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    Beijing-appointed imam killed as violence in Xinjiang grows

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  1. July 30, 2014

    Microsoft raid highlights US trade troubles in China

    When government investigators raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities on Monday, it underlined the increasingly dire...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Shanghai to feel full force of Xi’s anti-corruption onslaught

    The most extensive anti-corruption campaign in modern Chinese history is about to be unleashed on Shanghai, the country’s...

  3. July 29, 2014

    Expats in China should read GSK potboiler carefully

    It is high summer in Beijing, that time of year when expat executives flee for generally cooler, definitely cleaner climes...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    Default settings in China

    Or, how far is market pricing of credit risk catching on in China, after all? Here’s your default-risk adjusted corporate...

  5. July 29, 2014

    HK petition denounces pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong’s summer of political discontent has taken a fresh turn, with a pro-establishment campaign group attracting almost...

  6. July 29, 2014

    McDonald’s Japan axes profit guidance amid food safety scandal

    McDonald’s Japan has pulled its full-year profit guidance on the back of falling sales, after some of its 3,200 restaurants...

  7. July 28, 2014

    Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe

    Microsoft has become the latest US company to be targeted by an antitrust investigation in China, as officials from the...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Globe-trotting Shinzo Abe sells Japan to a China-obsessed world

    If Shinzo Abe were to be judged on countries visited, rather than yen printed or constitutional clauses circumvented, he...

  9. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Guest post: taking care of China’s elderly

    By Ben Simpfendorfer of Silk Road Associates The Yuecheng in Beijing’s southern suburbs is a pleasant looking senior living...

  10. July 24, 2014

    China a step closer to sanctioning Qualcomm

    Chinese regulators are a step closer to sanctioning US mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm, which puts chips in most of China’s...

  11. FT Tech Hub

    July 22, 2014

    Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone

    Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone looks much like Apple’s rival handsets except for one crucial difference: the price –...

  12. July 22, 2014

    Hong Kong-Shanghai equities ‘through-train’ on track

    Hong Kong has never been short of conspiracy theorists wary of what Beijing is thinking – and the financial community is not...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    July 22, 2014

    Chinese military hardware show

    Andy Wong/AP A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Are labor markets exploitative? - Russian billionaires in “horror”. - Is there a coming longevity...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  16. July 21, 2014

    The Kremlin’s Machiavelli has led Russia to disaster

    Just a couple of months ago it was fashionable to laud Vladimir Putin for his strategic genius. American rightwingers...

  17. July 21, 2014

    China debt tops 250% of national income

    China’s total debt load has climbed to more than two and a half times the size of its economy, underscoring the difficult...

  18. July 21, 2014

    China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

    The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

  19. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  20. July 20, 2014

    A qualified defence of economic complexity

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

  21. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Chinese children stretch

    Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp for overweight children in...

  23. July 16, 2014

    Britain must stand up for Hong Kong

    In July 1997, as the Union Flag was lowered over Hong Kong for the last time, Chris Patten, the outgoing governor, declared...

  24. July 16, 2014

    China: patching the roof

    “Leaky house, endless rain,” is the more property-minded Mandarin equivalent of the English saying that it never rains, but...

  25. July 16, 2014

    China’s GDP: What the economists think

    China’s economic growth accelerated slightly to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, ahead of economists’ consensus...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2014

    Chinese naval welcome

    Stephen Shaver/EPA A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Hong Kong sets in motion overhaul of electoral system

    The Hong Kong government has formally set in motion a controversial overhaul of its electoral system by recommending changes...

  28. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    China and the cost of stimulus

    Compare and contrast time. First Nomura, on China’s June credit and money growth data which grew at their fastest pace in...

  29. July 15, 2014

    China fund managers join search for growth

    There was an overflow crowd of more than 700 at the elegant Daiyutai state guesthouse in Beijing in mid-June when the Asset...

  30. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  31. July 14, 2014

    Shinzo Abe sought meeting with Xi Jinping over Japan-China ties

    Shinzo Abe said on Monday he sought a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders...

  32. July 11, 2014

    US-China relations: Head to head

    If a get-together of bureaucrats could solve the world’s thorniest political problems, then the US and China would be on a...

  33. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  34. July 10, 2014

    Stop indulging China’s banks or risk another crisis

    China’s 18 biggest banks are listed on both domestic and overseas stock markets. Beijing last week approved another 11 banks...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    July 10, 2014

    US-China summit

    Ng Han Guan/AP The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic...

  36. July 10, 2014

    China waives electric cars purchase tax

    The Chinese government will waive a 10 per cent sales tax on electric vehicles in its latest attempt to spur consumer...

  37. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    Guest post: should China cut interest rates?

    By Guonan Ma, Bruegel Against a backdrop of weakening domestic demand, and in the slipstream of a major debate about whether...

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