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    1. October 21, 2014

      How an Irish passport opens doors

      ‘Hello,” I said. “My name is Conor O’Clery. I am the international business editor of The Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland’s...

    2. July 30, 2014

      Microsoft raid highlights US trade troubles in China

      When government investigators raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities on Monday, it underlined the increasingly dire...

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    1. Ireland and the World

      Through its diaspora, its businesses, its cultural heritage and even the humble pint o...
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    1. July 30, 2014

      Shanghai to feel full force of Xi’s anti-corruption onslaught

      The most extensive anti-corruption campaign in modern Chinese history is about to be unleashed on Shanghai, the country’s...

    2. June 27, 2014

      Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

      In defiance of US sanctions, one man was for two decades the linchpin of China’s oil dealings with Iran: a hard-drinking...

    3. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2014

      Caption contest! Putin in China edition

      That’s the Russian president on the left, rainbow-mantled former General Secretary Jiang Zemin on the right… and Gazprom’s...

    4. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The highest-ranking American airport (Cincinnati) is 27th in the world. - High-frequency traders...

    5. 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...

    6. December 4, 2013

      Hong Kong Sinfonietta, ArtisTree, Hong Kong – review

      When Aenon Loo’s Hong Kong Epilogue, a chamber vocal piece conjoined with a screenscape of archival video footage tracing...

    7. November 24, 2013

      Court ruling on Tibet raises concerns over Spain-China relations

      There is rising concern in Spain over a diplomatic and economic backlash from China, after a criminal court in Madrid called...

    8. 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...

    9. March 15, 2013

      ‘Mortal’ Tang cannot finish his Burgundy

      Henry Tang, the politician whose campaign to become Hong Kong chief executive was derailed by revelations of a wine cellar...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. November 14, 2012

      Beijing strives to present clean leaders

      In Pangu, a small town in northeastern China near the Russian border, anything is possible – with a bribe. Despite strict...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2012

      Bluffer's guide to China's regime change

      The REALLY easy bluffer’s guide to China’s regime change taking place over the next week: wave your hands airily and declare...

    18. 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...

    19. September 26, 2012

      Taking aim at China’s glass ceiling

      Most of the 25 members of China’s politburo are uncannily similar with their black-dyed hair, dark suits and science...

    20. May 29, 2012

      Tiananmen hardliner regrets massacre

      Beijing’s mayor at the time of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has described the bloodshed as “regrettable” and “a...

    21. May 25, 2012

      China’s CIC seeks stake in Alibaba

      China Investment Corp, hedge funds and a group of private equity firms are all looking to invest in Alibaba Group as the...

    22. April 26, 2012

      China reform drive boosted by Bo’s fall

      Reformers within the Chinese Communist party are trying to exploit the recent ousting of Bo Xilai by making constitutional...

    23. April 20, 2012

      Bo fallout threatens China’s security chief

      In the weeks since the purging of rising Chinese political star Bo Xilai the Beijing rumour mill has been working overtime....

    24. March 29, 2012

      Wen was not laying ground for Tiananmen reassessment

      From Mr Liu Yuhan. Sir, In his Global Insight column “Wen lays ground for Tiananmen healing to begin” (March 21), Jamil...

    25. March 21, 2012

      The threat to the post-Mao consensus

      The last emperor of China was Mao Zedong. One of Deng Xiaoping’s most important achievements after Mao’s death was to rid...

    26. March 20, 2012

      Wen lays ground for Tiananmen healing

      The last century in China has presented a minefield of violent political events that have been expunged from history books...

    27. March 18, 2012

      Bo Xilai’s downfall and China’s future

      A decade ago when Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao were installed as China’s president and premier respectively, one could have been...

    28. March 15, 2012

      Factional fights continue despite dismissal

      The dismissal of Bo Xilai is probably the most important political event in China in more than two decades but it does not...

    29. March 15, 2012

      Downfall ends Bo’s ambition to rule China

      Bo Xilai’s extraordinary life and political career have mirrored the fortunes of the People’s Republic of China to an...

    30. January 27, 2012

      Deng’s reforms were not so unabashed

      From Mr Armen Martirosyan. Sir, I’m probably one of few who would dispute the claim, made by Minxin Pei in “Remembering Deng...

    31. October 25, 2011

      High stakes in backroom battle

      When former Chinese President Jiang Zemin stepped out on to the stage this month at a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary...

    32. October 9, 2011

      Jiang appearance ends rumours of his death

      Jiang Zemin, former president of China, appeared in the front line of the nation’s political leadership at a ceremony on...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 14, 2011

      Further reading: is Jiang Zemin back?

      Thursday’s best picks from the beyondbrics team: how ripples from the eurozone debt crisis are spreading to central and...

    34. July 1, 2011

      Campbell diary reveals Blair’s view of Prince Charles

      Tony Blair believed early in his premiership that Prince Charles was making “deeply unhelpful” interventions in government...

    35. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2011

      CCP birthday gala: where's Jiang Zemin?

      As China’s top Communists gathered Friday morning on the stage beneath a giant hammer and sickle in the Great Hall of the...

    36. June 8, 2011

      The dawn of Sarah Palin politics in China

      The 2012 US presidential election campaign has already begun. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate for...

    37. March 3, 2011

      China security chief in the ascendant

      Hours before the first planned protest in Beijing in support of a “Jasmine Revolution”, Zhou Yongkang, China’s security...

    38. October 19, 2010

      China’s next leader remains closed book

      In its 61-year history, the People’s Republic of China has only ever had one orderly change of leadership, when Hu Jintao...

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