China’s infrastructure spend in the past few years has been immense and rail spending has been the cornerstone of much of the outlay. China had more t(...)

Bai Zhongren, president of the state-owned rail operator China Railway Group, reportedly jumped to his death from a fourth-storey window at his home. Photograph: Reuters

In the latest suicide to strike China’s railway sector, Bai Zhongren, president of the state-owned rail operator China Railway Group, reportedly jumpe(...)

Toyota Motor, the world’s biggest carmaker, fell 1.9 per cent to 6,300 yen overnight, as Asian markets declined on the back of Chinese growth fears. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index headed for its biggest loss in more than three weeks, as a gauge of China’s services industries d(...)

Authorities suspect JPMorgan routinely hired young associates from well-connected families that ultimately offered business to the bank. Photograph: Getty Images

US federal authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the ba(...)

Soldiers marching outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where a session of the National People’s Congress is being held. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s parliament has announced that it plans to trim back government ministries, including shutting the powerful but corrup(...)