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    Chinese military hardware show

    Andy Wong/AP A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s...

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    July 21, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Are labor markets exploitative? - Russian billionaires in “horror”. - Is there a coming longevity...

  3. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  4. July 21, 2014

    The Kremlin’s Machiavelli has led Russia to disaster

    Just a couple of months ago it was fashionable to laud Vladimir Putin for his strategic genius. American rightwingers...

  5. July 21, 2014

    China debt tops 250% of national income

    China’s total debt load has climbed to more than two and a half times the size of its economy, underscoring the difficult...

  6. July 21, 2014

    China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

    The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

  7. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  8. July 20, 2014

    A qualified defence of economic complexity

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

  9. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Chinese children stretch

    Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp for overweight children in...

  11. July 16, 2014

    Britain must stand up for Hong Kong

    In July 1997, as the Union Flag was lowered over Hong Kong for the last time, Chris Patten, the outgoing governor, declared...

  12. July 16, 2014

    China: patching the roof

    “Leaky house, endless rain,” is the more property-minded Mandarin equivalent of the English saying that it never rains, but...

  13. July 16, 2014

    China’s GDP: What the economists think

    China’s economic growth accelerated slightly to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, ahead of economists’ consensus...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2014

    Chinese naval welcome

    Stephen Shaver/EPA A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with...

  15. July 15, 2014

    Hong Kong sets in motion overhaul of electoral system

    The Hong Kong government has formally set in motion a controversial overhaul of its electoral system by recommending changes...

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    July 15, 2014

    China and the cost of stimulus

    Compare and contrast time. First Nomura, on China’s June credit and money growth data which grew at their fastest pace in...

  17. July 15, 2014

    China fund managers join search for growth

    There was an overflow crowd of more than 700 at the elegant Daiyutai state guesthouse in Beijing in mid-June when the Asset...

  18. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  19. July 14, 2014

    Shinzo Abe sought meeting with Xi Jinping over Japan-China ties

    Shinzo Abe said on Monday he sought a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders...

  20. July 11, 2014

    US-China relations: Head to head

    If a get-together of bureaucrats could solve the world’s thorniest political problems, then the US and China would be on a...

  21. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  22. July 10, 2014

    Stop indulging China’s banks or risk another crisis

    China’s 18 biggest banks are listed on both domestic and overseas stock markets. Beijing last week approved another 11 banks...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    July 10, 2014

    US-China summit

    Ng Han Guan/AP The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic...

  24. July 10, 2014

    China waives electric cars purchase tax

    The Chinese government will waive a 10 per cent sales tax on electric vehicles in its latest attempt to spur consumer...

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    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    Guest post: should China cut interest rates?

    By Guonan Ma, Bruegel Against a backdrop of weakening domestic demand, and in the slipstream of a major debate about whether...

  27. July 9, 2014

    US strategists face dilemma over Beijing claim in South China Sea

    In June 2012, senior US and Chinese officials met in a hotel in southern Virginia to discuss a dangerous two-month stand-off...

  28. July 9, 2014

    Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

    The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea,...

  29. July 9, 2014

    Base metals return to investors’ radar

    At the end of the first quarter only one industrial metal had recorded a positive performance – nickel. By the end of the...

  30. July 9, 2014

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four accountants, in their recent advertisement, attacked the pro-democracy Occupy Central...

  31. July 9, 2014

    US stocks rebound after Fed minutes

    Wednesday 21:10 BST. US stocks rallied back towards last week’s record highs as a lack of surprises from the minutes of the...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2014

    China clamps down on "state secrets" after Hong Kong protests

    China said on Tuesday it will tighten curbs on journalists to prevent the disclosure of state secrets, commercial secrets...

  33. July 8, 2014

    Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a bidding...

  34. July 7, 2014

    HSBC modifies Hong Kong report after criticism

    The challenges faced by global investment banks covering Hong Kong stocks were highlighted on Monday when HSBC issued and...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    July 7, 2014

    Anniversary of the Sino-Japanese war

    Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty A boy visits Anti-Japanese War Museum, located near the Marco Polo Bridge, Beijing, on the 77th...

  36. July 7, 2014

    Angela Merkel indignant at claims US recruited German as double agent

    Angela Merkel reacted angrily on Monday to reports that the US had recruited a German as a double agent, with her justice...

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    July 7, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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  38. FT Photo Diary

    July 7, 2014

    Welcome inspection for Merkel

    Kay Nietfeld/EPA Chinese honour guards line up for inspection before the arrival of German chancellor Angela Merkel for a...

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