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    1. September 22, 2016

      Ai Weiwei’s lawyer jailed for 12 years in latest Chinese crackdown

      A Chinese lawyer who once represented dissident artist Ai Weiwei was sentenced to jail for 12 years for fraud by a...

    2. September 21, 2016

      China local governments revive off-budget fiscal stimulus

      China is backsliding on a pledge to impose fiscal discipline on local governments by phasing out borrowing through...

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    1. September 19, 2016

      China’s addiction to debt threatens the economy

      The Bank for International Settlements has become the latest global institution to warn that China’s rapidly expanding...

    2. September 18, 2016

      China’s ports hit hard by global trade slowdown

      From the window in Jessie Chung’s office, Hong Kong’s container port looks like a thriving hub of activity, funnelling...

    3. September 14, 2016

      China’s parliament expels 45 delegates in vote-buying scandal

      China’s parliament has expelled 45 lawmakers from the northeastern province of Liaoning over a bribery and vote-buying...

    4. September 14, 2016

      Philippines pivots away from the US

      Even as the US pivots towards Asia, one of its most longstanding allies in the region appears to be turning away....

    5. September 13, 2016

      Hostility to the US unites Moscow and Beijing

      The west’s misreading of the Sino-Soviet split in the 1950s and early 1960s was one of the great intelligence failures...

    6. September 13, 2016

      Riot police lock down China’s ‘democracy village’

      Riot police have locked down Wukan, the democratically governed village in southern China that has waged a protracted...

    7. September 11, 2016

      China praises arrests of ‘rumour-mongering’ estate agents

      China’s housing ministry has praised the arrest of real estate agents accused of spreading false rumours about...

    8. September 9, 2016

      Schwarzman scholarship aims to help Asia avoid ‘Thucydides’ trap’

      As an international school student in Hong Kong, Kumiko Mita remembers feeling “paralysed” when a teacher asked her...

    9. September 8, 2016

      FT Investigation: How China bought its way into Cambodia

      In Cambodia’s Chinese business community, “Big Brother Fu” is a name to be reckoned with. A former officer in China’s...

    10. September 8, 2016

      Divided Asean nations issue mild statement on South China Sea

      Southeast Asian nations scrambled on Thursday to hide their divisions over China’s expansive claims in the South China...

    11. September 7, 2016

      International diplomatic incidents bring benefits for China

      The image of President Barack Obama walking, as one commentator put it, “out of the ass of Air Force One”, instead of...

    12. September 6, 2016

      Hong Kong’s youngest legislator embodies rising tide of separatism

      Nathan Law is an unlikely poster boy for Hong Kong separatism — having spent the first six years of his life in...

    13. September 5, 2016

      Hillary Clinton: The China hawk

      Hillary Clinton watched as the tension in the Hanoi Convention Centre slowly mounted. First, the Vietnamese foreign...

    14. September 5, 2016

      Hong Kong separatism is a movement made in China

      Hong Kong’s student-led “umbrella revolution” erupted nearly two years ago as demonstrators took to the streets to call...

    15. September 5, 2016

      Young activists win seats in Hong Kong elections

      Several young activists who oppose China’s control over Hong Kong have been elected to the territory’s legislature in a...

    16. September 2, 2016

      China taps CNBC for G20 summit ads

      CNBC, the US-based TV network, has signed a deal to produce a series of advertisements for the Chinese government...

    17. September 2, 2016

      Separatism fight looms over Hong Kong elections

      On an otherwise unremarkable street corner in a crowded Hong Kong suburb, a group of young political activists is...

    18. September 1, 2016

      China prepares to size up British PM Theresa May at G20 summit

      Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, travels to China for her first Group of 20 summit this weekend, facing searching...

    19. September 1, 2016

      China draws Cambodia closer in diplomatic embrace

      China is quietly drawing Cambodia into an ever closer military and diplomatic embrace, as part of its effort to quell...

    20. August 31, 2016

      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...

    21. August 31, 2016

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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’...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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