China has reported its slowest quarterly economic growth since the global financial crisis.  Photograph: Reuters

China’s central bank cut interest rates on Friday for the sixth time in less than a year, and it again lowered the amount of cash that banks must hold(...)

 China’s economic growth eased to 6.9 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, beating expectations but still the slowest since the global financial crisis, putting pressure on policymakers to roll out more support measures as fears of a sharper slowdown spook investors. (Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)

China’s economic growth dipped below 7 per cent for the first time since the global financial crisis on Monday, hurt partly by cooling investment, ra(...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

China’s August industrial production posted slightly better year on year growth at 6.1 per cent, but still below what markets were expecting. Photograph: Reuters

Boosting China’s flagging economic growth is a hot topic all around the country right now, from the mom’n’pop noodle shops in the countryside to the W(...)

Janet Yellen: Rather than focus on the US recovery, she stressed “the outlook abroad”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Step forward Janet Yellen, the first central banker to the world. The US Federal Reserve she chairs kept rates on hold last week even while the US eco(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang  told  the World Economic Forum  in Dalian that China would “not see a hard landing”. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The headline figures on the world’s second largest economy are likely to induce a fair amount of anxiety. Imports, exports and producer prices are all(...)

China’s exports declined in August, adding to growth pressures facing the world’s second-largest economy. (Photograph: China Daily/Reuters)

China’s exports declined in August, adding to growth pressures facing the world’s second-largest economy. Overseas shipments fell 5.5 per cent from a(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing:  the bank,  the ministry of housing and urban-rural development and the ministry of finance have lowered the downpayment required on a second apartment  to 20 per cent. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As investors slowly start to count the cost of the recent collapse in the Chinese stock markets and begin to seek other options, the sell-off could dr(...)

An elderly stock investor gestures in front of an electronic screen showing the stock composite index at a brokerage house in Beijing, China. Photo: EPA

China stocks jumped more than 4 per cent for a second straight day on Friday as signs of fresh support from Beijing prompted more bargain hunting foll(...)

Overheating: an investor cools herself as she monitors share prices at a securities firm in Shanghai. China’s key indices lost a fifth of their value and wiped out nearly all of this year’s gains in six days. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

In January this year, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for steering the world’s second largest economy through increasingly choppy water(...)