31 July 2012
There is a puzzling contradiction in contemporary discussion of American power. The theme that the US is in decline, being elbowed out of the way by China, is well established in mainstream discourse.
12 June 2012
It's hard not to be infected by the enthusiasm with which fantasy author China Miéville describes his revival of "goofy old 1960s comic" Dial H for Hero.
08 May 2012
Tony Caldeira is a boss on a mission—to take manufacturing jobs back from China to Britain.
24 April 2012
The British press has been full of lurid stories about Bo Xilai, the Chinese politician who has just fallen from grace.
20 March 2012
It may be hard to imagine now, but in the early 1970s China was as closed off from the rest of the world as North Korea is today.
06 March 2012
TV presenter Gok Wan is usually known for fashion and beauty shows, but he branches out into economics in this documentary.
21 February 2012
"Why is being rich bad all of a sudden in today’s society? We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?"
04 February 2012
The US and the eurozone are the world’s largest two economies by some margin. Both are in the throes of a deep economic crisis. But could China, their nearest competitor, and other emerging economies pick up the slack and keep global capitalism going?
17 January 2012
Writers in China often have to fictionalise their work in order to be heard. "Write it into a novel to get through the censors," publishers will tell you.
03 January 2012
It was far from the first time that local government officials in China took over poor people’s land and deprived them of their livelihoods. It was far from the first time that people who protested were beaten up and abused.
04 October 2011
The shifting relationship between China and Africa has completely passed most people by.
30 August 2011
Over 12,000 people marched against a polluting chemical plant through Dalian city in north east China last month—and officials shut it down.
23 August 2011
The "economic miracle" of the last 20 years has seen China become the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter.
16 August 2011
China is the success story of 21st century capitalism. While much of the world seems set to enter the second half of a double-dip recession, the Chinese economy will grow by 8 percent this year.
28 June 2011
The recent uprisings of migrant workers in China are not isolated incidents.
14 June 2011
Thousands of people have rioted in China.
26 April 2011
Truck drivers have shut down the world’s biggest port—for five days.
18 January 2011
China's leaders are busy touring the globe. President Hu Jintao has been visiting the US a week after vice-premier Li Keqiang, whom Hu backs as the next prime minister, did the rounds of the European Union (EU).
14 December 2010
In the last twenty years, China’s economy has grown faster than any other country in the world—and it has even managed to grow through most of the current recession.
27 July 2010
A strike by 200 workers at a car components factory in China has ended in victory, as the wave of strikes across the car industry continues.