  13. The World

    March 13, 2013

    Peng Liyuan: China's first lady takes centre stage

    Peng Liyuan performs in 2007 (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty) The talking point of the Chinese leadership transition has so far...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. March 4, 2013

    Xi’s task exposes limits of central control

    Politicians, bankers and business leaders in the west often look at China’s system of market leninism with a touch of envy....

  17. March 3, 2013

    China gathers to formalise new leadership

    China’s annual ceremonial political conclave has kicked off in Beijing as the ruling Communist party prepares to formally...

  18. February 18, 2013

    Chinese leadership to reform gulags

    Pu Zhiqiang has been hospitalised for three days to stabilise his blood sugar, but the prominent Chinese human rights lawyer...

  19. February 11, 2013

    Caterpillar digs into trouble in China

    Two years ago in the US, over a dinner of filet mignon and sweet potato gratin, Caterpillar chief executive Doug Oberhelman...

  20. January 22, 2013

    China: Old barriers in way of Xi’s bid for reform

    In the US the hiatus between the election of a new President and the inauguration ceremony lasts for just under three months...

  21. January 21, 2013

    The Weibo generation can reboot China

    China’s fifth generation leader, Xi Jinping, has inherited economic power and prestige for the country from Hu Jintao. Mr Xi...

  22. January 11, 2013

    China: Speech breaks out

    When Ye Beibei woke up on Monday and read on the internet that there was a protest against censorship, he grabbed his...

  23. January 10, 2013

    China clamps down on media protests

    China’s Communist party has intensified its crackdown following a week-long stand-off over press freedom, as it reinforced...

  24. January 7, 2013

    Solzhenitsyn quote adds to reform clamour

    More than 30m Chinese were in for a surprise on Monday: the country’s most-followed Twitter-like microblog quoted Alexander...

  25. January 1, 2013

    NYT reporter forced to leave China

    A correspondent for the New York Times was forced to leave mainland China because the authorities had not renewed his...

  26. December 20, 2012

    Rules of the road for world leaders

    New year resolutions are made to be broken. So politicians should spare us the customary cascade of empty promises on...

  27. December 5, 2012

    Abe can turn round Japan’s fortunes

    No sooner has a new leader been appointed in China, than Japan faces change at the top too. When it comes to transitions of...

  28. December 4, 2012

    China’s Xi to let a hundred flowers wilt

    China’s new leader has not taken long to make his mark. In its first notable policy initiative under Xi Jinping, the ruling...

  29. 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...

  30. November 25, 2012

    China insurers – PICC and mixed

    The more you own, the more you want to protect it. Pledge to double incomes, as Hu Jintao, until recently, China’s...

  31. November 16, 2012

    Chinese transition leaves many questions

    The Chinese people on Thursday were treated to a rare glimpse of political theatre when the man chosen to rule China for the...

  32. November 15, 2012

    China’s leadership – appearance and reality

    China’s charismatic new leader has his work cut out – economic output quadrupled under the tenure of outgoing president Hu...

  33. November 15, 2012

    Xi must kick-start change in China

    Xi Jinping’s first words as general secretary of the Communist party were: “Hello everybody. Sorry to have kept you...

  34. November 15, 2012

    Xi presents new face of China’s socialism

    When China was waiting for its new leader on Thursday morning, CCTV, the national broadcaster, passed the time with some...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    China: (Mis)reading Xi

    We are nearly eight hours into the decade-long rule of Xi Jinping, so it seems a perfect time to pass definitive judgment on...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s conservative new leadership line-up holds little promise of economic or political reform: The seven men appointed to...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    London headlines

    * China chooses conservative new leaders * Vaccine raises hopes for drug groups * Starbucks bags Teavana tea chain * Russia...

  38. November 15, 2012

    Xi Jinping anointed China’s new leader

    Xi Jinping was anointed as the new head of the Communist Party of China on Thursday, taking charge of a relatively...

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