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    1. December 16, 2014

      Cooper dispute shows what is at stake for investors in China

      A remarkable Sino-US commercial dispute recently spread to a quiet corner of eastern China. But Cooper Tire’s retreat from a...

    2. December 12, 2014

      ‘Apec blue’ clean-air push dents China economy

      China’s efforts to clean up its notoriously polluted air to welcome visiting world leaders last month hurt already weak...

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    1. December 11, 2014

      Hong Kong protests peter out

      It appeared to end not with a bang but a whimper. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, which seized headlines at home and...

    2. December 10, 2014

      China graft purge claims fresh tiger scalp

      One of China’s most powerful regulators has been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges, becoming the latest...

    3. December 9, 2014

      Hong Kong sets stage for protest clearance

      Hong Kong police are poised to clear the remaining pro-democracy protest sites in the city as the government tries to end a...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Chess moves to transform world politics

      Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    6. December 8, 2014

      Arrest of ‘tiger’ Zhou Yongkang sheds light on China graft purge

      China’s state-controlled media have lauded the downfall of Zhou Yongkang as a victory for “socialist rule of law with...

    7. December 5, 2014

      Chinese ex-leader Zhou Yongkang charged with corruption

      The former all-powerful head of China’s secret police, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and...

    8. December 5, 2014

      Joshua Wong: The teen doing battle with Beijing

      Near the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, a banner until recently draped from a bridge carried an image of an...

    9. December 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption drive targets Sinopec

      China’s anti-corruption drive has turned its attentions to Sinopec, claiming the scalp of a senior executive at the...

    10. December 4, 2014

      China marks first ‘Constitution Day’ as party maintains primacy

      China’s ruling Communist party celebrated a new “Constitution Day” on Thursday as it sought to define the direction and...

    11. December 3, 2014

      China slips in Transparency International corruption index

      Corruption in China has worsened dramatically over the past year despite a vicious two-year campaign by the ruling Communist...

    12. December 2, 2014

      Hong Kong’s stand-off is heading for a showdown – and Xi’s future is at stake

      Until the escalation in the past couple of weeks of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest, the Chinese government seemed to be...

    13. December 1, 2014

      Xi Jinping tones down foreign policy rhetoric

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has struck a conciliatory note on foreign policy in a speech that comes after almost two years...

    14. November 30, 2014

      Taiwan election results threaten to derail China rapprochement

      The sweeping victory of Taiwan’s opposition party in local elections this weekend has thrown a wrench into what looked liked...

    15. November 28, 2014

      China teacher strikes hit three more cities

      Teacher strikes have spread to three more cities in China’s slowest growing province this week, reflecting increasing...

    16. November 26, 2014

      Student leaders arrested as Hong Kong police clear protest site

      Hong Kong clears protest site in Mongkok Violence erupted overnight in Mongkok following a two-day police operation to clear...

    17. November 25, 2014

      Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

      Hong Kong police arrested 86 people over the past 24 hours during an operation to clear a key protest site in Mongkok, as...

    18. November 24, 2014

      China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine

      For centuries European navies roamed the world’s seas – to explore, to trade, to establish empires and to wage war. So it...

    19. November 21, 2014

      China police detain Zhaodong teachers after week-long strike

      Police have detained teachers involved in a city-wide strike in northeast China that halted classes for almost a week, in a...

    20. November 20, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi joins the great power game

      The world looks a different place through the other end of the telescope. For westerners, the crisis in Ukraine is about the...

    21. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    22. November 18, 2014

      China cracks down on supporters of Hong Kong protests

      China has intensified a crackdown on supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations by charging an activist with...

    23. November 18, 2014

      Hong Kong clears small protest zone

      Hong Kong authorities cleared a small pro-democracy protest site on Tuesday, in a fresh push to end demonstrations that have...

    24. November 17, 2014

      Pace of Chinese enrolments in US slows

      Growth in the number of Chinese enrolled in US higher education has dropped to its slowest rate in seven years. But China...

    25. November 16, 2014

      China opens markets in Hong Kong-Shanghai deal

      China has taken another big step towards liberalising markets with plans to give individual Chinese investors greater...

    26. November 14, 2014

      China’s lesson for Putin in how to do diplomacy

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has long called for “a new type of great power relationship” in global affairs. Hosting a...

    27. November 13, 2014

      US and China wrangle over differences of opinion

      As he wrapped up a three-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama hailed a climate change agreement...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Xi slams ‘illegal’ Hong Kong protests

      Chinese President Xi Jinping has slammed student-led democracy protests in Hong Kong as “illegal”, in his harshest comments...

    29. November 12, 2014

      How China set its emissions peak target

      The environmental commitment that Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama unveiled with a flourish on Wednesday – a peak in...

    30. November 10, 2014

      A ray of hope for China’s relationship with Japan

      The handshake in Beijing between Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe marks an important moment in the hitherto fraught relationship...

    31. November 10, 2014

      No love lost between nationalist leaders

      When President Xi Jinping greeted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their landmark summit at Apec on Monday, it was patently...

    32. November 10, 2014

      Russia is a bigger problem than Isis for Obama

      This weekend America announced that it was sending more troops to Iraq, Russia allegedly sent more troops into Ukraine and...

    33. November 10, 2014

      Chinese strike back against party rules

      The senior leadership of the Chinese Communist party recently concluded an important meeting pledging allegiance to the...

    34. November 10, 2014

      Xi and Abe hold landmark summit

      China and Japan took a significant step towards mending their abysmal relationship on Monday as President Xi Jinping and...

    35. November 9, 2014

      China is no refuge from Obama’s woes

      Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global stage. Barack Obama is no exception. Following last week’s...

    36. November 7, 2014

      Five things to watch for at Apec forum

      Geopolitics With several of the world’s most powerful and important leaders gathering in the Chinese capital in the coming...

    37. November 7, 2014

      China and Japan to resume security talks

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday his government was laying the ground for a bilateral summit with China on...

    38. November 6, 2014

      China and Japan: Eyes on a compromise

      When Xi Jinping visited Japan in 2009 as Chinese vice-president, he asked on short notice to meet Japanese Emperor Akihito....

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