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Who Dreamed Up the Chinese Dream? [Updated]

This week, Party general secretary and Chinese president Xi Jinping graced the cover of The Economist for the second time, accompanying a special feature on his “Chinese Dream” initiative. At South China Morning...

The Song of Song: Death of a Revolutionary

In a Christmas special at The Economist, Gady Epstein explores China’s brush with democracy a hundred years ago, and the single shot that may have ended it. AT 10.40pm on March 20th 1913 a young man who represented one...

Taiwan Blocks Dalai Lama Visit

Taiwanese authorities have refused to provide a visa for the Dalai Lama, who was due to address a women’s organisation there next month. From the AFP: The Taiwan chapter of the Federation of Business and Professional...

The Economist in China: Old Hands

Marking the first month of its dedicated China section and the recent christening of its ‘Analects’ blog, The Economist surveys its almost 170 years of China coverage: In December 1843, The Economist relayed its...

A Better Big Mac Index and a McDonald’s a Day

McDonald’s hopes to double its location growth in China to a restaurant a day, while fattening up its currently meagre franchise business there. “We should be opening a restaurant every day in the next three to four...

The Economist Compares Provinces with Countries

At The Economist, an interactive map matches China’s provinces and municipalities with different countries by GDP, GDP per capita, population and exports. China is now the world’s second-biggest economy, but some of its...

Found in Translation

Evan Osnos writes about a community of Chinese netizens who translate the Economist from cover to cover. From his New Yorker blog, Letter from China: For an extraordinary measure of the power of the Chinese Internet, take a look...

Volunteers Put the Economist Into Chinese

From New York Times: Every day, Chinese fans produce unauthorized translations of Western pop culture products and put them online, like subtitled episodes of “Heroes” or the final Harry Potter novel. But a group calling itself...

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