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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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....

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. April 27, 2009

    China’s healthcare plan is just a toe in the water

    From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Jim O’Neill writes that China’s health service plans announced this month may perhaps...

  35. November 30, 2008

    Stimulus packages spell good news for infrastructure

    Few providers of alternative assets have not at least cast an eye over emerging markets. After all, the self-styled...

  36. July 31, 2008

    Cliché may be pithy but it can be wrong

    From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Gideon Rachman puts the enduring nature of cliched phrases down to their pithy way of...

  37. June 13, 2008

    Political realities distort energy market forces

    From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Tony Hayward makes a strong objective case for letting the market point the way to greater...

  38. May 31, 2008

    The Mao factor

    Oppose one-bookism," Chairman Mao once demanded of writers in socialist China. The task of revolution, he argued, was too...

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