China

America continues to unravel

6 August 2011 10:18

The humbling of America — the cover theme of this week’s Spectator — continues with S&P stripping Uncle Sam of…

Some context for the death penalty debate

30 July 2011 17:09

Something quite remarkable has happened over the past couple of the days. It started with the launch of the government’s…

Where next for the US and Pakistan?

12 July 2011 8:58

The US-Pakistani relationship is fast deteriorating. In May, I argued that unless President Asif Ali Zardari took decisive action against…

Gove gets mathematical

29 June 2011 11:22

Go go Gove, still trying to pack in the initiatives before summer recess. The focus today is on maths and…

Lagarde three giant steps closer as Russia, China and the US back her IMF bid

28 June 2011 17:02

The 24 members of the IMF board are meeting to see if they can agree that Christine Lagarde should be…

The danger of unbalanced trade with China

27 June 2011 17:07

The Chinese premier seems to like cars; the Chinese in general seem to like cars. China has bought MG in…

Britain’s future economic challenge

27 June 2011 13:15

Wen Jibao’s performance at today’s press conference was typically diplomatic. He declined to say that the UK was going too…

The bear and the euro

26 June 2011 19:21

Wen Jibao’s comments to the BBC about the euro crisis dramatise the shift in economic power from west to east.…

Unseating Gaddafi

4 June 2011 15:47

The pressure is being turned up on Colonel Gaddafi, but it may still take a while to have an effect.…

Meeting Christine Lagarde

28 May 2011 15:01

The FT has been speaking to Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister tipped to become managing director of the IMF. A…

Hillary Clinton: Chinese regime can’t defy history

10 May 2011 19:47

Hillary Clinton has given a fascinating interview to the Atlantic Monthly’s Jeffrey Goldberg. The main topic of it is the…

Reasons for optimism in the Middle East

22 April 2011 13:08

As the Libya crisis drags out, and Bashar al-Assad orders a crackdown in Syria, many have begun to doubt whether…

Ferguson’s triumph

10 April 2011 21:17

The last episode of Niall Ferguson’s documentary series, Civilization, has just been aired — and for those who missed it,…

Dylan urged to stop blowing with the wind

8 April 2011 10:42

As one famous artist vanished in Beijing, another appeared. Bob Dylan has begun a tour of China in the same…

The Myth of the Golden Age of Bipartisan Comity

25 March 2011 16:38

Via Hendrik Hertzberg, here’s Charles Dickens reflecting upon the spirit of American politics: If a lady take a fancy to…

Osborne gets his man

24 March 2011 8:41

So Martin Sorrell is set to move WPP back to Britain. This was always part of Osborne’s Budget plan, as…

China steps into the breach

12 March 2011 14:57

Singapore China has lost little time pledging rescue help and aid to Japan, even though it is burying its own…

What the Libya crisis means long-term

11 March 2011 17:01

The multiple crises in North Africa, from the revolution in Tunisia, through the protests in Egypt and to the conflict…

New World temporarily postponed

4 March 2011 10:38

We are meant to be living in a multi-polar world, one where US power is waning, and where countries reject…

Act soon or face another Guernica

23 February 2011 16:08

We now know that Libya is heading into a full on civil-war and that Gaddafi is prepared to do pretty…