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China’s president Xi Jinping is applauded by lawmakers as he arrives for the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People on in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the cit(...)

A large-scale pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on January 1st, 2020. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

China’s top lawmaking body has formally unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with e(...)

Richard O’Halloran  has been ordered to pay €29.7m before he can leave China.

Diplomatic contacts on the case of Irish man Richard O’Halloran, who is being detained in China, have been described as “constructive”. Taoiseach Mi(...)

European Council president Charles Michel participates in a virtual summit with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Brussels.

European Union chiefs bid to convince Beijing to bring about fairer treatment of foreign companies on Monday in the first formal talks since a cooling(...)

The proposals, which have not yet been finalised, will intensify efforts by the EU to rein in perceived unfair competition from China and elsewhere. File photograph: Getty

Brussels is seeking new powers to review and potentially block takeovers of European companies by rivals deemed to have received unfair support from a(...)

China’s premier Li Keqiang gives a speech during the opening session of the National People’s Congress.

China dropped its annual growth target for the first time on Friday and pledged more government spending as the Covid-19 pandemic hammers the world’s (...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a man entering the subway in Beijing, China. Photograph: Betsy Joles/Getty Images

Hong Kong said on Tuesday it would stop issuing permits to mainland Chinese tourists and drastically reduce cross-border travel as the number of Wuhan(...)

China’s gross domestic product  grew 6.3%  in the first half of 2019, according to a report of the National Bureau of Statistics. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in the second quarter as the trade war with the US took its toll on exports. However(...)

The attitude of Xi Jinping, China’s president, to the private sector “remains rather unclear, to put it mildly”. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Is the Chinese economy recovering from its slowdown at the end of last year? “Yes,” say Gavyn Davies, Goldman Sachs and many others. During my recent (...)

Li Keqiang, China’s premier, at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s economic performance is stable so far this year and the government will stick with its current strategy of targeted, limited policy support, P(...)

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