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    1. October 24, 2014

      American who reached Beijing before Mao and never left

      Young westerners who ventured to China during the 1980s were surprised to hear a thick Brooklyn accent echoing down the...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      September 12, 2014

      Selling Mao

      Carlos Barria/Reuters A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai ...

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    1. September 5, 2014

      Job titles for passports and why short is sweet on Classic FM

      The retired MI5 agent, Peter Wright, in his autobiography reported that his boss, Martin Furnival Jones, described his...

    2. September 4, 2014

      Wheels come off China’s bike-share schemes

      Bicycle sharing schemes in China, kingdom of the humble pushbike, are increasingly being shunned by commuters whose refusal...

    3. August 28, 2014

      Hong Kong anti-corruption agents raid media mogul Jimmy Lai’s home

      Hong Kong authorities have raided the home of Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and fierce critic of the Chinese government, in...

    4. August 25, 2014

      The past of a foreign country is an unfamiliar world

      The years before 1914 were a turbulent time in China. A series of treaties imposed by imperialist powers extorted 130m taels...

    5. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Paul Singer and his Argentina jersey. - Vice and the caliphate, part 1. - “Let’s say Ron Paul is...

    6. July 22, 2014

      Chinese tourists flock to sites that deify Chairman Mao

      Red tourism: Let a million Chinese bloom Fancy getting shot at by a mock-Red Army guerrilla, sleeping on a brick bed and...

    7. July 15, 2014

      China’s lottery bet pays off as World Cup sends sales soaring

      Beijing’s bet on the lottery – a state-run exception to China’s ban on gambling – appears to be paying off handsomely with...

    8. June 27, 2014

      Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

      In defiance of US sanctions, one man was for two decades the linchpin of China’s oil dealings with Iran: a hard-drinking...

    9. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2014

      Renminbi use surges in home of US dollar

      It is the monetary equivalent of what Chairman Mao called “bombarding the headquarters”. China’s renminbi is rapidly...

    10. May 30, 2014

      The Tiananmen Square massacre, 25 years on

      The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, by Louisa Lim, OUP USA, RRP£16.99/$24.95, 240 pages Tiananmen Exiles:...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2014

      Cleaning Mao Zedong

      Kyodo/Reuters Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China‘s late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2014

      Sothebys sees red

      Charlie Bibby/FT An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sotheby’s warehouse, West...

    13. December 26, 2013

      A risk-taking insurer rewarded

      On being asked about his wife, Chen Dongsheng stiffens in his large ivory-coloured armchair, but stays calm. His office...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      December 11, 2013

      Dusting down Chairman Mao

      Reuters Dang Guihong, a judicial official, wipes statues of China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition room in...

    15. December 3, 2013

      Chinese investment in HS2 is ‘so far off’

      By Gill Plimmer and Simon Rabinovitch The picture of the Union Jack next to a portrait of the former Chinese leader Mao...

    16. September 20, 2013

      Taking on the power brokers

      Since the People’s Republic of China was established 64 years ago, it has tried two different paths. For the first 30 years,...

    17. September 20, 2013

      China’s ‘sent-down’ youth

      Ma Shangzhu’s face lit up with a radiant smile as she leaned out of the train window and waved goodbye to her father. In a...

    18. September 20, 2013

      How long can the Communist party survive in China?

      Tucked away between China’s top spy school and the ancient imperial summer palace in the west of Beijing lies the only place...

    19. September 18, 2013

      Beijing’s internet crackdown may be hard to sustain

      Mao Zedong once wrote that “the Communist party must control the guns”. Now, it seems, it must control the internet as well....

    20. September 12, 2013

      ‘Tiger hunts’ revisit a bloody era in China’s history

      On a wintry day in February 1952, two victims, their hands tied behind their backs, were marched off to the execution...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      September 9, 2013

      Remembering Chairman Mao

      Reuters A visitor cleans small busts of Mao Zedong at a museum dedicated to the former Chinese leader on the 37th...

    22. August 23, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Zhu Min

      Zhu Min, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund, has chosen to lunch at a Chinese restaurant around the...

    23. August 16, 2013

      Devil’s advocate who leapt to the side of the indefensible

      Anti-colonialist, iconoclast and lawyer, Jacques Vergès was a Frenchman who gained international renown for defending some...

    24. July 14, 2013

      The rise and rebirth of Chinese realpolitik

      Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century, by Orville Schell and John Delury, Little, Brown (£14.99,...

    25. June 24, 2013

      Good leaders don’t always need a vision

      Are leaders with transformational objectives and an inspirational style better than leaders with more modest objectives and...

    26. June 21, 2013

      Mao’s cave becomes temple to Mammon

      Mao Zedong would not be amused. For more than a decade, Mao lived in a cave in the remote mountain town of Yan’an, central...

    27. June 21, 2013

      A forgotten war comes back to life

      In Chinese video games (authorised by the state), players slaughter Japanese soldiers from the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-45....

    28. June 20, 2013

      China’s Communist party takes page from Mao’s playbook

      China’s Communist party has unleashed a rectification campaign of a scale and tone not seen in more than a decade as the...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 18, 2013

      China: a Mao car for the minister

      Mao Zedong decreed that Chinese communism should have its very own luxury car, so he launched the Red Flag limo in 1958....

    30. June 13, 2013

      People

      For generations, work – for all but a privileged elite – meant a form of servitude. Employees were supplicants without...

    31. June 7, 2013

      China’s first lady effect

      This weekend marks the next step in the extraordinary ascent of the Chinese first lady on to the world stage. Accompanying...

    32. May 27, 2013

      Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., Venice Biennale – review

      In the spring of 2011, just after his release from illegal detention in Beijing, I interviewed Ai Weiwei about the 81 days...

    33. The World

      May 22, 2013

      Ai Weiwei: the Greatest Hits edition

      Evidently, Ai Weiwei is not one to let 81 days in jail keep him quiet. China’s most famous dissident has just released a...

    34. April 9, 2013

      Prosperity requires more than rule of law

      The idea that “institutions matter” is a relatively recent amendment to the standard corpus of economic thinking. Only in...

    35. March 13, 2013

      Xi’s wife to defy legacy of China’s first lady

      When Liu Shaoqi, then China’s president, visited Indonesia in 1963, his wife Wang Guangmei helped him accomplish his...

    36. February 28, 2013

      Taiwan’s hunger for renminbi grows

      When Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou was a child, the streets echoed with the government’s pledge to eliminate China’s...

    37. January 22, 2013

      China: Old barriers in way of Xi’s bid for reform

      In the US the hiatus between the election of a new President and the inauguration ceremony lasts for just under three months...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 11, 2013

      China's only children: risk-avoiding, untrustworthy pessimists?

      China’s “little Emperors” have got a lot of bad press in the 30-odd years since Mao Zedong created a generation of pampered...

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