China

Why the real winner from George Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ could be Nigel Farage

4 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne’s promise to crack down on multinational companies’ avoidance of UK taxes by the use of impenetrable devices such…

What really scares Beijing about the Hong Kong protests

4 October 2014 9:00 am

 Beijing There’s a nondescript building tucked away near my house, about the size of a college dormitory. Sometimes I wave…

Am I wrong to fear another Tiananmen?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

For Beijing, the tens of thousands of protestors choking the centre of Hong Kong are such a dangerous outrage that…

The wars that really are about the oil

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Is international conflict really just a fight over oil? It sometimes seems that way. In Syria and Iraq, the militants…

Banned – and booming: the strange world of Chinese golf

2 August 2014 9:00 am

I was in Shanghai interviewing a Chinese film director and an actor. We were discussing government censorship. How did anyone…

Close-up of Genghis towering 40 metres over his home pastures near the Mongol capital, Ulaanbaatar – the world’s biggest equestrian statue

Genghis Khan was tolerant, kind to women – and a record-breaking mass-murderer

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Genghis Khan, unlike most Mongols in history, is a household name, regularly misappropriated as a right-wing totem. If we recall…

Pfizer’s already beaten Ed Miliband. Now it just needs to offer the right price

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Pfizer will almost certainly have to offer more than its second bid of £50 a share for rival drug giant…

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

William Hague was on rather shaky ground when he argued this week that Moscow has chosen ‘the route to isolation’…

How to tell a tech bubble from a tech revolution

22 March 2014 9:00 am

There are two major schools of technology investing. The first believes that all investments these days are fundamentally technology investments.…

Any other business: Why a trillion dollars of dividends is a milestone worth celebrating

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Dividends paid by listed companies around the world passed $1 trillion for the first time last year, we learn from…

When a Chinese and a Japanese visit Tokyo's Yasukuni war shrine

22 February 2014 9:00 am

What does freedom mean to you? That’s the question the BBC World Service has been asking of us through its…

Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

15 February 2014 9:00 am

I am a banana. In Singapore, where I used to live, this needs no explanation — it means I’m yellow…

Portrait of the week

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that average energy bills would be brought £50 lower through government…

Does Xi Jinping really want reform? If so, he would unravel China

9 November 2013 9:00 am

It is now 35 years since Deng Xiaoping gained mastery of China and launched a process that changed the world.…

A youthful portrait of the Dowager Empress

The Empress Dowager was a moderniser, not a minx. But does China care?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

For susceptible Englishmen of a certain inclination — like Sir Edmund Backhouse or George Macdonald Fraser — the Empress Dowager…

If you think British banks are bad, you’ve never tried China’s

5 October 2013 9:00 am

It’s hard to think of anything more badly run than a Chinese bank. Somalia perhaps, or the BBC’s remuneration committee.…

The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikötter - review

14 September 2013 9:00 am

The historian of China Frank Dikötter has taken a sledgehammer to demolish perhaps the last remaining shibboleth of modern Chinese…

Andrew Marr’s diary: Holidays after a stroke, and what the Germans really think of us

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a strange summer. After a stroke, holidays are not what they used to be. We went to Juan-les-Pins…