A worker operates a crane at a construction site in Beijing’s central business district

China’s foreign direct investment inflows rose 8 per cent in the first six months from a year earlier, a Commerce Ministry official said on Friday. In(...)

A vendor waits for customers at a vegetable wholesale market in Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

China drew $40.3 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first four months of 2014, up 5 per cent from a year earlier, with the lion’s share(...)

A truck drives past shipping containers at a port in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. China’s exports fell 3.1 per cent in June from a year ago, the first decline since January 2012. Photograph: William Hong/Reuters.

China has warned of a “grim” outlook for trade as the world’s second-largest economy surprised financial markets by reporting a fall in exports and im(...)