Reading China’s signals

A geopolitical vision, the treatment of dissident Liu Xiaobo and surprising economic data that indicate policy failure all put Beijing in the spotlight this week. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

As Beijing pushes westwards, the Atlantic century makes way for a new Eurasian age

For the regime, it was safer to turn him into a martyr than allow his ideas to spread

Economy is outperforming expectations because Beijing is underperforming on policy goals

Beijing is ‘sharing’ its high-speed train technology worldwide, but are the schemes coming at too high a price?

Allocate capital to the more productive, employment-generating sectors

Data show makings of first annual pick-up in growth since 2010