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  1. June 22, 2014

    China broadcasts confession by Xinjiang attacker

    A man who participated in a violent attack in northwestern China this month said he had been recruited to participate in a...

  2. Nick Butler

    June 15, 2014

    China and the UK - the case for thinking big

    Premier Li Keqiang of China is due in the UK this week. Despite all the challenges and potential disagreements there is...

  1. June 15, 2014

    Tibetans struggle to escape from China’s yoke

    The newly arrived refugee in his late twenties with the maroon robes, shaven head and pink cheeks of a high-altitude...

  2. June 5, 2014

    Anti-Beijing protests may not remain non-violent, warn Tibetans

    Tibet’s leaders in exile have warned Beijing not to assume that Tibetan protests against brutal Chinese rule will always be...

  3. April 4, 2014

    Shortcuts: Walking holidays in Nepal, Australia’s Hayman Island, Shangri-La news app

    Australia In 1947, when the Australian aviation entrepreneur Reg Ansett bought Hayman Island, subsequently the setting of...

  4. March 31, 2014

    Phuntsog Wangyal, Tibetan Communist, 1922-2014

    The Tibetan who was one of the Chinese Communist party’s most important ethnic allies but who later came to regret his...

  5. March 21, 2014

    Centuries-old detoxifying treatments in India

    There is something monastic about Vana, a new spa retreat in the Himalayan foothills, 150 miles north of Delhi. The 21-acre...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    March 10, 2014

    Tibetan uprising day

    Niranjan Shrestha/AP Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese...

  7. March 9, 2014

    Only three Chinese cities meet air quality standards

    An archipelago known for its Buddhist temples, the Tibetan capital and a seaside city known for corrupt real estate deals,...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    March 5, 2014

    Resting outside Jokhang monastery

    Jacky Chen/Reuters A boy rests with his family outside the Jokhang monastery in Lhasa, Tibet     ...

  9. February 21, 2014

    US ignores China’s warning on Dalai Lama

    President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama in the White House on Friday despite a warning from Beijing that giving an...

  10. February 21, 2014

    China urges Barack Obama to scrap Dalai Lama meeting

    China called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    February 10, 2014

    Remembering Tibet

    Sanjay Baid/EPA A supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of the Tibetan Youth Congress workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans...

  12. January 19, 2014

    The grim history of the real-life Shangri-La

    ‘Tibet: An Unfinished Story’, by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper, Hurst, RRP£20/$29.95 In a world where modern...

  13. 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...

  14. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Guest post: the route to better relationships with China lies along the Silk Road

    By Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute A gentle rapprochement is under way between China and the...

  15. Material World

    December 5, 2013

    Rei Kawakubo repudiates the fashion 'inspiration' myth

    There’s a terrific essay by Rei Kawakubo, the high priestess/founder of Comme des Garçons, in the current issue of System...

  16. December 2, 2013

    Few cheer as City gets its mojo back

    Are good times rolling again in the City? News of an upturn in hiring, coming on top of an increase of more than one-third...

  17. December 1, 2013

    Britain wins little reward from China in retreat on Tibet

    Britain has “sold the store”, “surrendered” and “totally capitulated” in its efforts to get back into the good graces of the...

  18. November 24, 2013

    Court ruling on Tibet raises concerns over Spain-China relations

    There is rising concern in Spain over a diplomatic and economic backlash from China, after a criminal court in Madrid called...

  19. November 12, 2013

    Think ‘The Sound of Music’, with yaks

    “I’ve got some banking to do, would you mind waiting here for me?” asked the deferential young security policeman assigned...

  20. November 7, 2013

    An exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama

    I arrive in Dharamsala, the Indian home of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, groggy after an overnight train...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    November 6, 2013

    Tibetan anger in India

    Manish Swarup/AP A Tibetan exile wears a Tibetan flag during a protest rally in New Delhi, India. The rally was held to seek...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    October 17, 2013

    Child’s play in Tibet

    Andy Wong/AP Tibetan children play near Bajiao in the Ganjia Grasslands, Gansu province, China, on Thursday. Bajiao, known...

  23. September 20, 2013

    China’s finest wines

    One of the more potent symbols of the westernisation of China has been the extent to which the Chinese have taken to wine....

  24. September 20, 2013

    Forget about ‘rising China’

    When riots broke out in Tibet five years ago, the Chinese government was condemned abroad for censoring reports about what...

  25. September 3, 2013

    Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

    Rudresh Mahanthappa’s quartet Gamak meld the scales, microtones and compound time signatures of Asia with the rhythmic grit...

  26. August 30, 2013

    Tibet: life on the climate front line

    Jiang Shenglan is hunting for caterpillar fungus, and it is not going well. Sitting in a makeshift plastic tent in a high...

  27. August 15, 2013

    Film reviews: Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, Planes, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Call Girl, Kuma and Bachelorette

    Jim Carrey recently denounced Kick-Ass 2, sequel to the incredibly successful part-British film about ordinary American...

  28. August 11, 2013

    Tibet opens up as new domestic tax haven

    Cayman Islands, step aside. Private equity funds looking to cut their tax bills have a new option some 3,600 metres above...

  29. July 3, 2013

    China challenged by double trouble in western regions

    China’s new leadership has its hands full trying to reinvigorate an economic growth model showing signs of breaking down....

  30. June 27, 2013

    UK’s frozen relations with China start to thaw

    China’s official media mouthpiece has indicated Britain is no longer in a “diplomatic deep freeze” with Beijing, after the...

  31. June 27, 2013

    Relocation scheme drives Tibetans into poverty

    A huge relocation scheme in Tibetan areas of China has over the past decade forced hundreds of thousands of people to end...

  32. MBA blog

    June 24, 2013

    Travelling in China: part 2

      While the dragon boat festival has always been celebrated in Hong Kong, it has only recently become a public holiday in...

  33. June 21, 2013

    Why leprosy died out in Europe

    Leprosy was a scourge of medieval Europe. The image of the leper, covered with sores and face or limbs eaten away by...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    One little mentioned reason why China and Mexico are becoming better friends

    China and Mexico relations have never been easy, given that the two countries manufacture similar products and compete...

  35. May 21, 2013

    Li Keqiang pledges China boost to India trade

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, pledged on Tuesday to open China’s markets to Indian goods to help narrow India’s gaping...

  36. May 20, 2013

    Obama and Xi to meet in effort to calm growing US-China rivalry

    Barack Obama will meet Xi Jinping next month for the first time since his Chinese counterpart took office to try to manage...

  37. April 24, 2013

    Chinese roll out red carpet for Hollande

    When France’s President arrives in Beijing on Thursday the Chinese government will roll out the red carpet, in striking...

  38. April 5, 2013

    Eat, sleep … share?

    A couple of weeks ago, I spotted a curious grey bracelet on the wrist of one of New York’s hottest media figures. It was a...

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