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  1. June 1, 2014

    China clampdown ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

    China has detained dozens of people and launched an unprecedented security operation in central Beijing to stop anyone...

  2. January 22, 2014

    China rights activist Xu Zhiyong stands trial in Beijing

    A leading advocate of greater government transparency went on trial behind closed doors in Beijing on Wednesday, just hours...

  1. August 15, 2013

    Norway sees Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize hurt salmon exports to China

    Call it the price of a Nobel Peace Prize. Norway’s market share of salmon exports to China has plummeted from 92 per cent in...

  2. June 17, 2013

    China’s dissidents

    Some Chinese media have derived understandable mirth from the spectacle of a US “dissident”, former intelligence contractor...

  3. June 9, 2013

    Harsh China court verdict for Nobel laureate’s relative

    A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison, a day after the...

  4. May 3, 2013

    Salman Rushdie leads call for China to free dissidents

    A group of prominent writers led by star novelist Salman Rushdie has called on the Chinese government to release dozens of...

  5. March 14, 2013

    Xi Jinping selection shrouded in secrecy

    Over a period of just 12 hours two of the world’s most powerful institutions, the Roman Catholic Church and the Chinese...

  6. February 18, 2013

    Chinese leadership to reform gulags

    Pu Zhiqiang has been hospitalised for three days to stabilise his blood sugar, but the prominent Chinese human rights lawyer...

  7. January 21, 2013

    The Weibo generation can reboot China

    China’s fifth generation leader, Xi Jinping, has inherited economic power and prestige for the country from Hu Jintao. Mr Xi...

  8. December 19, 2012

    A great power requires the rule of law

    Here are two incidents from the past year. In one, Beijing’s city government announced that visitors from 45 countries could...

  9. November 13, 2012

    It is time for China to calm down

    The Chinese Communist party congress is a decisive moment for the future of China. The country insists its rise is peaceful...

  10. October 12, 2012

    Nobel winner calls for laureate’s freedom

    Mo Yan, the Chinese Nobel Literature Prize winner, unexpectedly called for the release of jailed compatriot Liu Xiaobo, who...

  11. October 12, 2012

    Nobel winner’s fate casts shadow on China

    The men standing at the entrance to Liu Xia’s apartment building were polite but firm: anybody wanting to meet the wife of...

  12. October 11, 2012

    Wealthy writer draws from humble start

    When the announcement reached Beijing on Thursday evening that writer Mo Yan had won a Nobel Prize for Literature, the...

  13. October 11, 2012

    Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Mo Yan, the Chinese writer, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 for works of “hallucinatory realism” that merge “folk...

  14. April 30, 2012

    Fate of Chen at core of US-China relations

    After Twitter protests and Facebook revolutions, here comes a YouTube diplomatic crisis about human rights. Chen Guangcheng,...

  15. April 20, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Han Han

    Han Han flashes a boyish, disarming grin. A successful racing car driver with a posse of female fans and a clutch of...

  16. January 27, 2012

    China’s conscience

    No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems, by Liu Xiaobo, edited by Perry Link, Tienchi Martin-Liao and Liu Xia,...

  17. December 23, 2011

    Chinese dissident jailed for nine years

    BEIJING, December 23 – Human rights advocate Chen Wei was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in south-west China...

  18. November 17, 2011

    No government has a right to suppress its people

    From Mr James A. Dorn. Sir, Ronnie Chan (“The west is in danger of frittering away its freedom”, November 15) thinks that...

  19. beyondbrics

    September 29, 2011

    China: Confucius confusion

    The 2010 winner The award of the second annual “Confucius Peace Prize” – a Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize that...

  20. September 4, 2011

    Statoil urges Beijing to set aside Norway tension

    Statoil of Norway says it remains keen to develop shale gas resources in China amid signs of a thaw in Beijing’s relations...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2011

    China hits back over UK ‘lecturing’

    Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has been a man of contrasting moods on his latest official visit to Britain this week, reports...

  22. June 27, 2011

    China premier shows contrasting moods

    Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has been a man of contrasting moods on his latest official visit to Britain this week. When he...

  23. June 27, 2011

    Wen rebukes UK human rights focus

    Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has sharply rebuked the UK government of David Cameron over its criticisms of China’s lack of...

  24. June 10, 2011

    Tide Players

    Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China, by Jianying Zha, The New Press, RRP£18.99, 224 pages Many westerners...

  25. May 26, 2011

    Sinochem ignores China-Norway spat

    Sinochem, the Chinese state-owned energy and trading group, wants to pursue more investments in Brazil in partnership with...

  26. May 10, 2011

    China: A sharper focus

    With her jam jar full of tea, a little stool and a bright red armband, retired 50-something Wang Ying appears an unlikely...

  27. April 17, 2011

    The artist who took on China

    Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews and Digital Rants by Al Weiwei, translated and curated by Lee Ambrozy. (MIT Press:...

  28. February 23, 2011

    Nervous China puts security apparatus into overdrive

    Sitting last week in his cramped Beijing flat just beyond the city’s fifth ring road, Teng Biao talked about a joke he used...

  29. February 22, 2011

    China cracks down on lawyers and activists

    Chinese authorities have launched a far-reaching crackdown on lawyers and activists following an online call for a “Jasmine...

  30. February 20, 2011

    Taiwan strengthens its mainland ties

    This month, Taiwan uncovered the worst case of alleged Chinese military espionage in 50 years. Major General Lo Hsien-che...

  31. February 11, 2011

    Think outside the box

    “Then there was the Sitwells’ party at which it was proposed to read aloud a sentence of banishment upon Ottoline, but this...

  32. January 20, 2011

    Hu defends Beijing’s currency policy

    Hu Jintao, China’s president, defended Beijing’s currency policy, telling a business audience in Washington that the Chinese...

  33. January 18, 2011

    Critics test Beijing press constraints

    On December 12, the photograph on the front page of the Southern Metropolis Daily, a Guangdong newspaper, looked like the...

  34. January 11, 2011

    BlueStar to buy Orkla silicon business

    Orkla, the Norwegian conglomerate, has agreed to sell its silicon business to China National BlueStar for $2bn in one of the...

  35. January 11, 2011

    Chinese company in talks with Orkla

    Orkla, the Norwegian conglomerate, is in talks to sell up to $2bn of assets to China National BlueStar in what could be one...

  36. January 2, 2011

    Veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy activist dies

    Szeto Wah, one of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy activists, died on Sunday of lung cancer. He was 79. Mr Szeto was a...

  37. December 15, 2010

    WikiLeaks lessens the east-west divide

    From Dr G. Rayner. Sir, On page one of the FT on December 8 you reported that Julian Assange had been denied bail on charges...

  38. December 14, 2010

    Plea for end to Khodorkovsky ‘persecution’

    A group of western politicians has urged Dmitry Medvedev, Russian president, to “end the persecution” of Mikhail...

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