China

Portrait of the week: Resignations galore, Honda’s announcement and Islamic State’s brides

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Seven MPs resigned from the Labour party and sat in the Commons (next to the DUP) as the Independent…

The Nissan move shows Britain is losing its competitive edge

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Has ‘Jay’ Powell gone wobbly, or does he know something we don’t? That was the question being asked after the…

The China-Russia East Route pipeline under construction in 2017. At 3,968 km in length, it is designed to carry 38 billion cubic metres of natural gas from Russia’s Far East to Shanghai. [Getty]

China’s power grab steps up apace

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Five years ago President Xi Jinping gave a speech in Kazakhstan, launching the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’, a wildly ambitious…

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The dark side of China’s high-tech society

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates seven times in the past three years

Has the tide turned on emerging markets?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Reality check

Adam Smith would have approved of Trump’s trade tariffs

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Adam Smith might have approved of America’s tariffs

There is method in the apparent madness of Donald Trump’s trade wars. Photo: Getty

Trade wars: The method behind Donald Trump’s madness

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Donald Trump campaigned as an unrepentant protectionist and, on the face of it, he has lived up to his word.…

Letters: China was the main beneficiary of the 2008 crash

15 September 2018 9:00 am

No debt without credit Sir: Liam Halligan and William Galston set out, convincingly, all the causes and effects of the…

Letters: Chinese investment in Africa is insidious and destructive

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Chinese burn Sir: Your leading article last week ended up saying ‘It is unrealistic to expect that we can achieve…

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Chinese trade or American security? It may be hard to have both

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Anthony Scaramucci on the method behind Trump’s madness

Call this US-China tit-for-tat a trade war?

7 April 2018 9:00 am

‘Stocks plunge as China hits US goods with tariffs,’ said a headline after the long weekend, and the FTSE100 duly…

When will the West take a stand on the persecution of Muslims?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

It’s not only Christians who are suffering from the rise of religious conflict

I recycle – then lie to myself that I’m saving the planet

20 January 2018 9:00 am

‘I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.’ That iconic punch line…

China’s new way to drown out the Christmas message? A sea of tat

16 December 2017 9:00 am

The Communist party tolerates Santa but clamps down on Jesus

Why is China sending aid money to Surrey?

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Why is China sending aid money to mend bikes in Surrey?

The Chinese classical-music revolution up close

25 November 2017 9:00 am

On a bullet train out of Shanghai, a nuclear family catches my eye. The father, weather-beaten and wearing an ill-fitting…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

Between 1900 and 1940, a series of unstable Chinese regimes flooded global markets with bonds: this one is from 1911

A world of broken bonds

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson fears that our pension funds and investment portfolios will soon be crammed full of China’s risky corporate debt

Should returning Isis fighters be reintegrated — or killed?

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Home  Of perhaps 400 Britons returned from the former territory of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, those who…

All hail Papa Xi! The growing cult around China’s all-powerful leader

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The cult of personality behind China’s president

Xi Jinping is not a reformer but China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Xi is not the reformer the West hopes for

Crypto-currencies are risky as hell – but worth a punt

30 September 2017 9:00 am

‘I’m up 430 per cent,’ said my friend Mash, boasting about his investments in Bitcoin. I should have known then…

What my 91-year-old aunt could teach Boris Johnson

26 August 2017 9:00 am

My mother has various chronic illnesses and finds it almost impossible to remain both immobile and awake during the day.…