Economics & Trade

Brighter days but how much clearer?


The pundits ponder the “New Normal”


Infographic series: China's underappreciated indicators

China by the numbers

Concerns that China's slowdown will hurt the global economy are unfounded

Q&A: China and global growth

China’s economy still facing a downward path

Number crunching

How can China sell off its government-owned companies?

SOE reform

New Shanghai FTZ rules not exactly what you were waiting for

Free trade zone

How WH Group made a pig’s breakfast of its IPO

Chinese listings

PBOC must continue to push credit to farmers

Rural finance

Amazon attempts to bolster cross-border China business

Amazon is hoping to draw on its global strength, including its popular Prime loyalty program, to bo

China investigating top overseas buyers

China's banking regulator is conducting a sweeping check on the borrowings of some of the country's

US Trade Rep warns on China 'market economy status'

Donald Trump's trade tsar has fired a warning shot at both Beijing and the World Trade Organization

Japanese firms more willing to invest in China

Sagging Japanese investment in China is expected to pick up after several years of declines, as bet

China gains entry to MSCI

Chinese stocks have gained direct entry to MSCI's global benchmark equity index for the first time,

PBOC chief urges opening financial sector

China's long-serving central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan says the country must open its financial

Wealth of China's rich surges to $24.2tn

China's ranks of wealthy people have surged above 1.5m, with combined assets of Rmb165tn ($24.2tn),

Jack Ma in Detroit to woo small business

In a two-day event starting Tuesday in Detroit, Alibaba's Jack Ma will offer an expected 3,000 US s

Chinese pork demand falling

China's frozen dumpling makers are finding there's a quick route to winning new sales - increase th

AIIB pledges to do more solo lending

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank pledged to embark on more projects as the sole lender, as


As the debilitating drama proceeds in Washington, in China the International Monetary Fund announce

China's US Treasury holdings at six-month high

China's holdings of US Treasuries rose for a third straight month in April, reaching the highest in

IMF raises China GDP growth forecast to 6.7%

The International Monetary Fund warned in its annual review of the world's second-largest economy t

China's rust belt suffers from brain drain

Three rust-belt provinces in China's northeast continue to suffer from an exodus of talent, with co

EU, China market economy dispute mars climate unity

China's anger at the EU's refusal to recognize it as a "market economy" is threatening efforts to p

China to clamp down on petrol car manufacturing

China's top state planner said it would tighten regulations for building new factories for traditio

Two more Chinese provinces accused of faking data

The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said i


For every action there is a reaction.

China's imports and exports accelerate in May

China's exports and imports increased at a quicker rate in May than in the previous month, data fro

China forex reserves at seven-month high

China's foreign exchange reserves jumped to a seven-month high at the end of May on curbed capital

China carbon market to launch earliest in November

China will launch its nationwide carbon emissions trading system by November at the "very earliest,


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