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  1. July 17, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s Latin American trip places trade ahead of ideology

    When Xi Jinping went to Latin America last year he visited US allies such as Mexico and Costa Rica – leading some in...

  2. April 1, 2014

    China courts EU on bilateral trade agreement

    Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for the EU and China to “actively explore” a bilateral trade agreement, arguing that...

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  1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

    Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
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  1. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    China's GDP: Premier winks at the "Keqiang index"

    When China’s premier was an up-and-comer in the provinces, he famously told US diplomats that he looked at indicators...

  2. February 12, 2014

    China land sales pull in record $672bn

    Chinese land sales hit a record $672bn in 2013 following a lull the previous year, providing more evidence that the...

  3. January 30, 2014

    New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy forced to leave China

    Austin Ramzy, the Beijing-based New York Times journalist, was forced to leave China on Thursday after Beijing refused to...

  4. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Feng shui investing in the year of the horse

    It’s that time of the year again where visitors to China are deafened by firecrackers, mobbed by mass ranks of red-capped...

  5. January 20, 2014

    China 2013 new home sales surge past $1.1tn

    China’s real estate frenzy continued unabated last year, with buyers snapping up more than $1.1trn of new homes, roughly the...

  6. October 20, 2013

    China: A place to call home

    They never saw him coming: the man with the bag of crabs. Donning large aviator sunglasses, he strode into the property fair...

  7. Business Blog

    September 26, 2013

    Will free trade in Shanghai include digital freedom?

    The new free trade zone in Shanghai is a fascinating experiment by the Chinese government – among the most radical since it...

  8. Business Blog

    August 19, 2013

    Wall Street trades on the Chinese princeling premium

    The US investigation into JP Morgan Chase having hired the children of well-connected officials in China is one of those...

  9. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    China risks recession, says Lombard Street Research

    China may have announced a mini-stimulus to boost growth but it’s unlikely to prevent the world’s second-largest economy...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    China's Likonomics getting lots of likes and some dislikes, too

    If anyone asks what the hottest economic concept is in China at the moment, the answer must be: Likonomics, a term coined by...

  11. April 24, 2013

    Xi Jinping must show that he can deliver the ‘China Dream’

    Xi Jinping eats simple food, shuns “formalist” party dogma and takes his wife abroad with him on trips. In case anyone could...

  12. April 24, 2013

    Chinese roll out red carpet for Hollande

    When France’s President arrives in Beijing on Thursday the Chinese government will roll out the red carpet, in striking...

  13. March 26, 2013

    Brazil and China agree currency swap

    Brazil and China sealed a $30bn currency swap agreement on Tuesday that is expected to act as a backstop to growing trade...

  14. March 17, 2013

    China’s premier sets reform bar lower

    Li Keqiang, China’s new premier, made clear at his first official news conference that he is committed to the cause of...

  15. March 17, 2013

    China’s premier Li Keqiang targets smaller role for state

    The new premier of China has pledged to curb the power of bureaucrats, rein in government spending and provide a more level...

  16. The A-List

    March 12, 2013

    Urbanisation is only a partial panacea for China

    This session of National People’s Congress will be more memorable for the fact that it marks the transition to the next...

  17. March 8, 2013

    Petitioners air grievances in Beijing

    Liu Jingfeng is not a delegate to the National People’s Congress – China’s rubber stamp parliament – but the 60-year-old...

  18. March 7, 2013

    Baosteel chief reports subdued outlook

    Baosteel, China’s largest listed steel company, gave a subdued outlook for steel demand in China this year, forecasting...

  19. 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...

  20. March 5, 2013

    Wen takes final bow leaving divided legacy

    For the last decade Premier Wen Jiabao has been a constant presence in every Chinese home as state broadcasters beamed...

  21. March 5, 2013

    Investors pour record sums into China

    Capital flows out of China have reversed course dramatically with a record jump in a key gauge of inflows at the start of...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2013

    China's 2013 targets, and what they (probably) mean

    China’s National People’s Congress annual plenary began today, with soon-to-be-former premier Wen Jiabao outlining the...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2013

    China’s growth: a bountiful half decade

    Most of the media coverage of China’s parliament, which opened on Tuesday, has been forward-looking, and understandably so....

  24. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2013

    London headlines

    * China plans fiscal spending boost * Counting begins in Kenya’s election * China becomes world’s top oil importer * US can...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, with a recovery from Monday’s sell-off helped by comments by Fed...

  26. March 5, 2013

    Wen issues China growth warning

    China’s outgoing premier issued an annual growth target of 7.5 per cent on Tuesday, while giving an unusual warning that...

  27. March 5, 2013

    China boosts defence spending by 10.7%

    China will raise its official defence budget by 10.7 per cent this year, continuing a nearly unbroken run of double-digit...

  28. March 4, 2013

    Xi’s task exposes limits of central control

    Politicians, bankers and business leaders in the west often look at China’s system of market leninism with a touch of envy....

  29. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    China: property curbs hit stocks

    embed1 A blunt reminder on Monday on how fragile is the recent recovery in Chinese equities and how vulnerable it is to...

  30. March 3, 2013

    China gathers to formalise new leadership

    China’s annual ceremonial political conclave has kicked off in Beijing as the ruling Communist party prepares to formally...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2013

    Chart of the week: the ups and down of Chinese property stocks

    With premier Wen Jiabao calling for new curbs on house prices, it was no surprise that last week was bad for Chinese...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2013

    US and China credit worries hit Asia

    embed1 With concerns about the US Federal Reserve possibly cutting its stimulus programme hitting American markets, it was...

  33. January 31, 2013

    EU faces up to China over ‘mother of all cases’

    In September, the head of Europe’s biggest employers’ group presented a crystal horse sculpture to Wen Jiabao, the outgoing...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2013

    London headlines

    * South Korea successfully launches satellite * Israeli jets hit target near Syria border * Rio says Mongolia mine remains...

  35. January 31, 2013

    NYT computers targeted by Chinese hackers

    Chinese hackers persistently attacked The New York Times last year as it was working on a story revealing the business...

  36. January 1, 2013

    NYT reporter forced to leave China

    A correspondent for the New York Times was forced to leave mainland China because the authorities had not renewed his...

  37. November 27, 2012

    Chinese princelings profit from corruption

    Ping An, the Shenzhen-based insurance company, has always been portrayed as the underdog against the giant state-owned...

  38. November 20, 2012

    Tensions run high as East Asia Summit ends

    A summit of Asian leaders has ended in fresh tension over territorial disputes, with Beijing denying it manipulated the...

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