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Reforms will stall unless Beijing tackles vested interests
China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon

As China's economy starts to slow, following decades of spectacular growth, the government will increasingly be exposed to the siren song of capital-account liberalisation.

9 Oct 2014 - 4:03AM

As China's economy starts to slow, following decades of spectacular growth, the government will increasingly be exposed to the siren song of capital-account liberalisation.

China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon
The Hong Kong government must listen to its people

It is not wholly true to say that the eyes of the entire world are on Hong Kong. They would be, of course, if people in mainland China were allowed to know what is happening in their country's most successful city.

4 Oct 2014 - 4:27AM

It is not wholly true to say that the eyes of the entire world are on Hong Kong. They would be, of course, if people in mainland China were allowed to know what is happening in their country's most successful city.

The Hong Kong government must listen to its people
Now the UK must heal itself

The people of Scotland voted by a comfortable margin of about 10 per cent to remain part of the United Kingdom - not least because of the campaigning of three Labour politicians, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and Jim Murphy.

23 Sep 2014 - 1:46AM

The people of Scotland voted by a comfortable margin of about 10 per cent to remain part of the United Kingdom - not least because of the campaigning of three Labour politicians, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and Jim Murphy.

Now the UK must heal itself
Numbers aside, China is not yet a trading powerhouse

Last year, China ostensibly reached another milestone in its meteoric rise, surpassing the United States to become the world's largest trading country, with its total trade turnover valued at 25.83 trillion yuan.

12 Aug 2014 - 1:38AM

Last year, China ostensibly reached another milestone in its meteoric rise, surpassing the United States to become the world's largest trading country, with its total trade turnover valued at 25.83 trillion yuan.

Numbers aside, China is not yet a trading powerhouse
Xi Jinping has much to learn from Deng's example of winning over allies

In the boldest move yet since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign, China has announced the start of a formal investigation into "serious disciplinary violations" by Zhou Yongkang.

5 Aug 2014 - 3:34AM

In the boldest move yet since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign, China has announced the start of a formal investigation into "serious disciplinary violations" by Zhou Yongkang.

Xi Jinping has much to learn from Deng's example of winning over allies
China must upgrade growth strategy to avoid economic stagnation

It is widely agreed that economic development means more than GDP growth. As China is now learning, one does not guarantee the other.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:37AM

It is widely agreed that economic development means more than GDP growth. As China is now learning, one does not guarantee the other.

China must upgrade growth strategy to avoid economic stagnation
Peace in Asia must be built on strong institutions

A vast revolution in military affairs is taking place across East Asia. The latest signs are Chinese President Xi Jinping's purge of General Xu Caihou on charges of corruption, and Japan's "reinterpretation" of Article 9 of its constitution to permit the country to provide military aid to its allies.

7 Jul 2014 - 11:08PM

A vast revolution in military affairs is taking place across East Asia. The latest signs are Chinese President Xi Jinping's purge of General Xu Caihou on charges of corruption, and Japan's "reinterpretation" of Article 9 of its constitution to permit the country to provide military aid to its allies.

Peace in Asia must be built on strong institutions
Abe's 'third arrow' will restructure Japan's economy for growth

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled his long-awaited growth strategy - the so-called "third arrow" of what has come to be known as "Abenomics".

2 Jul 2014 - 3:47AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled his long-awaited growth strategy - the so-called "third arrow" of what has come to be known as "Abenomics".

Abe's 'third arrow' will restructure Japan's economy for growth
The Communist Party survived Tiananmen, but does it have the tools to last another 25 years?

It may be hard to imagine, but 25 years ago, the Chinese Communist Party was nearly toppled by a nationwide pro-democracy movement. It was the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's steely nerves and the tanks of the People's Liberation Army that enabled the regime to avoid collapse, at the cost of several hundred civilian lives.

29 May 2014 - 4:32AM

It may be hard to imagine, but 25 years ago, the Chinese Communist Party was nearly toppled by a nationwide pro-democracy movement. It was the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's steely nerves and the tanks of the People's Liberation Army that enabled the regime to avoid collapse, at the cost of several hundred civilian lives.

The Communist Party survived Tiananmen, but does it have the tools to last another 25 years?
China cannot overcome its growth challenge without the right talent

Over the past 35 years, China's strong and sustained output growth - averaging more than 9.5 per cent annually - has driven the miraculous transformation of a rural, command economy into a global economic superpower.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Over the past 35 years, China's strong and sustained output growth - averaging more than 9.5 per cent annually - has driven the miraculous transformation of a rural, command economy into a global economic superpower.

China cannot overcome its growth challenge without the right talent