Politics & Society

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

China may subsidize couples having second child

China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second c

China becomes Germany's biggest trade partner

China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the Un

China tackles local government debt

China's Finance Ministry is investigating possible irregularities in the ways several local governm

In haste...

Another amazing and action-packed week in the great drama to which we are all witnesses, dear frien

Trump: China 'champions' of currency manipulation

President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, j

Tillerson affirms importance of US-China relationship

World Bank: Policy uncertainty threatens trade

Political uncertainty is slowing trade growth, a World Bank report has concluded, indicating that t

Chinese media warns S Korean firm over THAAD

South Korea's Lotte Group will face severe consequences if it allows the South Korean government to

China bans North Korean coal imports

China banned all coal imports from North Korea starting Sunday, a move that steps up a prohibition

The Flow of Events

The news here in China, momentous and significant though it might be, boys and girls, just cannot c

China warns US against more naval patrols

China punishes debtors with air and train bans

China has banned almost 7 million people from taking flights and high-speed trains over the past fo

EU countries seek stronger Chinese M&A veto rights

Germany, France and Italy have called on Brussels to grant them a right of veto over Chinese high-t

US considering new trade tactic to press China

Greenpeace: China's steel capacity grows despite cuts

China's steel industry saw an increase in operating capacity last year despite a government push to

Trump backs 'one-China' policy in Xi call

US President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the "one China" policy during a phone ca

The Monkey King Dilemma

Well here we are, dear readers, in the Trumpian Year of the Rooster.

Trump sends Xi belated new year note

Donald Trump has sent a note to wish Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, a prosperous lunar new ye

Syngenta deal expected to close in Q2

Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta pushed back the expected closure of its agreed $43 billio

US experts back Trump's tough China line

Leading US China experts have endorsed Donald Trump's tough approach to trade with Beijing, contend

China foreign minister: China and US cannot afford conflict

There would be no winner from conflict between China and the United States, Chinese Foreign Ministe

Mattis' emphasis on diplomacy welcomed by China

China on Monday welcomed US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' suggestion that diplomacy should be the p

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