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    1. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Guest post: China's anti-corruption drive could boost state sector

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources Far from fading away, the anti-corruption campaign launched two years ago by China’s...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2014

      Guest post: small word, big difference in China's rule by law

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources Reports of the latest Chinese Communist Party Plenum have made much of a drive by the...

    1. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2014

      Guest post: beyond the acronyms, EM reform is what really counts

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources There’s nothing like an acronym or a catchy label when it comes to emerging markets. The...

    2. August 3, 2014

      An issue that predates Communist rule

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Jamil Anderlini notes the first drop in new membership of the Chinese Communist party for a...

    3. 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...

    4. April 26, 2012

      Data theft hurts more than a case of mistaken  identity

      While Jonathan Fenby was overseas in the US on business last year, someone else used his Hotmail account to send emails to...

    5. beyondbrics

      April 14, 2012

      The weekender

      This week on beyondbrics: The YPF saga rumbled on. And on. Beyondbrics did Brazil’s federal prosecutor Eduardo Santos de...

    6. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2012

      Guest post: the Bo affair and business

      By Jonathan Fenby What does the Bo Xilai drama tell us about China today? It is, of course, early days and the announcement...

    7. March 30, 2012

      Chris Patten on the rise of China

       Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How it Got There and Where it is Heading, by Jonathan Fenby, Simon & Schuster,...

    8. March 20, 2012

      Chinese well aware of purged Bo’s shortcomings

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Minxin Pei (“The ghost of Mao haunts China’s succession plans”, March 19) says that the ability...

    9. January 13, 2012

      ‘Capitalism’ alive and well in China

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, John Kay’s acute critique of the use of “capitalism” to describe today’s economies (“Capitalism...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 26, 2011

      China's leadership dance

      China is heading towards a change in its leadership and the stakes couldn’t be higher. An FT Special Report on China looks...

    11. October 7, 2011

      Sensitive arias

      For months, public structures in Hong Kong have been draped with dreary sepia-coloured banners, some as large as a small...

    12. September 5, 2011

      One-party rule is the biggest obstacle to reform in China

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Robert Zoellick is quite correct about the need for structural reform in China (“The big...

    13. July 5, 2011

      Unlikely that China has a grand plan of global interaction

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Philip Stephens laments the difficulty of discovering what China wants from its rise to great...

    14. April 20, 2011

      Irony in timing of Ai’s arrest

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, The irony of the coincidence of the German-sponsored exhibition on the Enlightenment in Beijing...

    15. March 10, 2011

      We should beware of another Le Pen

      France’s political class cannot say it has not been warned. In 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the veteran chief of the country’s...

    16. March 7, 2011

      Editor of HK’s Morning Post quits

      The editor of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post is stepping down after less than two years in the job in a move that is...

    17. February 25, 2011

      Rights of workers are shifting east

      From Ms Victoria Wong. Sir, Jonathan Fenby writes (Letters, February 23) that in an effort to raise workers’ wages in order...

    18. February 23, 2011

      Beijing’s sea change over pay and productivity

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, The sought-after workers described in your interesting report on the Chinese labour situation...

    19. January 20, 2011

      Wen and Hu must tame the growth dragon

      China’s latest slew of data issued today show just how steep a challenge the authorities in Beijing face in bringing the...

    20. January 5, 2011

      Reader and writer who made his mark

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, In his entertaining article on political leaders who read and write (December 30), John...

    21. November 19, 2010

      China hopes changes will keep the workers inside its tent

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, David Pilling is absolutely right to point to the fundamental change taking place in China...

    22. November 7, 2010

      Court China, Mr Cameron, but don’t kow-tow

      Dear Prime Minister Cameron, Though brief, your visit to Beijing on Tuesday on your way to the G20 in Seoul could be the...

    23. October 14, 2010

      Political stasis is China’s Achilles heel

      The focus on China is, not surprisingly, almost exclusively economic. Yet the endless debate on the renminbi’s valuation, on...

    24. June 26, 2010

      The General

      The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France he Saved, by Jonathan Fenby, Simon & Schuster RRP£30, 496 pages Seventy years...

    25. June 17, 2010

      Harsher times may call for Gaullism

      Seventy years ago today, a historic broadcast on the BBC calling on France not to accept defeat at the hands of the Germans,...

    26. June 9, 2010

      De Gaulle’s practical lesson for Israel

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Philip Stephens notes that, for the Netanyahu government, “only when Israel's enemies have been...

    27. May 24, 2010

      No wonder China has its own priorities

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, In his perspicacious column on the attitude of the rising world powers to the global order...

    28. March 23, 2010

      Chinese brand of capitalism marches on

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, “Chinese people must be allowed to spend away”, you recommend in your editorial “World leaders...

    29. February 26, 2010

      Being nice is not the Chinese way

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, You quote Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs as saying that “something is brewing” in Beijing on the...

    30. January 15, 2010

      China is not bluffing on censorship

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Your Comment pages on January 14 contain two references to China’s “bluff” being called in the...

    31. December 2, 2009

      Crying need for specifics on issue of Chinese overcapacity

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Perhaps John Ross (Letters, December 1) should direct his rosy view on the matter of excess...

    32. November 19, 2009

      Obama seeks change Beijing can believe in

      When Richard Nixon met Mao Zedong for the first time in 1972, he did so on the chairman's terms. Though he rightly believed...

    33. November 18, 2009

      Obama seeks change Beijing can believe in

      When Richard Nixon met Mao Zedong for the first time in 1972, he did so on the chairman’s terms. Though he rightly believed...

    34. November 18, 2009

      US-China ‘romance’ has always been one-sided

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, “China’s on-off American romance” reads the headline to Simon Schama’s Comment of November 17....

    35. September 17, 2009

      Drinking poison to quench a thirst

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, As Martin Wolf notes with regard to the soaring numbers coming out of China (“Wheel of fortune...

    36. July 29, 2009

      China owes recovery to monetary easing

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Your interesting analysis of emerging markets (“Developing nations shine amid the crisis...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2009

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Two cheers for US health reform The Senate is...

    38. July 12, 2009

      China’s empire must end reliance on one man

      Behind the high death toll and continued swapping of blame, the crisis confronting the Chinese leadership in the far western...

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