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      Yan Jiehe, CPCG: the Chinese billionaire turned debt collector

      On January 26 Yan Jiehe, China’s seventh richest man with a fortune estimated at $14.2bn, acquired another claim to fame....

    2. January 30, 2015

      ‘Western values’ forbidden in Chinese universities

      China’s education minister has vowed that “western values” will never be allowed into the country’s classrooms as the...

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    1. Special Report: China 2012

      Successfully navigating Beijing’s difficult political environment could result in an e...
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    1. January 30, 2015

      He Zhenliang, sports administrator, 1929-2015

      In July 2001 the International Olympic Committee was gathered in Moscow to consider bids to host the summer Games seven...

    2. January 29, 2015

      China moves to limit coal glut

      China has slapped a moratorium on new coal mines in its eastern regions as it battles an enormous supply glut. As with...

    3. January 27, 2015

      New environment minister set to boost Beijing carbon cut push

      China’s commitment to rein in carbon emissions is set for a boost with the likely appointment of Chen Jining, head of...

    4. January 26, 2015

      Malaysia Airlines plays down hack attack

      Malaysia Airlines has insisted its customers’ information is secure and its servers intact after its website was attacked by...

    5. January 26, 2015

      China seeks to forge foreign demand for its industrial output

      The first contraction in domestic steel consumption for nearly two decades is driving China to look to markets overseas....

    6. January 25, 2015

      China: Monopoly position

      When US chipmaker Qualcomm was threatened with a fine of $1bn for violating China’s antitrust law in 2013, it took a novel...

    7. January 25, 2015

      Wang Chunqi, China’s first MBA graduate

      Historians date the beginning of China’s modern economy from 1978, two years after the death of Mao Zedong and the end of...

    8. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed return...

    9. January 23, 2015

      China intensifies VPN services crackdown

      Internet users in mainland China are increasingly finding that the technology they use to circumvent the country’s “Great...

    10. January 22, 2015

      China proposes to change status of foreign stakes in tech sector

      Chinese authorities are considering a new law that would legitimise massive foreign shareholdings in the country’s...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Shanghai stampede victim families to receive $130,000 compensation

      The Shanghai government will pay Rmb800,000 ($130,000) to each of the families of the 36 revellers who died in the New...

    12. January 20, 2015

      Beijing boosts its foreign policy and the war on graft

      It was in November 2012 that Xi Jinping stepped on to the stage for the first time as leader of China’s Communist party with...

    13. January 20, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic collapse owes a debt to China

      Every economic catastrophe brings soul-searching. When Argentina collapsed at the end of 2001, the International Monetary...

    14. January 20, 2015

      Iron ore drops as Chinese steel output slows

      The post-new year funk in iron ore has continued with the steelmaking ingredient drifting lower on concerns about slowing...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Planes, trains and automobiles — the Chinese way

      On a typical Beijing to Boston itinerary, a traveller might fly a Boeing 787 on Hainan Airlines’ new direct service between...

    16. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    17. January 20, 2015

      Dalian Wanda scores 20% stake in Atletico Madrid

      Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda property group, has agreed to buy a stake in Atletico de Madrid football club,...

    18. January 18, 2015

      US premium marques snapped up in China’s parellel imports market

      On January 12, Zhao Lei took a 13-hour flight from Brussels to Beijing. A day later, the construction entrepreneur was...

    19. January 18, 2015

      Chinese cities see property prices fall

      Prices of new homes in big Chinese cities fell 4.3 per cent in December from a year earlier, the largest drop since the...

    20. January 18, 2015

      Carmakers face fresh China import threat

      Multinational carmakers already under pressure from Chinese regulators and dealers face a new challenge in the world’s...

    21. January 16, 2015

      China completes Beijing-Shanghai electric car charging route

      Electric vehicle owners can now drive from China’s capital to its main financial centre without having to worry about...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      3D art in Beijing

      A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting depicting a Japanese Imperial Army soldier at an art gallery in...

    23. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the over-confident...

    24. January 14, 2015

      Beijing detains Chinese journalist working for German newspaper

      A Chinese journalist working for Die Zeit, the German newspaper, has been held in detention for more than three months, the...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2015

      Venezuelan default: endgame in sight?

      Investors used to studying Venezuela’s financials for signs of impending default might want to switch their attention to...

    26. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2015

      China's "big four" banks lose out as savers gain sophistication

      China’s “big four” state banks are losing share in the country’s fast-growing retail banking market as customers embrace a...

    27. January 9, 2015

      China bans private cars from offering services via taxi apps

      China has implemented a nationwide ban on drivers of private cars offering services via car-hailing apps, the latest...

    28. January 9, 2015

      China derivatives push gathers steam

      The Shanghai Stock Exchange will launch simulated trading of stock options, China’s securities regulator said on Friday, the...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Rare earths and China's self-correcting folly

      This week, a trade war that was supposed to tear the world of high-tech manufacturing apart ended peacefully, quietly and...

    30. January 8, 2015

      China’s courtship of Latin America tested

      Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced $20bn worth of investment from China. But left unsaid was whether he got...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Venezuela: was Maduro's China trip a success?

      Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro had many words of praise for his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, after their meeting...

    32. January 7, 2015

      Uber faces Beijing crackdown

      Car-hailing apps such as Uber are facing a new year crackdown against “illegal” taxi drivers in Beijing, making the city the...

    33. January 1, 2015

      Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets

      The arrest last month of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security tsar , is an occasion to assess the controversial anti-corruption...

    34. January 1, 2015

      China’s video hosting sites see boom times

      When China’s internet giants do battle, the weapon they use is cash. In a clash echoing the “taxi app wars” between Alibaba...

    35. December 30, 2014

      Chinese train makers agree $26bn merger

      Shares in China’s largest train manufacturers surged on confirmation the two are merging to create a global giant, as part...

    36. December 30, 2014

      Access restored to Google’s email service in China

      A four-day outage of Google’s Gmail service in mainland China appeared to have at least partly ended on Tuesday, but has...

    37. December 30, 2014

      Shenzhen to restrict new car sales

      One of China’s richest cities has issued restrictions on new car sales, highlighting another constraint on growth for an...

    38. December 29, 2014

      Google says email service blocked in China

      Google’s Gmail service was completely blocked in China for a fourth day running on Monday, marking an escalation of the...

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