China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the ministry of commerce announced last week, further openin(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is decidedly dar(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)

A vendor waits for customers at a vegetable wholesale market in Hefei, Anhui province: China’s economic slowdown is delaying investment in the country. photograph: reuters

Problems with accessing the Chinese market and slower economic growth means US firms are planning to invest less in China, the American Chamber(...)

 The European Union Chamber of Commerce  represents some heavy hitters in China, including German carmaker Volkswagen and Munich-based engineering company Siemens

The European Union Chamber of Commerce’s annual position paper is an extremely valuable insight into what European firms think about the business clim(...)

Staying on the subject of fish, one of the more satisfying offshoots from the crackdown on extravagance and corruption within China’s ruling Communist(...)

There were strong noises on reform from China’s premier Li Keqiang last week, when he said the government would simplify bureaucracy to encoura(...)

Glencore and Xstrata combined account for roughly 7 per cent of global copper supply. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

China's antitrust authorities removed the last obstacle to Glencore's $30 billion takeover of miner Xstrata after the commodities trader agreed(...)