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    1. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Xi who must not be named

      Few will have missed last week’s unfortunate tale of the Indian newsreader who was fired after she confused the first part...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 31, 2013

      London headlines

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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