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(...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

In Hong Kong, tens of thousands joined a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

In one of the more extreme examples of how tense things can get on the anniversary of the June 4th, 1989, massacre of pro-democracy protesters, even r(...)

China’s cheap, domestic brands are elbowing aside the foreign imports in the race for SUV sales.

If there’s one thing that China has always desired, from a motoring perspective, it’s a long-wheelbase saloon. Car makers actually make specific China(...)

Hong Kong: imported goods are much more expensive than they are in the southeastern city of China, for example, and are about 20 per cent higher than in Europe on average. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Irish manufacturers of skincare products, nappies or Western-style clothes or shoes, take heed. From this month, China will cut import taxes on a rang(...)

The biggest share price gains for Visa and MasterCard over the past year have come in response to Chinese government policies that open the local payment card market to foreign players.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting today, following a long-running(...)

Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong last week. Photograph: Reuters

Rights groups in China welcomed the release on bail of five feminist activists who were detained for 37 days for planning protests against sexual hara(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The detention of women’s activists in #China must end. This is inexcusable.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

China has told Hillary Clinton to mind her own business after the former US secretary of state took to Twitter to denounce as “inexcusable” the deten(...)

The case of US geologist Xue Feng, detained in China for seven years for allegedly illegally procuring state secrets, has been cited by human rights groups as an example of the vagaries of the Chinese legal and secuirty systems. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

An American geologist who was imprisoned for more than seven years on a vague charge of “illegally procuring state secrets” has arrived home to Hou(...)