A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is decidedly dar(...)

A policeman works in heavy smog in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Breakneck economic growth and widescale urbanisation of recent years has transformed China into the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, and c(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping (second from left): called for greater convergence between traditional media and new media. Photograph: Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images

As part of China’s ongoing crackdown on news, president Xi Jinping has ordered journalists to learn “Marxist news values” and uphold the values of the(...)

Jameson sales volumes reached 4.7 million cases during the 2013/2014 financial year. Photo: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-largest distiller, plans to eliminate jobs as it seeks to generate €150 million of savings following a slump in dema(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)

Billionaire Clive Palmer accused the “communist Chinese government” of trying to steal Australia’s natural resources. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

One of the more lively verbal spats in the region last week was sparked by the Australian legislator and mining magnate, Clive Palmer, who went on tel(...)

IBM has announced new partnership with China’s Inspur following politically fuelled rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

IBM has announced a new partnership with China’s Inspur Group following the latter’s recent “IBM to Inspur” marketing strategy designed to lure its (...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald’s  restaurant in the pedestrianised Dongmen area of Shenzhen, China, yesterday. McDonald’s is  working to resume sales beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat. The company said the situation is hurting its results in Asia. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Global fast-food chain McDonald’s, which is working this week to resume sales of beef and chicken in China after a supplier was accused of repackaging(...)

Residential construction  in  Guangzhou, Guangdong Province: new home prices in China’s four major cities are on the rise. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

One piece of news sure to be welcomed by the BRICS countries is news that China’s economy seems to be expanding at a faster rate than before, and was (...)

Pro-democracy protest: thousands gather to march in downtown Hong Kong to push for greater democracy earlier this month. Photograph: ap photo/kin cheung

Over half a million people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong earlier this month, on the 17th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chine(...)