Shoppers to the rescue

The spirit of consumerism was alive and well this Chinese New Year – despite reports to the contrary

Last man standing

Amid China’s fallen electronics retailers, Suning Appliances’ expansion into other products keeps it afloat

Keeping cool

Sina cedes ground in China’s social media market to Tencent

Caught in the hack

How will the US respond to Chinese cyberattacks?

Waiting in vain

China’s stoppage of IPOs is a quick fix that overlooks more pressing issues

The luxury of convenience

Will Chinese consumers trade luxury store pampering for the convenience of buying online?

Rude awakening

Economist Gerard Lemos gives readers a glimpse of ordinary Chinese lives that are anything but ideal

Pirates of the Middle Kingdom

Chinese law provides intellectual property owners with comprehensive rights. So why is piracy still rampant?

Danger and opportunity

Does the proliferation of wealth management products in China herald financial liberalization or crisis?

Return of the yellow cow

Scalpers circumvent new controls on rail tickets just in time for Chinese New Year

A tale of two companies

Troubles at Yum and Media Markt may hold the secret to a foreign success or failure in China

Mao in sunglasses

The internet forces censors and media to evolve

Arctic inroads

Why Iceland killed a Chinese investor’s theme park dreams

Northern chill

China angles for a greater share of Arctic wealth

Year in review

China’s global connections and complications grew in 2012

Four more years

Are the US and China on a collision course in Asia?

Symbolism over substance

The Central Economic Work Conference revealed a new leadership not yet ready to stomach significant change

History lesson

China’s emerging luxury brands look to recover traditions lost in the communist revolution

Too much of a good thing

In a bid to create a solar energy empire, China has put its companies out of business