Beijing traffic: China has halved sales tax on small cars in a bid to revive flagging economic growth. Photograph: EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Sitting in the cinema before the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise last week, we were forced to sit through a lengthy series of ad(...)

     Rupert Murdoch and Chinese president Xi Jinping: Xi offered  assurances to the News Corp chairman that China would remain open to overseas journalists, despite the government withholding residence visas for foreign reporters. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first official visit as head of state to the US will highlight the stark differences that remain between the world’s la(...)

Alibaba’s shares slumped 4.7 per cent to end at $60.91 on Tuesday after earlier rising as much as 4.5 per cent

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has said it expects its total value of transactions in the second-quarter to be lower than previously thought, a fres(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing:  the bank,  the ministry of housing and urban-rural development and the ministry of finance have lowered the downpayment required on a second apartment  to 20 per cent. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As investors slowly start to count the cost of the recent collapse in the Chinese stock markets and begin to seek other options, the sell-off could dr(...)

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 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(...)