China’s  Li Keqiang:  The premier said Hong Kong’s economic development would be ‘elevated’ by Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

China’s political leadership took aim at Hong Kong and Taiwan at the country’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress yesterday, urging Ho(...)

A girl wears a monkey king headwear at a festival fair during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Qingdao, Shandong Province

Chinese policymakers emerged from the Lunar New Year hiatus with one collective message for nervous investors at home and abroad - Beijing will put a (...)

A Chinese national flag is seen in front of a poster explaining the design of the new 100 yuan banknote

China has set its economic growth projection range at 6.5 to 7 per cent this year, but efforts to curb overcapacity is expected to raise unemployment (...)

China’s August industrial production posted slightly better year on year growth at 6.1 per cent, but still below what markets were expecting. Photograph: Reuters

Boosting China’s flagging economic growth is a hot topic all around the country right now, from the mom’n’pop noodle shops in the countryside to the W(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The leading European business lobby group, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has called on Beijing to speed up the process of economic (...)

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 new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

China is stepping up its action against corrupt health officials but the current crackdown involving executives of Glaxo- SmithKline is the highest pr(...)