Economics & Trade

Widely different local economic growth creates challenge

Local economic growth across China is on an increasing polarised trajectory with double-digit growt

Steel default exposes creditor anger at political interference

A series of bond defaults in north-east China is exposing creditors’ frustration at the lack of a t

China's industrial profit growth up in June

Taikang Life Insurance grabs 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s

Taikang Life Insurance, one of China’s biggest insurance companies, run by the grandson-in-law of C

LeEco to buy US budget TV maker for $2bn

China-based technology group LeEco said on Tuesday it has struck an agreement to buy California-hea

Xi stresses need to push ahead with supply-side reforms

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged further progress on supply-side structural reforms as the Commun

China, ASEAN reach agreement on uninhabited islands

China and ASEAN members agreed on Monday to avoid basing people on now-uninhabited islands and reef

China sovereign fund posts first loss in four years

Caixin reports China's s

China's debt effectiveness declines

China grew at 6.7% in the first half of the year, unchanged from the first quarter, testament to po

Yuan depreciation draws concern from trading partners

Beijing has managed to let the yuan slide against the dollar without sparking strong protests from

Creeping weirdness

It has been a week, dear readers, increasingly visibly dominated by two different approaches,

China leadership split over economic reform

Earlier this month, President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang both delivered forceful instruction

RMB falls to sixth place in global payments

The renminbi slipped in the global league tables for cross-border payments in the first half of 201

China links economic and military development

China said on Thursday it would leverage its economy to boost defense capabilities, acknowledging s

Brussels to compromise on China market economy status

Brussels is drawing up a plan to treat China as a market economy in trade disputes, but only in tan

Private investment slowdown hits provinces

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged governors from around the country to foster private investment

Chinese developer to invest 220mn pounds in Sheffield

China Exim Bank to lend Tanzania $7.6bn for railway

Export Import Bank China will lend Tanzania $7.6 billion for a railway that will help the East Afri

China services growth flagging in Q2

China’s gross domestic product growth may have come in on-target in the second quarter at 6.7%, but

Troubled SOEs seek to add financial subsidiaries

An increasing number of state-owned enterprises are trying to inject profitable financial service s

Investment from ASEAN drops 57% as total FDI rises

Caixin reports that Chin

China Resources to buy Australian cancer, cardiac services firm

China Resources Group is leading a consortium poised to acquire a stake in Australian cancer therap

Record Chinese steel output risks further US, EU tension

China’s output of steel products hit an all-time high last month despite Beijing’s repeated pledges

Top forecaster: RMB slump nearing end

The People’s Bank of China will hit the brakes on depreciation to avoid sparking global volatility

US, China clash over WTO market economy status

The United States warned China on Thursday that it had not done enough to qualify for market econom

US exports to China shrinking

China’s economic roller coaster is taking a bite out of American exporters, hurting U.S.

US brings WTO case against China on minerals

The U.S.

China's port volume growth at seven-year low

Cargo volumes through China’s ports grew at the slowest pace in seven years in the first half of 20

Yum shares up on China momentum

Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said its China business was gaining strength, sending shares of the KFC

South China Sea ruling overwhelmingly against China

An international tribunal emphatically rejected China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea,

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