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    1. May 28, 2016

      China companies borrow to repay debts in latest credit binge

      China is awash in a credit stimulus that is bigger as a proportion of GDP than the one that Beijing unleashed to haul...

    2. May 26, 2016

      China warns G7 not to ‘escalate tensions’ in Asia

      China’s foreign minister fired a pre-emptive shot at G7 leaders gathering in Japan on Thursday, warning them not to...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      China soybean import prices rise to 17-month high

      It’s a good time to sell soybeans to China. Or at least a better one. Spot prices for imported soybeans in the Chinese...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Beijing Modern Music Festival, NCPA Concert Hall — review

      Since its inception 13 years ago, the Beijing Modern Music Festival has steadily evolved from a comparatively modest...

    3. May 22, 2016

      China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

      Beijing has stepped up its battle against bad debt in China’s banking system, with a state-led loans-for-bonds scheme...

    4. May 20, 2016

      Questions over Aston Villa’s Chinese buyer

      The Chinese business group which has agreed to buy Aston Villa football club admitted on Friday that it controlled only...

    5. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Richemont doubts any 'meaningful improvement' for luxury spending

      Swiss group Richemont issued a gloomy prognosis for the luxury industry as it reported full-year results on Friday,...

    6. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Taiwan's new president creates Truth and Reconciliation Commission

      Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen announced plans today for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the...

    7. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    8. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president of Taiwan

      Say hello to the new president of Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the first female president of Taiwan, much...

    9. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    10. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Apple's Tim Cook meets with top Chinese minister

      The head of China’s industry and technology ministry met with Apple CEO Tim Cook this week, according to a terse...

    11. The Exchange

      May 19, 2016

      Panama Papers and Beijing bases add to Sharif's burdens

      As though it were a giant spider, the Panama Papers leak has another victim caught in its web. Iceland’s Sigmundur...

    12. May 18, 2016

      North Korea makes public its paranoia over China

      To North Koreans, their country’s relationship with China was “forged in blood in the victorious war to liberate the...

    13. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Top cities drive up China new home prices in April

      Property prices in large Chinese cities stacked on another month of gains nationwide, with Shenzhen once again...

    14. May 17, 2016

      Chinese leader pays rare visit to Hong Kong as tensions simmer

      The most high-profile Chinese leader to travel to Hong Kong since the Occupy protests promised to “see, listen and...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      May 17, 2016

      Colourful flowers

      Aerial view of wide area of flowers near Shisanling reservoir in Changping District in Beijing, China ...

    16. May 17, 2016

      Pakistan army chief’s Beijing visit heightens US, India jitters

      Pakistan’s army chief was feted in Beijing this week on a visit that could heighten concerns in New Delhi and...

    17. May 16, 2016

      China steel mills fire up as prices flare

      A single mill in central China that can produce half as much steel annually as the UK has fired up its furnaces on the...

    18. Tech blog

      May 16, 2016

      #techFT - Cook courts China in a cab

      Warren Buffett has taken a stake in Apple and is interested in Yahoo, crowdfunding companies finally gets the go-ahead...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2016

      Lunch with Mao

      A vendor eats her meal near busts of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong for sale at a curio market in Beijing, China today. ...

    20. May 15, 2016

      Apple plants seed in China taxi service

      Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has made no secret of its admiration for Apple. The company’s...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2016

      Waitress in Beijing

      A waitress with an army-style top and red armband that reads “village chief” stands in a restaurant in Beijing   ...

    22. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      EU deals blow to China market economy ambitions

      European parliamentarians have delivered a crushing blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a market economy this...

    23. May 12, 2016

      China pours scorn on South China Sea legal case

      China has issued a stark rebuke of a looming court decision on its maritime claims in the South China Sea, with a...

    24. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      China labour protests bounce back after holidays

      Labour protests in China bounced back from a minor dip last month, reflecting a new status quo of more frequent and...

    25. May 12, 2016

      The Queen has expressed the uncomfortable truth about power

      Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been caught on microphone voicing some disobliging views about the behaviour of the...

    26. May 12, 2016

      Air pollution hits ‘catastrophic’ levels

      Air pollution is climbing at an alarming rate around the world and has reached “catastrophic” levels in some cities,...

    27. May 12, 2016

      China insurance regulator sends inspectors to Anbang

      Anbang Insurance Group and local competitors are being examined by China’s insurance regulator as concerns grow about...

    28. May 11, 2016

      Chinese burn: Queen describes officials as 'very rude'

      Chinese officials were “very rude” during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year and threatened to end...

    29. May 10, 2016

      US governor pushes China-style gift ban

      Pennsylvania may be far from Beijing, but its Democratic governor is following in the footsteps of Chinese President Xi...

    30. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Euro stocks higher as China data eases concerns

      European and US equity gauges are higher as steady inflation numbers out of Beijing help quell concerns about the...

    31. May 9, 2016

      What price Beijing’s tentative ‘like’ for Facebook?

      So Mark Zuckerberg has an answer to the question of how much Beijing smog you have to ingest before the Chinese...

    32. May 9, 2016

      China fights for market economy status

      China is intensifying lobbying to gain “market economy status” under the World Trade Organisation despite growing...

    33. May 8, 2016

      Facebook wins China trademark case

      Facebook has won a Chinese trademark case against a company that registered the brand name “face book”, in a sign that...

    34. May 8, 2016

      China expels 2,000 investment funds

      China’s move to expel more than 2,000 investment companies from its opaque private fund market marks just the beginning...

    35. May 6, 2016

      ArcelorMittal cautions global steel market still ‘fragile’

      Shares in ArcelorMittal fell more than 4 per cent on Friday as it cautioned that the global steel market remained...

    36. May 4, 2016

      The younger generation changing China’s giving culture

      When Yale president Peter Salovey visited Hong Kong and Beijing in March, he found himself the beneficiary of rivalry...

    37. May 4, 2016

      China’s fizz goes flat, even with far bigger credit stimuli

      China’s sugar highs do not last as long as they used to. The saccharine stimulus of 2009-10, which relied on heaped...

    38. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Beijing taps emergency pork reserves as prices hit record high

      The spot price for a kilo of pork in China has surpassed even a 2011 peak as a shortage of breeding sows and growing...

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