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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Poland plans first European sovereign panda bond

      Poland is planning to become the first European country to issue debt into China’s mainland bond market with a sale of...

    2. August 19, 2016

      Hong Kong backlash over soothsayer’s opera about Mao

      Feng shui master Li Kui-ming believes he is pretty good at predicting the future, and the Chinese tycoons who pay up...

    3. August 18, 2016

      Chengdu casts itself as high-tech gateway of west China

      China’s western hinterland has long been seen as a low-cost manufacturing hub and a source of migrant workers for...

    4. August 16, 2016

      Theresa May confirms visit to China to steady relations

      Theresa May has confirmed that she will travel to China next month to steady relations with Beijing and to press for...

    5. August 15, 2016

      China cracks down on ‘toadies’ celebrating former president Jiang

      Chinese authorities fretting about potentially “subversive” civil society groups — such as rights lawyers and labour...

    6. August 14, 2016

      India and China reset links at key time

      In September 2014, India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi welcomed his first important foreign guest, China’s...

    7. August 11, 2016

      China takes a gamble in scapegoating the west

      Across much of the world, fear-mongering and xenophobia are creeping into public and political discourse. In liberal...

    8. August 9, 2016

      China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

      China’s warning to the UK that the future of bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over the deferral...

    9. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: a bilateral bind

      China has said that bilateral ties with the UK stand at a “crucial historical juncture” – following London’s deferral...

    10. July 27, 2016

      After the power plays, Xi must now reform

      When he ascended to the apex of the Communist party in late 2012 most people in China and abroad assumed Xi Jinping...

    11. July 27, 2016

      Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

      In one of his last interviews before he was detained by Chinese police, Meng Han appeared relaxed as he talked about...

    12. July 26, 2016

      Xi’s China: Command and control

      When Xi Jinping arrived in camouflage fatigues for a visit to the Chinese military’s new joint command centre in April,...

    13. July 26, 2016

      Manchester football derby in Beijing hits a divot

      President Xi Jinping’s plan for a football revolution in China has hit an embarrassing divot after a high-profile...

    14. July 25, 2016

      Xi’s China: The rise of party politics

      A front-page article in the People’s Daily in May sent shockwaves through the Chinese bureaucracy. It quoted an...

    15. July 19, 2016

      Liberal Chinese magazine folds in defiance of Beijing controls

      The publisher of an influential liberal Chinese magazine has closed it down rather than submit to a state-mandated...

    16. July 12, 2016

      Obama forced Xi to back down over South China Sea dispute

      US President Barack Obama in March delivered a stark admonition to Xi Jinping over the South China Sea, warning the...

    17. July 12, 2016

      Beijing censors beetle named after Xi Jinping

      Enthusiastic devotees of Chinese President Xi Jinping have poured forth a long list of dedicated songs, poems and even...

    18. July 8, 2016

      Wives of detained Chinese lawyers take up their cause

      A year after China’s unprecedented detention of hundreds of civil rights lawyers and activists, the 18 still detained...

    19. July 4, 2016

      The Long March, NCPA, Beijing — ‘Forceful’

      Even without President Xi Jinping’s 2014 artistic summit, which essentially called on China’s cultural leaders to...

    20. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      China clamps down on online 'false news'

      The Cyberspace Administration of China has promised a renewed crackdown on the country’s online news media, clamping...

    21. July 1, 2016

      Xi Jinping pledges return to Marxist roots for China’s Communists

      The Chinese Communist party is going back to its Marxist roots, Xi Jinping pledged on Friday, as he stressed...

    22. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Chinese Communist party's membership growth slows

      The Chinese Communist Party added about a million new members in 2015, an increase that for most political...

    23. June 29, 2016

      China replaces powerful internet chief

      China’s outspoken internet tsar has stepped down, according to state media, but his replacement suggests no let-up in...

    24. June 27, 2016

      Tory rights group breaks ranks with government on China policy

      A scathing report on China’s human rights record by members of Britain’s governing Conservative party has taken aim at...

    25. June 23, 2016

      Chinese graft purge homes in on ministries

      Corruption investigators are preparing for a fresh wave of inspections at China’s finance and foreign ministries in an...

    26. June 15, 2016

      Xi visit raises eastern Europe investment hopes

      Chinese president Xi Jinping’s second trip to eastern Europe in four months is raising expectations of an investment...

    27. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - McDonald’s: you can sneer, but it’s the glue that holds communities together. - “Conclusion:...

    28. June 3, 2016

      Breaching China’s Great Firewall requires legal ingenuity

      China’s surging technology sector has nurtured behemoths such as online marketplace Alibaba, with its $195bn market...

    29. June 1, 2016

      Chinese students ‘brainwashed by western theories’, say scholars

      China must stop its university students from being “brainwashed by western theories”, according to a group of Chinese...

    30. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - “Oh you gullible, innocent girl!” replied an instructor dressed as the Wizard. “Don’t you...

    31. May 30, 2016

      Xi Jinping has changed China’s winning formula

      Politics in the west are so dramatic at the moment that China can look relatively staid and stable by comparison. But...

    32. May 30, 2016

      Collusion keeps debt problems at bay in China’s private sector heartland

      The local government leans on local banks to keep the credit flowing in, companies are taking on ever-larger amounts of...

    33. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    34. May 25, 2016

      China seeks foreign investors for One Belt, One Road push

      Beijing is encouraging foreign companies to co-invest with Chinese contractors in third countries, a strategy that...

    35. May 25, 2016

      China military budget hit by economic slowdown, says Xi Jinping

      China’s economic slowdown, responsible for everything from falling luxury goods sales to steel plant closures around...

    36. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    37. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    38. May 17, 2016

      Chinese leader pays rare visit to Hong Kong as tensions simmer

      The most high-profile Chinese leader to travel to Hong Kong since the Occupy protests promised to “see, listen and...

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