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  1. August 5, 2014

    Profile: Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption tsar

    In the midst of the biggest bankruptcy in Chinese history in 1998, Wang Qishan, the Communist party official in charge of...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2014

    Guest post: China's anti-corruption strike has long-term investment implications

    By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources Tuesday’s announcement that former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is...

  1. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

  2. March 9, 2014

    Why China’s leaders love to watch ‘House of Cards’

    If articles in the China-watching press are to be believed, we have recently learnt a lot about the viewing habits of senior...

  3. May 10, 2013

    Questions raised over credentials of Chinese developer

    Advanced Business Park is an obscure Chinese real estate developer that appears to have only one completed project to its...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2013

    China bonds scandal: Wang Qishan rides again

    When Wang Qishan (left) was made head of the Communist party’s anti-corruption agency, it was expected that he would put his...

  5. March 7, 2013

    China must seize rare chance for reform

    China’s leadership is at a rare moment of transition. During the National People’s Congress, or parliament, now in its...

  6. January 14, 2013

    BlackRock to name new China chief

    BlackRock will this week announce it has hired Wang Hsueh-ming, a former Goldman Sachs partner, to help ramp up the Chinese...

  7. January 3, 2013

    China’s anti-corruption drive is a sideshow

    The exchange of gifts in China has been subdued this year-end, an acknowledgment that, at least for the time being, it is...

  8. January 1, 2013

    Corruption in China – clock ticking

    Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty, skinned corrupt officials, stuffed them with straw and put them on...

  9. December 20, 2012

    Asia undaunted by fiscal cliff risks

    Although many investors and government officials in Asia have one eye on the ongoing negotiations between the US President...

  10. December 20, 2012

    Beijing criticises US ‘political checks’

    Chinese wanting to invest in the US should not have to undergo “political background checks”, a top Communist party official...

  11. November 16, 2012

    Chinese transition leaves many questions

    The Chinese people on Thursday were treated to a rare glimpse of political theatre when the man chosen to rule China for the...

  12. November 15, 2012

    China’s leadership – appearance and reality

    China’s charismatic new leader has his work cut out – economic output quadrupled under the tenure of outgoing president Hu...

  13. November 15, 2012

    Xi presents new face of China’s socialism

    When China was waiting for its new leader on Thursday morning, CCTV, the national broadcaster, passed the time with some...

  14. Material World

    November 15, 2012

    China's uniform message

    Getty Images I mean that literally. Check out the picture of the incoming members of the politburo standing committee. Those...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    China: (Mis)reading Xi

    We are nearly eight hours into the decade-long rule of Xi Jinping, so it seems a perfect time to pass definitive judgment on...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    Markets cool on China's new leaders

    Here, unveiled on Thursday for all the world, are China’s new leaders, the seven members of the Communist Party of China’s...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s conservative new leadership line-up holds little promise of economic or political reform: The seven men appointed to...

  18. November 15, 2012

    Xi Jinping anointed China’s new leader

    Xi Jinping was anointed as the new head of the Communist Party of China on Thursday, taking charge of a relatively...

  19. November 14, 2012

    China counts down to new leaders

    The Chinese Communist party is preparing to unveil its new roster of leaders who are expected to appear in the Great Hall of...

  20. November 1, 2012

    China’s fire chief set to climb higher

    When China suffered the biggest bankruptcy of its modern era, foreign creditors who stood to lose $4bn went to Wang Qishan,...

  21. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2012

    China's next Politburo: runners and riders

    Next month, China is set to unveil the new membership of its highest governing body, the Politburo standing committee. The...

  22. August 5, 2012

    China opens secret leadership conclave

    The Chinese Communist party’s top officials have convened a secretive conclave in the seaside town of Beidaihe to finalise...

  23. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2012

    China and Japan unite on IMF funds

    In a rare display of unity, China and Japan have expressed conditional support for an expansion of the IMF’s resources to...

  24. February 19, 2012

    China and Japan unite on IMF resources

    In a rare display of unity, China and Japan have expressed conditional support for an expansion of the International...

  25. January 4, 2012

    China’s princelings should not rule alone

    If you seek a lively leadership campaign, the place for you is not Iowa or New Hampshire but China. Instead of caucusing...

  26. November 23, 2011

    China’s leaders jockey for Politburo positions

    Wang Qishan, China’s powerful vice-premier in charge of finance, would seem to have little in common with the immaculately...

  27. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2011

    New York headlines

    * China fears lasting worldwide recession * Libya in spotlight over Seif Gaddafi capture * IFC buys $500m insurance to help...

  28. November 21, 2011

    Hong Kong property leads decline

    Asian equities fell with Hong Kong property stocks and commodity producers leading the decline as sentiment was weighed by...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2011

    London headlines

    * China fears lasting worldwide recession * Libya in spotlight over Seif Gaddafi capture * IFC buys $500m insurance to help...

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2011

    China fears lasting worldwide recession

    Wang Qishan, the Chinese leader in charge of finance, has predicted the global economy will slump into long-term recession...

  31. November 20, 2011

    China fears lasting worldwide recession

    Wang Qishan, the Chinese vice-premier responsible for overseeing the financial sector, has predicted the global economy will...

  32. October 25, 2011

    The leadership: Focus on the next generation as transition gets under way

    As China prepares for a once-in-a-decade leadership transition next year, these are the men who are most likely to lead the...

  33. October 7, 2011

    The Diary: Lionel Barber

    Four weeks off alcohol and the finishing line is in sight. Naturally, my resolve has wavered at times: the vintage...

  34. September 15, 2011

    Europe should not count too much on Chinese cash

    Last week, the Chinese government sent a delegation to Europe led by Lou Jiwei, the chairman of China’s sovereign wealth...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2011

    China courts Caribbean with $1bn loan

    If policymakers in the US were already irked by China’s growing influence in a region they traditionally considered their...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2011

    Britain and China strengthen relations

    Britain and China took fresh steps to improve their economic relationship on Thursday, agreeing to boost Chinese...

  37. September 8, 2011

    Britain and China strengthen relations

    Britain and China took fresh steps to improve their economic relationship on Thursday, agreeing to boost Chinese...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2011

    London headlines

     * Libya’s new leaders plan to review $150bn in international contracts * China to back London as offshore renminbi centre *...

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