Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

By Victor Mallet in Madrid

Secessionists are making a noise again in western Europe. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, is pushing for a referendum on independence from the UK. In Catalonia, more than a hundred towns and cities are preparing to hold referendums on independence from Spain on December 13. 

This post from the Financial Times looks at China’s leadership and who might lead the country in 2022.