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    1. February 10, 2016

      China breezes past EU as top wind power

      China has overtaken the EU to become the world’s top region for wind power, thanks to a burst of turbine installations...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Scores injured as Hong Kong police clash with protesters

      Hong Kong clashes leave scores injured Hong Kong police and several hundred protesters fought running battles in a...

    3. February 7, 2016

      ‘Crouching Tiger’, by Peter Navarro

      At the core of Peter Navarro’s book is the conceit that this is a kind of geopolitical detective story, each chapter...

    4. February 7, 2016

      China foreign exchange reserves hit more than 3-year low

      China’s foreign exchange reserves dropped by nearly $100bn last month to the lowest level since May 2012 as Beijing...

    5. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Top China defector passes secrets to US

      US intelligence agencies interrogating the brother of a disgraced Communist official believe he is the most valuable...

    7. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    8. January 28, 2016

      George Osborne tries to sell former deputy to China

      China has signalled its unhappiness that George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer, has picked his former deputy, Sir...

    9. January 27, 2016

      US naval history offers clues to China’s intent

      The news from China so far this year has been all about tumbling equity markets and a wobbly currency. But there is...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes and educational institutions in particular, a study that tracks giving by...

    11. January 27, 2016

      China and US try to build on Beijing summit gains

      The US and China’s top foreign policy officials pledged to work together on a host of issues during talks in Beijing on...

    12. January 27, 2016

      China’s economic leaders struggle to explain thinking to world

      Henry Kissinger’s famous question about the EU — “who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – now has a Chinese variant:...

    13. January 27, 2016

      PBoC messaging stumbles belie policy strides

      The Chinese central bank’s communications strategy may lag behind those of its global counterparts but it has made...

    14. January 27, 2016

      China’s video hosting sites hit by content ban

      Efforts by China’s online video platforms to make and show their own content are in disarray after the government...

    15. January 26, 2016

      China’s statistics chief Wang Baoan accused of corruption

      Wang Baoan, director of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, is suspected of “serious disciplinary violations,” the...

    16. January 26, 2016

      China mouthpiece warns Soros against shorting renminbi

      George Soros, the man who broke the Bank of England and, according to some, helped precipitate the Asian financial...

    17. January 25, 2016

      Hong Kong breaks record for ‘severely unaffordable’ housing

      Hong Kong’s dizzying property prices may finally be falling but they are still notching up records, with a survey...

    18. January 24, 2016

      Taiwan poses generational challenge to China

      Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s outgoing president, made history late last year by meeting China’s President Xi Jinping, the...

    19. January 22, 2016

      Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s next president

      While policymakers in Beijing were fretting this week about what her landslide election victory on January 16 means for...

    20. January 21, 2016

      Key themes facing Vietnam as party meets

      Vietnam’s ruling Communist party is preparing to select its next leaders at its five-yearly congress, amid tensions...

    21. January 20, 2016

      Europe must not let China act with impunity

      In many subtle and not-so-subtle ways the authoritarian tentacles of the Chinese Communist party are spreading. While...

    22. January 20, 2016

      Swedish rights activist admits to crimes on China state TV

      A Swedish human rights activist arrested in China has admitted to crimes on state television, the second Swedish...

    23. January 19, 2016

      China: When big data meets big brother

      When browsing the internet in China, be sure to avoid logging on between 2am and 4am, steer clear of websites offering...

    24. January 19, 2016

      China’s great economic shift needs to begin

      Chinese policymakers have a stellar reputation for the quality of economic management but the same was true of the...

    25. January 19, 2016

      China issues list of officially recognised ‘living Buddhas’

      China’s government has launched an online database of Tibetan “living Buddhas” as part of what critics view as a...

    26. January 19, 2016

      China’s Xi turns to Reagan and Thatcher for economic inspiration

      At the outset of his presidency, Xi Jinping billed himself as a transformative leader in the mould of Deng Xiaoping,...

    27. January 19, 2016

      Second Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo confirmed to be in China

      Hong Kong police have confirmed that another of a group of five missing booksellers who sold works critical of Beijing...

    28. January 19, 2016

      China adds G20-sized economy every year

      China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent last year, according to official figures released on Tuesday, the slowest pace since...

    29. January 18, 2016

      Xi faces diplomatic test on first Middle East visit

      Xi Jinping is due to begin his first presidential visit to the Middle East on Tuesday in what promises to be a tricky...

    30. January 18, 2016

      Missing Hong Kong publisher confesses on China state TV

      One of five missing Hong Kong publishers who sold books critical of Beijing has appeared on Chinese state television,...

    31. January 14, 2016

      Beijing’s meddling is shaking the markets

      If China hopes to calm the turmoil that has shaken financial markets at home and around the world, and to steer its...

    32. January 14, 2016

      China income inequality among world’s worst

      Communist China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households...

    33. January 13, 2016

      Capital flight is at the core of China’s dilemma

      China has been giving plenty of assurances this week of the inherent resilience of the renminbi. Betting that it will...

    34. January 11, 2016

      China markets: Looking for clues

      China’s market regulator had a chance to explain itself last Friday at the end of a week that had seen self-inflicted...

    35. January 11, 2016

      China police arrest activists in campaign against labour unrest

      Chinese police have arrested four worker activists based in the country’s Guangdong manufacturing hub, according to...

    36. January 10, 2016

      Hong Kong rattled by missing booksellers

      At the closed Causeway Bay Books store in the heart of a glitzy shopping district, concerned citizens have hung...

    37. January 8, 2016

      Golden Mao monolith heads for the scrapyard

      A towering 36-metre golden statue of Mao Zedong erected in a village in China’s rural Henan province this week was...

    38. January 8, 2016

      US pressures China over North Korea relationship

      The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as...

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