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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Doing Business in China

      The relentless slowdown in the broader Chinese economy that has been under way for the...
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    1. 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...

    2. May 3, 2016

      China crackdown on data sales opens gaps in economic statistics

      A Chinese government crackdown on the sale of data from its sprawling statistics agencies has prompted a marked...

    3. May 3, 2016

      Baidu probed after student death sparks outrage over online ads

      Chinese internet authorities are investigating search group Baidu after the death of a computer-science student who...

    4. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      FirstFT - a Roman (working) holiday

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Curse of the salaryman For decades after...

    5. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Apple chalks up longest losing streak in 18 years

      It has been a while, but the last time the market was this unkind to Apple, was the year France won the football World...

    6. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    7. May 1, 2016

      Soaring steel price threatens China capacity cuts

      A run-up in China steel prices has heightened concerns in Beijing that mills could reopen, putting an end to hard-won...

    8. May 1, 2016

      Long road ahead for China electric vehicles

      Beijing motor show slideshow China is aiming to become the world’s leading electric vehicle market, and with sales...

    9. April 29, 2016

      China blocks US aircraft carrier from entering Hong Kong

      China has refused to allow a US aircraft carrier to carry out a planned port visit in Hong Kong for the second time in...

    10. April 29, 2016

      China’s debt reckoning cannot be deferred indefinitely

      On one of my first trips to China in the early 1990s, on the drive from Beijing airport, I remember gazing out at...

    11. April 29, 2016

      Sri Lanka secures $1.5bn IMF loan to avert crisis

      The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Sri Lanka on a $1.5bn bailout loan to avert a balance of payments...

    12. April 29, 2016

      China and Japan seek to mend diplomatic fences

      Years of diplomatic sparring between China and Japan have created a dangerous public antagonism in the region,...

    13. April 29, 2016

      Emerging market flows maintain their momentum in April

      Flows to emerging market stocks and bonds stayed strong for a second month in April according to estimates released on...

    14. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Icahn no longer has Apple stake — CNBC

      Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who was among Apple’s largest outside shareholders, said on Thursday that he no longer...

    15. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Agricultural Bank of China profits growth slows

      The Agricultural Bank of China is the latest Chinese lender to report stagnating profits, amid declining income from...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      ICBC bad loans rise; interest income drops

      The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s biggest commercial bank by market capitalisation, saw...

    17. April 28, 2016

      Harry Wu, Chinese labour camp activist, 1937-2016

      Harry Wu, a prominent Chinese human rights activist who has died in exile aged 79, spent years campaigning to expose...

    18. April 27, 2016

      The growing effects of China’s failure to reform

      The surge in trading on China’s commodity exchanges is the latest example of speculative frenzy in an economy awash...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Automotive Exhibition

      Visitors look at a Boyue SUV by Chinese automaker Geely at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing   ...

    20. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Iron ore wilts amid Chinese trading crackdown

      Moves by the Chinese authorities to crack down on frenzied trading in commodities are starting to bite. Iron ore...

    21. April 27, 2016

      Industrial profits add to China economic cheer

      Large Chinese companies reported strong profits in March, adding to evidence of an economic rebound despite continued...

    22. April 26, 2016

      IMF warns Chinese response to debt needs to be more comprehensive

      China’s leaders need to look beyond the current solutions being floated to tackle the country’s mounting corporate debt...

    23. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motors beats 1Q estimates despite EM slowdown

      Shares in Hyundai Motors climbed 2.3 per cent after the automaker managed to squeeze out better revenue and profit than...

    24. April 25, 2016

      Iron ore’s surprise rally looks on borrowed time

      Caught between slowing Chinese demand and relentless production growth 2016 was supposed to bring more pain for the...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2016

      Turning heads

      A paramilitary police officer (right) turns around as hostesses line up for roll call ahead of the Beijing...

    26. April 25, 2016

      China’s debt-shrinking machine loses its magical power

      One research group, Gavekal Dragonomics, calls it “the magical debt-shrinking machine”. When the Chinese government...

    27. April 24, 2016

      La Traviata, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing — ‘briskness’

      Back in 2010, when Henning Brockhaus’s production of La traviata premiered at Beijing’s National Centre for the...

    28. April 24, 2016

      Carmakers seek inside edge in China

      Carmakers are gearing up for a year of intense competition in China as the world’s largest auto market by sales faces...

    29. The Exchange

      April 22, 2016

      Reconciling divergent views on China's economy

      Never have views on China’s growth prospects been so tentative. For Beijing — and a shrinking share of optimists — the...

    30. April 22, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Jin Liqun

      The Qingfeng fast-food chain is the most famous place to buy steamed buns in China. In late 2013, the country’s...

    31. April 21, 2016

      Beijing rent ranked world’s least affordable

      Beijing has the world’s least affordable rental housing, according to a survey of 15 global cities, with average prices...

    32. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      China-Mexico fund invests $140m in Citla Energy

      Nearly 18 months after its inception, a $1.2bn China-Mexico private equity fund (CMF) managed by a World Bank unit has...

    33. April 20, 2016

      Why Trump is the natural choice for China

      Donald Trump is almost as obsessed with China as he is with building a wall and making Mexico pay for it. The...

    34. April 20, 2016

      China’s air pollution lifts in coastal cities, but drifts inland

      The smog is thinning in China’s eastern cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but worsening in the country’s interior,...

    35. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Lexmark agrees to $3.6bn offer from Chinese consortium

      Lexmark, the printer manufacturer, has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese consortium led by Apex Technology for $3.6bn....

    36. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    37. April 19, 2016

      Call for US and China to pursue clean coal

      Developing “clean coal” technology would help the coal sector in both the US and China and prevent further job losses,...

    38. Tech blog

      April 18, 2016

      #techFT - The future of bot-bothered chat

      Bothersome bots are only part of the problem for WeChat users, the dangers of a space bubble and how the prospect of...

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