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  1. September 18, 2014

    Chinese railways: chariots of fire

    Once upon a time, Chinese railways were where capital went to die. A trip to Cecil Court in London will confirm this. At the...

  2. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

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  1. September 17, 2014

    Sri Lanka sees benefits of China’s ‘maritime silk road’ plan

    President Xi Jinping’s talk of a “21st-century maritime silk road” linking China to Europe through the seas of south Asia...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: $100bn from Xi's visit to India? Not likely

    By Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week will likely be the most significant...

  3. September 15, 2014

    De facto head of Shanghai free-trade zone departs

    The de facto head of Shanghai’s free-trade zone has stood down, according to Chinese official media, striking another blow...

  4. September 12, 2014

    Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

    Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and food, is seeking damages from Syngenta in a state court...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    India to overtake China as world's biggest cotton producer

    Until about a decade ago India was barely producing enough cotton to meet its own needs, let alone export the stuff. But...

  6. September 10, 2014

    China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

  7. September 5, 2014

    Swiss watch exporters take long view of China

    Last summer, Switzerland became the second European country to sign a free-trade agreement with China, following Iceland’s...

  8. September 2, 2014

    Shanghai free-trade zone struggles to live up to its hype

    A year after the Shanghai free-trade zone was launched as an enclave of financial deregulation, the disappointment is...

  9. September 1, 2014

    Rosneft proposes Chinese company take stake in Russian oilfield

    Rosneft is proposing that China take a stake in one of its largest oilfields, in a deal that would further deepen energy...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    More on the US-China bilateral trade balance

    As a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post on the impact of US trade with China on US employment and incomes, we thought it...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Mexico-China trade spat reveals rising tension

    Free-trade champion Mexico is on a reform drive that promises new openness in key sectors of its economy, especially energy....

  12. August 28, 2014

    No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

    Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

  13. August 28, 2014

    China issues crude import licence to group not owned by the state

    China has issued a crude import licence to a non-state-owned company after months of expectations, in a grudging first step...

  14. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

  15. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: China's infrastructure boom to be exported to Asia

    By John Zhu, HSBC China has been a favoured destination for foreign direct investment since its economy opened up more than...

  16. Nick Butler

    August 17, 2014

    China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

    Happier days: China's Jiang Jemin, the chief executive of China National Petroleum Corporation, and BP's Tony Hayward,...

  17. August 13, 2014

    European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government’s renewed crackdown on alleged violations of the country’s...

  18. August 13, 2014

    America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas

    Do the events that led to the outbreak of the first world war carry lessons for the Sino-American relationship? A century...

  19. August 10, 2014

    ‘Factory Man’ by Beth Macy

    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended...

  20. August 8, 2014

    Export surge lifts China trade surplus to record high

    China recorded its biggest ever monthly trade surplus in July as exports surged and imports contracted, suggesting stronger...

  21. August 8, 2014

    China in Africa: how Sam Pa became the middleman

    On his way home from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in December, Ernest Bai Koroma, the president of Sierra Leone,...

  22. August 7, 2014

    China probes death of customs official from scandal-hit port

    A senior Chinese customs official at a port embroiled in a metals financing scandal has died of “unnatural” causes, state...

  23. August 6, 2014

    China cars: hot pursuit

    China cars China is flexing its muscles. Perhaps emboldened by an increasingly strong leadership, regulators are taking to...

  24. August 1, 2014

    Road to Mandalay: the trade route vital to Asia’s future

    It is just after 8am on a sunny Saturday morning and the Muse border post is buzzing. The line of Burmese waiting for...

  25. July 27, 2014

    Luxury carmakers slash prices in China

    Foreign luxury carmakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler are cutting retail prices for popular models or auto...

  26. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  28. July 17, 2014

    Supply setbacks will push oil price higher

    A possible resumption of oil exports from Libya, as yet unhindered production in Iraq, and hopes of a nuclear deal with...

  29. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  30. July 15, 2014

    WTO rules against US on China state companies

    The World Trade Organisation has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned...

  31. 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...

  32. July 9, 2014

    Tech sector caught in war of words over US-China spying claims

    Since May, Chinese officials have been counselling, cajoling and sometimes outright banning its state companies and...

  33. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  34. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  35. 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...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Growth in Asean: in the shadow of China

    Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, is so pleased that his country’s currency, the ringgit, is at its strongest level...

  37. 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...

  38. July 1, 2014

    China factory data boosted by ‘mini stimulus’

    China’s factory sector grew at its fastest pace in six months, in the latest sign that recent stimulus policies have...

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