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    China’s perilous tangle of military and economic fortunes

    Two debates are under way over China. The first, about Beijing’s aggression in the South and East China seas, is between...

  2. July 24, 2014

    China air rage as military manoeuvres force flight cancellations

    Long-suffering Chinese air passengers now have even more to rage at after unheralded military exercises forced domestic...

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  1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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  1. July 22, 2014

    Casualties of China’s one-child policy

    Ricki Mudd is an all-American girl with two entire families on two different continents. She has parents and siblings in the...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Edelman confirms ties with detained China Central TV star

    Public relations firm Edelman has confirmed it had business ties with a leading Chinese TV presenter who was detained by the...

  3. July 15, 2014

    China announces plan for reform of state-owned enterprises

    China has identified six large state-owned enterprises (SOEs) for a pilot programme to attract private investment and...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Chinese growth: 5 themes to watch for

    Global investors will be focused on China on Wednesday morning as the government releases second-quarter figures for...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Chinese credit expands at fastest pace in 3 months

    Chinese bank loans and other forms of credit grew at their fastest pace for three months in June, in a sign that authorities...

  6. July 11, 2014

    UK avoids comment on Beijing’s ‘white paper’ on Hong Kong

    The UK government has avoided taking a stance on a controversial Chinese document on Hong Kong that has sparked concerns...

  7. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  8. July 9, 2014

    Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

    The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea,...

  9. July 9, 2014

    US strategists face dilemma over Beijing claim in South China Sea

    In June 2012, senior US and Chinese officials met in a hotel in southern Virginia to discuss a dangerous two-month stand-off...

  10. July 8, 2014

    Japan slams China over mushroom cloud map in newspaper

    Japan has hit out at China over a newspaper story that said Tokyo wanted another war and included a map showing mushroom...

  11. July 8, 2014

    Reform in Hong Kong must follow the Basic Law

    A Chinese government white paper published last month has set some western media abuzz. The cause, apparently, is its claim...

  12. July 7, 2014

    China takes on ‘rat traders’ in stock market probe

    China’s securities regulator has stepped up its probe into insider trading, taking on “rat traders” in an attempt to restore...

  13. July 6, 2014

    US warns China over tech trade deal

    The top US trade official has warned China that a proposed bilateral investment treaty and other global negotiations could...

  14. July 4, 2014

    Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

    Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

  15. July 3, 2014

    China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

    Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce...

  16. July 3, 2014

    China A shares: connect the stocks

    China is looking cheap. More specifically, “A” shares are looking cheap. Shares of companies listed on both the Shanghai...

  17. July 2, 2014

    Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

    China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

  18. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  19. July 1, 2014

    Police arrest protesters after Hong Kong pro-democracy march

    Hong Kong pro-democracy march attracts thousands Hong Kong police arrested more than 500 people in the culmination of a day...

  20. July 1, 2014

    China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand

    Students and shopkeepers in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian had a lucky escape when a crude oil pipeline...

  21. June 30, 2014

    Senior Chinese general falls victim to Xi’s corruption crackdown

    The anti-corruption campaign launched by Xi Jinping, China’s president, has brought down its most powerful figure so far,...

  22. June 30, 2014

    Hong Kong chief in ‘stability’ plea ahead of pro-democracy march

    Hong Kong’s chief executive has called on the public to safeguard the territory’s stability, as tens of thousands prepare to...

  23. June 26, 2014

    Walmart wins China labour dispute

    A Chinese arbitration panel has dismissed a landmark suit brought against Walmart by a chapter of the country’s official...

  24. June 25, 2014

    Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations are no farce

    Ever since Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997 by British colonisers, an unresolved question has hung like smog over...

  25. June 25, 2014

    China graft probe uncovers taste for French vineyards

    Beijing has got more than it bargained for in its drive to promote overseas investment by Chinese companies, including more...

  26. June 23, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive in China takes autocratic turn

    Ever since Mao Zedong launched the devastating 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution that wiped out China’s intelligentsia and much...

  27. June 23, 2014

    Beijing accuses banks and developers over property market

    China has signalled it will resist calls for aggressive measures to prop up its flagging property market, even as house...

  28. June 22, 2014

    China broadcasts confession by Xinjiang attacker

    A man who participated in a violent attack in northwestern China this month said he had been recruited to participate in a...

  29. June 21, 2014

    Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in restive Xinjiang

    SHANGHAI, June 21 – Chinese police shot dead 13 attackers in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang on Saturday after...

  30. June 20, 2014

    Red carpet for China leader falls short

    When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited London this week, he was expecting the kind of red carpet treatment befitting the...

  31. June 20, 2014

    China property: in houses we trust

    Safe as houses may not ring as true as it once did. Central bankers everywhere worry about the next real estate bubble....

  32. June 20, 2014

    China calls Hong Kong democracy poll ‘illegal’

    Hong Kong residents have cast more than half a million votes in an unofficial democracy referendum that the Chinese...

  33. June 19, 2014

    South China Seas: Troubled waters

    When Wen Jiabao visited Japan as Chinese premier in 2007, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to make the East...

  34. June 19, 2014

    China jails activists demanding more transparency

    A Chinese court sentenced three activists to lengthy prison terms on Thursday after they campaigned for asset disclosure by...

  35. June 18, 2014

    The past decade’s poor investments are catching up with China

    There may not be Reds under the bed, but the Chinese are in the City of London in an effort to boost renminbi use in the...

  36. June 18, 2014

    Chinese newspaper scorns ‘eccentric’ Britain’s ‘declining empire’

    A Communist-controlled Chinese newspaper has marked the end of a visit to London by the country’s premier with a withering...

  37. June 18, 2014

    China accuses Vietnam of ‘hyping’ islands dispute

    China has accused Vietnam of “hyping” a tense dispute over the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, as the neighbours...

  38. June 17, 2014

    China trade deals at centre of Li Keqiang visit to UK

    BP and Royal Dutch Shell will sign deals with Chinese state energy giant Cnooc on Tuesday as the centrepiece of trade...

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