Chinese challenges

On Tuesday China celebrated its 70th anniversary amid escalating tension in Hong Kong. Its economy is slowing and relations with the US remain frosty as it struggles to achieve its ‘great rejuvenation’. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

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A well-behaved government must act as midwife to fledgling markets

FT's Jamil Anderlini looks at how protests are dogging the Beijing regime - 70 years on

Xi Jinping appears to be doubling down on authoritarian reflexes

Western democratic tradition and China’s authoritarianism duel for primacy in Hong Kong

Attempts to blackball rival economic powers from world commerce rarely succeed

US regulators, exchanges and politicians turn up heat on Chinese companies

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