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    1. July 29, 2015

      China anti-graft purge recovers $6.2bn in ill-gotten gains

      Chinese anti-corruption authorities have returned Rmb38.7bn ($6.2bn) in ill-gotten gains to the nation’s coffers since...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Yanis: his “demeanor had sometimes given his tenure the air of a five-month-long TED talk.” -...

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    1. July 27, 2015

      Chinese stock market should find its own level

      Year after year of strong and steady growth has imbued China’s rulers with an aura of omnipotence. But maintaining such...

    2. July 23, 2015

      China returns passport to Ai Weiwei

      Ai Weiwei, the Chinese government critic and dissident artist, has been given his passport back after a four-year...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Japan ramps up warnings over China in maritime dispute

      Japan has ramped up warnings over the dangers posed by a more uncompromising China, highlighting satellite images of...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Xi warns China military amid anti-corruption purge

      China’s President Xi Jinping moved to address lingering resentments in the country’s military created by the...

    5. July 20, 2015

      Banks vie to build up Asia compliance teams

      Asia’s compliance and corporate investigation industry is booming as regulators from China to the US crack down on...

    6. July 15, 2015

      Xi’s imperial presidency has its weaknesses

      Since assuming power three years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping has done nothing to discourage the spread of a...

    7. July 15, 2015

      Environmental, social and other risks stalk Chinese listed companies

      Gyrations on China’s domestic stock exchanges over the past month have dramatised a gamut of market risks, including an...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Former Tencent employees detained in graft probe

      Chinese authorities have detained half a dozen former Tencent employees after an internal investigation by the internet...

    9. July 6, 2015

      Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin’s pursuit of China ties

      When Russia’s president welcomes leaders from a dozen countries for two separate summits in Ufa on Wednesday, there...

    10. July 6, 2015

      Market turbulence in China tests Xi’s reform agenda

      On Sunday evening, Chinese investors waited and waited for an important stock market clue. For 48 hours, they had...

    11. July 6, 2015

      China’s military goes to war on corruption

      China’s military says it is moving to close loopholes in its financial regulations as part of a two-year crackdown on...

    12. July 1, 2015

      The electoral volcano beneath Hong Kong and Taiwan

      The people of Hong Kong may now have to wait years to vote after the city rejected Beijing’s offer of a castrated form...

    13. June 29, 2015

      AIIB launch signals China’s new ambition

      China has officially launched the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, marking Beijing’s most ambitious foray into...

    14. June 24, 2015

      Chinese anti-corruption watchdog reveals its latest targets

      Chinese airlines and railways, the country’s aluminium giant and even the Communist party’s own newspaper are among the...

    15. June 23, 2015

      Bank of China set for four-currency bond sale

      Bank of China is poised to launch the world’s first multibillion four-currency bond deal in an eye-catching effort to...

    16. June 17, 2015

      A nod to Confucius will not purge communist China of corruption

      In 1966, Red Guards descended on the hamlet of Qufu, the home town of Confucius. The radicalised students removed the...

    17. beyondbrics

      June 15, 2015

      China's "soft power" is the power of money

      A month ago, in the largest military parade held on Red Square since the days of Stalin, one foreign guest drew as much...

    18. June 10, 2015

      US v China: is this the new cold war?

      Strange things are happening in the South China Sea. In the past 18 months, Beijing has reclaimed 2,000 acres of land,...

    19. June 3, 2015

      Euphoria has China’s stock market in its dangerous grip

      There is a fin de siècle feel about China. Growth is fading fast but the stock market is galumphing to evermore...

    20. May 28, 2015

      China’s Dongguan sex trade trial begins

      A prostitution scandal in China’s southern city of Dongguan that felled several senior officials last year moved...

    21. May 27, 2015

      JPMorgan told to provide communications with top Chinese official

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered JPMorgan to hand over any correspondence with Wang Qishan, one of...

    22. May 25, 2015

      China uses prison visits to scare officials straight

      Chinese officials are being sent on prison visits in a new, “scared-straight” approach to warn them of the perils of...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      May 17, 2015

      China gets serious about reflation

      Amid further signs of a weakening economy, there is no longer any doubt that a major policy easing is clicking into...

    24. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    25. May 15, 2015

      China and India to set up military hotline

      China and India have agreed to begin military exchanges and establish a hotline linking army commanders on either side...

    26. May 7, 2015

      Moscow seeks to unlock Chinese financing for Russian companies

      Moscow is trying to attract more Chinese loans for Russian companies by shouldering some of the credit risk through a...

    27. May 7, 2015

      China’s hunt for tigers and flies is taking a toll on business

      The high profile anti-corruption campaign led by Xi Jinping since he became president of China in 2013 has undoubtedly...

    28. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    29. The Exchange

      May 7, 2015

      Why Moscow will celebrate May 9 without western leaders

      During the cold war, anniversaries of the end of the second world war were an exception from the general rule of...

    30. May 6, 2015

      The unforeseen effects of Chinese medicine

      When it comes to investment pledges, $46bn is a sum that really grabs people’s attention. That is what China is...

    31. May 4, 2015

      China must prove Silk Road plan is serious

      On a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, Xi Jinping reminded his hosts of their shared commercial ties along the Silk Road,...

    32. May 4, 2015

      Moscow offers bigger stakes in energy projects to lure Chinese

      A flagship Russian gas project may soon test Moscow’s newfound willingness to cede greater control of its energy assets...

    33. May 4, 2015

      China-Taiwan ties in focus as Xi Jinping meets KMT chairman

      The chairmen of the Chinese Communist party and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party have met for the first time in six...

    34. May 4, 2015

      China to let 100 think-tanks bloom

      The Chinese government is setting up as many as 100 national-level think-tanks to try to replicate the US model of...

    35. April 30, 2015

      A frosty peace beckons for the US and China

      Asia takes the long view. I once sat in on a discussion in Beijing about the future of American power. The examination...

    36. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2015

      China's state enterprise reform: bigger, yes, but better?

      As the Chinese economy posts its slowest growth in six years, major reforms to China’s state-owned enterprises are now...

    37. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to...

    38. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case...

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