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      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    2. March 27, 2015

      The old Beijing hutong restored with help from the Prince of Wales

      On floor 33 of London’s Shard is a restaurant called Hutong. The name could scarcely be less appropriate. Fair enough, it...

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    1. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas for...

    2. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2015

      Guest post: the man behind the ChemChina-Pirelli deal

      By Joel Backaler, Author of “China Goes West” On March 22, China National Chemical Corporation (CNCC) reached an agreement...

    4. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    5. March 24, 2015

      Citic Ltd confirms $2.5bn hit from Australian iron ore venture

      China’s Citic Ltd has confirmed a $2.5bn writedown at its disastrous iron ore joint venture with Clive Palmer as commodity...

    6. March 24, 2015

      China tells elderly to dance to its tune

      Chinese authorities, already among the most interventionist in the world, have stepped in to regulate public line dancing,...

    7. March 24, 2015

      China military parade poses dilemma for the west

      European leaders have been thrown into a diplomatic quandary by an invitation from China to a military parade marking the...

    8. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support from a...

    9. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew: China watcher who offered Beijing a model

      On his first visit to China as Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew — whose great-grandfather came from Guangdong...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday, even...

    11. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Patience is out and the US Federal Reserve is free to raise interest rates. In...

    12. March 19, 2015

      Galaxy Entertainment posts 9% rise in full-year revenue

      Billionaire casino tycoon Lui Che-woo says Macau’s gaming industry is heading into a “new era”, following a sharp drop in...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three years, in...

    14. March 18, 2015

      ‘Accommodating’ Beijing may be no bad thing

      In the 50 shades of diplomatic speak, the word “accommodation” is only slightly less stinging than that other A-word:...

    15. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      China wants to get off its fiscal slide

      We don’t have too much to add to the Shambaugh-generated “is the Chinese Communist Party cracking up” debate. Apart from...

    18. March 17, 2015

      China graft tsar plans US visit amid drive to extradite fugitives

      China’s anti-corruption tsar is preparing to visit the US as Beijing steps up its drive to extradite corrupt officials who...

    19. March 16, 2015

      Britain can learn lessons from China on infrastructure funding

      Thirty years ago it took eight hours to drive the 150km from Beijing to Tianjin, China’s fourth city. A decade back,...

    20. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    21. March 16, 2015

      Chinese arms sales surge 143% in 5 years

      China lifted exports of military weapons and equipment by 143 per cent over the past five years to usurp Germany as the...

    22. March 15, 2015

      China on collision course with EU and US over bank IT rules

      The Chinese government on Sunday began implementing new rules that require commercial banks to buy “secure and controllable”...

    23. March 13, 2015

      Chinese internet: Commerce and control

      Grumbling about China’s slow internet speeds is a national pastime, but few were expecting Li Keqiang, the prime minister,...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      March 13, 2015

      Big player at China's Great Hall

      Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (2nd L) walks past security personnel as he arrives for the closing session of the...

    25. March 13, 2015

      UK move to join AIIB meets mixed response in China

      China’s government welcomed the UK’s decision to sign up to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in the face of heavy...

    26. March 12, 2015

      How David Cameron lost, and then won, China

      The relationship between Britain’s Conservative-led government and China has been something of a roller-coaster ride since...

    27. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      The AIIB — what is it? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is one of four institutions created or proposed by Beijing...

    28. March 12, 2015

      US attacks UK’s ‘constant accommodation’ with China

      The Obama administration accused the UK of a “constant accommodation” of China after Britain decided to join a new China-led...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2015

      Renminbi internationalisation: the long march continues

      The International Monetary Fund will hold discussions in May and make a decision in November on whether to add the Chinese...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      Big sleep in the Great Hall

      A delegate takes a nap during the third plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at...

    31. March 11, 2015

      China shipbuilders urged to merge to stay afloat

      Missing shipowners, a white knight reportedly detained by Beijing police and an abandoned African timber deal have all...

    32. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as part...

    33. March 10, 2015

      China turns up the heat on ICE

      China has often been a haven for copycatters despite governments efforts to crack down on the phenomenon. That has led to a...

    34. March 10, 2015

      Twitter targets China with Hong Kong office

      Twitter has opened an office in Hong Kong in an effort to lure more of China’s increasingly global companies to the social...

    35. March 9, 2015

      Greece, Russia and the politics of humiliation

      Just before Alexis Tsipras was elected Greek prime minister in January, he made a vow to the voters: “On Monday national...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      March 9, 2015

      Tea time in Beijing

      Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative...

    37. March 9, 2015

      What the Fed says about China behind closed doors

      There is no relationship more important to the global economy than that between the US and China. For that reason, policy...

    38. March 8, 2015

      For all the sound and fury, China depends on foreign forces

      Until it opened on March 5, the annual full session of China’s National People’s Congress had promised to be more...

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