China

If taxes must rise, Sunak should pick on private equity instead

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It’s not axiomatic that taxes must rise to pay for the pandemic, if you seriously believe the surge in growth,…

How the UK can help Hong Kong

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Beijing’s authority is sweeping through Hong Kong

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…

The strangeness of voting in the Lords from my bed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Having only recently entered the House of Lords, I must tread with caution, but I had always understood that it…

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The next American empire

13 November 2020 8:19 am

Americans have never been sure of their standing in the world, and the world has never been sure of Americans’…

China has taken control of Hong Kong's legislature

12 November 2020 2:37 am

Hong Kong’s legislature has today moved one step closer to becoming a local branch of the Chinese Communist Party, after…

A toast to Tim Beardson

31 October 2020 9:00 am

I am in an Eliot mood, not a Keatsian one. ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ is a surprisingly… mellow…

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Why Turkey is severing its links with the West

Who’d want the job of vaccinating the nation?

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Is that a light at the end of the tunnel — or a second lockdown thundering unstoppably towards us? News…

Xi’s world: Covid has accelerated China’s rise

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Covid has accelerated China’s rise

The truth about Burma’s ‘imprisoned princess’

10 October 2020 9:00 am

It’s as ignorant to demonise Aung San Suu Kyi as it was to idolise her

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Why is the media downplaying the Hunter Biden story?

25 September 2020 1:25 am

Remember the Ukraine impeachment drama? No? Cockburn can hardly blame you. But believe it or not, less than nine months…

Letters: In defence of seagulls

19 September 2020 9:00 am

China’s covered Sir: If Charles Moore had contacted the BBC, rather than conducting a fruitless Google search, we would have…

The Tibetans’ fight for freedom continues — but only just

12 September 2020 9:00 am

‘Free Tibet!’ used to be a rallying cry for Hollywood A-listers and rock stars. Richard Gere hung out with the…

The vaccine goalposts have shifted

8 September 2020 3:42 am

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided a vaccine update this morning London time, reporting that the chances of the Oxford…

Half the fun of the animation – and much longer: Mulan reviewed

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Mulan is Disney’s latest live-action remake, coming in at 120 minutes, compared with the 1998 animation, which ran to 80.…

Sink or swim: China’s ‘zero Covid’ strategy

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Is China’s virus strategy paying off?

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China disappears at the DNC

22 August 2020 6:03 am

Members of media hailed the all-digital Democratic National Convention and convention coordinator Stephanie Cutter, the former Obama adviser famous for…

Poetic miniatures: A Lover’s Discourse, by Xiaolu Guo, reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The novelist, memoirist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo writes with tremendous delicacy and nuance about migration, language, alienation, and love. A…

From riveting Hitchockian melodrama to bigoted drivel: BBC’s Unprecedented reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Back to the West End at last. After a four- month lay-off, I grabbed the first available chance to catch…

Sea change: China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

8 August 2020 9:00 am

China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

Jesus College’s China problem

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Although Stephen Toope, vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, is committed to openness, it is a struggle to get information out of…

Why do we still struggle to see Xi’s China as a threat?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Why do we still struggle to see Xi’s China as a threat?

Welcome to authoritarian Hong Kong

31 July 2020 11:16 pm

The national security law in Hong Kong has been passed for just over a month, but the scope of Beijing’s…

How Britain can tame China

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain has a critical role to play in taming China