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      Rule of law elusive as Beijing adds topic to leaders’ agenda

      He Weifeng is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. But he is so disillusioned over the state of his country’s legal...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

      When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he...

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    1. Doing Business in China

      China no longer needs the foreign capital it once did and the days of trying to attrac...
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    1. October 16, 2014

      China eyes rules-based system but flexes extrajudicial muscles

      When elite members of the Chinese Communist party gather for a policy-setting meeting focusing on the rule of law next week,...

    2. October 12, 2014

      Beijing and Hong Kong protesters poles apart on lessons to be drawn

      Hong Kong’s young would-be revolutionaries have, at least for now, mostly put away their umbrellas, symbol of the...

    3. October 9, 2014

      Beijing needs to cut Hong Kong some slack

      The Hong Kong government on Thursday night called off talks with students at the forefront of pro-democracy protests,...

    4. October 8, 2014

      Xi Jinping’s hardline approach deters Hong Kong protest contagion

      Xi Jinping, China’s president, has eyed the protests in Hong Kong as he has those elsewhere on his turf: silently but with...

    5. October 6, 2014

      Hong Kong should focus its fight on the tycoon economy

      Hong Kong stepped back from the brink on Thursday night, when chief executive CY Leung belatedly authorised a senior...

    6. October 6, 2014

      Greece primps for big China state deals

      When Xi Jinping, the president of China, made an unofficial one-night stopover in August on the island of Rhodes, on his way...

    7. October 2, 2014

      Silencing Hong Kong will hurt democracy

      The people of Hong Kong have waited for 17 years, but have yet to see universal suffrage. For many, a political cyclone...

    8. October 1, 2014

      China must resist cheap money temptation

      The democracy protests in Hong Kong are unlikely to unhinge global markets so long as there is a peaceful outcome. They do,...

    9. September 30, 2014

      Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule

      Thousands take to Hong Kong’s streets The day after police fired tear gas and pepper spray into crowds of pro-democracy...

    10. September 30, 2014

      Hopes rise of meeting between China’s President Xi and Japan’s Abe

      Japanese and Chinese diplomats are close to agreeing the first meeting between their nations’ leaders, in what would be a...

    11. September 29, 2014

      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit

      China unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to India shortly before a state visit to the country this month by President Xi...

    12. September 26, 2014

      Macau’s high-rolling casinos suffer amid China anti-graft storm

      Macau in the crosshairs When Xi Jinping visits Macau in December to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Portugal returning its...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Xi who must not be named

      Few will have missed last week’s unfortunate tale of the Indian newsreader who was fired after she confused the first part...

    14. September 23, 2014

      Uighur rights activist sentenced to life imprisonment in China

      A Chinese court sentenced a prominent Uighur academic to life in prison on Tuesday, according to his lawyers, in the...

    15. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Guest post: China's rule of law campaign is a political sledgehammer

      By Alastair Campbell and W. John Hoffmann, Exceptional Resources Group The “rule of law” is set to dominate China’s key...

    16. September 19, 2014

      China debates how to impose carbon caps

      China has recognised the need to temper carbon emissions by imposing a cap but is engaged in fierce debate over how to do...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2014

      Feeble China-India tourism betrays shallow ties

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, arrived in India on Wednesday for a visit expected to showcase significant investment...

    18. The World

      September 14, 2014

      Why China fears a Scottish Yes

      It is one of Beijing’s worst nightmares: subjects in a resource-rich semi-autonomous province hold a vote on independence....

    19. September 12, 2014

      Xi to meet Modi amid shift in Sino-Indian ties

      The common wisdom has been that China and India have nothing in common – except size. But that is changing. The shift is...

    20. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2014

      China's anti-corruption trillions

      Some thoughts from Nomura a little while back on where exactly all of this anti-corruption cash being swept up in China on...

    21. September 10, 2014

      Majority in China expect war with Japan

      China and Japan are heading towards military conflict, according to a majority of Chinese surveyed on ties between the Asian...

    22. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

      In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday after...

    23. beyondbrics

      September 5, 2014

      Guest post: China's state enterprise reform could strengthen state

      By Bo Zhuang of Trusted Sources Overhauling state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is key to the Chinese growth story for the next...

    24. August 28, 2014

      No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

      Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

    25. August 22, 2014

      Xi Jinping targets China’s corporate titans with pay curbs

      Xi Jinping is taking aim at senior managers at big state-owned enterprises with a new plan to limit executive pay, even as...

    26. August 22, 2014

      Deng anniversary eclipses Mao’s as Xi builds reformist credentials

      So effusive is the propaganda campaign launched to mark the 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s birth that a casual visitor...

    27. August 20, 2014

      A sense of destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

      China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of...

    28. August 19, 2014

      China reveals media shake-up plan

      Shares in Chinese media companies jumped on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping announced plans to build several new media...

    29. August 15, 2014

      Abe avoids visit to Yasukuni shrine

      More than 80 lawmakers from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party visited Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni war...

    30. August 13, 2014

      Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success

      More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government...

    31. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2014

      Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

      By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

    32. August 7, 2014

      China probes death of customs official from scandal-hit port

      A senior Chinese customs official at a port embroiled in a metals financing scandal has died of “unnatural” causes, state...

    33. August 6, 2014

      Multinationals fret as China’s antimonopoly probes intensify

      A growing number of the world’s most powerful brands, from Microsoft to Mercedes, are being targeted in antimonopoly...

    34. August 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption campaign is not all it seems

      Since Xi Jinping became general secretary of the Communist party in November 2012, China has been convulsed by the biggest...

    35. August 3, 2014

      An issue that predates Communist rule

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, Jamil Anderlini notes the first drop in new membership of the Chinese Communist party for a...

    36. August 3, 2014

      Hundreds killed in southern China earthquake

      An earthquake in southern China on Sunday killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800, the worst toll for such an...

    37. August 3, 2014

      Xi orders China factory explosion probe

      China’s president Xi Jinping has demanded an investigation into a factory explosion that killed at least 69 people and...

    38. Material World

      July 30, 2014

      Kering says Gucci will have a brighter second half

      Those ubiquitous double-G Gucci bags are not whirring retailers’ cash registers as they once used to. Sales at Gucci, the...

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