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      China foreign policy: Throwing out the rule book

      For years, China has walked a fine line on Syria. It supported diplomatic efforts to end the conflict but refused to be...

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      China turns away from the market

      When Li Keqiang met the press for the first time as Chinese premier in 2013, he compared reducing government power to...

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    1. August 30, 2016

      Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suicide bomb attack

      The Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan was hit by a suicide attack on Tuesday in a development likely to worry Beijing as it...

    2. August 25, 2016

      As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere

      With the Olympics just ended, we are refreshed in the terminology of physical exhaustion: athletes hit the wall, suffer...

    3. August 24, 2016

      China steel slowdown for G20 a risk for iron ore

      Iron ore traders are likely to closely monitor the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou next month, but not to...

    4. August 23, 2016

      UN official criticises China over ‘shrinking space’ for human rights

      The UN’s top expert on extreme poverty and human rights has complained of having his access restricted in China as he...

    5. August 22, 2016

      China school spending reforms set to aid migrant children

      China is to tie education spending to children’s place of residence for the first time, in an attempt to end a system...

    6. August 22, 2016

      Chinese fishermen caught up in Asian geopolitical conflict

      The territorial tensions that are inflaming relations between China and its neighbours are due in part to a collapse in...

    7. August 21, 2016

      Carmakers face profit threat as China toughens emissions rules

      Three months after announcing the biggest annual loss in the company’s history for 2015 due to its diesel emissions...

    8. August 19, 2016

      Hong Kong backlash over soothsayer’s opera about Mao

      Feng shui master Li Kui-ming believes he is pretty good at predicting the future, and the Chinese tycoons who pay up...

    9. August 19, 2016

      China provinces fall short on coal and steel capacity cuts

      China is stepping up pressure on local governments and state companies to fulfil their “obligation” to cut crippling...

    10. August 17, 2016

      Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads for China in first big foreign trip

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, arrives in Beijing on Wednesday for a trip that should give the first big...

    11. August 17, 2016

      Steve Wynn bets big on Macau recovery with $4.2bn casino opening

      Gambling mogul Steve Wynn spent the past week traipsing around his soon-to-open $4.2bn casino in Macau with his wife...

    12. August 16, 2016

      Theresa May confirms visit to China to steady relations

      Theresa May has confirmed that she will travel to China next month to steady relations with Beijing and to press for...

    13. August 15, 2016

      Why Australia’s luck may be running out

      Australians of a nervous disposition should probably avoid reading the Chinese press and social media at the moment. A...

    14. August 14, 2016

      India and China reset links at key time

      In September 2014, India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi welcomed his first important foreign guest, China’s...

    15. August 12, 2016

      Former Philippines president seeks to calm waters in China spat

      Former Philippines president Fidel Ramos has been invited to Beijing for formal discussions about the two nations’...

    16. August 11, 2016

      Angela Merkel can coach Theresa May in realpolitik with China

      As Theresa May “resets” the supposedly golden relationship with Beijing that she inherited from her predecessor, the UK...

    17. August 11, 2016

      China takes a gamble in scapegoating the west

      Across much of the world, fear-mongering and xenophobia are creeping into public and political discourse. In liberal...

    18. August 10, 2016

      Theresa May traces a new policy blueprint for her party

      Theresa May entered Downing Street a month ago promising to build “a better Britain”. What the new prime minister did...

    19. August 9, 2016

      China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

      China’s warning to the UK that the future of bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over the deferral...

    20. August 8, 2016

      China warns UK over £18bn nuclear power deal

      China has issued its sternest warning yet to the UK that bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over...

    21. August 8, 2016

      Chinese vessels raise tension with Japan

      China has deployed additional coast guard patrols to a disputed region of the East China Sea in the face of Japanese...

    22. August 7, 2016

      China protest against nuclear waste plant

      Thousands of people took to the streets of an eastern Chinese city this weekend to protest against a proposed nuclear...

    23. August 5, 2016

      China lawyer travails split American Bar Association

      Jail sentences meted out to a group of civil rights lawyers in China this week have rocked another legal community: the...

    24. August 4, 2016

      Chinese regulator acts to curb bogus banks

      China’s banking regulator has warned companies not to use the word “bank” in their names following a series of scandals...

    25. August 4, 2016

      China gives rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng 7-year jail term

      The head of a Chinese law firm at the centre of an unprecedented crackdown on rights lawyers has been given a...

    26. August 4, 2016

      Shanghai leads way on state enterprise reform

      China’s local governments are pushing ahead with state-owned enterprise reforms even as national-level reforms...

    27. August 3, 2016

      China party scales back Communist Youth League

      China’s Communist party is downsizing its youth division, in a blow to a powerful bureaucratic faction whose members...

    28. August 2, 2016

      Crackdown raises profile of Hong Kong independence activists

      A tiny, disparate band of young activists with scant support, Hong Kong’s nascent independence movement was struggling...

    29. August 1, 2016

      Chinese civil rights lawyer caught up in crackdown denounces US ‘smears’

      The most prominent of several Chinese civil rights lawyers detained in a sweep a year ago has surfaced to denounce a US...

    30. July 31, 2016

      Hong Kong ban on pro-independence candidate sparks backlash

      The Hong Kong government’s decision to block a pro-independence activist from standing in upcoming elections has...

    31. July 29, 2016

      China regulator launches fresh shadow banking crackdown

      China is preparing rules to tackle risks from shadow finance by curbing the issuance and portfolio mix of “wealth...

    32. July 28, 2016

      China legalises Uber and Didi car-hailing apps

      China’s government has formally legalised online car hailing services including San Francisco-based Uber and...

    33. July 28, 2016

      China struggles to stem flow of wealth offshore

      China’s foreign exchange regulators are struggling to stem the flow of personal wealth spilling offshore via Hong...

    34. July 28, 2016

      Chinese province buys up mouldy wheat

      A Chinese province is buying up mouldy and damaged wheat at above market prices in an effort to assist flood-hit...

    35. July 27, 2016

      After the power plays, Xi must now reform

      When he ascended to the apex of the Communist party in late 2012 most people in China and abroad assumed Xi Jinping...

    36. July 27, 2016

      Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

      In one of his last interviews before he was detained by Chinese police, Meng Han appeared relaxed as he talked about...

    37. July 26, 2016

      Xi’s China: Command and control

      When Xi Jinping arrived in camouflage fatigues for a visit to the Chinese military’s new joint command centre in April,...

    38. 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...

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