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    1. April 27, 2016

      The growing effects of China’s failure to reform

      The surge in trading on China’s commodity exchanges is the latest example of speculative frenzy in an economy awash...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Family squabbles rock boat in landmark China reparations case

      A landmark war reparations ruling that forced Japan’s Mitsui OSK to pay millions of dollars to the descendants of a...

    3. April 24, 2016

      China debt load reaches record high as risk to economy mounts

      China’s total debt rose to a record 237 per cent of gross domestic product in the first quarter, far above...

    4. April 21, 2016

      Beijing rent ranked world’s least affordable

      Beijing has the world’s least affordable rental housing, according to a survey of 15 global cities, with average prices...

    5. April 20, 2016

      Why Trump is the natural choice for China

      Donald Trump is almost as obsessed with China as he is with building a wall and making Mexico pay for it. The...

    6. April 20, 2016

      China austerity drive hits officials’ perks

      Like their compatriots around the world, Chinese officials have traditionally taken it upon themselves to ensure that...

    7. April 18, 2016

      China pesticide pollution blamed as hundreds of pupils fall ill

      Beijing is scrambling to respond to reports that hundreds of students at a high school built on the site of a former...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Staying home pays off for China’s Premier — at least for now

      Over recent months, foreign diplomats bearing invites for Premier Li Keqiang to visit their capitals have been politely...

    9. April 15, 2016

      China GDP: out with the old economy

      China’s economic growth rate last year was its lowest in 25 years and is continuing to decrease. But while the “old...

    10. April 12, 2016

      Taiwan calls for release of citizens ‘abducted’ by Beijing

      Taiwan has accused China of abducting more than 40 of its citizens from Kenya as cross-strait relations come under...

    11. April 12, 2016

      America needs more than symbolic gestures in the South China Sea

      Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, was recently asked in a Senate Armed Services Committee...

    12. April 7, 2016

      Panama Papers tie more top China leaders to offshore companies

      Two more members of China’s top leadership have been caught up in the growing global controversy over offshore...

    13. April 6, 2016

      Great Firewall creator caught skirting China censorship system

      Fang Binxing has been credited with creating the Great Firewall, China’s massive internet censorship apparatus. Now he...

    14. April 5, 2016

      Arms industry cashes in on Asia tensions

      A growing arms race between China and its neighbours helped propel global defence spending to its first growth in three...

    15. April 3, 2016

      China reverts to ‘grid management’ to monitor citizens’ lives

      China is rolling out a nationwide system of social control known as “grid management” in a revival of state presence in...

    16. March 31, 2016

      China military to set up first overseas base in Horn of Africa

      China is set to install “a few thousand” troops and staff at its first ever overseas military base, the first permanent...

    17. March 31, 2016

      China wind energy groups cry foul over grid curbs

      China’s wind industry is considering legal action against government ministries in three Chinese provinces in an...

    18. March 31, 2016

      Hong Kong threatens crackdown on those seeking independence

      The Hong Kong government has threatened to take legal action against those advocating full separation from China, as it...

    19. March 31, 2016

      China set to deploy longest-range nuclear missile

      A new generation of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles may come into service as early as this year and will...

    20. March 30, 2016

      China tussles over legacy of cultural revolution

      The 50th anniversary this year of the start of China’s tumultuous cultural revolution is turning into a political tug...

    21. March 29, 2016

      China proposes tighter restrictions on foreign websites

      Foreign websites in China face new restrictions under a proposal that seeks to force internet service providers to...

    22. March 27, 2016

      Chinese investment is welcomed by the west with caution

      Chinese money is pouring out of the country into everything from residential real estate to fertiliser companies, and...

    23. March 27, 2016

      China’s one-child rule belies a more complex reality

      Chinese people hate girls, right? Like much of the conventional wisdom about China and its one-child policy — including...

    24. March 25, 2016

      China cracks down on Xi Jinping critics after call for resignation

      Pressure is mounting on critics of Xi Jinping amid a crackdown linked to a mysterious open letter that called for the...

    25. March 24, 2016

      Taiwan pushes island credentials of South China Sea outpost

      As the C130 Hercules makes a bumpy landing on Taiwan-controlled Taiping island, a small tropical outcrop little longer...

    26. March 23, 2016

      Facebook and the high cost of a Beijing ‘like’

      In the first line of The Social Network, the actor playing Mark Zuckerberg tells his incredulous date that there are...

    27. March 23, 2016

      Beijing scrambles to contain vaccine scandal

      Chinese authorities are scrambling to control the fallout after revelations that $88m in expired or spoiled vaccines...

    28. March 22, 2016

      China plays ball with its development lending

      When China announced in 2013 that it would create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to lend to developing...

    29. March 22, 2016

      China’s struggle for a new normal

      What is going to happen to the Chinese economy in the coming five years? This is one of the most important questions...

    30. March 22, 2016

      China’s strict new internet rules send chill into foreign media

      New Chinese regulations aimed at dramatically restricting the publication of foreign internet content have introduced a...

    31. March 22, 2016

      Hong Kong competition watchdog prepares to bite

      Although Hong Kong has long promoted itself as the world’s most free economy, many of its 7m residents beg to differ....

    32. March 18, 2016

      A tale of two tiers: China’s top cities take off

      Property prices in China’s top cities soared as much as 57 per cent in the year to February, widening the gap with the...

    33. March 16, 2016

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks to reassure public on government finances

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned that a “dysfunctional” real economy is the biggest threat to financial...

    34. March 14, 2016

      Chinese police break up coal jobs protest

      Chinese police have flooded into a depressed mining town near the Siberian border after three days of demonstrations by...

    35. March 13, 2016

      China coal protests highlight overcapacity tensions

      Thousands of Chinese coal miners have taken to the streets in a city near the Siberian border to protest against unpaid...

    36. March 11, 2016

      China’s ‘Two Meetings’ hear voices of dissent

      China’s annual parliamentary-style meetings are largely a rubber stamp for top leaders’ plans but with the room for...

    37. March 11, 2016

      Buddha’s return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

      The head of a Buddha statue stolen from northern China 20 years ago has been given back to Beijing by a religious...

    38. March 10, 2016

      China’s example has policy lessons for the west

      Economic policymaking in the west has developed in radical ways since the global financial crisis. When Lehman Brothers...

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