China’s import and export growth accelerated in September, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy is still expanding at a healthy pace despite (...)

Chinese workers assembling Bombardier Q400 planes at a plant in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial streng(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province

Chinese economic growth fell to 6.9 per cent in 2015, its lowest level in 25 years, matching expectations but adding to a picture of slowdown in the w(...)

A screenshot from the Monty Python-esque video ‘Song of Shisanwu’ featuring Chinese president Xi Jinping

At first glance, it’s hard to know whether the video is something achingly ironic or something hilariously funny that hipster pranksters somehow sneak(...)

 China’s economic growth eased to 6.9 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, beating expectations but still the slowest since the global financial crisis, putting pressure on policymakers to roll out more support measures as fears of a sharper slowdown spook investors. (Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)

China’s economic growth dipped below 7 per cent for the first time since the global financial crisis on Monday, hurt partly by cooling investment, ra(...)

China’s economy grew an annual 7 per cent in the second quarter, with factory output hitting a five-month high. Photo:  Getty Images

Clifford Coonan China’s economy surprised on the upside in the second quarter, expanding 7 per cent year-on-year, ahead of forecasts, although the st(...)

An investor adjusts his glasses as he looks at a computer screen in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China. Photograph:  China Daily/Reuters

For a few days last week, the world held its breath as the Chinese stock market plunged. The data made for heady reading: China’s market lost 15-times(...)

 China’s exports picked up unexpectedly in June but imports tumbled again, reinforcing expectations that the government may further loosen policy. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s exports picked up unexpectedly in June but imports tumbled again, reinforcing expectations that the government may further loosen policy to li(...)

The IMF expects mainland GDP growth in China to slow to 6.8 per cent in 2015 and to 6.3 per cent in 201. Photograph: Claro Cortes/Reuters

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at its slowest pace for 24 years in 2014, growing 7.4 per cent, just shy of the government target of ar(...)

New properties in Taiyuan, Shanxi province: Data from the China Real Estate Index System (Creis) showed weak momentum in the property market continued for the fourth month in a row. Photograph: Reuters

Hangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, Wuhan . . . driving through China’s second- and third-tier cities for the past couple of years, it’s been hard not to think(...)

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