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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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:...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    17. May 13, 2016

      Chinese credit growth slows as leadership warns of over-leverage

      China has reined in its drive for bank lending to boost the economy, it emerged on Friday, as the country revealed that...

    18. May 13, 2016

      China deploys amnesia on 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution

      On Monday one of the most infamous anniversaries in the history of Chinese Communist party rule will pass without...

    19. May 12, 2016

      The Queen’s microphone gaffe, part two: the China tapes

      The British media has been treated to two unguarded moments from those in power. First David Cameron was caught on...

    20. May 12, 2016

      Asia risks repeating Europe’s errors

      I was in Seoul the other day. In London politicians were arguing about whether Britain should sue for divorce from its...

    21. May 12, 2016

      The Queen has expressed the uncomfortable truth about power

      Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been caught on microphone voicing some disobliging views about the behaviour of the...

    22. May 11, 2016

      Queen calls Chinese officials ‘very rude’

      Chinese officials were “very rude” during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year and threatened to end...

    23. May 11, 2016

      Chinese burn: Queen describes officials as 'very rude'

      Chinese officials were “very rude” during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year and threatened to end...

    24. May 10, 2016

      US governor pushes China-style gift ban

      Pennsylvania may be far from Beijing, but its Democratic governor is following in the footsteps of Chinese President Xi...

    25. May 9, 2016

      First freight trains from China arrive in Tehran

      Alireza Saadat started to trace and document Iran’s segment of the ancient Silk Road four years ago. The 47-year-old,...

    26. May 3, 2016

      China enlists rap video for military recruitment

      China’s military has released a rap music video as part of a campaign to lure young recruits, the latest foray into...

    27. May 3, 2016

      Baidu probed after student death sparks outrage over online ads

      Chinese internet authorities are investigating search group Baidu after the death of a computer-science student who...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 3, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - “’It’s the Burning Man 1%,‘ said Charles, a documentary filmmaker with spikes pierced through...

    29. April 22, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Jin Liqun

      The Qingfeng fast-food chain is the most famous place to buy steamed buns in China. In late 2013, the country’s...

    30. April 15, 2016

      Staying home pays off for China’s Premier — at least for now

      Over recent months, foreign diplomats bearing invites for Premier Li Keqiang to visit their capitals have been politely...

    31. April 14, 2016

      Turnbull punts on ‘footy diplomacy’ in China

      As Xi Jinping tries to shoot China into the ranks of world football superpowers, Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday began his...

    32. April 13, 2016

      Chinese hacking of US companies declines

      Chinese cyber spying on American companies has decreased since a September agreement between presidents Barack Obama...

    33. April 11, 2016

      US calls for more aggressive IMF policing

      US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has called for the International Monetary Fund to play a more aggressive role in...

    34. April 7, 2016

      Panama Papers: key revelations so far

      Here is a guide to what the Panama Papers, perhaps the biggest data leak in history, have so far revealed about the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday - How much would you need to be paid in order to be persuaded to give up your mobile phone and...

    36. April 3, 2016

      China reverts to ‘grid management’ to monitor citizens’ lives

      China is rolling out a nationwide system of social control known as “grid management” in a revival of state presence in...

    37. April 1, 2016

      China media: Pressed into service

      When President Xi Jinping paid a New Year’s visit to China Central Television in February, the welcoming banner on the...

    38. March 27, 2016

      Chinese football: More than a game

      “My life in China hasn’t really started yet,” says Gervinho with a nervous laugh. “But Chinese football has huge growth...

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