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(...)

 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(...)