China's Jan-Feb output drops to 17-year low as slowdown persists

CHINA'S industrial output grew the slowest pace in 17 years in the first two months of the year as growth of the world's second-largest economy continues to suffer from its ongoing trade war with the US. ...

China lowers annual growth forecast as slowdown accelerates

CHINA lowered its growth target for 2019 and announced major tax cuts as it struggles to mitigate risks from its ongoing trade war with the United States.

China's manufacturing sector contracts further in February

CHINA'S purchasing managers' index (PMI) contracted for a third straight month in February, two surveys show as the trade war with the United States persists...

China's manufacturing sector contracts in January for second straight month

CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second straight month in January as factories feel the pain from the on-going trade tensions with the US and tepid domestic demand. ...

China's growth rate dips to three-decade low in 2018

CHINA'S economy chalked its slowest growth rate in over three decades as it faces a structural slowdown as well as an ongoing trade war with its main trading partner, the United States...

Weak monthly China trade data points to slower growth ahead

CHINA'S exports fell dramatically in December while imports contracted as the ongoing trade war with the United States takes its toll on global trade and fuel worries that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than expected. ...

China's manufacturing sector contracts in Dec as trade war hits factories

CHINA'S manufacturing sector contracted last month for the first time in nearly two years as the economy braces for its slowest annual growth since the financial crisis. ...
OUTLOOK 2019

China growth to slow, economy to remain strained

CHINA'S economy will remain strained next year as deleveraging is set to continue and the trade war hits its supply chain and exports sector, analysts say. ...

China's November economic data misses expectations

CHINA'S monthly economic data missed expectations, with growth of retail sales and industrial output slowing on weaker domestic and global demand, while the trade war with the United States drags into a sixth month...

Growth in China's production sector remains weak

GROWTH of China's millions of manufacturers remained anaemic last month as the trade war hit both domestic and global demand and with stimulus measures yet to be factored into the real economy. ...

China economy shows signs of stabilising in Oct, but pressures remain

CHINA'S economy has shown timid signs it may be bottoming out after the pace of growth dipped in the third quarter with infrastructure and industrial output both picking up in October. ...

Xi pledges that China will open up its markets further

IN A closely-watched speech delivered in Shanghai, Chinese president Xi Jinping once again cast China as a champion of free trade and pledged to open up the country's markets further. ...
CHINA ECONOMY

China's Oct manufacturing takes hit from trade war

GROWTH in China's vast manufacturing sector remained soft in October as the trade war with the United States persists and continues to bite both domestic and overseas demand...

China Q3 GDP points to slower growth as trade war with US bites

CHINA'S economy grew at its slowest quarterly pace since 2009 in the third quarter as both the trade war with the US and domestic restructuring are taking a toll on the world's second-largest economy...

China central bank shifts focus to growth; more easing expected

THE expected move over the weekend to cut the amount of cash Chinese banks have to hold in reserves came as the trade war with the US intensified, and analysts say Beijing's focus will be on furthering support for growth in the coming months...
NEWS ANALYSIS

China can offset the negative impact of the new round of US tariffs

THE new round of tariffs imposed by the US will hit China's exporters and manufacturing supply chain, but analysts say Beijing has ample tools to offset the impact on the country's GDP growth...

China will not resort to massive stimulus, yuan devaluation: PM Li

CHINA will not resort to a massive stimulus as it did in 2008 to boost its economy, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in his opening speech at the summer edition of the World Economic Forum held in Tianjin on Wednesday.

China's Aug retail sales, output steady but downward pressures persist

CHINA'S economy remained steady last month, but shows signs of future weakness as the trade spat with the US drags on into its third month...

China growth loses momentum in July as trade war with US unfolds

CHINA'S economic growth slowed in July amid an ongoing trade war with the US and a tightening campaign to clean up banks' and local government's balance sheets after decades of inefficient lending. ...

China's exports fall for fourth straight month: Caixin index

GROWTH of China's vast manufacturing sector slowed last month as the world's second-largest economy faces tighter conditions at home and an ongoing trade war with the US, which is starting to weigh on Chinese exporters. ...

China's central bank not seeking yuan depreciation

AS the yuan weakens amid the escalating trade row with its main trading partner, the Chinese government is unlikely to let its currency depreciate much more, analysts said.

China to loosen fiscal, monetary policies in wake of trade war: analysts

CHINA'S government will loosen monetary and fiscal policies further to mitigate downside consequences of its trade war with the US, although the effects of tariffs on Chinese goods are expected to remain limited, analysts said...

China posts slower Q2 growth amid trade tensions

CHINA'S GDP growth softened in the second quarter amid an ongoing clampdown on debt while trade tensions with the US cloud its outlook for the next few months...

Growth of China's manufacturing sector slows in June

GROWTH of China's vast manufacturing sector slowed in June amid weak domestic demand and a worsening trade spat with the United States that could see implementation of tariffs targeting billions of dollars worth of goods later this week...

China's manufacturing sector remains strong in May

CHINA'S manufacturing sector performed well in May, growing faster than analysts' expectations despite concerns about mounting debt, a crackdown on the property sector, and persistent trade tensions with the US...