At the very least US spenders will, once again, have to pull not only their own economy, but much of the rest of the world. Photograph: Michael McCloskey

Why is the dollar so strong? It has soared 25 per cent on a real trade-weighted basis in the past four years, evoking memories of ascents in the early(...)

One of the rising stars of Chinese banking, Mao Xiaofeng, the youngest-ever president of a listed bank in the country, resigned as head of China Minsheng Bank ‘for personal reasons’.  File photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

China’s wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign has made itself felt in every area of public life, so it was perhaps only a matter of time before it tur(...)

Students cheer during a morale-building event ahead of the upcoming national college entrance examination at Hengshui No 2 High School in  Hebei province. Photograph: Reuters

As Irish Leaving Cert students take a breather today, they might spare a thought for the 9.4 million Chinese high-school students sitting college entr(...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a China Mobile store in Dalian, China. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

One of the livelier debates at the World Economic Forum was between Li Zhengmao, vice president of state telecoms operator China Mobile, and Zhang Wei(...)

Markings etched on an unearthed piece of a stone axe in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.  Photograph: AP

Archaeologists digging in eastern China believe they have discovered some of the world’s oldest forms of primitive writing on stone axes dating from 5(...)

China’s economic fundamentals remain sluggish and the heady days of double-digit growth seem far away, but most analysts and industry leaders believe (...)

The Chinese Communist Party installed Li Keqiang as premier yesterday. The new second in command will be the public fac(...)