The latest day of frenzied selling was a slap in the face for the country’s Communist party leaders. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Xinhua, China’s official news agency, commemorated the latest crash in Chinese shares with a tweet that read: “The return of the debacle!” The state(...)

Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer of Ryanair Holdings, during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history yesterday , posing a dilemma for the Chinese authorities which have taken unprece(...)

 Beijing’s offensive against rights lawyers began on July 9th with the detention of Wang Yu, an attorney known for defending politically sensitive clients including five Chinese feminists detained earlier this year. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Beijing launched one of its most comprehensive crackdowns on civil society in decades, at least six people remain missing – bel(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  said last week that  the government must “avoid the blindness of the market”

China’s top graft-busting agency rapped the country’s powerful state-owned industries on Monday for their often hazy loyalty to the ruling Communist P(...)

Mark Kitto: readers warmed to  his independent editorial approach

“I guess I have a stubborn streak and am not afraid of a scrap,” Mark Kitto says, reflecting on his time as an independent magazine publisher in China(...)

An investor smiles as she walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang,  China, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s recent equity market crash and subsequent rocky recovery has investors worried about too much volatility, although most analysts believe the m(...)

The People’s Bank of China building in Beijing. The World Bank urged China to quicken the pace of reform

In many ways, the stock market’s woes have come at a particularly difficult time with the World Bank calling on China to reform. In its China Economic(...)

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’s financial district. The chinese goverment’s attempts to control the markets are failing. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to resisting powerful forces, the Chinese Communist party has a pretty decent record. In its nine decades of existence, it has overcome (...)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices.

Chinese stocks rose on Monday, as an unprecedented series of support measures unleashed by Beijing brought some relief to a market whose headlong slid(...)