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      July 14, 2016

      China: Strikes and protest numbers jump 20%

      Strikes and protests in China during the first half of 2016 rose almost 20 per cent compared to a year earlier as an...

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      Riot police arrest elected chief of China ‘democracy village’

      Riot police have locked down a Chinese village and arrested its chief after he called for renewed protests against...

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

      May 12, 2016

      China labour protests bounce back after holidays

      Labour protests in China bounced back from a minor dip last month, reflecting a new status quo of more frequent and...

    2. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Chinese localities and the amazing technicolor credit risk map

      Despite what mainland ratings agencies might have you believe, not all local Chinese government debt is created equal....

    3. February 2, 2016

      Lawsgroup’s journey from Hong Kong to Myanmar

      Before his death in 1996, the Hong Kong textile tycoon Law Ting-pong handwrote a letter of wishes in which he expressed...

    4. January 19, 2016

      Second Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo confirmed to be in China

      Hong Kong police have confirmed that another of a group of five missing booksellers who sold works critical of Beijing...

    5. January 11, 2016

      China police arrest activists in campaign against labour unrest

      Chinese police have arrested four worker activists based in the country’s Guangdong manufacturing hub, according to...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2015

      Rescue excavators

      Excavators are seen during rescue operations at an industrial estate hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2015

      Shenzhen rescue

      Rescuers search for potential survivors following a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, in south China’s...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 21, 2015

      Shenzhen landslide

      Rescue workers search for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province...

    9. December 2, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: China’s missing children

      Zhaoyuan was playing by the village store when he disappeared. His worried grandparents found the toddler’s footprints...

    10. November 16, 2015

      The young foreigners embedded in Chinese local government

      Four local government employees jump into their minibus, beaming from ear to ear. They have just had a chance meeting...

    11. October 18, 2015

      Dwindling demand forces China’s manufacturing price cuts

      Waning demand at home and abroad is forcing Chinese manufacturers to cut prices and reduce minimum order sizes, further...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2015

      Mujigae aftermath

      Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province.   ...

    13. September 24, 2015

      Chinese factories struggle to fill production lines

      While global investors fret about China’s slowing economy, factory owners in Dongguan, the heart of global...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 21, 2015

      Living in the fast lane

      An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China....

    15. June 16, 2015

      Hundreds of Chinese workers strike at factory supplying Uniqlo

      Workers at a Chinese factory producing clothes for Uniqlo, the low-cost Japanese fashion retailer, have gone on strike...

    16. June 7, 2015

      End of China’s migrant miracle – Toil and trouble

      In November 2011, Zhang Guangde received an urgent summons to a factory town in southern China where his son, Tingzhen,...

    17. May 28, 2015

      China’s Dongguan sex trade trial begins

      A prostitution scandal in China’s southern city of Dongguan that felled several senior officials last year moved...

    18. May 4, 2015

      China migration: Policy bottlenecks add to labour shortage

      Navigating the challenge of a shrinking labour force is being complicated by government policy, in particular China’s...

    19. May 4, 2015

      China migration: At the turning point

      When Deng Xiaoping left his rural village of Guang’an in 1919 to study in Paris, he was leaving behind a desperately...

    20. FT Data

      May 4, 2015

      Three things we learned from making a China migration choropleth

      By Robin Kwong and Steve Bernard The flow of labour from countryside to city in China has powered three decades of...

    21. April 8, 2015

      Ali Pictures: words, camera, action

      Never mind Alibaba. Jack Ma is Midas. On Wednesday, shares of Ali Pictures — a 60 per cent-owned subsidiary of Mr Ma’s...

    22. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew: China watcher who offered Beijing a model

      On his first visit to China as Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew — whose great-grandfather came from Guangdong...

    23. March 11, 2015

      China shoe factory strike highlights benefit fears

      Workers at one of China’s largest shoe manufacturers have gone on strike in a dispute over housing fund payments,...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Balancing act

      A car balances on a section of road that caved in in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China. The hole, which measures...

    25. December 31, 2014

      China factory explosions kill 17 workers

      At least 17 workers were killed by explosions in an automotive components factory in southern China on New Year’s eve —...

    26. December 14, 2014

      New China free trade zones to lift growth

      China will create three new free trade zones modelled on one established a year ago in Shanghai as the government tries...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2014

      Aerospace aerobatics

      Brent Lewin/Bloomberg People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu J-10 jet fighters, manufactured by Chengdu...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2014

      China displays fighter jets

      Johannes Eisele/AFP J-10 fighter jets of the Bayi aerobatic team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force perform...

    29. November 3, 2014

      Rising energy, transport and labour costs squeeze profits of Chinese companies

      Order a child’s Halloween costume in China ($3.44 for pirate hat, eye patch and black cape) and it will arrive at your...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Hans and Mr Luo: joint-venture pioneers in China before Deng

      Hans Kremmel will never forget his first trip to the city of Guangzhou in 1971 in the middle of the Cultural...

    31. September 29, 2014

      Modinomics: no illusionist

      Narendra Modi is right. India is not a country of snake-charmers. But neither is the Indian prime minister a magician....

    32. August 28, 2014

      Samsung faces China labour allegations

      Samsung Electronics has been hit by new allegations of child labour in China, just a month after activists found...

    33. July 11, 2014

      China examines state bank fund transfer allegation

      China’s central bank is examining an allegation by the state broadcaster that a big state bank is helping rich clients...

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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...

    35. July 8, 2014

      China’s Guangdong province ramps up anti-prostitution campaign

      Guangdong is ramping up an anti-prostitution campaign in the populous southern province to make it harder for sauna and...

    36. June 9, 2014

      Hong Kong looks to export its elderly to mainland China

      Hong Kong has come up with a novel way to deal with the rising costs of an ageing population and a shortage of land:...

    37. June 8, 2014

      China cracks down on ‘naked officials’

      Hundreds of Chinese Communist party officials in southern China have been forced to accept demotions after being caught...

    38. June 2, 2014

      Li & Fung’s strategy to make the maths work

      When Li & Fung was set up in Canton, now known as Guangzhou, in 1906, it specialised in exporting traditional Chinese...

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