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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Confronting an age of austerity...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 2, 2014

    China, the US, and PPP: a pretty poor parallel

    Much is being made of China being about to pass the US as the world’s biggest economy — and of China’s fight to massage down...

  26. April 16, 2014

    Slowing growth adds to China stimulus pressure

    China’s growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of 2014, raising pressure on Beijing to provide a fresh round of...

  27. April 11, 2014

    China bond auction failure reinforces slowdown concerns

    The Chinese government was unable to sell all the bonds offered at an auction on Friday, its first such failure in nearly a...

  28. April 10, 2014

    China opens big window to equity market

    Though China has kept the door to its equity market closed, on Thursday it opened a pretty big window. Under a pilot scheme...

  29. April 10, 2014

    Hong Kong and Shanghai unveil plan to link bourses

    China has taken a big step towards opening up its financial system to the rest of the world by allowing investors in Hong...

  30. April 10, 2014

    China rules out short-term stimulus despite weak trade figures

    China will not resort to short-term stimulus measures in the face of temporary fluctuations in growth, Premier Li Keqiang...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A dovish outlook from the US Federal Reserve and a solid Australian jobs report overshadowed weak trade and...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: With Beijing once again taking action to prop up growth, Asia-Pacific stock markets were on an upward path after...

  33. April 3, 2014

    China fast forwards infrastructure plans to boost growth

    China’s Premier Li Keqiang pledged to speed up construction of railways and housing for the poor this year to prop up...

  34. March 25, 2014

    China’s struggle for a new economy

    What are the prospects for the Chinese economy? Few, if any, economic questions can be more important. I have just attended...

  35. March 20, 2014

    Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

    Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy with a...

  36. March 19, 2014

    S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

    South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

  37. March 18, 2014

    Beijing dismisses Uighur link to missing Malaysian airliner

    Background checks on the 154 Chinese citizens aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, including a Uighur passenger...

  38. March 18, 2014

    China’s central bank holds bailout talks with property developer

    China’s central bank and one of its largest state lenders are holding emergency talks over whether to bail out a defaulting...

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