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      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 of...

    2. 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 financial...

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    1. The World in 2015

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 statue...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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 exuberant,...

    7. 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 further to...

    8. 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 the...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 gear in...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 of...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 made...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 supposedly...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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 to...

    20. 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 years as...

    21. 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 policy...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 in...

    24. 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 Pakistan on...

    25. 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 that...

    26. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor of...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      China's Silk Road plan is already taking shape

      Over the weekend of 28-29 March 2015, a Chinese government “special leading group” was set up to oversee progress on the...

    28. April 14, 2015

      Anti-corruption drive grounds China private jet sales

      China’s campaign against corruption launched by President Xi Jinping, which has dented sales of luxury goods, has now...

    29. April 8, 2015

      China: Projections of power

      China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate,...

    30. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

    31. March 31, 2015

      The nightmare of a Korean cold war thaw

      Amid all the talk of a new cold war, it is easy to forget that there are parts of the world where the cold war never ended....

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Born red, the rise of Xi Jinping. - The strange tale of Carl Mark Force IV, Bitcoin secret agent and...

    33. March 29, 2015

      China’s leaders focus on slowing economy

      Chinese leaders focused on the consequences of slowing economic growth during a meeting with world leaders this weekend as...

    34. Nick Butler

      March 29, 2015

      Can China change its energy policy?

      The signals are clear – but contradictary. China has embraced the concept of climate change and is allowing officials to...

    35. March 25, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s challenge is to be strong enough to loosen control

      Since Xi Jinping took over the role of general secretary of the Chinese Communist party in November 2012 there has been a...

    36. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday, even...

    37. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    38. March 16, 2015

      PetroChina vice-chairman detained in anti-corruption probe

      China’s anti-corruption purge has returned to sting national oil company PetroChina, which on Monday announced its...

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