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    1. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at questions around Chinese GDP, the accounting for which is “man...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      Abusing the Li Keqiang index?

      A sad demise or just an over-hyped concept from its Wikileaks conception? Either way, the below is sensible stuff from...

    Special Reports

    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. October 26, 2014

      Hong Kong-Shanghai bourse venture delayed

      Shares in the Hong Kong stock exchange and Chinese brokerages dropped sharply on Monday following fresh signs that a hotly...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      "Keqiang index": is China's GDP lower than the official figure?

      In a private meeting with the US Ambassador to China in 2007, provincial Communist Party secretary Li Keqiang described his...

    3. October 12, 2014

      Chinese lenders grow wary of Russia

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev start talks on Monday that are expected to...

    4. October 9, 2014

      Merkel looks to China to mediate with Russia

      Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin with his entire cabinet in tow, in a high-profile display of bilateral harmony...

    5. September 18, 2014

      Chinese railways: chariots of fire

      Once upon a time, Chinese railways were where capital went to die. A trip to Cecil Court in London will confirm this. At the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2014

      Slowly, very slowly, getting China's house in order?

      Oh look, China’s property market has worsened again: Followed by a slew of bad data, a mini-stimulus of sorts, an acceptance...

    7. September 17, 2014

      China stimulus: is it or isn’t it?

      Pity Chinese policy makers. They must deal with an economy that is unbalanced in more ways than one. China’s population has...

    8. September 15, 2014

      It’s not completely bad news for China

      Betting on China has been all about moral hazard this year as investors hope government magic will transform bad economic...

    9. The World

      September 14, 2014

      Why China fears a Scottish Yes

      It is one of Beijing’s worst nightmares: subjects in a resource-rich semi-autonomous province hold a vote on independence....

    10. September 11, 2014

      China fines Audi and Chrysler for price-fixing

      China’s anti-monopoly regulator has fined Volkswagen’s Audi and Fiat’s Chrysler for fixing the price of cars and replacement...

    11. September 10, 2014

      China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

      Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

    12. August 5, 2014

      US seeks to catch up with China in Africa

      Barack Obama has announced more than $14bn of investment by US companies in Africa and helped mobilise a further $17bn in...

    13. July 15, 2014

      Chinese growth: 5 themes to watch for

      Global investors will be focused on China on Wednesday morning as the government releases second-quarter figures for...

    14. July 10, 2014

      China waives electric cars purchase tax

      The Chinese government will waive a 10 per cent sales tax on electric vehicles in its latest attempt to spur consumer...

    15. July 8, 2014

      Japan slams China over mushroom cloud map in newspaper

      Japan has hit out at China over a newspaper story that said Tokyo wanted another war and included a map showing mushroom...

    16. July 7, 2014

      Angela Merkel indignant at claims US recruited German as double agent

      Angela Merkel reacted angrily on Monday to reports that the US had recruited a German as a double agent, with her justice...

    17. July 4, 2014

      Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

      Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

    18. June 27, 2014

      Welcome to the empire club

      Keen diplomatic observers will have noted and analysed the geopolitical ramifications of David Cameron’s present to Li...

    19. June 24, 2014

      Foreign investment in UK slips 19%

      The government has pledged to continue its drive for inward investment despite a dip in inflows to the UK recorded in annual...

    20. June 22, 2014

      Former Hong Kong official says UK failing to defend democracy

      Anson Chan, the number two official in Hong Kong when the UK handed the colony back to China in 1997, has criticised British...

    21. June 20, 2014

      China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

      Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

    22. June 20, 2014

      China signs $4bn of deals with Greece

      Greece and China have signed shipping, trade and energy deals worth $4bn during a three-day visit to Athens by Li Keqiang,...

    23. June 20, 2014

      Red carpet for China leader falls short

      When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited London this week, he was expecting the kind of red carpet treatment befitting the...

    24. June 18, 2014

      Fresh push for UK investors to tap Chinese markets

      George Osborne’s efforts to put London at the centre of the fast-growing trade in the renminbi progressed this week with the...

    25. June 18, 2014

      Review: Myth-Busting China’s Numbers by Matthew Crabbe

      Even though it has a population of 1.36bn people and the world’s second-largest economy, China somehow manages to collect,...

    26. June 17, 2014

      BP signs $20bn LNG deal with China

      BP has signed a $20bn deal to supply China with liquefied natural gas over 20 years starting in 2019. Under the terms of the...

    27. June 17, 2014

      Chinese premier speaks out against Scottish independence

      Li Keqiang has become the latest world leader to oppose Scottish independence, with the Chinese premier using his first trip...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Tokyo shares bounced after Japan’s prime minister released a preliminary blueprint for his “third arrow” of...

    29. June 17, 2014

      China trade deals at centre of Li Keqiang visit to UK

      BP and Royal Dutch Shell will sign deals with Chinese state energy giant Cnooc on Tuesday as the centrepiece of trade...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2014

      A sea of green bicycles

      AFP/Getty A man rides a bicycle at a bicycle sharing station in Beijing. China is acutely aware of an increasing number of...

    31. Nick Butler

      June 15, 2014

      China and the UK - the case for thinking big

      Premier Li Keqiang of China is due in the UK this week. Despite all the challenges and potential disagreements there is...

    32. June 13, 2014

      UK has fallen behind Germany and France, China warns

      Britain has fallen behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation, China warned, in unusually blunt language, before its...

    33. June 12, 2014

      Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit

      The Chinese premier will be given a rare meeting with Queen Elizabeth when he visits the UK next week, according to...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2014

      Cloaked in the flag

      Wang Zhao/AFP A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier...

    35. June 8, 2014

      China exports show rising global demand

      China’s trade surplus soared in May as exports rose because of the strengthening global economy while imports fell...

    36. May 13, 2014

      US calls on China to do more to overhaul exchange rate policy

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has called on Beijing to renew a pledge to overhaul its exchange rate policy in his first...

    37. May 12, 2014

      China U-turn on Vietnam charm offensive

      When Li Keqiang visited Vietnam for the first time as Chinese premier last October, his trip was viewed as part of a wider...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2014

      It's not easy having loads of FX reserves

      Via Reuters on Monday (H/T Marc Ostwald): BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – A capital account deficit would be a good thing for...

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