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      After the power plays, Xi must now reform

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      July 27, 2016

      US and European equity gauges firmer

      US and European equity gauges are firmer after hopes for a chunky fiscal boost by the Japanese government hit the yen...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Manchester football derby in Beijing hits a divot

      President Xi Jinping’s plan for a football revolution in China has hit an embarrassing divot after a high-profile...

    3. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Almost 300 dead or missing after north China rainstorms

      164 people are dead and 125 still missing after severe rainstorms inundated ten provinces across northern China over...

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      July 25, 2016

      Having already failed, the Rio Olympics may now succeed

      Judging by media reports and official statements, this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were a flop well before...

    5. July 25, 2016

      Xi’s China: The rise of party politics

      A front-page article in the People’s Daily in May sent shockwaves through the Chinese bureaucracy. It quoted an...

    6. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Huawei H1 sales growth accelerates

      China’s Huawei Technologies said revenue in the first half rose 40 per cent year-on-year, besting its growth rate from...

    7. July 24, 2016

      South Korea’s high stakes missile deployment

      South Korea’s plan to deploy a US-built missile shield furnishes it with a crucial level of defence against Kim Jong...

    8. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Hammond: UK could 'reset' fiscal policy after Brexit

      British chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK may have to “reset” fiscal policy if economic data worsens over the next...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 21, 2016

      Beijing floods

      People ride along a flooded street during a heavy rainfall in Beijing, China ...

    10. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      GM raises full year outlook as profit surges

      Vroom, vroom. Shares in General Motors jumped more than 5 per cent in pre-market trading on Thursday after the US...

    11. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Steel rebound sends Posco's profits soaring

      Posco on Thursday reported an 88 per cent jump in second-quarter net profit as steel prices continued to rise on...

    12. July 19, 2016

      Hong Kong: One country, two economies

      On the edge of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, workers are building a cavernous station that will be the terminus for one...

    13. July 19, 2016

      Top Beijing diplomat hits at US over South China Sea tribunal

      A top Chinese diplomat has criticised the US over a “politically motivated” arbitration case that dismissed Beijing’s...

    14. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      S&P raises China growth forecasts

      Standard & Poor’s has revised its growth forecasts for China in 2016 and 2017 upwards – but don’t let those numbers...

    15. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      China announces new military drills in South China Sea

      China’s Maritime Safety Agency has announced military drills to be carried out in the South China Sea in the coming...

    16. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Major cities drive China property price gains

      Property prices in large Chinese cities grew in more locations last month compared to a year earlier, with prices in...

    17. July 15, 2016

      South China Sea: Building up trouble

      Whoever replaces Barack Obama will face many difficult choices but few are likely to be as stark as those in the Asia...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      July 15, 2016

      Advertising installation

      Workers install a commercial advertisement on the side of a building in Beijing   ...

    19. July 15, 2016

      Duterte calls for calm as SE Asia grapples with sea ruling

      The Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte once vowed to ride a jet ski to plant his country’s flag on islands...

    20. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      China retail industrial production, retail up as FAI dips

      Updates on fixed asset investment, industrial output and retail sales are out alongside China’s Q2 GDP figure and the...

    21. July 14, 2016

      The chronic spin that blights China’s economy

      “The palest ink is better than the best memory.” China’s vast lexicon of idioms is replete with reverence for the...

    22. July 14, 2016

      US ambassador Max Baucus: ‘We can’t let the Chinese bully us’

      Before heading to the US ambassador’s residence on another foul-air day in Beijing, I check a website that monitors...

    23. July 13, 2016

      Obama steps up trade battle with China

      Barack Obama has escalated the US’s trade battle with China, launching a formal complaint against Beijing as both of...

    24. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      China H1 rail freight down 7%, but passengers up

      If you want to see where China’s economy is headed, just look to the railways. New figures from the state-owned China...

    25. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    26. July 12, 2016

      Beijing may stiffen its resolve in the South China Sea dispute

      China is getting its retaliation in early. As a UN tribunal on the law of the sea prepares to rule on Tuesday on a case...

    27. July 11, 2016

      Russia Coffee & Food, Harbin

      Where 57 Xitou Dao Jie Plug sockets/WiFi Yes Espresso Rmb28 ($3.44) Open 10am-midnight  Privacy 4/5 More than 1,200km...

    28. July 10, 2016

      China carries out naval drills on eve of UN territorial waters ruling

      China has warned that any ruling against the country this week in a UN tribunal over disputed waters in the South China...

    29. July 8, 2016

      Lagarde keeps up Beijing’s voice in IMF

      Beijing is to preserve its voice within the International Monetary Fund’s senior management after Christine Lagarde...

    30. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Luxury rents slip in London, HK and Beijing

      Rents for luxury residential properties are falling in London due to plentiful supply, with weakening expat demand and...

    31. July 4, 2016

      The Long March, NCPA, Beijing — ‘Forceful’

      Even without President Xi Jinping’s 2014 artistic summit, which essentially called on China’s cultural leaders to...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      July 4, 2016

      Waiting to welcome Tsipras

      Honour guards prepare for the ceremony as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomes Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      July 1, 2016

      Communist Party Anniversary

      A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of...

    34. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      China pork spot prices retreat from historic highs

      Pork prices in China may be turning the corner as the spot price for a kilo of the other white meat has beat a rapid...

    35. June 30, 2016

      Wider access to China’s markets ‘not a matter of if but when’

      Index provider MSCI’s decision this month not to include mainland Chinese A-shares in its global indices was widely...

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      June 29, 2016

      FT Confidential Research: For Li Keqiang, Brexit is both blessing and curse

      FT Confidential Research will be hosting an intimate ‘up, close and personal’ China session at the FT’s Festival of...

    37. June 29, 2016

      China replaces powerful internet chief

      China’s outspoken internet tsar has stepped down, according to state media, but his replacement suggests no let-up in...

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      June 27, 2016

      Chinese industrial profit growth decelerates

      Chinese industrial profit growth decelerated in May – but still notched up a third consecutive month of growth,...

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