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    1. February 22, 2017

      China coal ban signals change of tack on North Korea

      For years, China has played a spoiler role in negotiations over sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear programme, and is...

    2. February 22, 2017

      Hong Kong’s former leader jailed for misconduct in public office

      Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been jailed for 20 months after being convicted of misconduct in public...

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    1. February 19, 2017

      HK protest leader sets up history duel with Beijing

      In 2014 Joshua Wong led one of the biggest street protests against the Chinese government since Tiananmen Square in...

    2. February 17, 2017

      Former Hong Kong leader found guilty of misconduct

      Donald Tsang, the former leader of Hong Kong, has been found guilty of misconduct in public office after a high-profile...

    3. February 17, 2017

      North Korea’s young marshal flexes his muscle

      Kim Jong Nam arrived early. With two hours until his flight home to Macau, the one-time heir to North Korea’s ruling...

    4. February 16, 2017

      China to ban animal tranquilliser fuelling US opioid epidemic

      China will ban a powerful animal tranquilliser linked to a series of drug overdoses in the US in a sign of co-operation...

    5. February 16, 2017

      Kim Jong Nam assassination weakens Beijing’s authority

      Beijing’s ambassador in Pyongyang held a lunar new year reception last month for more than 70 senior North Korean...

    6. February 15, 2017

      Kim Jong Un has shaken off a rival favoured by China

      So much about North Korea reminds people in the west of comic-book villainy that it is easy to forget just how sinister...

    7. February 15, 2017

      China penalises 6.7m debtors with travel ban

      China has banned almost 7m people from taking flights and high-speed trains over the past four years as a penalty for...

    8. February 15, 2017

      Eight killed in China’s restive Xinjiang region

      Paramilitary police have been deployed in a town in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang after a clash that left...

    9. February 15, 2017

      China’s top football team vows to show red card to foreign players

      China’s top football team has vowed to phase out foreign players over the next three years after the government called...

    10. The Exchange

      February 15, 2017

      Conflict and commonality between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

      Donald Trump’s recent conciliatory call with Xi Jinping on the “One China” issue came as tensions between the two were...

    11. February 14, 2017

      China credit growth slows as stimulus wanes

      Chinese credit growth slowed last month, a sign that Beijing policymakers are balancing pro-growth stimulus ahead of a...

    12. February 13, 2017

      Foreign passports offer little protection for China’s elite

      Like many wealthy Chinese businesspeople seeking an insurance policy against their capricious if often profitable...

    13. February 13, 2017

      Donald Trump’s tack towards the mainstream on Asia

      The Trump administration’s early moves on Asia policy were unsettling. The new president swiftly withdrew the US from...

    14. February 13, 2017

      China accused of undermining drive to cut steel capacity

      China’s cuts in steel capacity last year primarily targeted mills that were already idle, doing little to reduce the...

    15. February 10, 2017

      Trump backs ‘One China’ policy in first presidential call with Xi

      President Donald Trump has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he will respect the “One China” policy, in a move...

    16. February 9, 2017

      Trump reaches out to Xi with belated new year note

      Donald Trump has sent a note to wish Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, a prosperous lunar new year 11 days after the...

    17. February 9, 2017

      Asia waits for Trump to turn his focus its way

      Michael Spencer only rejoined Twitter last weekend. Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific chief economist signed up again for...

    18. February 7, 2017

      First Beijing came for the booksellers, then the billionaire

      The timing of Xiao Jianhua’s seizure from Hong Kong by Chinese security agents was most unwelcome for the billionaire...

    19. February 7, 2017

      Beijing mayor vows to banish parts of city to the provinces

      Beijing’s new mayor has vowed to gut the city of all functions unrelated to its status as national capital, in an...

    20. February 6, 2017

      Trump’s pledge triggers debate in China over corporate tax

      US President Donald Trump’s pledge to cut corporate taxes has triggered a debate across the Pacific about the taxes and...

    21. February 5, 2017

      Taiwan looks south as it seeks to reduce reliance on China

      Nearly half the goods made in Taiwan, famous for its computer chips and electrical components, are exported to China,...

    22. February 3, 2017

      Hong Kong in a corner after China’s raid on Xiao Jianhua

      In 1989 many students at the elite Peking University were swept up in the democracy movement that culminated in the...

    23. February 2, 2017

      Investors await reaction to Xiao Jianhua’s abduction in Hong Kong

      The abduction of Xiao Jianhua from Hong Kong by Chinese agents last week is stoking investor concerns about the network...

    24. February 2, 2017

      China labour unrest spreads to ‘new economy’

      Chinese labour unrest extended its footprint last year as workforce tensions that have long beset the manufacturing and...

    25. February 2, 2017

      China mortgage lending to cool after housing market crackdown 

      Mortgage lending is set to slow this year following a frenzied 2016, an FT Confidential Research survey of mortgage...

    26. February 1, 2017

      China sends its billionaires a chilling message

      It reads like the plot of a bad thriller — a Chinese billionaire sits with his entourage of female bodyguards in his...

    27. February 1, 2017

      Hong Kong democrats slam China’s ‘flagrant’ abduction of tycoon

      The abduction of billionaire Xiao Jianhua from Hong Kong by Chinese security agents last week has been condemned as a...

    28. February 1, 2017

      Chinese billionaire abducted from Hong Kong

      A Chinese billionaire with connections to top Beijing leaders has been abducted from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong...

    29. January 31, 2017

      Xiao Jianhua, student leader who became an abducted tycoon

      Many of China’s most powerful families have their “bagman” — the dealmaker who helps arrange their business affairs and...

    30. January 27, 2017

      China stakes a claim for globalism without liberalism

      Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister of 32 years’ standing, has experienced the benevolent embrace of both the west and...

    31. January 26, 2017

      China warned of risk to banks from One Belt, One Road initiative

      Beijing’s plan to invest almost $1tn in infrastructure in some of the world’s poorest countries is raising concerns of...

    32. January 25, 2017

      China corruption prosecutions drop for first time in five years

      China’s courts prosecuted fewer officials for corruption for the first time in five years in 2016, marking a...

    33. January 23, 2017

      China’s ‘Kamikaze Squad’ hedge fund leader jailed for five years

      A billionaire Chinese hedge fund manager has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for market manipulation in one of...

    34. January 22, 2017

      China cracks down on Mao critics

      China’s ruling Communist party has closed the website of a prestigious economist as it launches a campaign against...

    35. January 20, 2017

      China is shaping up to be a world leader on climate change

      On Tuesday in Davos, all eyes were on Xi Jinping, the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum’s...

    36. January 20, 2017

      China steps up censorship for Trump inauguration

      Beijing censors have ordered media outlets to tone down their reporting of Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president,...

    37. January 19, 2017

      Xi Jinping’s guide to the Chinese way of globalisation

      Samuel Huntington must be laughing in his grave. More than a decade ago the prescient political scientist popularised...

    38. January 19, 2017

      Atlantic era under threat with Donald Trump in White House

      Listen to the speeches and the corridor conversations in Davos and it is hard to avoid the impression that the west —...

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