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  1. March 19, 2012

    New leaders should turn to wisdom of Confucius

    From Prof Yeomin Yoon. Sir, While your editorial “Talking about a cultural revolution” (March 15) correctly states that...

  2. February 21, 2012

    The hardship post in expat paradise

    There is trouble in the plutocrat’s paradise that is Hong Kong. Expatriate bankers’ rental allowances have been slashed,...

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  1. Special Report: FT View

    The capital of the United Kingdom has welcomed migrants since Roman times and now this...
  2. Understanding Entrepreneurs 2012

    An interview with the winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2012, ...
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  1. February 15, 2012

    Leaders who go the extra mile

    Step out of the lifts on the 33rd floor of the downtown Hong Kong building where General Electric last year established the...

  2. February 6, 2012

    The way we were

    From Mr Alexander Mathieson. Sir, Was that a wisp of nostalgia or a minor Freudian slip when Rahul Jacob, in his Hong Kong...

  3. February 3, 2012

    Future shock

    The Death of Mao: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China, by James Palmer, Faber, RRP£18.99, 256 pages After...

  4. January 31, 2012

    Eat your noodles on your own trains

    What briefly seemed like a tempest in the tube refuses to die down. When a child visiting from mainland China last month...

  5. January 20, 2012

    Travels and tribulations

    In 1960 the Indian artist Krishen Khanna had a coveted job with a multinational bank, Grindlays (known as ANZ today), in the...

  6. December 27, 2011

    Desperately seeking smart apparatchiks

    Zheng Yanxiong seems determined to make headlines for the wrong reasons. He had his 15 seconds of fame as party governor of...

  7. December 14, 2011

    Family ties that bind Asia Inc

    Sir Run Run Shaw’s retirement last week as chairman of TVB, the Hong Kong broadcast business that is one of the world’s...

  8. November 30, 2011

    Talk is cheap in the world’s factory

    Wang Yang, the Communist party secretary of Guangdong and the wealthy southern Chinese province’s most powerful official,...

  9. November 6, 2011

    Faith in a family conglomerate

    Francis Yeoh is explaining the management philosophy that guides his conglomerate’s hotel business when the conversation...

  10. October 30, 2011

    What a play on words says about business in China

    David Henry Hwang’s entertaining new play, Chinglish , which has just opened on Broadway, is about what is lost and what...

  11. 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...

  12. September 26, 2011

    The ultimate dinner party topic

    Property prices and rent renegotiations dominate dinner party conversation in Hong Kong. Bankers grumble about a 90 per cent...

  13. September 12, 2011

    Entrepot with political attitude

    Last month, Li Keqiang, China’s vice premier, arrived in Hong Kong for a three-day visit during which he doled out financial...

  14. September 12, 2011

    Tiananmen anniversary: Vigil for the dead takes on an extra edge

    Causeway Bay is usually a neon-lit stage for what the US author Joan Didion once described as Hong Kong’s “visual poem of...

  15. September 2, 2011

    India’s modern mutinies

    It has often been said of the Indian government that in trying to do too much, it has done too little. Socialist planning in...

  16. June 6, 2011

    Small businesses in China squeezed by tight loans and labour

    Struck down: a bolt of lightning hits Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower. China’s large banks have always favoured state-owned...

  17. June 3, 2011

    Ai and I

    Alison Klayman and Ai Weiwei For the American documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman, the first 24 hours after Ai Weiwei was...

  18. May 20, 2011

    Workers’ paradise?

    A family on the beach in Sanya Leisure is not something we associate with China, the factory of the world. So a Made in...

  19. May 17, 2011

    China: Swift climb leaves plenty of potential

    As China’s great leap forward from being a nominally communist economy to hypercapitalism continues apace, it is becoming a...

  20. April 1, 2011

    Sitting on the Ritz

    The swimming pool on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong The old Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong may have been small...

  21. March 11, 2011

    China’s trophy projects

    Scan the programme for the Guangzhou Opera House for the next few months and it is hard to find much by way of opera. There...

  22. 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...

  23. January 26, 2011

    Family squabbles top Asia corporate agenda

    In money-centric Hong Kong, the man and woman on the street take a keener interest in the lives of the city’s tycoons than...

  24. March 27, 2010

    Goodbye to all that

    When Ryszard Kapuscinski was still a cub reporter in Poland, the assignment he hankered after was simply to cross the...

  25. December 23, 2009

    Sense and serendipity

    Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya Larger-than-life women stride through the colonial folklore of east Africa. Every other...

  26. September 26, 2009

    Three books journey through China

    Last year, publishers rushed out so many books on China before the Beijing Olympics that a critic remarked that the...

  27. September 19, 2009

    Watching Kenya’s wildebeest

    Wildebeest on the savannah Visit Kenya in the middle of the wildebeest migration, and you can sometimes feel almost too...

  28. August 15, 2009

    Get rail travel back on track

    Even by Cairo’s frenetic standards, the platforms at Giza’s railway station were chaotic. Trains rolled in every 20 minutes...

  29. July 2, 2009

    Championships raised the roof

    By Rahul Jacob Holding Court: Inside the Gates of the Wimbledon Championships By Chris Gorringe Century/Randon House*...

  30. June 20, 2009

    Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

    Beijing baffles and bewilders. For starters, no capital in the world has physically changed so much in the past decade. Then...

  31. March 21, 2009

    Much ado about Delhi

    A couple of Saturdays ago in New Delhi, I had briefly dozed off as a performance by chanting Buddhist nuns drew to a close....

  32. March 7, 2009

    Gaudí would have gawped

    Months into this financial crisis, we are by now used to government rescues of banking and insurance behemoths, but to see a...

  33. December 27, 2008

    Shanghai to Beijing by train in a day

    The English poet Philip Larkin once said that he would visit China – if he could return in a day. I recently took a 10-hour...

  34. December 20, 2008

    Syria’s souks and citadels

    The best journeys offer us the gift of time travel. We step into a giant, elongated capsule and step out of an airport in...

  35. October 25, 2008

    The lure of Palermo

    After a wedding party ended in the early hours of the morning a couple of weekends ago, two thirty-something female guests...

  36. September 20, 2008

    Behind the scenes at the museums

    Some friends and I were sitting amid an improbably lush rooftop garden in London Terrace when the host said he had...

  37. September 12, 2008

    Outside Edge: Down to hot, flat earth with a bump

    We live in a world where our assumptions are turned upside down every week. Now, Thomas Friedman, the world’s most...

  38. August 23, 2008

    The art of the day trip

    When Florence Nightingale visited Abu Simbel in 1850, she was so moved by the sight of the four colossi of Ramses II that...

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