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    1. October 21, 2014

      China steel exports disrupt markets

      China’s leaders want to move the world’s second-largest economy away from exports. Yet, for its steelmakers, this is turning...

    2. October 20, 2014

      China’s grip over rare earths market wanes

      China is unlikely to retain control of the global market for rare earths, because users have become more efficient in their...

    3. October 20, 2014

      EU and China agree truce on trade disputes

      The EU has dropped an anti-subsidies case against two Chinese telecoms companies as Brussels seeks to repair trade relations...

    4. October 20, 2014

      ExIm warns US of export risk from China

      US companies risk losing out in the global export battle as a proliferation of Beijing-based development banks boosts...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

      When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Europe’s dairies jostle for China foothold ahead of milk flood

      The green fields of Ireland’s County Kerry are a long way from a stuffy Beijing hotel room, but a Chinese man playing the...

    7. October 15, 2014

      China copper imports set to plunge

      China copper imports are set to plunge 25 per cent next year as the fallout from a financing scandal in the port city of...

    8. October 15, 2014

      China consumer inflation near 5-year low

      Chinese consumer prices rose at their slowest pace in almost five years in September, the latest sign of flagging growth...

    9. October 13, 2014

      China export growth hits 19-month high

      Chinese exports grew at their fastest pace in 19 months in September, rising 15.3 per cent from a year ago, according to...

    10. October 10, 2014

      Too many unanswered questions over Chinese growth

      Millions of Chinese are planning to leave China. Why? Where are they going? What do they plan to do? The FT is running a...

    11. October 9, 2014

      EU trade envoy seeks to draw a line under China dispute

      Karel De Gucht, EU trade commissioner, is seeking to lay to rest a festering trade dispute with Beijing before he steps down...

    12. October 9, 2014

      China to impose coal import duties

      China is to apply import duties on coal from October 15 in an effort to prop up its domestic coal industry, which is...

    13. October 9, 2014

      China’s migrants thrive in Spain’s financial crisis

      Silk Road Redux: China in Spain From his first-floor office in an industrial estate south of Madrid, Chen Maodong can track...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Lawsuit puts China biodiesel policy in spotlight

      A lawsuit accusing China’s largest oil refiner of muscling a start-up out of the market has turned a spotlight on the...

    15. October 8, 2014

      China’s Bright Food buys into Italian olive oil maker Salov

      Bright Food, the Chinese state-owned food group that controls the UK’s Weetabix brand, has bought a stake in an Italian...

    16. October 7, 2014

      Waldorf Astoria buyer boasts links to Deng Xiaoping

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that this week bought Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95bn,...

    17. October 6, 2014

      Chinese investors surged into EU at height of debt crisis

      As investors fled Europe in the worst days of its sovereign debt crisis, China-based companies moved in the other direction...

    18. October 6, 2014

      Indian coal import growth outstrips China

      Could India soon overtake China as the world’s biggest consumer of seaborne thermal coal? For many miners and traders, the...

    19. October 3, 2014

      Hong Kong: Playing with fire

      When Joshua Wong made his way through crowds of protesters outside Hong Kong’s government offices on Thursday night, the...

    20. October 2, 2014

      Hong Kong’s value to China goes beyond numbers

      The crucial role of Hong Kong as an investment gateway to mainland China places big constraints on Beijing as its considers...

    21. September 28, 2014

      A looser grip for Beijing’s heavy hand

      In 2001 Jiang Zemin, then general secretary of the Chinese Communist party, in effect invited private entrepreneurs to join...

    22. September 26, 2014

      Shanghai hints at easing of capital controls in free-trade zone

      The Shanghai free-trade zone will conduct “stress tests” on the impact of increased cross-border fund flows, a financial...

    23. September 25, 2014

      China hot money crackdown reveals $10bn in fake trade

      China’s foreign exchange regulator has uncovered $10bn in fake cross-border trade since April last year and has turned 15...

    24. September 24, 2014

      Fonterra issues sour milk forecast on slowing China demand

      Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, has cut the amount it will pay farmers after a fall in global dairy prices...

    25. September 22, 2014

      Cotton hits snag as China restricts imports

      China will allow only the bare minimum tax-free imports of cotton next year as it tries to come to grips with a mountain of...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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