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      Young westerners who ventured to China during the 1980s were surprised to hear a thick Brooklyn accent echoing down the...

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    1. The A-List

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      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

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      World’s city dwellers paying out $650bn more than they can afford

      City dwellers around the world pay $650bn more in housing costs than they can afford yearly, as rapid urban growth meets a...

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      Embraer admits to being bruised in Chinese private jet market

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    4. Business Blog

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      Mark Zuckerberg leaps the language barrier in China

      There is something peculiarly impressive about the video below of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, talking in Mandarin...

    5. October 23, 2014

      China’s Xiaomi moves some customer data overseas

      Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has begun to move some of its services and customer data to overseas servers, citing...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela's latest surprise default...China!

      Last month Ricardo Hausmann, a normally mild Harvard academic, set off the equivalent of a financial bomb. The economist...

    7. October 22, 2014

      Tao Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

      Tao Ye’s Tao Dance Theatre had a two-night run at Sadler’s Wells this week as part of Dance Umbrella, limping gamely on...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Beijing ragpicker

      Jason Lee/Reuters A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing’s central business district next to the China Central...

    9. October 21, 2014

      How an Irish passport opens doors

      ‘Hello,” I said. “My name is Conor O’Clery. I am the international business editor of The Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland’s...

    10. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    11. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Was Apple's iCloud data hacked in China?

      Barely two months after Apple admitted it was storing users’ data online in mainland China, reports emerged that hackers...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE On the subject of Buffett favourites: It may be a Buffett favourite, but David Winters...

    13. October 21, 2014

      China steel exports disrupt markets

      China’s leaders want to move the world’s second-largest economy away from exports. Yet, for its steelmakers, this is turning...

    14. October 21, 2014

      China GDP growth slowest since global crisis

      China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in the third quarter and is on...

    15. October 20, 2014

      Hong Kong ‘lucky’ China has not stopped protests, says CY Leung

      Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung has warned pro-democracy protesters not to test Beijing’s patience, as he pointed to a...

    16. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Four things to watch for in China's economic data

      By Gabriel Wildau and Lucy Hornby The quarterly release of China’s GDP figures has turned into a mini-drama, with reporters...

    17. October 20, 2014

      What Lenovo can teach us about making takeovers work

      If you are wondering where your transformational merger is going wrong, you may want to look in the toilets. After Lenovo...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Food shortages now huge risk in Ebola-hit regions, says UN body

      Food shortages are nearly as much of a risk as the Ebola virus in the three worst-hit countries of western Africa, an...

    19. October 19, 2014

      Trium tops FT Executive MBA programme rankings 2014

      For the first time in six years, a new challenger has topped the FT’s ranking of executive MBA programmes. The 2014 ranking...

    20. October 19, 2014

      China and Vietnam to resume military ties

      China and Vietnam have agreed to resume military ties and curb their maritime dispute, according to Beijing’s official...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2014

      Riding the dragon

      Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters A mechanical installation named “Long Ma”, operated by French performance art company La Machine,...

    22. October 17, 2014

      Europe’s dairies jostle for China foothold ahead of milk flood

      The green fields of Ireland’s County Kerry are a long way from a stuffy Beijing hotel room, but a Chinese man playing the...

    23. October 17, 2014

      Japanese lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni shrine

      Roughly 100 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine on Friday at the start of an autumn festival but...

    24. October 17, 2014

      Hong Kong government sets date for talks with protesters

      HK police clear protesters in dawn raid The Hong Kong government and student leaders have set a date for long-awaited talks,...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Investors see huge scope as better healthcare is promised in China

      China’s healthcare sector has had a difficult year. Beijing’s decision to pursue GlaxoSmithKline, the UK pharmaceuticals...

    26. 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,...

    27. October 15, 2014

      Tensions mount in Hong Kong over alleged police beating

      Tensions mounted in Hong Kong after the emergence of a video that appears to show police officers beating a protester who...

    28. October 15, 2014

      China consumer inflation near 5-year low

      Chinese consumer prices rose at their slowest pace in almost five years in September, the latest sign of flagging growth...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2014

      Underground prayers

      Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church...

    30. October 14, 2014

      China steel now cheap as cabbage

      Plunging demand for steel in China has pushed prices in some markets as low as the cost of cabbage, as worries mount that...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * N Korea announces Kim Jong Un’s return | Official news story follows weeks of speculation over his...

    32. October 14, 2014

      Universal to open $3.3bn theme park in China

      US film company Universal Studios has outlined plans to build a $3.3bn theme park in Beijing, in the latest expression of...

    33. October 14, 2014

      Hong Kong police unblock major road to commercial centre

      Hong Kong police on Tuesday opened a crucial traffic artery in the commercial district that has been blocked for roughly two...

    34. October 14, 2014

      Concern mounts in China over Yangtze diversion project

      On a cloudy September day in the humid central Chinese city of Jingzhou, a group of Chinese officials quietly inaugurated a...

    35. October 13, 2014

      HK leader CY Leung remains silent over accusations of tax avoidance

      Hong Kong’s chief executive has refused to respond to claims that he should have paid tax on millions of pounds he received...

    36. October 13, 2014

      Hong Kong police start to dismantle barricades

      Hong Kong police started removing some of the barricades blocking entry to the main protest zone on Monday but said the...

    37. October 12, 2014

      ‘Zero chance’ of protest success, says HK leader

      CY Leung, Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, reiterated his calls for pro-democracy protests to end as a campaign of...

    38. October 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protesters regroup after government rejects talks

      HONG KONG Thousands of protesters regrouped in central Hong Kong on Friday to push their demand for democracy, a day after...

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