Li Keqiang

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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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters

On the last day of his state visit to France, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Jea(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang cut the government’s 2019 growth target on Tuesday. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

The Iseq outperformed European peers on Tuesday while economic data from China put a dampener on global markets as a trade deal with the US remains to(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers patrol outside Great Hall of the People  before the opening of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress  in Beijing. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

China sought to shore up its slowing economy through billions of euro in planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending, with economic growth at its wea(...)

Hong Ruping, a dialysis patient who illegally imports generic drugs from India for himself and others, at his home in southwestern China. Photorgraph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder on to a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photograph:  Andy Wong/AP

Beijing and Tokyo reset their troubled bilateral relationship on Friday as Shinzo Abe concluded a range of agreements on his first official visit to t(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: the vaccine scandal is “vile”. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/AFP/Getty

Chinese drug regulators have fined the manufacturer of a rabies vaccine 9.1 billion yuan (€1.1 billion) for producing shoddy products, in a scandal th(...)

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