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    HKEx’s stance on voting rights leaves it out in the cold

    To Asia-based bankers, Alibaba’s interest in the number eight – from the $68 upper limit of its initial price range, to the...

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    Uighur rights activist sentenced to life imprisonment in China

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  1. September 22, 2014

    Hong Kong students strike for democracy

    Hong Kong students demand democracy Thousands of Hong Kong students began a week-long strike on Monday to protest against...

  2. September 22, 2014

    Teenager Joshua Wong picks up democracy baton in Hong Kong

    Joshua Wong looks like any other university student in Hong Kong. Wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, the young man worries...

  3. September 21, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Sept 22 Discuss economics British economist Jim O’Neill will be in conversation with Andy Bounds, Financial Times...

  4. September 18, 2014

    Apple’s iPhone 6 debut in China delayed by regulators

    Apple’s iPhone 6 passed a key regulatory hurdle in China but still has not received permission to be sold in the country,...

  5. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 18, 2014

    Slowly, very slowly, getting China's house in order?

    Oh look, China’s property market has worsened again: Followed by a slew of bad data, a mini-stimulus of sorts, an acceptance...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2014

    Three new "engines of growth" to watch in China

    China’s plan to spread the wealth of coastal cities into poorer interior regions is starting to pick up speed, with better...

  8. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2014

    Is some light emerging amid China's property gloom?

    Headline statistics on the Chinese property market continue to relay a picture of virtually unrelieved gloom. However, in...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2014

    Beijing park life

    Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China. ...

  10. September 17, 2014

    Uighur rights activist goes on trial in China

    The most prominent advocate for civil and economic rights for China’s restive Uighur minority went on trial on charges of...

  11. September 17, 2014

    Sri Lanka sees benefits of China’s ‘maritime silk road’ plan

    President Xi Jinping’s talk of a “21st-century maritime silk road” linking China to Europe through the seas of south Asia...

  12. September 17, 2014

    China SOE reform no fee bonanza for bankers

    China’s move to reform its state-owned enterprises has seen more than $50bn of assets change hands in just two deals that...

  13. September 17, 2014

    Asian billionaires create wealth fastest

    Wealth was created faster by Asia’s billionaires than by those in any other part of the globe in the past 12 months, with...

  14. September 17, 2014

    PBoC to inject $81bn into China’s banking system

    China’s central bank plans to inject Rmb500bn ($81bn) into the banking system, according to local traders and analysts, in...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    EM equities: bear run here to stay?

    Is this month’s bear run in EM equities merely a correction or the start of something big? As fast FT reports, the FTSE...

  16. September 16, 2014

    Norma, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing – review

    By now, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts has developed a formula for introducing western operas. Unlike the...

  17. September 16, 2014

    China takes anti-corruption drive overseas

    The anti-corruption campaign which has swept across China in the last two years has gone global, as Beijing seeks to enlist...

  18. September 16, 2014

    Hong Kong tycoons to donate to second US university

    One of Hong Kong’s richest families plans to give money to the University of Southern California on the heels of presenting...

  19. September 16, 2014

    Australian dollar bulls face double whammy

    Australian dollar bulls have been hit by a double whammy. Just as Australia’s biggest trading partner – China – seems to be...

  20. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: democracy is losing the global battle of ideas

    By David Clark of the Russia Foundation The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium...

  21. September 15, 2014

    China’s schoolchildren practise democracy in the classroom

    Citizens of Hong Kong, eat your hearts out. Democracy with Hong Kong characteristics means you get to vote – sort of. You...

  22. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: $100bn from Xi's visit to India? Not likely

    By Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week will likely be the most significant...

  23. September 15, 2014

    Hong Kong divided over Beijing’s proposal for democracy

    Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong should veto China’s proposal for universal suffrage in the territory, according to...

  24. September 14, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Sept 15 Consider an MBA The admissions team of the Ivey school at the University of Western Ontario are visiting...

  25. 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....

  26. September 12, 2014

    RMB bond to put UK at forefront

    The UK will become the first western country to issue a government bond denominated in Chinese currency, in a move touted by...

  27. September 12, 2014

    Caring sells Wentworth to Chinese group

    Restaurant and club owner Richard Caring has sold Wentworth Golf Club to the Chinese conglomerate Reignwood for £135m – only...

  28. September 12, 2014

    Wall Street soft as Fed meeting looms

    Friday 21:30 BST. Stock benchmarks fell, the dollar held near multi-month highs and bond yields nudged up as investors...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. September 9, 2014

    Europe car parts makers rebel over China exclusivity deals

    European auto parts suppliers have claimed carmakers in China forced them to sign exclusivity agreements that broke the...

  32. September 8, 2014

    Hong Kong must seize the first chance to elect its own leaders

    For the first time, all Hong Kong’s permanent residents, including those who are foreign nationals, are being offered the...

  33. September 8, 2014

    Congo renews push for Grand Inga dam, an African white elephant

    On a wooden stake planted in Africa’s equatorial forest, a small hand-painted sign reads: “Here will be erected the water...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    September 8, 2014

    Missing for six months

    Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters A family member of a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries as she gathers...

  35. September 7, 2014

    Dirty tricks allegations blur the picture for Hong Kong and China

    When Hong Kong corruption busters raided the home of Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and staunch opponent of the Chinese...

  36. September 7, 2014

    Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

    If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

  37. September 7, 2014

    China’s French graduates swap government jobs for African adventures

    When Xu Jing completed her French degree, she decided not to follow in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the late Chinese...

  38. September 5, 2014

    UK set to license Chinese bank branch

    Britain is preparing to grant the first new licence allowing a Chinese bank to operate a branch in the UK, in a bid to boost...

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