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  • Taiwan, on the other hand, is completely autonomous, ruled by its own democratic government, and outside the mainland's systems and agencies.

    Let Taiwan In (to International Organizations)

  • Part of the motivation for the sale is doubtless concern about the outlook for the mainland's banking sector.

    What Does Goldman See in ICBC?

  • But the People's Bank of China is attempting to make progress, by taking a leaf out of the mainland's economic history.

    Get Ready: Here Comes the Yuan

  • Expectedly, Beijing reacts by strong statements when it considers than the US is interfering in China's internal affairs but the mainland's Taiwan policy illustrates also Beijing's use of restraint.

    David Gosset: Chinese Prudence vs. US Recklessness

  • Cheap capital has resulted in overcapacity in the industrial sector and bubbles in the mainland's property market.

    Get Ready: Here Comes the Yuan

  • A higher interest rate will mean slower expansion of investment, eating into the mainland's appetite for commodities and shifting the main domestic growth engine down a gear.

    Get Ready: Here Comes the Yuan

  • Perhaps it is a reflection of Beijing's paranoia after the Arab Spring, but Mr. Li brought the mainland's intolerance of free expression with him to a city that claims to have the rule of law and civil liberties.

    Taking Beijing to Hong Kong

  • More recently, Citic Securities has for nearly two years been in talks with Crédit Agricole to form a joint venture that appeared to give both sides what they wanted—an increased global presence for the Chinese company and potential access to the mainland's fast-growing market for the French bank.

    Citic Securities, Crédit Agricole Reach Pact

  • Hong Kong will serve as a similar site of experimentation for reform of the mainland's financial system.

    Get Ready: Here Comes the Yuan

  • By awarding Chinese literary critic Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday, the five-member committee in Oslo did more than recognize one of the mainland's most prominent and worthy dissidents.

    A Nobel Vision of a Better China


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