Politics & Society

Quick Take: What Priority for the Economy?


Infographic series: China's underappreciated indicators

China by the numbers

For a better future urban environment China needs to break up its megacities

Livable cities

Beijing will use BRICS bank to weave a web around Washington

OP-ED: China in the world

Beijing should not overestimate Europe’s divisions

Q&A: Europe and China

Op-ed: China must regenerate its towns and cities


Chinese culture all but forgotten in the rush to urbanize



The data coming through indicates generally that the pickup in the economy is continuing and

EU set to approve Syngenta deal

EU antitrust regulators are set to clear ChemChina's $43 billion bid for Syngenta next week, people

China prepares to counter possible trade sanctions

China's government has been seeking advice from its think-tanks and policy advisers on how to count

Tillerson China trip ends on warm note

With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson en

Reality shows

The news from Washington becomes ever-more dramatic, and it's surprising that the Chinese are

Tillerson to press China on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slammed "20 years of failed approach" to North Korea and indicated

Russia, China cooperate to bypass US dollar

Russia's central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step

China's consumer day show hits Nike, Muji

Trump trade rep pick vows China crackdown

Donald Trump's pick as US trade representative has vowed to find new ways to crack down on unfair t

Anbang: No Kushner property investment

China's Anbang Insurance Group said it is not investing in a Manhattan office tower owned by the fa

Consumer brand shame show worries companies

Household brands in China are bracing for the government's version of public-service journalism – t

Trump, Xi plan meeting at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump is tentatively set to meet in coming weeks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi


The flow of craziness out of Washington continues, and it seems amazing that the combination

Wanfeng auto eyes acquisitions amid trade tensions

Rising trade tensions are pushing Chinese car-wheel maker Wanfeng Auto Holding Group to seek furthe

China shuts Shanghai Hershey plant in THAAD row

Lotte Shanghai Foods, a joint venture between Hershey and Lotte Group, has been ordered to stop pro

UK faces $2bn EU claim on China imports fraud

British officials said they would contest a claim by the European Union's antitrust watchdog that t

Jack Ma calls on China to jail counterfeiters

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has for the first time called directly on China's government to ramp up eff

China's defense budget tops RMB1tn

China's defence spending will exceed Rmb1tn ($145bn) for the first time this year, according to new

Baidu CEO: Trump opportunity to woo tech talent

Baidu CEO Robin Li has urged Beijing to further ease visa restrictions to attract overseas workers,

China sets 2017 growth target at 6.5%

China on Sunday set the economic growth target for 2017 at 6.5%, a 25-year low, as it accommodates

Equal time

So the vibe on the economy from many directions is continuing to be cautiously positive, but

FT: Trump preparing to ignore WTO

The Trump administration is preparing to ignore any rulings by the World Trade Organization that it

China 'glass king' to continue US expansion

China's largest auto glass manufacturer, Fuyao Glass, will press ahead with investments worth about


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