The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

It has been a wearying few months for the world’s carmakers when it comes to the Chinese car market. Once touted as the cure-all saviour of the world’(...)

Global Brands’ plan could help it make inroads into a market where e-commerce transactions are projected by the Chinese government to reach 18 trillion yuan ($2.8 trillion) this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Global Brands Group is in talks with Alibaba Group and JD.com for a possible strategic alliance as the company plans to tap the rising online demand i(...)

A Beijing-based guitarist. China’s government is currently waging a moral crusade

China’s ministry of culture has released a blacklist of 120 songs that it believes “trumpeted obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality”, a(...)

Bearish analysts noted the Chinese government appears to have little to show for money spent so far in shoring up the stock market. Photograph: Reuters

China has spent $144 billion (€132bn) to bolster the country’s fragile stock market since June, Goldman Sachs has estimated, but still has more than t(...)

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who said on Thursday that Britain had denied his application for a six-month visa in favour of one with a shorter duration. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said on Thursday that Britain had denied his application for a six-month visa in favour of one with a shorter durat(...)

Qualcomm agreed this year to pay a fine of $975 million to end a 14-month Chinese government investigation into anti-competitive practices.  Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The European Commission is looking into possible abuse of market dominance by chipmaker Qualcomm, opening two investigations into the matter. The act(...)

Micron HQ in Idaho, USA. The Chinese government has budgeted to spend as much as 1 trillion yuan ($161 billion) on the chip industry over the next five to 10 years. Photograph: Reuters.

Tsinghua Unigroup plans to offer $23 billion for chipmaker Micron Technology in a deal that would be the largest takeover of a foreign firm by a Chine(...)

Chinese stocks rallied on Thursday after the securities regulator banned shareholders with large stakes in listed firms from selling, in Beijing’s mos(...)

The internet is now officially regarded as an economic engine of primary importance in China. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

If there was ever a doubt about the Internet of Things and its capacity to spark a “fourth industrial revolution”, just watch how China has embraced i(...)

Beijing, China: the country’s  government is aiming for 7 per cent growth this year, which would be the slowest in 25 years

China’s stuttering economic growth is translating into gloom among European companies operating here, as the annual survey by the EU Chamber of Commer(...)