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China, Japan, South Korea conclude first round trade talks

China, Japan and South Korea concluded a first round of talks on Thursday on securing a free trade pact to bind three economies that account for 20 …

Trade Pact

The debt run

INFLATE, stagnate, default. That has been the choice facing highly indebted economies ever since the crisis broke in 2007-2008. It would be nice if …

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Guangzhou's flagship carrier slashing fares, and Dragonair to change its name?

When it comes to the airline business, the gloves are off as Guangzhou muscles in on Hong Kong and Singapore’s party. Here’s another round-up of all …

Hong Kong

More than minerals

A GROUP of five tourists from Beijing passes low over Mount Kenya and into the Rift Valley in their private plane before landing on a dusty airstrip …

马良

A day in the life of the internet hacked and mapped

A single hacker managed to get into millions of computers around the world - which was easy because their routers were all set to the default …

Shaking up the aid game

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Personal Information

China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower - Public lectures and events

<b>Speaker(s):</b> Dr Linda Yueh<b><br>Chair:</b> Professor Danny Quah<p>Recorded on 21 March 2013 at Old Theatre, Old Building<p>What drives China's impressive growth and …

Trouble in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

In recent years, resource disputes in the South China Sea have made headlines across the world. But another body of water -- the Mediterranean -- is …

Can China Deliver the China Dream(s)?

I live next door to Jin Baozhu, a widow and mother of three grown sons. She spent her career as a worker in a factory that made glass for industrial products. She is seventy-six and lives on a pension of two thousand yuan a month, about three hundred and twenty dollars. Mrs. Jin frequently reminds …

Here come the acquisitions: China's Internet industry gets down to business

China’s startup ecosystem hasn’t exactly been renowned for its fervor for mergers and acquisitions. Until very recently, the prevailing Internet …

William Dalrymple's top 10 books on Afghanistan

It is a very bad idea to invade Afghanistan; but as many authors have discovered, it is often a very good idea to write about it.<p>Afghanistan may be …

Brics agree to create development bank | Financial Times

Leaders of the Brics group of emerging economies on Wednesday announced they had agreed to set up a development bank that could ultimately challenge …

The Iron Rice Bowl Is Back: Why Young Chinese Want to Be Civil Servants

When officials in the city of Nanjing invited applications for a clerking post in the municipal government’s court system last month, they expected …

What’s Wrong with China’s North Korea Policy?

Imagine you are the leader of a country with nuclear weapons. You know that three of your country’s neighbors also possess nuclear deterrence. Then …

Will the Chinese Be Supreme?

Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance<p>by Arvind Subramanian<p>Peterson Institute for International Economics, 216 pp., $21.95 …

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

Plans for an all-HTML5 smartphone OS are ambitious. Maybe too ambitious.<p>Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, …

Brands To Watch: Smith & Norbu, Void, Rhoede, SVS, Celia B

<i>From Eyewear To Underwear, Stand Out This Year With These Emerging Brands</i><p>Some new, some not so new, all born or based in China — here’s Jing Daily’s …

The Chinese Navy Has a Problem

Debates over China’s anti-access system of systems and its desire to pierce the successive Pacific Island chains often overlook the fact that China …