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    1. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      'Let 100 think tanks bloom'

      The Chinese government seems to have noticed that the country has no policy institutes or think tanks with global clout. So...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Beijing boosts its foreign policy and the war on graft

      It was in November 2012 that Xi Jinping stepped on to the stage for the first time as leader of China’s Communist party with...

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    1. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    2. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    3. January 13, 2015

      Macau’s gaming industry reaches the end of a winning streak

      Last October, casino mogul Steve Wynn told analysts on an earnings call that it was unclear if Macau’s unexpected summer...

    4. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Venezuela: was Maduro's China trip a success?

      Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro had many words of praise for his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, after their meeting...

    5. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    6. December 23, 2014

      China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

      In a speech a year ago, Xi Jinping backed China’s development of genetically modified crops as a means of strengthening food...

    7. December 19, 2014

      President Obama breaks free of domestic shackles

      Just a month ago, Barack Obama’s remaining time in office looked set to be dominated by gridlock at home and wavering...

    8. December 9, 2014

      A futile boycott of China’s bank will not push Xi out of his back yard

      Xi Jinping has a dream — an “Asia-Pacific dream” that offers an alternative to the pull of US President Barack Obama’s...

    9. December 9, 2014

      Hong Kong sets stage for protest clearance

      Hong Kong police are poised to clear the remaining pro-democracy protest sites in the city as the government tries to end a...

    10. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Arrest of ‘tiger’ Zhou Yongkang sheds light on China graft purge

      China’s state-controlled media have lauded the downfall of Zhou Yongkang as a victory for “socialist rule of law with...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Chinese ex-leader Zhou Yongkang charged with corruption

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and...

    13. December 4, 2014

      This is the year of the political strongman

      Xi Jinping is shaping up as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Vladimir Putin has invaded one of Russia’s...

    14. December 4, 2014

      China marks first ‘Constitution Day’ as party maintains primacy

      China’s ruling Communist party celebrated a new “Constitution Day” on Thursday as it sought to define the direction and...

    15. December 3, 2014

      China slips in Transparency International corruption index

      Corruption in China has worsened dramatically over the past year despite a vicious two-year campaign by the ruling Communist...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Hong Kong’s stand-off is heading for a showdown – and Xi’s future is at stake

      Until the escalation in the past couple of weeks of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest, the Chinese government seemed to be...

    17. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    18. November 30, 2014

      Coal conversion plants sap China’s emissions targets

      Chinese negotiators attending this week’s climate change talks in Lima have come armed with a long and detailed list of...

    19. November 27, 2014

      China has ‘wasted’ $6.8tn in investment, warn Beijing researchers

      “Ghost cities” lined with empty apartment blocks, abandoned highways and mothballed steel mills sprawl across China’s...

    20. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products last...

    21. November 26, 2014

      China accuses west of obstructing graft sweep

      China’s efforts to hunt down corrupt officials overseas are being hampered by prejudiced western judges, according to a...

    22. November 25, 2014

      China fears US Republican opposition in climate change talks

      Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

      Hong Kong police arrested 86 people over the past 24 hours during an operation to clear a key protest site in Mongkok, as...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Guest post: China's anti-corruption drive could boost state sector

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources Far from fading away, the anti-corruption campaign launched two years ago by China’s...

    25. November 21, 2014

      Chinese general caught with tonne of cash

      When investigators searched the Beijing home of Xu Caihou, one of China’s highest-ranking army generals, they found so much...

    26. November 20, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi joins the great power game

      The world looks a different place through the other end of the telescope. For westerners, the crisis in Ukraine is about the...

    27. November 20, 2014

      China releases first formal estimate of strategic oil reserves

      China has for the first time offered a formal estimate for a portion of its strategic petroleum reserves, following pledges...

    28. The A-List

      November 19, 2014

      Obama's whirlwind Asia tour

        © Feng Li/Getty Images President Barack Obama’s recent trip across Asia was something of a whirlwind. He went to China for...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      Guest post: China's "rule of law" is a Xi Jinping power grab

      By Alastair Campbell and W. John Hoffmann, Exceptional Resources Group “There is no difference between reform and...

    30. November 18, 2014

      US executives eye China’s can-do spirit over Congress gridlock

      Last week US executives were treated to an impressive display of Chinese Communist party willpower as they gathered for a...

    31. The A-List

      November 17, 2014

      Can China bring peace to south Asia?

      During the past two months, the leaders of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met with China’s powerful president Xi...

    32. November 14, 2014

      China will need many more nuclear plants, say researchers

      China will need new nuclear power plants to come online after 2030 to ensure its CO2 emissions begin to fall, say...

    33. November 14, 2014

      US pledges $3bn to climate change fund for poor countries

      The US pledged $3bn to fight global warming in poor countries on Saturday and urged other countries to step up their efforts...

    34. The World

      November 14, 2014

      Hong Kong's tent city takes root

      Saturday night at the protest camp  © Amie Tsang “If you have not shown up by midnight I will assume you are a no-show....

    35. November 13, 2014

      Xi and Obama have shown leadership on emissions

      In the cynical world of politics it is important, just occasionally, to give credit where it is due. The commitments on...

    36. November 13, 2014

      US and China wrangle over differences of opinion

      As he wrapped up a three-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama hailed a climate change agreement...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Xi and Obama revive hopes on climate

      Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have breathed unexpected life into the Paris climate change talks. By unveiling clear...

    38. The A-List

      November 12, 2014

      The climate breakthrough in Beijing gives the world a fighting chance

      President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping at a joint press conference on November 12 (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)...

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