Chinese President Xi Jinping: A brokerages boom appears to have added more than half a percentage point to Chinese GDP in the first quarter as equities turnover surges. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just what is going on in the Chinese stock market? There is a frenzied feeling about the equity market, where a world-beating rally has seen the bench(...)

A laborer smokes a cigarette outside the Guangzhou Fortune Center construction site in the Zhujiang New Town district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province: China’s economy is forecast to grow 7.4 per cent this year, the weakest pace since 1990. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Whither the Chinese economy? It’s a question that people are still asking nearly a week after China released first quarter gross domestic produ(...)

The third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The title’s far from snappy, but the event has the potential (...)

Signs that Chinese economic growth may not be as moribund as earlier in the year continue to gather, but the picture remains mixed as key elements of (...)

PetroChina Co storage tanks  in Singapore - China’s corruption watchdog opened a probe into Jiang Jiemin,  former chairman of China National Petroleum Corp. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s high-level corruption inquiry continues to spread its net as authorities investigate Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman (...)

So just how real are the fears among some in Hong Kong that the Chinese economy is heading for a hard landing?There is a growing feeling among the mor(...)