Labourers work on the scaffolding of a construction site at an industrial zone in Beijing, China, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Clifford Coonan in Beijing China’s economy expanded by the slowest rate in seven years in the first quarter of this year, but upbeat readings from th(...)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesturing during a press conference after the closing session of the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang struck a conciliatory tone on regional disputes during his annual news conference at the end of the National People’s Congr(...)

Delegates attend the opening of the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Delivering the Communist Party’s annual work report to China’s annual National People’s Congress, premier Li Keqiang said the world’s second largest e(...)

The  room in Shanghai where this weekend’s G20 meeting will be held. Photograph: AP

Worries about Chinese economic growth and its impact on the world economy will be on everybody’s minds as finance ministers and central bankers from t(...)

Pedestrians walk past a share prices board showing the numbers from various world stock markets in Tokyo

European equities rose sharply on Friday, adding to gains made in the previous session on European Central Bank stimulus hints, with bouncing commodit(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China has passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security “backdoo(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) is welcomed by China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing, China. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

Premier Li Keqiang met Angela Merkel for talks in the Great Hall of the People at the start of the German chancellor’s eighth visit to China, a trip t(...)

An investor takes notes in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing

Chinese stocks fell on Tuesday, taking little comfort from a slew of support measures unleashed by Beijing in recent days, and unnerved by Chinese pre(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: several parts of the country were practically on lockdown while he was ferried about Galway and Mayo

Irish officialdom went into overdrive last weekend for the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Several parts of the country were practically on lockd(...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)