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    The Korean Wave, by Yasue Kuwahara

    The plot of My Love from the Star is far-fetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the South...

  2. April 15, 2014

    China crackdown on labour activism bolstered by court ruling

    A court in southern China has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a closely watched test case of the...

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  1. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

    The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 2, 2014

    Stormy weather over Hong Kong

    Philippe Lopez/AFP A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on...

  2. April 1, 2014

    China PX plant protests spread to provincial capital Guangzhou

    Opposition to a chemical plant in China’s Guangdong province spread to Guangzhou on Tuesday as several hundred protesters...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Chinese environmental protest broken up

    Thousands of residents of Maoming, a city in Guangdong province, on Sunday protested over a petrochemicals plant, in the...

  4. March 11, 2014

    China opens door to private banks

    China has launched a pilot project to establish five banks owned entirely by private companies such as Alibaba and Tencent...

  5. February 20, 2014

    Wu Guijun trial tests China’s tolerance of workers’ strikes

    If Wu Guijun is sentenced to five years in a Chinese prison, it will be in part because he allegedly led workers in...

  6. February 17, 2014

    China launches crackdown on prostitution, betting and drugs

    China has launched a crackdown on prostitution, gambling and drug trafficking, one week after police in Guangdong province...

  7. February 14, 2014

    China crackdown on prostitution heads north

    Chinese authorities in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang have followed their colleagues in Guangdong by launching a...

  8. February 13, 2014

    China offers financial incentives to clean up pollution

    China is to create a fund to help tackle air pollution in heavily affected cities, with Rmb10bn ($1.6bn) allocated to help...

  9. February 12, 2014

    Crackdown on prostitution spreads in south China

    A Chinese campaign against prostitution that started in the city of Dongguan has spread across Guangdong province, despite...

  10. Business Blog

    February 6, 2014

    Aston Martin's recall is an embarrassment for China

    Aston Martin recall gives an insight into the supply chains of even luxury carmakers (Bloomberg) Aston Martin’s recall of...

  11. February 3, 2014

    Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse

    As China prepared to usher in the Year of the Horse, Crystal Group, a garment manufacturer that produces clothes for...

  12. January 28, 2014

    China closes poultry markets amid bird flu fear

    Cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta plan to close live poultry markets, after the number of people affected by the H7N9...

  13. January 23, 2014

    China’s Evergrande academy sets sights on World Cup

    Evergrande International Football School “Little Messi” is like millions of young boys around the world. Kaisar Tursun is 12...

  14. January 22, 2014

    China: Delta blues

    Home town specialities Gerhard Flatz, the general manager of an Austrian factory in China that makes high-end skiwear for...

  15. January 15, 2014

    Online shopping grows in China's poorer provinces

    China’s mountainous Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has little of the wealth and fast development of the places in China...

  16. January 15, 2014

    Hong Kong faces threat from Guangzhou port

    Tens of thousands of litres of Admiral Vodka, a Lithuanian brand, lie in large blue vats in a warehouse in the southern...

  17. December 26, 2013

    South Sudan crisis: Kenyan president arrive in Juba to mediate

    African mediators trying to broker a peace deal between warring parties in oil-rich South Sudan have held “constructive and...

  18. November 4, 2013

    China’s manufacturers feel the squeeze as costs rise

    Perched in front of hundreds of vibrantly coloured backpacks, each bearing the name of a famous football nation, a...

  19. The World

    October 28, 2013

    Chen's confession: who to trust in China now?

    What can you trust in China these days? An investigative journalist who says a well-known company has allegedly been...

  20. October 27, 2013

    Chinese newspaper issues apology over reporter’s Zoomlion stories

    A Chinese newspaper at the centre of a storm about press freedom apologised on Sunday after a reporter admitted to being...

  21. October 24, 2013

    Chinese newspaper repeats call for reporter’s release

    A Chinese newspaper that took the unprecedented action of publicly calling on police to release a detained reporter has run...

  22. October 23, 2013

    China newspaper takes on the police

    A Chinese newspaper on Wednesday took the unusual move of publishing a front-page editorial calling for the release of a...

  23. October 1, 2013

    Factory ‘boys’: the changing face of China’s production lines

    In a Shenzhen factory, workers sit along a production line, packing expensive headphones that in just days will land in the...

  24. September 23, 2013

    Hong Kong escapes worst of Typhoon Usagi

    A clean-up operation was under way in southern China on Monday after Typhoon Usagi made landfall in Guangdong, the...

  25. September 22, 2013

    Hong Kong braced for biggest storm in decades

    Typhoon Usagi pummelled Hong Kong with torrential rain and ferocious winds on Sunday evening, as the Chinese territory...

  26. September 20, 2013

    China’s environmental activists

    On a sunny summer’s day in the city of Kunming, a leafy town in southern China famous for its mild climate, Mayor Li Wenrong...

  27. September 9, 2013

    Beijing woos southeast Asian traders in bid to boost poor provinces

    Sufi is a brave man – he has come to Guangxi to sell tea to the Chinese. Dressed in a traditional Malaysian tunic, Sufi –...

  28. August 12, 2013

    China’s Shenzhen index outshines Shanghai

    Investors looking at China are facing an increasingly puzzling picture. The mainland is now home to both the best and worst...

  29. July 29, 2013

    China: Citizens united

    When the Chinese police arrested rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong on July 16, they charged him with “gathering a crowd to disturb...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    Hong Kong's (banned) book fair is big hit with mainland Chinese

    Unlike many mainland Chinese shoppers, Hu Yunfeng, a 36-year-old man, took the overnight train from Beijing to Hong Kong not...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    May 31, 2013

    A sea of fans

    Reuters A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children’s martial arts fair in Foshan,...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    May 23, 2013

    China storms

    Reuters Lightning flashes in the sky on Thursday in Zhuhai, China. Two people in the province of Guangdong, where Zhuhai is...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2013

    Beijing promises to get tough on health food industry

    The China Food and Drug Administration has promised to get tough on health foods before, with little result. This time, it...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2013

    Chinese SOEs and "invisible benefits"

    Chinese people are used to hearing about the extraordinary benefits enjoyed by employees of big state-owned enterprises. But...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    China exports: doing the rounds

    China’s April trade data published this week highlighted a nagging question – are companies over-stating their exports to...

  36. April 25, 2013

    Hong Kong: Tiny city remains crucial market for Swiss exports

    Coming to a smooth halt, the lift door slides open at the 38th floor of No. 1 Harbour Road to reveal yet another...

  37. March 13, 2013

    Village crackdown crushes China reform hopes

    People in the southern Chinese village of Shangpu were not expecting such a brutal response from their local government. At...

  38. March 12, 2013

    HK woman jailed for money laundering

    HONG KONG, March 12 – A Hong Kong public housing tenant was jailed for 10 years on Tuesday for laundering more than HK$6.8bn...

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