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

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      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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. July 25, 2016

      Xi’s China: The rise of party politics

      A front-page article in the People’s Daily in May sent shockwaves through the Chinese bureaucracy. It quoted an...

    4. July 25, 2016

      China enforces ban on original news reporting

      China’s internet regulator has put a halt to original reporting by some of the country’s biggest online news portals,...

    5. July 25, 2016

      China unveils world’s largest seaplane

      The world’s largest seaplane rolled off a production line in China at the weekend, beefing up the country’s strategic...

    6. July 24, 2016

      South Korea’s high stakes missile deployment

      South Korea’s plan to deploy a US-built missile shield furnishes it with a crucial level of defence against Kim Jong...

    7. July 22, 2016

      World Bank urges China to deepen healthcare reform

      The World Bank on Friday urged China to take its healthcare reforms to a new level or risk spending an extra 3 per cent...

    8. July 19, 2016

      Hong Kong: One country, two economies

      On the edge of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, workers are building a cavernous station that will be the terminus for one...

    9. July 19, 2016

      S Korea missile system heightens regional tensions

      The fallout from the US and South Korea’s plan to deploy an anti-ballistic missile system was swift: hunger strikes and...

    10. July 18, 2016

      Beijing censors South China Sea protest

      Chinese censors have deleted reports of a small protest against an international ruling that rejected China’s...

    11. July 15, 2016

      China: unbalancing act

      As the globe frets over Brexit, China worries have been superseded — for now, at least. On Friday, the National Bureau...

    12. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    13. July 12, 2016

      Beijing censors beetle named after Xi Jinping

      Enthusiastic devotees of Chinese President Xi Jinping have poured forth a long list of dedicated songs, poems and even...

    14. July 12, 2016

      Huge rubbish pile threatens to contaminate China lake

      Some 20,000 tonnes of rubbish has piled up on a lakeshore in the famously beautiful Chinese city of Suzhou, threatening...

    15. July 10, 2016

      China carries out naval drills on eve of UN territorial waters ruling

      China has warned that any ruling against the country this week in a UN tribunal over disputed waters in the South China...

    16. July 8, 2016

      China floods highlight development deficiencies

      Devastating flooding has paralysed central China’s largest city, where urban development has taken over lakes that once...

    17. July 8, 2016

      Wives of detained Chinese lawyers take up their cause

      A year after China’s unprecedented detention of hundreds of civil rights lawyers and activists, the 18 still detained...

    18. July 7, 2016

      Walmart workers launch wildcat strikes across China

      Walmart staff across China have launched a series of wildcat strikes against the company’s new working-hours system, in...

    19. July 6, 2016

      China looks at ways to include sharing economy in GDP data

      Chinese statisticians are studying ways to include industries such as ride-sharing, crowd sourcing and couch surfing in...

    20. July 6, 2016

      China’s ‘chubby girl’ transport aircraft enters PLA service

      China’s largest ever military aircraft entered service on Wednesday, a hulking transport capable of sending troops and...

    21. July 4, 2016

      China land: losing the plot

      Among Communist China’s holy pilgrimage sites, Xiaogang village stands out. The tiny place is a living shrine to...

    22. July 4, 2016

      China zooms in with world’s biggest radio telescope

      China has completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope — a man-made bowl cut into the mountains of...

    23. July 1, 2016

      Xi Jinping pledges return to Marxist roots for China’s Communists

      The Chinese Communist party is going back to its Marxist roots, Xi Jinping pledged on Friday, as he stressed...

    24. June 29, 2016

      China shows commitment to renminbi stability with currency fix

      China fixed the renminbi’s exchange rate at a level stronger than many expected on Wednesday in a sign that stability...

    25. June 29, 2016

      China replaces powerful internet chief

      China’s outspoken internet tsar has stepped down, according to state media, but his replacement suggests no let-up in...

    26. June 24, 2016

      HK bookseller’s interrogators ‘interested in books about Xi’

      A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by Chinese security forces for eight months said on Friday they were trying to...

    27. June 23, 2016

      China defends banks’ strategy on managing debt pile

      Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the country’s banks had...

    28. June 23, 2016

      Chinese graft purge homes in on ministries

      Corruption investigators are preparing for a fresh wave of inspections at China’s finance and foreign ministries in an...

    29. June 21, 2016

      South China Sea cruises tap patriotic tourist market

      Are you a Chinese patriot who enjoys cruises and has never engaged in subversion or “spread reactionary thoughts”? If...

    30. June 20, 2016

      China’s censors stumped as rebels fail to play by the book

      If Johannes Gutenberg is in the heaven his Bible describes, he will appreciate the irony. In China, the world’s most...

    31. June 20, 2016

      China and Indonesia in maritime clash

      A series of violent fisheries clashes with China is adding to domestic pressure on Indonesia’s government to take a...

    32. June 20, 2016

      China animal activists target dog meat festival

      China’s Yulin local government has distanced itself from a controversial dog meat festival in southern China after...

    33. June 19, 2016

      China looks like a bully in South China Sea row

      At some point in the coming weeks an international arbitration court in The Hague will rule on whether China’s...

    34. June 19, 2016

      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...

    35. June 18, 2016

      Wu Jianmin: China’s most influential ‘dove’ dies in car crash

      The sudden death of China’s most influential “dove” has shaken China’s close-knit circle of international policy...

    36. June 17, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller’s inside story sheds light on disappearance

      After Lam Wing-kee quietly returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday, most expected him to remain silent. But two days after his...

    37. June 16, 2016

      Hong Kong bookseller speaks out about detention by China

      One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has made harrowing allegations about how he was abducted by...

    38. June 14, 2016

      China rows back on state-sector reforms

      China’s Communist party is moving to tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises, reversing nearly two decades of...

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