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    1. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Opportunity or threat — the G7’s China challenge

      There is a new facet to China and Japan’s increasingly bitter economic and geopolitical rivalry — international...

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    1. May 25, 2016

      G7 leaders should address security risks in East Asia

      When Europe’s heads of government attend the G7 summit in Japan on Thursday, their minds are likely to be focused on...

    2. May 25, 2016

      China military budget hit by economic slowdown, says Xi Jinping

      China’s economic slowdown, responsible for everything from falling luxury goods sales to steel plant closures around...

    3. May 23, 2016

      China university rule change sparks protests in 4 provinces

      Protests against changes to China’s university admission system spread to a fourth province on Monday as authorities...

    4. May 22, 2016

      China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

      Beijing has stepped up its battle against bad debt in China’s banking system, with a state-led loans-for-bonds scheme...

    5. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    6. May 19, 2016

      Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea

      Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” interception of a US military aircraft that was flying over the South...

    7. May 19, 2016

      China party faithful rush to hand-copy constitution

      China’s Communist party has launched a mass campaign for members to hand-copy its constitution — even as the less loyal...

    8. May 18, 2016

      North Korea makes public its paranoia over China

      To North Koreans, their country’s relationship with China was “forged in blood in the victorious war to liberate the...

    9. May 17, 2016

      Chinese leader pays rare visit to Hong Kong as tensions simmer

      The most high-profile Chinese leader to travel to Hong Kong since the Occupy protests promised to “see, listen and...

    10. May 17, 2016

      China declares cultural revolution a ‘total mistake’

      Fifty years on from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which unleashed a decade of violence across the country...

    11. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    12. May 16, 2016

      ‘China’s Future’, by David Shambaugh

      When the Wall Street Journal published an essay predicting the demise of China’s Communist party last year, the...

    13. May 13, 2016

      China deploys amnesia on 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution

      On Monday one of the most infamous anniversaries in the history of Chinese Communist party rule will pass without...

    14. May 12, 2016

      The Queen’s microphone gaffe, part two: the China tapes

      The British media has been treated to two unguarded moments from those in power. First David Cameron was caught on...

    15. May 12, 2016

      Asia risks repeating Europe’s errors

      I was in Seoul the other day. In London politicians were arguing about whether Britain should sue for divorce from its...

    16. May 12, 2016

      China pours scorn on South China Sea legal case

      China has issued a stark rebuke of a looming court decision on its maritime claims in the South China Sea, with a...

    17. May 12, 2016

      The Queen has expressed the uncomfortable truth about power

      Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been caught on microphone voicing some disobliging views about the behaviour of the...

    18. May 11, 2016

      China’s flawed case for market economy status

      Tension over trade between Europe and the US on one side and China on the other has been high and rising in recent...

    19. May 11, 2016

      China routes Rmb5tn into transport infrastructure

      The Chinese government is to pump almost Rmb5tn into transport infrastructure over the next three years, in a sign of...

    20. May 11, 2016

      China party mouthpiece echoes Soros’ debt fears

      So maybe George Soros was on to something after all. On Monday the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist party’s...

    21. May 11, 2016

      Queen calls Chinese officials ‘very rude’

      Chinese officials were “very rude” during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year and threatened to end...

    22. May 10, 2016

      A threat to stability in the Philippines

      Even by the standards of the Philippines, where power has oscillated at times between belligerent demagogues and...

    23. May 10, 2016

      China ploughs cash into struggling north-east

      China will plough Rmb1.6tn into projects in its north-eastern rust belt in an effort to revive growth in one of the...

    24. May 9, 2016

      Kazakh language schools shift from English to Chinese

      “China is the key for your future,” reads a notice pinned to the wall, jostling for attention alongside a toy panda,...

    25. May 9, 2016

      India watches anxiously as Chinese influence grows

      Talk of a new Silk Road may be intended to evoke romantic, non-threatening images of desert caravans, ancient ships and...

    26. May 8, 2016

      Facebook wins China trademark case

      Facebook has won a Chinese trademark case against a company that registered the brand name “face book”, in a sign that...

    27. May 4, 2016

      China’s fizz goes flat, even with far bigger credit stimuli

      China’s sugar highs do not last as long as they used to. The saccharine stimulus of 2009-10, which relied on heaped...

    28. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    29. May 2, 2016

      China lease expiries prompt property rights angst

      The simmering issue of property rights in China has burst into the open with the upcoming expiry of residential leases...

    30. April 29, 2016

      China’s debt reckoning cannot be deferred indefinitely

      On one of my first trips to China in the early 1990s, on the drive from Beijing airport, I remember gazing out at...

    31. April 29, 2016

      China and Japan seek to mend diplomatic fences

      Years of diplomatic sparring between China and Japan have created a dangerous public antagonism in the region,...

    32. April 28, 2016

      India blocks visas for China dissidents

      India has revoked or refused to grant travel visas to at least three opponents of the governing Chinese Communist party...

    33. April 28, 2016

      Harry Wu, Chinese labour camp activist, 1937-2016

      Harry Wu, a prominent Chinese human rights activist who has died in exile aged 79, spent years campaigning to expose...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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