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      The most popular stories of 2014

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    2. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

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    1. December 16, 2014

      BAIC: cheap cars, luxury shares

      In China’s big cities, cars barely move at rush hour. Beijing is building its seventh ring road to alleviate the crush. At...

    2. December 16, 2014

      China businesswoman fined $404m for bribery

      A former egg-seller who went on to broker bribes for China’s railway minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined...

    3. December 16, 2014

      China gives go-ahead to $13bn Beijing airport

      China’s top economic planner has approved a Rmb80bn ($13bn) airport in Beijing as part of government efforts to boost...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Angst over China’s online lenders may be over the top

      Owners and backers of internet lending platforms in China may well look on with envy at the listing in New York of the...

    5. December 14, 2014

      New China free trade zones to lift growth

      China will create three new free trade zones modelled on one established a year ago in Shanghai as the government tries to...

    6. December 12, 2014

      Hong Kong protesters seek solace after defeat

      Hong Kong protests in pictures Twenty-five years ago, pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square were brutally terminated...

    7. December 12, 2014

      ‘Apec blue’ clean-air push dents China economy

      China’s efforts to clean up its notoriously polluted air to welcome visiting world leaders last month hurt already weak...

    8. December 12, 2014

      China water diversion starts to flow

      China officially inaugurated one of the world’s largest and most controversial engineering projects on Friday as water from...

    9. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Russia and China - Friends or 'frenemies'?

      By Joseph Dobbs, European Leadership Network Russian aggression towards Ukraine this past year has seen Vladimir Putin, the...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protests peter out

      It appeared to end not with a bang but a whimper. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, which seized headlines at home and...

    11. December 9, 2014

      China: Turning away from the dollar

      When an economic theme goes global, Hollywood is never far behind. In the futuristic thriller Looper, retired hit man Bruce...

    12. December 9, 2014

      Hong Kong sets stage for protest clearance

      Hong Kong police are poised to clear the remaining pro-democracy protest sites in the city as the government tries to end a...

    13. December 7, 2014

      The rise of China’s entrepreneurial spirit

      In the cold basement of an office block in northwest Beijing, a group of would-be entrepreneurs huddle around a computer...

    14. December 7, 2014

      UK provincial airports go over head of London

      The first regular direct flight from the UK to China outside London takes off on Monday, as Cathay Pacific launches its...

    15. December 7, 2014

      US environment watchdog defends China deal and power sector plans

      The US environmental watchdog has defended a landmark climate deal with China that Republicans have attacked as one-sided,...

    16. December 4, 2014

      This is the year of the political strongman

      Xi Jinping is shaping up as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Vladimir Putin has invaded one of Russia’s...

    17. December 3, 2014

      Oil price slide a mixed blessing for China

      The slide in crude prices to a new five-year low this week following Opec’s decision to maintain oil output at the current...

    18. December 2, 2014

      British MPs attack China over travel ban to Hong Kong

      British MPs have rounded on the Chinese government for refusing to allow a parliamentary committee access to Hong Kong amid...

    19. December 2, 2014

      China’s tobacco monopoly gasps over smoking curbs plan

      China’s powerful tobacco monopoly has mobilised against draft proposals from Beijing aimed at curbing smoking in the world’s...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington. - Cowen on the potential biggest bubble of them all, “the...

    21. December 2, 2014

      Walmart to cut 250 jobs in China

      Walmart is to cut 250 jobs in its Chinese operational division and shutter a regional management office in the northeast as...

    22. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    23. December 1, 2014

      Calm returns to Hong Kong after night of violence

      Calm returns to Hong Kong after night of violence Calm returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Monday following a night of...

    24. December 1, 2014

      China and Brazil rebuke rich world over climate cash pledge

      China and Brazil have criticised the amount of money wealthy countries have pledged to help poorer nations deal with global...

    25. November 30, 2014

      British MPs banned from Hong Kong visit

      UK Prime Minister David Cameron believes China’s decision to ban British MPs from visiting Hong Kong amid continuing clashes...

    26. November 30, 2014

      Coal conversion plants sap China’s emissions targets

      Chinese negotiators attending this week’s climate change talks in Lima have come armed with a long and detailed list of...

    27. November 30, 2014

      Taiwan election results threaten to derail China rapprochement

      The sweeping victory of Taiwan’s opposition party in local elections this weekend has thrown a wrench into what looked liked...

    28. November 29, 2014

      Taiwan premier resigns after opposition wins local elections

      Taiwan’s premier has resigned after the opposition party swept local elections that were viewed as a litmus test for the...

    29. November 27, 2014

      China’s top business schools to pay back fees in EMBA crackdown

      Many of China’s elite business schools could be hit with bills running into millions of renminbi following the insistence by...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Vietnam yields cautionary tale over Chinese investment

      China’s new charm offensive in Asia – using infrastructure development to garner soft power at the expense of rivals US and...

    31. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products last...

    32. November 25, 2014

      Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

      Hong Kong police arrested 86 people over the past 24 hours during an operation to clear a key protest site in Mongkok, as...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2014

      Shadow of the flag

      Reuters Retired paramilitary policemen, who raise and lower China’s flag every day in Tiananmen Square, salute during a...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Will China's interest rate cut herald concerted easing?

      Clearly, China’s interest rate cut on Friday was motivated by a desire to manage a flagging growth story. But the...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Venezuela: China to the rescue?

      Among the many woes afflicting Venezuela, one of the most pressing is the rapid decline in its reserves of hard currency....

    36. November 21, 2014

      Chinese general caught with tonne of cash

      When investigators searched the Beijing home of Xu Caihou, one of China’s highest-ranking army generals, they found so much...

    37. The A-List

      November 21, 2014

      Rethinking China’s state-owned enterprises

      The last time China got serious about reforming its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) was nearly two decades ago when hundreds...

    38. November 20, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi joins the great power game

      The world looks a different place through the other end of the telescope. For westerners, the crisis in Ukraine is about the...

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