Economics & Trade

China hits back at US accusation on WTO talks

Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng condemned the US as "irresponsible" on Sunday as Washington s

A true and false session with CER

Stranger than fiction

China and EU back to talking business

China and the EU have agreed to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty to boost access to each oth

China factory growth slows in November: Flash PMI

China's vast factory sector notched up slower growth in November than expected as new export orders

China undermined trade talks: US

The United States said on Thursday that China's exemption demands risked undermining talks on elimi

OECD sees China growth at 8.2% in 2014

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday said China's economic

China considers changing how it measures GDP

China’s National Bureau of Statistics is considering changing the way it calculates the economy, th

China details economic reform plan

A document issued late last week filled in many of the details that went missing in an earlier comm

China's reform agenda misses market expectation

The reform agenda China released after the Third Plenum fell short of market expectations,

The voice of vested interest heard loudest at the Third Plenum

Upending reform

China exports grow at 5.6% in October

The General Administration of Customs announced on Friday that China’s imports rose 7.6% in October

HSBC's China services PMI rises

The HSBC services PMI survey released on Tuesday showed output in China’s services industry picked

Chinese travel website Qunar IPO beats target

Chinese travel website (QUNR.NASDAQ) leapt on its first day of trading on Friday, raising

Taiwan notches slow economic growth

Taiwan's economic growth missed government expectation in the third quarter due to lukewarm exports

Shanghai mayor defends FTZ restrictions

Shanghai's mayor, Yang Xiong, told reporters Sunday that initial restrictions on financial services

Rosy GDP data will only get China's premier halfway


China urges economic policy to spur rebound

China’s central government has called for its economic policies and reforms to be implemented in or

Yuan hits record highs against the dollar

The onshore spot rate for the yuan hit a record high of 6.0972 per US dollar in intraday trading Tu

Poor turnout at Canton fair a bad omen for China trade

A weak global economy has reduced the number of exhibitioners at the Canton Fair, an event often re

FTZ likely to let foreign firms sell shares

International companies registered in the Shanghai free-trade zone may be approved to raise funds b

China feels some tremors from quantitative easing

Export data

Coase’s Chinese Legacy

Op-ed: Economic policy

September export growth takes surprise downturn

China's September exports dropped 0.3% from a year earlier, the Customs Administration said on Satu

Consumer prices rise on flooding

Consumer inflation increased by 3.1% in September, up from the previous month but still below the g

China becomes world's biggest oil importer: EIA

China overtook the US as the world’s largest net oil importer in September,

Li: China seeks regional free trade pact by 2015

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wants to see agreement on a free trade pact in east and southeast Asia w

China's shifting cyclical-structural tradeoff

Economic reform

Australia PM sees China free trade deal in 12 months

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hopes that Australia's stalled free trade pact with China cou

Xi: China willing to prioritize reform over growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum on Sunday that his g

World Bank cuts China growth forecast

The World Bank cut its growth forecasts for China in 2013 and 2014 on Monday, 


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