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    1. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Xi who must not be named

      Few will have missed last week’s unfortunate tale of the Indian newsreader who was fired after she confused the first part...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 *...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2012

      London headlines

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

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